Orientation for the restaurant was yesterday, and the hotel’s was today. Enjoyed both a lot, although I can expect to work with quite a cast of characters at the restaurant. Funnily enough, one of the other servers had a sister I’ll be working with at the hotel. What’re the odds?
The restaurant fed us lunch so we could see and try some stuff. I tried eggs Benedict for the first time and they were a lot better than I expected considering the hollandaise sauce is creamy. Also tried some scrambled eggs, homefries, bacon, and wheat toast. But the best part? Cinnabon pancakes. They. Were. To die for!
I’m gonna have to start going to the gym just so I can eat them on a weekly basis with no repercussions.
The hotel, on the flip side, is more familiar ground for me. Especially as I’ll mostly be Front Desk. But I’ll cover the bistro when needed and when they’re closed, it’s the Front Desk staff that makes the drinks for guests. Today I ended up making a chai tea latte cause a guest caught me there alone waiting for the manager, and I can only assume by the lack of complaining that I made it right. I was shown how the machine works, and got a free snickerdoodle iced coffee fit free. Plus, the manager made a cream cheese/whipped cream and sugar dip that we ate with strawberries as a snack. Totally made up for the fact that I learned on the shuttle runs there are NO food places close enough to run to on a 30 min break unless there’s no traffic and you eat in the car.
All-in-all though, both seem like good choices. They also seem to be willing to allow some flexibility so I can work both on the weekends as neither has shifts that can accommodate my weekday availability, which is cool despite how dead tired I’m going to be on and after the weekends.
Who knows? Maybe I’ll get a third job for those weekdays. (Haha, only if I’d like to DIE).