Typical opening shifts involve cleaning equipment and prepping food. Closing shifts involved closing down equipment, storing food, and cleaning the store. Usual aspects of retail/food service apply, such as helping customers on the floor and cashier work.
Co-workers were amazing and always fun to be with, and supervisors and manager never acted superior and were always there to give you guidance, support, and keep you on task as opposed to issuing demands. Ownership was unfortunately extremely disorganized, uncommunicative, and rarely responded to feedback from employees.
Most difficult aspect of the job was getting cleaning tasks done in the required time, as the store was large and we were often working with a skeleton crew. The most enjoyable part of the job was customer interaction, as well as the general work environment. Co-workers and even supervisors all became fast friends, and formed lasting relationships.
A great first job, but don't expect it to lead anywhere.
Discount, Minimal school-season hours, Fun environment
Unpaid breaks, Small crew, Minimal summer hours