Fast Paced, Low Pay, Demanding
cashier (Former Employee) – MO – July 6, 2015
There is no doubt that you will make friends. Its a great place to work for a first job, but unless you change position that requires more work (baker, manager, truck) there's a small chance you will earn a raise. Hours are easy to come by, at my store at least, as there are always individuals eager to give their shift away.
The biggest downfall of this job is the pace you are expected to work at. The managers were always nice, but they would sit in the office during most rushes and then wonder why the drive-thru times were slow. You will work by yourself with a high volume of people and be expected to maintain business flow without any flaws in workflow or complaints by the customers. Multi-tasking is a MUST constantly (working barista, cash register, order taking...is a normal routine for after 2pm when the morning crew leaves and you are there alone.)
Lunch breaks are 30 minutes, no pay, and you get a small discount on food. It's a normal fast food service job, and the public naturally will treat you as such. This job was most enjoyable when everyone was there and management was on site, resulting in everyone being able to maintain their own workstations.
Regular customers who come in that are delightful.
Benefits, Breaks, Low pay even with years of hard work