Pros: If you're one of the favorites you get free food if it's under $10, %50 off on purchased food, free drinks, flexible schedule which is good if you're in school or have another job
Cons: Overnight is always understaffed, lack of communication, hard not to yell back at irrational customers, sometimes have to give away food just to keep customers happy which is counter-productive, you never get to leave on time
A typical day at work consists of preparing food for the breakfast, lunch and dinner rushes, lots of cleaning, but mainly revolves around serving food to customers. If I have learned anything at Taco Cabana, it is that holding your tongue is the best thing for you to do. I learned that sometimes when you try your hardest, it is not enough, but that is okay. Management does not like confrontation or when employees question their authority. Since the store I work at has been given new management, I feel like they do not care about the employees anymore. Like they do not see the employees as people who have their own lives outside of work. My co-workers are always friendly, funny and we all act as a team. The hardest part of the job is staying calm when trying to make huge orders under the company's time-limit for desired speed of service while understaffed, all the while having customers getting angry and wanting to talk to you while you are trying to get their meals out to them as fast as you can. Honestly, the most enjoyable part of the job is when the customers remember that you are still a person and are trying your hardest to make a living by serving them. Aside from that, the most enjoyable part of the job is going home and putting your cleaning, cooking and taco-folding hands to rest.