Miserable, unfair, underpaying
Sandwich Artist (Former Employee) – Ottawa West, ON – 5 September 2015
Initially It was an easy going job, easy to learn.
I was trained during the day. As it turns out, day staff gets 2-3 employees while the morning, evening and overnight staff were left alone, no matter how busy it got.
If you worked during the day, it was an okay job.
Any other shift, was miserable. customers were rude, workload was too heavy, and we constantly ran out of things. It was not a good time.
The overall place wasn't the cleanest, and 99% of the time, I wouldn't take my free meals for this reason. They were lazy with checking expiration dates, and I'm pretty sure sold expired/ questionable guacamole, breakfast sausage and egg. The dates on all prepared products were constantly changes for inspection one a month... so at the beginning of the month, you know foods were left in the sandwich unit too long unless it was a good seller.
The steak smells and tastes like dog food.
The ham and Turkey makes you want to vomit. Smells rancid.
The cheese is constantly all melted together from being left out too long.... sometimes the day staff would have it on the counter for hours upon hours during the day. Gross.
Some staff, had only 1 raise of a nickel in 2+ years of working there. I failed to receive my promotion, or my 6 month raise.
I don't recommend this as a first job for anyone. Creates bad work habits and is a poor example of proper workplace cleanliness. I worked at 3 locations. None were any different than the others.
long hours, underpaid, understaffed, rude customers