I worked at Fox & Hound Restaurant part-time (Less than a year)
▪ Great food, drinks, atmosphere, & peers
▪ Extensive training in liquor & menu product knowledge
▪ Stylish & comfortable uniforms; allowed more flexibility than most restaurants to express personal style
▪ Dinner Shift = Always Busy = $$$$
▪ Hosted lots of fun events & parties (sports related as well as other cool themes)
▪ Relaxed and interesting guests
▪ Great cohesion between FOH & BOH
▪ Menu with higher ticketed items = Higher tip average = $$$$
▪ Little to no side work, no matter the section
▪ Lunch Shift = Slow, almost no 'rush'
▪ Training for POS was lacking
▪ Other servers were very "cliquey"; was hard to fit in at first
▪ Not much teamwork between servers
The initial step was a phone interview with the regional hiring manager. It was very upfront and honest about the position. She did discuss compensation at that point to make sure it worked with my needs. Some time had passed before I went on to my next interview (because I needed time to think it over). It was in person with the District Manager and the General Manager. At this point, they only asked me to "tell me about myself" and that was it. I ended up asking the managers more questions and offering examples of my experience. I had a feeling their minds were made up before I had walked through the door. Not a bad experience, just a little strange.
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