Pros: a very flexible schedule, ok with overtime, fast paced, 1/2 off menu items, pretty good management team and fun coworkers.
Cons: hours available drastically change according to season, unpredictable schedule, unpredictable income, and being at the constant mercy of guests.
A typical day varies depending what I'm on the schedule for. If I start in the am, there are usually some opening duties (sanitizer buckets, getting ice, stocking drink condiments, etc) as well as serving tables once the doors open and people come through. Starting in the pm usually involves restocking, relieving the am crew and immediately picking – more... up tables. My work day isn't over until business has slowed enough so that I am no longer needed, or until the store closes.
If I am scheduled for a private party, the first thing to be done after clocking in is to make sure the party space has been set correctly, per the party hosts needs. After, I review the paperwork to see if there are any special needs, what the menu will be, what time it is served and the drink specifications. During the party we cater to the hosts specific needs and when it is over, close out any open tabs, clean the party space and reset it for the next scheduled event. – less