Pros: great staff, winter break
Cons: clean-up, very busy days
Morning shifts included opening for the day, making novelty items such as dilly bars, treatza pizzas, and buster bars. The opportune time to clean the blizzard flavour containers and sauce pumps was during the day shift when it was slower. After every night shift, the store was cleaned: surfaces were sanitized, dishes were washes, and the floor was swept and mopped. Every one took turns doing drive-thru and the front window.
All of the co-workers got along really well - most were friends from before working together. It was a very friendly atmosphere to come into. The bosses were a husband and wife with young children who understood any problems that happened. They were very helpful in setting up the schedule and ensuring everything worked smoothly.
I learned a lot about pressure situations. In the summer, Dairy Queen is a busy place, especially since our store is very tiny. The hardest part of the job is remembering all the different products. Every blizzard uses different ingredients with different scoop sizes. The cones and sundaes are all measured in weight before handed out. However, the most enjoyable part was working with such a great and easy-going staff.