Pros: close to home, husband works down the street and works same shift, i get to see many customers, and it is steady work
Cons: never get a 10 min. break, not enough workers, get laid off for 6 weeks at christmas time, and finally i get laid off during the summer for 3 months
I have worked for Chartwell's Food Service for almost 13 years this November. When I first came to this company my job consisted of beverage runner, server, and releave person. In the 13 years, I have learned many things. After a few months, I was able to switch my job for catering assistant, which included delivering food to college personelle such – more... as teachers, professors, students, and the staff as well as the president of the college. After working with the caterer of the company, I realized that I was not working as many hours and I needed my other job back. After the summer was over, I asked to be able to work across the street where Chartwell's runs a cafe. In that time, I have learned how to prep food, make specialty sandwiches, pizza, calzones, quesidilas, make speciality coffee drinks hot frozen or iced. I have learned how to promote products to be sold, design the tables to make the products to be sold more appetizing, run a Bistro, head cashier, how to be friendly to all customers no matter what the situation, if there any complaints or needs I am the go to person that the customers generally seek.
The hardest part of my job is having to wake up every morning Monday-Friday at 5:00 a.m. to get ready for work and then catch a ride at 6:00 a.m. Lastly, the pay is not as good as it could be and my husband and I both get paid every two weeks. Unfortunately, we both get paid on the same two weeks. This makes it sometimes difficult to make ends meet. – less