Hostess/Hostess Manager @ Hangar Pub and Grill

DONE BY: Zanny Merullo | Phillips Exeter '16 | (Possibly) U. of Malta '20

HOW OPPORTUNITY WAS FOUND: Applied to restaurants in my area

LENGTH: 6 months

LOCATION: Amherst, MA, USA

FUN: ★★★☆☆

PERSONAL GROWTH: ★★★★★

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE:

  • 11:00 am: wake up
  • 12:00-2:30 pm: eat and rest
  • 2:30-3:45 pm: workout
  • 4:15pm-1 am: work

DESCRIPTION OF WORK/ACTIVITIES DONE: 

Answering phones, serving food and drinks, taking to go orders, seating groups of people, busing dishes, managing employees, writing work schedule, holding meetings.

HOURS WORKED PER WEEK: 30-48 hours

PROVIDES:

  • As a hostess: $11/hr + tip
  • As a hostess manager: $13/hr + tip

TOP TIPS: 

  1. Work in a restaurant or a minimum wage job. Not only was I making money to spend on my car, travel, and things I wanted, but I learned a lot of valuable lessons and was exposed to many different sides of humanity.
  2. If you have no restaurant experience, I recommend starting as a host.
  3. I worked in the busiest restaurant in New England and recommend finding a busy restaurant.

MOST MEANINGFUL LESSON TAKEN AWAY: 

Take pride in how hard you work and own up to mistakes in order to learn from them.

 

 

Jiyoung Jeong