Pros: it was only three hours, brought home a sandwich every day
Cons: threatened with violence, was physically abused, refused to increase hours, displays of violence at work, managers put me down in front of customers
A typical day at work:
- Put on uniform, clean the men and women's wash rooms
- Check stock, clean bottle caps, prepare fresh vegetables at back of the storage room
- Greet customers, clean up trays after customers leave
- Take out garbage
- Run the till while on lunch rush
- Re-fill stock and clean sinks/table tops
What I learned: Managers don't tell you what they want. They show you what they want. And sometimes, they take their personal issues out on you in an aggressive way.
Management: casual, minimal hassle, hours were consistent until I was layed off.
Co-workers: I only worked with the two bosses, there were 2 other women working evening shifts but I did not see them.
Hardest part of the job: Trying to make the bosses happy, and continuing to stay true to positive customer service in a toxic atmosphere
Most enjoyable part of the job: satisfying customers, making myself a sandwich; I could hardly get money to eat so this was a necessity.