Pros: awesome co-workers and customers
Cons: don't "over achieve" because apparently past experience means nothing
I was with the company for almost 17 years with a franchisee. I absolutely loved my time with them.
The hours were extremely long. But I adapted to them. I was able to learn pretty much every part of the business, right from washing cars, DDA analysis, IT support for stores, HR, Excel...etc.. I was the jack of all trades, master of none basically.
I – more... started out as a car washer, then assistant manager, manager, then area manager.
The staff was awesome to work with. We were like a family (dysfunctional, but still a family)
When corporate took over, there wasn't an area manager position open for me, which I was completely fine with, yet, I was more than willing to work in any position that may have been offered to me. But with my past experience, and my knowledge of the business, I wasn't required apparently. (Still shaking my head on this....)
Overall, aside from my bitterness for corporate, I had an awesome time. – less