Pros: we had someone else working with us on first and second shift, customers & employees knew eachother by name
Cons: the insurance was not great, not a long break, no lunch break
A typical day at Circle K is very stressful. You deal with customers that are happy one second and then they start calling you names. Its a very busy place so in between running around the store trying to keep the store clean and waiting on the customers you have to remind yourself and coworker to breathe.
What I learned working at Circle K is that you can not please everyone. No matter how hard you try to make them happy they are just dead set on being unhappy.
The management there was okay. She was not the most perfect boss but she was by far my favorite. Sometimes she crossed lines that should not have even had to be addresses but overall she was an understanding boss that was nice to her employees.
My co-workers at Circle K relied on me a lot more than they should have. If something went wrong, they called me to try and fix it. If someone did not come in for work, quit, or called off they called me first. They did not actually step up in my eyes. I felt like I had to spoon feed them because they did not want to take the time out of their day to try and learn how to be better at their job.
The hardest part of the job for me would have to have been the hours that I worked. I was hired for part time and I worked more than full time employees did. I worked anywhere from 29 hours to 45 hours in a week. Most of those hours served consecutively. That was not my problem though. I was only hired for second shift. I ended up being thrown on all three shifts. I could work first Saturday, come in for third that night, and be back Sunday for second shift. I was physically drained by time I quit.
The most enjoyable part of the job was nothing to do with the job itself. It had to do with how well the employees got along. We were always laughing, always smiling, and always had eachother's backs. We were close to each other. It was great to feel like I did not have co workers, I had friends.