Pros: half priced food, time and a half over 40 hours, satisfied customers
Cons: never a set schedule, rarely gotten out on time, half priced food
I would pull into the parking lot, not hating life, but not as enthusiastic as I should be. I walk in, receive several hello's and how are you's. My co-workers smile, as they should, to customers who enter. Then 11 a.m rolls around. "HIGH SCHOOL IS HERE!!" the most common words heard in that place. And it comes as a warning. Not only is the closest high school less than a mile away, but it's also normal lunch time for the career driven people.
In my opinion, keeping a positive attitude and staying focused will ensure that the day will not go sour. However, that's is a different story for the manager. Not only do they yell, more often than not profanity is shouted like a drunk fan at a football game. Let's just say our manager is no Peyton Manning. Every crew member feels his rage and tries to stay on task. Not always that easy, let me tell you.
However, it all makes sense. If we don't do our jobs, the manager isn't doing his job. It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, and if the highlight of your life is being a general manager at a fast up and coming chain, them that deserves respect. That was one of the many life lessons I learned during my fried chicken fingers adventure. Little things matter. And that makes the job more enjoyable!
Plus, the customers were what kept us going, and they are the best part. Not only is the food super mouth watering, it takes fast dining to a new level. Never once did I see a frown or unsatisfactory on the faces of anyone there. It was so hard not to smile at a happy customer, and it was hard to quit there because the customers gave me the drive to keep working hard.
Raising Cane's was without a doubt the most intense, most stressful, but most satisfying job I have had.