Fun environment, great place to work.
Pros: free lunch/30 minute breaks every shift, awesome management, shoppes, fun environment
Cons: no benefits, minimum wage
I generally go into work around 4pm and my job is to tend to the customers/register. I take orders at the register, clean the lobby, such as filling the vinegar bottles, sweeping floors, cleaning tables, stocking the condiments stand, cleaning/stocking the Coke machines, etc.. I also have to clean the bathrooms and do the dishes as my responsibility. At about 8pm, I will head to the back and start catching up on putting the potatoes away for the night, doing the dishes, filling ketchup/mustard bottles, and cleaning the floors until 10pm. At 10pm, it's time to close; that's when I will do the rest of the dishes for the night, change trash cans, take out trash, spray off the hoods and the fry trap, and clean the floors once again. After I'm done with everything in the back, it's time to take all the dishes and start helping my co-workers set up in the kitchen for the morning shifters. Once everything is done, my manager will run through and do a quick evaluation of our job, and send us home for the night.
I have learned a lot from this job, the biggest thing I think I have learned is patience. They say patience is a virtue and indeed they were right. I have learned to be polite with people, VERY patient with people, kind, and I've also learned to put myself in their shoes. This job has actually changed me as a person-in a good way! The management is pretty good. I am very grateful to have the managers that I have, as we are all like a big family. We work together, and they cope with us very well, I couldn't ask for better management. They aren't too hard on us but they aren't – more... too easy on us either. My co-workers are the same. Of course, you have a few co-workers which you might never get along with on a personal level, but I seem to get along well with just about everybody. I never really have a problem with anyone, I see us all just as one big family! I would hate to leave them all, but I need to start making more money!
The hardest part of this job is leaving! - But on a serious note, I don't really think this job is hard in any way. I think the hardest thing has to be cutting potatoes, only because I am too weak to complete the job but it seems easy enough for everyone else! The one thing I love most about this job is making the food. I enjoy talking to the customers but not nearly as much as I enjoy making the food. I hardly get a chance to be in the kitchen because I do well on the register but I love to be in the kitchen and around food! – less