I would arrive at work for afternoon shifts (11am) or evening shifts (4pm) and immediately start working to prep food, hop into working on cash, or clean. This was my first cashier job, so the environment felt unforgiving at the start. Rush hours were hectic, but I quickly learned how to multitask between drive-through, front cash, stock, and food prep when required. The workplace culture was fairly friendly if you fit with the team members. It sometimes felt like a small family, which was really nice.
When I worked there, the management was really hectic. Scheduling was very messy, writing down schedule changes with pen on a weekly sheet of paper taped to a wall. Shifts in scheduling would happen at any time. I only worked there for a few months, so management has likely changed since then.
The most enjoyable parts of this job was how quickly the responsibilities taught me how to multitask and approach challenges head on. They also gave you discounts on food.
The hardest part of the job was interacting with some of the upper management, dealing with physical exhaustion of multiple rush hours and 8h of standing sometimes with short lunch breaks (15-20min).
Food discounts, generally friendly staff, tight-knit team
Disorganized work environment, poor team-coordination, physically demanding