Productive work place with kind staff
Busser/Server/Cashier/Salad Line (Former Employee) – Olathe, KS – March 14, 2019
I worked in four different positions and enjoyed three of them.
Bussing is easy, but obviously dirty work. Some people leave tips and it is never specified who the tips go to??? I helped a busser and we would split tips sometimes.
Salad Line was the most enjoyable job. You just keep the salad line clean, restock, help customers, things like that. Very simple. When you have nothing to do you are asked to help servers.
Serving was a job that kept me on my feet. There are rules about how the tray is to be carried and what is put on the plate but it doesn't always make sense. For example, you are supposed to always bring a knife, but...not all customers need one and an unused clean knife just gets put with dirty ones when tables are cleaned.
I worked cashier a few times, but I was moved to other positions after training. I did not like being cashier. It's much more stressful than all other positions.
Coworkers were enjoyable to work with, and I made a few friends.
Hardest part of the job was not being able to satisfy/help customers who were displeased with food portions or the way food is cooked. People expect JD to be more like a restaurant but it's just an expensive fast food joint. Food is microwaved or sent through a large toasting machine, there is no special food prep as there might be at another deli.
I appreciated my managers. I had three that came in every week, and I met the Branch Manager and someone even higher up a few times. They would help with work, and were encouraging and kind.
Cookies taste good, Free lunch you make yourself, You can work multiple positions, Friendly co-workers, Good management helps with work
Minimum wage, Sometimes required to work overtime without warning