Cook (Current Employee) – Kingston, ON – January 7, 2013
Everyday I prepare meals for up to 800 students. I also work in the catering department and I prepare gourmet meals, hors d'oeuvres, and even prepare small services, such as sandwich platters, veggie, fruit and cheese platters. I like my job very much. I love cooking.
SUPERVISOR, FOOD STAND (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – November 19, 2012
I would supervise employees with procedures and safe food handling practises. Provide training if needed. Responsible for inventory, paperwork, counting registers and deposits at close. If needed perform cashier functions
Cashier (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – July 30, 2012
I was a cashier, handled lots of money. Very fast paced environment. Also, was in a tim hortons working, also very fast paced. No stopping for 5 hours at a time. Hardest part of the job would be the management.
Janitor (Current Employee) – Prince George, BC – November 13, 2015
No matter how hard you try, there will be ongoing criticism from multiple contradicting sources. That said, the ongoing criticism is one of the only indicators of the actual job description. Because of the multiple parties that are making demands, the workload is impossible to complete. Equipment falls apart when you try to use it; when you bring this to their attention, it will be locked out for a week and then returned to you in the same condition with a statement that it is "fixed". Whether you have the equipment or not, you will be hindered in accomplishing the task that that type of equipment is required for. You will then be publicly humiliated on their Wall of Shame which posts weekly audits and a white board that announces shortcomings for all to see. There is also the constant threat of being fired if there are too many "complaints" from one of the sources of your workload.
I have witnessed a worker who was BADLY and permanently injured ON THE JOB, being aggressively treated by assistant management, in front of an audience, as though she were practically a criminal. She is supposed to be receiving assistance to do her "modified" workload; but instead was put working alone in the busiest area of the facility. She has to work through her breaks and stay late (without pay) to get it done, and is in excruciating pain.
Assistant management is aggressive, power hungry, domineering, hypercritical, vindictive, uncompassionate and has no management skills whatsoever. Management put her in that position, because he felt she had potential. Management seems completelymore... oblivious to any of the issues and can't understand why there is such a high turnover rate. It was actually implied to me that I would have difficulty finding things to do. Management believes the Wall of Shame inspires "healthy competition". All it does is discourage a group of already burnt out workers.
Then you will receive your paycheque which will not be enough to live on. It is usually as close as possible to minimum wage.less
The work team is a group of very nice hardworking people
Impossible workload, constant criticism and threat of termination, assistant management bully, wage