Working at Balzac's has definitely been a learning experience. Located at the Toronto Reference Library, we are an extremely high traffic cafe with many different clientele. Because my coworkers and I are such a great time, we are able to smoothly work through any problem thrown at us. This particular location has been through some trying times due to the lack of a manager for weeks and sometimes months at a time. We are able to work through it together and it has really brought us closer. The greatest challenge of this job was that many of the patrons are of the homeless community who frequent the Library it is connected to. Because of this, my team is subject to more security issues than expected at a cafe.The most enjoyable part is the friendship I have developed with coworkers!
Free Drinks, trained as a barista, fun work environment
Lack of management involvement, work every weekend, security and safety issues