The shifts available are typically long and you are rarely given breaks. I remember working an 18 hour shift and getting only a 40 minute break throughout the day (bear in mind the job involves a lot of standing and walking). The skills I learnt have sort of been transferable to real life. I'm more confident now and have learnt to tolerate different types of people, however, some of the things they teach us such as folding napkins and laying a dinner table are so irrelevant to real life. Management is OK. There are certain managers who are alright and others that aren't. You just have to pray before you get to work that you don't get a bad manager. The co-workers are probably the best part of the job, in my opinion as there are a lot of Coventry Uni students that work there that make the job more enjoyable and bearable for me as I'm comfortable around them. The job is starting to get better now that the Wasps have taken over as there are more shifts available for match days plus the standard of service has improved. However there are a lack of shifts throughout the summer which is when most people want to work as there's no uni/college/sixth form. You are also not guaranteed shifts every week which can be problematic if you have monthly bills to pay or rent or are a uni student.
Uni students. New skills learnt. Pay is decent. Some managers are nice.
Looong hours. Pay is often messed up. Irregular hours