Head (Former Employee), San Francisco – May 18, 2013
Pros: all you can eat
Cons: didnt have the weekends off
Cooking,cleaning,serving,and having a good time doing it. How to cook and use cutlery,with proper techniques. My co-workers were awesome. Hardest part of the job was detailing the kitchen. The most enjoyable part of the job was preparing good food and seeing peopl happy and full.
Volunteer Training Social Services (Current Employee), Fort collins Colorado – May 17, 2013
Pros: working for god and the people
Cons: low pay and no funding.
I have loved being here for 2 years . Received pay for 4 months during the Holiday Season. There is no funding now. I need to get a Job with pay. Olga Duvall was wonderful in training me. I am very grateful. I have worked 40 hours a week for God and the homeless.
Non profit organization helping low income families
ASSISTANT MANAGER (Former Employee), 102 E Pettit – May 17, 2013
Pros: helping people on a daily basis, having lots of responsibilities
Cons: problems with customers and some employees stealing
A typical day at work included a daily walk around the store to find out what needed to be done. Made a list and assigned duties to employees. Made sure those duties were done in a timely manner and done to store standards. I did paper work after shift changes and was also in charge of doing deposits multiple times a day. Myself and my co workers greeted – more... all customers at the door and throughout the store. My co workers and I accomplished tasks individually and together to achieve expectations. The most enjoyable part was helping people who really needed it. – less
holiday bell ringer (Former Employee), Dallas, TX – May 16, 2013
a day at work was always relaxed knowing my job and being able to go in get to work with no sudden changes...i learned hard work is always required to do your best. management was helpful anything not understood was explained my co workers were very helpful but most we kept everything professional and had fun doing it
Volunteer (Former Employee), Chicago Heights, IL – May 15, 2013
Pros: met a lot of people, was never bored
Cons: so much physical work and very rude clients, and no pay.
Two or three times a week, both the Salvation Army employees and volunteers would work to the best of our ability to serve every client, whether or not they were eligible for any of the offered services. As a volunteer, the work was demanding, long hours were put in, and a lot of standing and moving were always expected, but helping people out and staying – more... busy was worth the physical aspects. Knowledge was gained in working in an office setting, working with a variety of clients from different backgrounds, and heavy lifting and organizing in the storage area. – less
This was a satisfying job. I was responsible for overseeing the cleaning team within the Lifehouse as the hostels are now called. Daily we cleaned the rooms as resident/clients left the unit. At its peak we catered for 90 client -service users.
As well as the rooms duties involved cleaning all communal service areas staircases bathrooms and toilets – more... and offices. Laundry was rotated weekly and as a cleaning team we all participated in all areas, covering when someone was off or on holiday
Buffing, cleaning, laundry was all undertaken. We had training in Fire Safety, COSSH and First Aid amongst other inhouse training relevant to our duties.
Overall the staff gelled as a team and it was a happy place to work in. – less
Bell Ringer (Former Employee), Chattanooga, TN – May 11, 2013
Pros: good time
Cons: short breaks
I collected donations for the Salvation Army's Angel Tree. I learned how to interact with people and convince people to contribute to the cause. My boss dealt with any issues promptly. The hardest part of the job was the long hours. The most enjoyable part was interacting with the people.
Productive and fun workplace that took in donations to run the company.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Copley, OH – May 9, 2013
Pros: closed very sunday.
Cons: working on holidays and there no customers.
My work day started off when I arrived to open the store at nine a.m. I started off as a cashier in three months I was the keyholder and in seven months I became the assistant manager. I learned how to manage and work with different individuals. I enjoy getting to know and working with all of my co-workers. The hardest part of my job was doing everyone's – more... job when they would not complete their task. I enjoyed my job I loved helping the customers coming across interesting things and the staff. – less
Front Desk Clerk/Client Representative (Former Employee), Las Vegas, NV – May 8, 2013
The work place was mis-managed. Everything always seemed to be out of order. My co-workers were interesting. The pay was the most difficult part of the job as well as my schedule being changed all the time.