Pros: great benefits and compensation
Cons: poor communication
Working in a union shop was challenging. My tasks changed over the years. I began as an opening Supervisor- setting up equipment, checking and finalizing staff levels and supervising and training staff, filing in for absent employees,setting up cash drawers, ordering food and inventory, managing the shift and closing out the shift.
My next assignment was as the closing supervisor. I managed the shift, oversaw the breakdown and cleaning of the operation, and end of day cash handling as wellas ordering food.
My next assignment involved preparing and operating capital and operating budgets, interviewing and hiring staff,preparing reports for the v.p. of finance, securing permits, setting up computer register operating systems.
The next assignment involved being the project manager for the construction and insulation of four campus convenience stores. I ordered all the equipment and supplies, worked with the construction
department and vendors.
After the stores were finished I staffed and supervised the operation of all four with the help of senior employees.
While operating the stores and doing budgets I was assigned to the college's bookstore as the interim manager where I oversaw the operation and staff of four stores for six months.
My co-workers were very competent and professional. The hardest part of the job was supervising eight remote stores, and eight budgets at one time. The most enjoyable part of the job was enter acting with custoers, students, and staff.
I learned how to operate a computer and a number of programs, how to develop budgets, purchasing, book store operations, and scratch cooking.