Pros: Good discounts on Kroger brand items and food.
Cons: Overbearing management.
A typical day at work involved coming in, and immediately wrapping and tagging bread.
Early in the afternoon I would take out frozen loaves for the 4, 5 and 6 PM fresh bread runs, and get them to thawing.
After all the bread was packaged, if there was time, cookies and pies were baked and also boxed and tagged.
Bread was stretched and scored in preparation for baking soon after, and put out to be 'proofed' before baking.
Proofing was 15 minutes, baking 25.
Throughout the day, it was my responsibility to write on cakes as asked if the bakery cake artist was away.
4, 5 and 6 PM bread deliveries are made, and an announcement made over the intercom.
Lunch would be around then.
After 6, it would be my responsibility to start cleaning for the evening.
Everything was to be cleaned thoroughly.
From 7-8 I would package and mark down donuts for the evening, and then wash all the donut trays.
Management was alright, although one manager was very overbearing, and very bad about micromanaging.
They alone made the job very difficult, as well as creating more work for me when I was working on my own.
My co-workers were rather nice to work with, when I saw them.
The hardest part of the job was closing alone, and the most enjoyable was making bread calls over the intercom.