Pros: caring bosses, flexible
Cons: low pay, tiny work environment, gets very hot in summer specially with a dark dress code
A typical day here includes taking orders, handling money/making change, preparing orders in a timely fashion so that they are fresh and appealing. The atmosphere is very fast paced, specially in the late spring/summer/early fall.
I had already worked at a Dairy Queen location when I came here, so I did not learn terribly much aside from how to make an Orange Julius.
The actual store owners have big heart and were great to work for. Unfortunately, a few of the trainers and other managers were much the type to watch you like a hawk until you made a mistake and then they were all over you. I did try to address this but got nowhere
Co-workers are generally younger.. teens looking for a first or second job.
The most difficult part of this work place was how SMALL it is. This is a very tiny Dairy Queen location and the space in the CHILL (ice cream) area is very limited with many different appliances giving off heat. The dress code is all black. The windows are large and the sun bears down mercilessly on summer days. There was more than one occasion that I felt very faint due to these conditions.
The most enjoyable part of this job was the constant work.. making things and making peoples' day when their children's faces would light up because they got an ice cream cone or a mini-blizzard.