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Orientation is just sitting in a room watching videos and eating tasty sandwitches and sweats.

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No Panera bread is a cheap place to work

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There was no drug test

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You get a 65% discount, but you can bring your own food. If you want to store it one of the refrigerators or walk ins, you must clear it with a manager and write "For personal use only" on it.

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Bi-weekly, payday is Tuesday. Workweek runs from Wednesdays thru Tuesdays.

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It depends on when the dough gets delivered usually an 8 hr shift starting anywhere form 8am to 2pm. some stores don't have day bakers. the store has to have labor hours available for them to work if not no one gets scheduled.

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Dark pants, non-slip shoes (recommended, but not required), Panera hat, apron, orange/black shirt

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You do not get any training, maybe your first day and then they threw you to the wolves.

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Your environment is a product of your leadership. A compassionate leader who is willing to both follow and lead allows for beneficial team cohesion. While it is not always easy, the best leadership finds a way to compromise to achieve this.

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I personally worked from 445am -2 or 3 pm everyday for a year. I worked over time and "undertime" but this was all due to my dedication to the company. In order to perfect a craft, you must put in the time required. With this company I found it not a job to do, but an unexpected pleasure. Remember, anytime you are looking for employment this is a place where you will probably spend more time than you do at home. Enjoy your time, you are just as valuable as the employer you assist.

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