A typical day consisted of preparing yogurt and toppings, cleaning machines when they ran out of yogurt, working the cash register, and washing dishes. Before closing the store, you had to clean all the spoons and put away all the cold toppings, sweep and mop the floors, take out the trash, and count the till. When I worked here, two of us closed the store, and it usually took about half an hour after closing to finish the duties. One of us would clean all the spoons, etc., while the other would close the tills. You generally wanted to be the person closing the till.
As long as there weren't people in the store, we were allowed to sample yogurt and toppings. We were also allowed $5.50 worth of yogurt every shift. We were given an apron that we got to keep, as well as a t-shirt. We were allowed a half hour break every shift, as long as we clocked out. I mainly worked 4 hour shifts, and I was still allowed breaks.
The whole job was pretty laid-back. I rarely saw my manager, since she worked mornings and I only worked evenings. As far as I knew, nobody ever got fired because it's pretty hard to mess up. During winter, it's extremely slow. This made some shifts pretty painful, but all my coworkers were really nice and fun to talk to.
We had an empty schedule sitting under the till, and basically we would fill out what days we could work and cross out what days we couldn't. Most of the time you could get the days off that you wanted.
Since there weren't a lot of people working there, it was pretty hard getting your shift covered. Most of the time it was impossible.
Washing the dishes wasn't too bad, since you were mainly just washing fruit off stuff. So no bad smells, etc. My main issue was that the detergent/sanitizer was really hard on my hands. It was so bad that I actually ended up getting eczema. There were rubber gloves, but the sink was often filled up enough that water would get inside them anyways.
Overall, it was an easy job. My main issues were with scheduling and the detergent being hard on my hands.