Pros: learned a lot about managerial paperwork, how to deal with daily stressors, and how to complete several tasks in a quick and efficient manner
Cons: completely unbalanced workload to employee ratio, i.e. one or two employees doing the work of several, while other employees did the bare minimum, unfair compensation
A typical work day for me would be arriving during the morning rush, expertly and efficiently performing my duties as coffee maker, restocking any diminished supplies, keeping the store in pristine conditions, preparing hot food items, checking in and putting away daily deliveries, while at the same time assisting often on register. My assistant manager – more... duties also included preparing daily paperwork, daily bank deposits, inventory management including keeping track of and ordering biweekly store supplies, and training new employees.
While my direct manager was extremely appreciative of my hard work, the owner barely acknowledged any of my contributions to his business whatsoever, even going so far as favoring less productive employees over me for raise considerations or any other type of benefits available. Any complaints on my part about picking up the slack of less productive co-workers were met with a "Deal with it" attitude, which eventually led to my retirement from this poisonous work environment.
The most enjoyable part of this job was daily interactions with regular customers who recognized my rare work ethic and constantly vocalized their appreciation of me, even to the owner himself, which went completely ignored by him. – less