Pros: half off lunches, some nice co workers, good fast quality
Cons: bad shift management, wierd crazy shifts, apathetic management
A typical day was cleaning, cashier duties and the definite rush during the morning, lunch and dinner times.
I learned that it's not best to get too close to co workers by watching other interact too closely unfortunately. I learned to always remain calm in sticky situations least it get worse for everyone. Lastly I learned to not lead by the example of others if they themselves don't follow the rules, that I found out the hard way.
The management tried from what I could tell but there didn't seem enough management to me. The Management lied about some things, didn't properly train staff and – more... took to favouritism which became noticeable at points. They took out their frustration on some cashiers and placed blame when blame is a shared situation. One management member even went so far as to alter time cards for those who worked through lunch breaks and did not stop until the head office was called in.
The hardest part isn't the customers but dealing with the negative feedback from others around you. From this I try not to see all the bad in someone and to praise them for their good and try and let them see what might be wrong without pointing any blame directly.
The most enjoyable part was when I just started. They were teaching me things and I enjoyed learning and the new situation and everything but they started to slack on the need to keep training me. I wasn't taught how to cash out my own register at all first and then I was taught one by the assistant manager very sloppily and then properly by the actual owner only when they finally saw how much problems I had since no one formally had done it with me. I did enjoy the co workers for a while until they became too "comfortable" and got lazy I guess. I ended up following their example and it makes me ashamed to have followed in their footsteps like that. – less