Castle Hill Inn, Newport, Rhode Island, Karavan Travel
Experience with agency Karavan Travel was positive.
I've had good experience with the agency since its inception. I have waited long for okay ofer for a place where I originally wanted to go, which I did not get , but I was told from the agency that when a good offer came up that I should think about it. It was a place I did not even consider, but in the end I went there . So , they were still actively involved in everything. They answered a lot of questions that I had , in which was particularly emphasized Vasilija . I do not know whether it would be problem if I didn't bought the ticket through an agency , but I liked the offer because I used the date change and change of the airport and carryd two suitcases , all included in the price .
Experience with location Newport, RI was positive.
The climate is awful , I had no idea it could be so stuffy . Humid is the word you need to remember if you go there because you will often hear . The temperature isn't so high, about 28-30 degrees, but because of the humidity is hard to work , especially if you are working outdoors . A second job can be found , the place is small, but a tourist . People who have worked with me had a problem to find another job because I at first did not have a fixed schedule but we received it every week ( always late ) so most of us worked only one job. I was lucky to have a manager of a store that was always helpful acording to that.
Experience with employer Castle Hill Inn
Wage per hour: 6 Hours per week: 20-35 At the beginning of the last weeks 40-60 Average tip: The first couple of weeks 50 -150 per week, and later knew to be so much per shift It has outdoor dining, so everything is out there and it depends on the weather. If it rains, they send you home. If it's warm and sunny difficult for you to do because you have a uniform (by the way - uncomfortable), trousers and a white shirt with long sleeves, which are easily soiled, and a long apron. Starring level, there come wealthy guests, with some stars and awards, and you are expected to act in accordance with it, a lot of pressure. Busser was my first job, hourly rate is $ 6 and 2% of the profits of each server. The bad thing is you have to collect that money at the end of shifts, to wait and that they're looking for. Earnings terribly varied. From $ 50 per week at the beginning, to over 100 for a double shift per day, which did not happen too often. Back - $ 8 hourly rate, plus $ 5 of each server, polishing silverware and glasses and edit out the cups from the kitchen to the bar on a large platter (around 30 glasses). Well during the season because gather a lot of money because of the large number of servers. I did it only occasionally, but otherwise, only Americans did that job. Plus it's all about, and room service for which also receives tips, but it can be exhausting and stressful when it's crowded because you can not achive to polish and take food to a houses on the beach for example. as it unfolds quickly. Breakfast server - $ 12 per hour, tips are not obligatory but it is mostly just because breakfast for hotel guests is free of charge, but tips can be from 10$ or so a day to 30$, disadvantage is that you have to come at 6:30, it becomes tedious. It's not hard, I was not too extensive, only here you have more responsibility. A couple of times I worked as a catering server, when they need people for weddings. When you catch a rhythm, not complicated, 14 $ an hour, no tip.
This review represents personal opinion of Tea who was participating Work & Travel program in year of 2015 with agency Karavan Travel, working at Castle Hill Inn in Newport, RI.
Aug 9, 2016