Pros: Free shift yogurt, 25% off purchases when you're not working and for your family, cashier experience
Cons: Management, training
My typical day at Menchies being a Junior Mixologist included:
-Checking what yogurts needed to be filled and then making them
-Doing the dishes
-Filling all the toppings
-Being a cashier
-Cutting brownies & nanimo bars
-Making customers happy
+ other things
Sometimes I'd come in and I'd have to make waffle bowls, and if I was opening a shift we had to – more... clean 1 machine, which held 2 yogurts.
I liked my job a lot. But the manager was never around, we always had to do things ourselves. We would very often run out of fruit, especially strawberries, which is our #1 topping which lead customers to be very unhappy. Also, we'd run out of the ingredients we NEEDED to make certain yogurts, so he would tell us to 'just go without it' or to not refill the yogurt. Along with that, if we didn't run out of fruit, the fruit would be all mouldy/squishy, but he told us to just cut those parts off and put it out anyways.
No one wanted to work when I was hired so I got tons of shifts, but then once the college/university students finished their 1st semester, they all wanted to work so myself and the other highschoolers' hours got completely CUT. I went from working 7 hour shifts (or 6 once winter hours began) & some opening shifts on weekends, to only working 2/3 hour shifts on weekdays and MAYBE a weekend shift. Also, once it became winter no one wanted frozen yogurt so there was not much to do.
The owner was never involved, as he lived in another province.
The manager left out tons of stuff while training me and then got irritated when I didn't know I was supposed to do certain things.
My co workers, for the most part, were amazing, hilarious people that I miss a lot. They taught me a lot of things and were always so understanding. – less