Being at 711 for a total of seven years, i had become a routine morning shift person. I was up at five am and my shift started at 6 am. This was my first job, I started in high school with shifts after school. I really learned a lot. I learned great customer service, and to instinctively say hello when I heard the front door chime. I learned about counting and placing orders for inventory, how to handle customer, and a lot of basic cleanliness for convenience stores. I had the same manager as well as the owner for my total time there. I hit a rough patch after a couple years in and my boss woke me up telling me maybe it was time to look elsewhere, I never did and stayed there for many years after. Hardest part of the job was having great customer service early in the morning, however I did have people asking me how I was so cheery at 6:30am. The most enjoyable part of the job was dealing with the regular customers and knowing them by name. I met a lot of beneficial people there as customers and I see them and they still know me to this day.
no breaks, no real advancement opportunities