Started my shift by changing, then signing in at the front. I try to show up at least 5 minutes early so I can get an idea how busy it might be, and what needs to be prepped. The management and co-workers are very friendly and I find it helps to have good communication with them.
Hardest part of the job is working at when the place is messy and busy, and trying to keep up with the orders, while doing the rest of the small things, like tiding up and getting stock. The funnest part of the day is knowing when I made someone's job easier, and cheering people up when they're stressing.
I learned that you have always have to be ready for the busiest day, which means getting your vitamins and sleep. Also planning ahead so you don't get out of stock at a critical time, and having good communication with co-workers on what needs to be done.
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