Pros: half off all food, free drinks & coffee all day, coworkers are pretty cool, & sweet customers
Cons: a couple of lazy managers, inconsistent work schedule, & disrespectful spoiled customers
A typical day at work, unless you get there early just to chill & get you something to eat before work, you're hopping right into work as soon as you get there.
I learned how to multitask more than I thought i already could. Unless you're a Baker, your job description they tell you when you get hired goes right out the window. You're needed wherever – more... needed.
There are like 5 to 7 managers at the location I'm at. I'm not exactly sure why though. Everybody's typically good managers, but after working three jobs before this one & seing how other managers work, I have no problem calling out a couple of the Einstein managers as very lazy. I applaud my managers who do get up & help out but still make sure they push us to want to get our own routine going to get our job done on time so we don't need their help. Me & my coworkers who close the store at this particular store really rely on one another when we do so. We immediately go see ahead of time before it's too late to know who has the most piled on them, & who will be done earliest & have time to come give whoever will be backed up a boost.
That has to be the most enjoyable part of working here, my coworkers. We all help each other out no problem. Yeah if you can knock it out on your own go for it, but if you need help we demand you ask for it. It's like having your own little family for 6 hours out the day.
Now the work we do here isn't hard at all. Anybody hired is perfectly capable of doing anything thrown at them.
It's the customers who determine how your day goes. Some customers come in smiling, order, eat, come back & thank you. Even when you mess up their order sometimes like forgot to take out the onions, they still don't mind they just come back & let you know, you apologize & fix it, & they thank you again with the same smile. Then you have the customers who think they are entitled to everything, or con artist, or just overall difficult.
The main one problem I really didn't like is that there is no consistency at this place. You're schedule is always changing. One week you're closing the whole week, then the next two weeks you're working like 4 doubles & you're still only off friday. Also you have to take a lunch break if you work more than 5 hours. So I'm working only 5 hours a day instead of 6 or 7 so i can't take one, & so they make sure I still have a lot of hours I'm only off once a week. Where I'm from you don't get a lunch break if you work less than 8 hours, so they're wasting their time doing all that with me. – less