Stressful environment, unable to keep good staff or management, not good team work
Pros: 50% off meals when at work
Cons: long hours
A typical day at Tim Horton's is stressful almost every day. For me, it was the same every day : count a cash, go in the drive through and stay there for the next 9 hours. I would start at 4:30 AM and finish at 2:00 PM. You're on your feet the whole time with only 2 x 15 minute breaks, so it does get really tiring after a stretch of 10 days.
I didn't learn very much, other than handling cash registers and coffee machines. I also learned to supervise at one point, but that didn't last very long, as I was underpaid and overworked.
I had some problems with the way management ran things and therefore tried to stand up and get them to make some changes to make everyone feel better about coming to work everyday. Unfortunately, they didn't listen to their employees' opinions, so they lost a lot of good workers very fast.
I have always loved the people I worked with over the years, everyone has always been friendly and efficient. I have gained a lot of valuable friendships, but like I said before, the good people didn't last long as they weren't being treated the way they should.
The hardest part of this job is coming in every morning, knowing exactly what's ahead. Knowing that you're just an employee and that you're just there to take the order and prepare it. No questions asked.
The enjoyable part of working at Tim Horton's are the tips. I had developed some great relationships with regular customers by being friendly and making sure their order was right every day. In return, they tend to give a nice tip.