Typical day at work was busy, yet enjoyable, I enjoyed waiting on such friendly customers, most of who were recurring customers. Manager and co-workers were good people to work with. The hardest part of the job were that there was no flexibility in the hours, resulting in no work/life balance. The most enjoyable part of the job was that I was kept busy, and I really enjoyed the customers which made the job that much better.
Kitchen Manager, Overnight, (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 30 June 2017
Primarily my job was in the kitchen. As my kitchen manager had paperwork, I was in charge of the full clean, stocking and making of our productions. Once to twice a week I would delegate the incoming order and make outgoing phone calls for new orders. I learned very much how to be independent while managing the daily routine based on sales.
The hardest part of the job was saying goodbye as the environment motivated me to take my customer service to new heights while I spend my time on the overnight shift.
Leisure provided upon early completion of daily tasks
Cashier (Former Employee) – Youngs Point, ON – 16 February 2017
This company/job was pretty enjoyable within the time I was there. It involved being a cashier which was typically easy. I would scan the items presented, add gas if it was purchased, and process the transaction. Some days were spent stocking shelves, mopping floors and basic cleaning however that was once in a blue moon. The store I worked at, the owners typically did that kind of stuff. So in my opinion, it was great job! I would highly recommend this to any summer student or someone who is looking for part time. There's nothing crazy about it and you learn quite a bit!
Learn how to professionally communicate with people. Discounted treats. Many skills to be learned!!!
Sometimes rude customers but that goes with any job usually.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 8 February 2017
Working at Ultramar taught me how to be independent on the job. The managers finished their weekday shift at 5pm which meant after 5pm and on weekends (which is when I mostly worked) I was by myself and had no one there to help me if something went wrong.
As you can imagine, there were very difficult times when a gas pump was not working or if the car wash door was stuck. Being put on the spot with having to come up with a solution to make the customer happy and return in the future taught me a valuable lesson to stay calm and think of all the possible solutions.
Most of the time I would figure it out peacefully, but other times I would not shy away from admitting that there was no possible solution and kindly refund the customer. The important part would be to make sure the customer left satisfied and understand that some things were out of my control.
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Lower Sackville, NS – 16 December 2016
A typical day at work includes, counting in, greeting customers, scanning customers items, cleaning, doing maintenance outside. My co-workers are amazing. There is no hard part to my job. The most enjoyable part of my job is when the customers leave the store with a smile on their face.