Pros: 50% off a meal during your shift
Cons: Strict close minded managers
When you get hired at A&W, you are made to do these online NET training modules, which are very intensive and informative. There is about 28 of them and each one takes between 15-25 minutes. At the end of each module you take a quiz and if you don't get 100% you have to do it again. In total the modules take about 5.5-6 hours. You are told that you get paid for 3 hours of the modules (even though it takes a couple hours more). My first day I was scheduled for 3 hours in which I spent 1 hour signing papers and doing more quizzes. Then I was put on the fry station. The most frustrating thing about working at A&W is they have beepers for everything, so you are constantly hearing loud and annoying beeping. Most procedures you learn doing the modules are followed in the store, some not. The management is very strict and not very open minded (at least at the Scarborough town centre). Been working in kitchens (fast food, pubs and gormet lounges) for over 3 years and got scolded for not using the beeper/timer when making French fries (I think I know by now when friench fries are cooked). You get 50% off of 1 meal and you are not allowed to take it home, you have to eat it during your shift time/break. You can't drink more than a tiny cone cup of water or pop at once. I was told that bringing a bottle of water into the kitchen is looked down upon and to leave it at the back or hide it in the corner when the manager is there.