Part time job with 8 hour shifts, which is hard to come by.
You can schedule any day(s) off as long as you are available one weekend day and 1 or 2 other weekdays.
Some managers are very good, BUT the head office management is ridiculous. Rules change all the time and can be impossible to follow. Nothing in writing, just verbal so if you miss a meeting, too bad. you are rushed all the time to cook more, set up in 15 minutes, close down in 15 minutes, do dishes in 20 minutes, even the seniors working there, who need a little more time to do the job. Many people have been told "this is not the job for you" and sent home with no termination pay.The not allowing food or water other than an unpaid 30 minute break is hard. They say you can leave for a drink, but when you're cooking you have to completely shut down and put everything away. Most customers are nice, but some are unbelievably entitled and grab samples that are still cooling, or being prepared, causing us to throw out the whole tray because of contamination.The pay stays low $11.50 for a while, and raises that were supposed to come automatically every 800 hours did not happen for anybody! Also they keep hiring people and giving them hours, resulting in 2 shifts a week only from January to May.Assistants try to cancel your shift/demo and call in their friends, taking advantage of immigrants with lesser language/understanding, or desperate seniors. Its ok for me Im not afraid to speak up/hold my ground but it does get a bit tiring. Feel sorry for the managers working for the district manager and higher,. They are rude and disresepectful to all, even their managers in front of workers.
AND FOR SOME REASON A LOT OF COSTCO EMPLOYEES HATE US AND TREAT US BAD, INCLUDING THE DEPT MANAGERS. WAS TOLD THIS MY FIRST DAY, AND ITS TRUE. SOME ARE AMAZING PEOPLE ACTING LIKE COWORKERS, OTHERS ARE LIKE THE ENEMY. YOUD THINK WE WERE THE ONES MAKING MORE MONEY AND GETTING BENEFITS AND PAID CIVIC HOLIDAYS