Stressful, Tiring, and Fairly Degrading
Team Member (Current Employee) – Burlington, ON – 20 March 2016
I either get no shifts or too many, and most shifts are 9 hours, with a 10-15 minute break every 3 hours (except you'll probably be working most of it). The customers are 60% rude/uncooperative, and 40% decent. You get tips, which is alright, except you have to pool them together. Pay is $11/h (as a student), which is a bit above minimum wage. Job is fairly degrading, as you're cleaning toilets and have to smile at the customers swearing at you for not getting them a coffee in under 2 seconds. Management (for me, as a corporately-owned store) is a mess. Team work and A LOT of patience is required, and about 6 months in I couldn't stand the job. You get 15% off all food and free coffee/baked goods. There's a chance at a scholarship for school (if you're lucky). Overall, would not recommend. Ever.
Long hours, degrading, minimum wage