Overworked and under appreciated
Overnight cashier (Former Employee) – Humboldt, IA – January 20, 2019
I worked as an overnight cashier, which included both checking out customers and cleaning everything inside the store and out except for the kitchen. Most nights, there was not enough time to complete all the work required. The people in charge of distributing tasks clearly had no idea how many customers actually come in during the overnight shift. It is less than other shifts, obviously, but it's not completely dead. I would say there was 5+ hours worth of cleaning alone to do per night and maybe 3 hours to do it if you were lucky.
The store also had massive problems with employees not doing certain tasks and pushing the work off onto other shifts. Those tasks usually ended up getting pushed onto the overnight shifts. This applies to both cashiers and kitchen staff. If/when those duties weren't finished, even if it was the morning or afternoon shift's duty to finish it originally, the finger would usually be pointed at the overnight workers. I tried my best to pick up their slack, but there's only so much one person can do.
Free drinks and half off food while on the clock, good insurance benefits, job security
No breaks unless you make time for them (which is very hard to do), overworking, unfriendly work environment