Easy job, great perks, I was just unlucky
FOH Team Member (Former Employee) – Cardiff Bay, Cardiff – 11 June 2017
I was hired along with a few others just before the Cup Final weekend (conviniently)
As jobs go this has been one of the easiest, you walk around collecting plates, glasses etc while delivering drinks and food and checking in on customers.
The hardest part was trying to manage the bar, you're often on your own and have to make multiple milkshakes (which you can expect takes time) while simulatenously making soft drinks, beers and coffees!
With the exception of one of the Managers, itnwas a great team and I enjoyed getting to know them.
Best part was that for the first week of service you'd get free meals on your break!
However when it's over you end up having to go through some sort of convoluted point system that you earn through shifts? (Better just to bring packed lunch or pay for the food.)
I was annoyed though how my job came to an end abruptly.
They cut my hours to a point where I called to ask why, just to pretty much be given told "you're the weakest link, goodbye" by the Assistant Manager.
I mean they told me that they had taken on a few staff and they were letting me go as I stumbled with trying to seat a customer during a busy shift where i'd been working 12 hours straight, but somehow the girl who can't seem to take anything to a customer without dropping it gets to stay?
Keep in mind that I had only worked 6 days and was only just being shown things like how to use the till on my last shift.
To me it just felt like "last in, first out" kind of deal.
Free food for first week, Easy Work, Management are decent
Working the "Bar", one particular Manager