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If you are applying for a customer-facing position or a position in the call center - be sure to show your personality, especially if you're an up-beat, happy person.

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1040 hours. You can complete it as fast or as slow as you want. It doesn’t matter what you do while your there as you will always be reminded that you are still on “probation” and could be fired at any time with no grounds.

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Enforcement of using gloved hands when dealing with drinks and food. Please don’t keep dropping the ice server into the ice bag after contaminating the handle with ungloved hand. Person handling credit cards should never handle food and drinks.

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Phone interview, then an in person interview or a webcam interview. It's a very lengthy process.

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They ask you about your history, what you can do to make the company better and how you would be a great asset for a team and if you can represent the company in a positive way.

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Reservations: 8-12 hours subject to mandatory overtime

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Yes. Drug tests are required. I’ve had saliva, urine, blood and hair tests. They are random and they also check for tobacco.

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Background checks take approximately 3 weeks and training classes for maintenance technicians usually take place every month or month and a half.

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All union positions are shift bids and it is assigned by seniority.

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