Working as a suite attendant with the Houston astros is a pretty cool experience. Every now and then you see famous people walking around.
As far as the pay goes, you get a 50 dollar base pay, then commission on food, then gratuity. Sometimes cash.
You will get screwed when they put you in an Astros suite (everything in the suite is free to the people in there, so they will normally not tip), they just give you a base pay of $150 in an 8 hour shift. Which doesnt sound too bad, but when you are on the rotation you might only get to work 2 or 3 times every homestand. So you will definitely need another job while you work at minute maid.
The worst is when they put you in a suite where the people stiff you, because then essentially you only worked for $50 and some commission, there have been days where Ive worked for less than the livable wage.
This is not like working in a regular restaurant where you have multiple people to tip you. You only get one suite, one bill, and how much you make for that 8-10 hour shift you put in depends on that ONE bill.
Aramark is the same as every other stadium concessions company, they do not care for you, they are there to make money and will make money however possible.
Management sucks, aramark does not care for their employees.
I was grateful to have an experience of one like this. It showed me other skills, besides the one I already had. I was always ready to come to work, even on my days off! I enjoyed working and making sure the customers were satisfied. I enjoyed cooking the different types of foods served. I even enjoyed working with the co-workers I had,we all showed great determination in getting the job or task completed. We showed up as a team and we all worked as a team!!! I would love further my skills in the Foodservice Industry.
A typical day at work for me would be pulling trash, sweeping, and greeting customers. My co-workers are hard working, friendly, and I enjoy working with them. The hardest park of the job is pushing big gondola trash cans through a huge crowd of fans. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting a chance to see some of the Texans games live and meet the players.
A typical work day would be to clock in then go to the basement to get your cleaning cart and pager then go to the room your assin to and clean it. What i learn was how to work indepedently and to work saftely. The magement was unorganized and nice. My co-worker were friendly and helpful. The hardest part of my job was fined the room in the hosipital the most enjoyable part was working at your own pace and independently.