I currently work at perkins!
by blakeboys - Posted Thu December 10, 2009 @ 10:04 AM
I've been working at a Perkins in Central Florida for almost 1 1/2 years. I'm a cook however my girlfriend is a server so I understand both sides of the line. In a nut shell Perkins is very mismanaged, and the managers only care about there bonus checks, not the employees. Perkins has a "no wait" policy meaning if a customer walks in they must be sat if a table is available, regardless if a server can serve them or not, Perkins really doesnt care. Since this happens, servers constantly get double or triple sat and then ring all those tickets up at once flooding the cooks(which is against corporate policy). At the end of the day most servers skip on alot of there side work leaving it to the closing server which is unfair but Perkins Managers have no backbone and are afraid to discipline. Finally, to save on labor perkins has the closing cook clean so much that they cannot have 5 minutes to have a break. The closing cook must make pancake batter (prep job), wash all the dishes from the customers(they cut the dishwasher at about 8pm), Portion bags of french fries in to very small 7oz.bags, Mop the FOH Lobby, Mop the bathrooms, all while still cooking and restocking and cleaning out line. It's very hard and emotionally draining. After working here this long I just pray for something better to come along, soon. My advise if your looking for a job... DON'T WORK AT PERKINS! Hell, even the managers bitch about working here!