you sign on with an internet connected device, and typically you spend the entire day in the hot stainless steel kitchen. its a fast work environment because of multiple time-limited tasks, not to mention the very large oven that is always running. there is a sense of a team and cooperation because some time you'll have 2 or 3 people making one dish i.e. beef dip with yam fries and a side of salad, there is always designated 'salad prepper' and always 2 people that specialize in meat meals etc. there is a main 4 person 'pizza station' in the centre of the kitchen and you get 4 guys slamming out pizzas and making the dough from scratch, pretty time consuming, but you learn a lot of procedural effectiveness. there is only 1 kitchen manager and 2 supervisors the rest are general employees. the hardest part about working in a kitchen is how hot it can get and how many orders come through in an hour, prioritizing is important. the best part about the job was you can make anything you want to eat, within applicable boundries. Boston Pizza is not a union, but they do take care of their employees.
usually just a Christmas staff-party once a year
slightly lower pay rate, but you get guaranteed tip money from the front end every week. very social aspect