About the job:
If you have a certain disability, you can find a job as a Waiter, Barista, or even Cashier as shown in the video.
If you are a Waiter, your job is to provide proper wait service, take customer orders and delivering food and beverages, and giving menu recommendations and answering questions.
As a Barista, your tasks include making and serving beverages, such as coffee and tea, and foods, such as sandwiches, muffins, or cookies. You also explain menu items to customers, clean, and attempt to ensure that customers are comfortable and satisfied.
Being a Cashier requires that you receive payment, issue receipts, and count money in cash drawers at the beginning of shifts to ensure that amounts are correct and that there is adequate change.
Working in the Hospitality Field can be challenging, here are some obstacles you might face:
- Annoying customers
- Physical distress
- A fast-paced work environment
There are some cool outcomes from working in Hospitality, you:
- Get good tips
- Are always active
- Spend time around people
- 48+ hours a week
The working hours range between part and full time depending on each case. The average, however, is around 8 hours per day, 6 days a week.
Are you the right fit?
- No specific class
- Any Track
Will you make money?
There is a small fee of $75 for participating in this activity, which also includes a meal, a take home certificate, and more.
For questions, please email [email protected]
Wassim El Hage, who is a physical therapist, found joy in interacting with people with special needs while working with them. Thus, being familiar with their capacities, he decided to give them an opportunity to work in a place where there is direct contact with people.
Hence, he collaborated with the Lebanese Down Syndrome Association and selected individuals who are able to cope with work environment requiring customer service. With the help of an assistant, they trained them and prepared the potential staff for the opportunity. After three years of hard work, Agonist coffee shop officially opened on December 16, 2018.