A typical day at work begins with an energetic start to the day preparing items and ingredients for a full day of work which includes large volumes of customers in a fast-paced environment.
This job taught me how to efficiently and effectively work in an very fast-paced environment and how to manage several tasks at once with great proficiency.
The management, while strongly focused on maintaining high levels of performance, are caring and considerate about their employees.
The workplace follows a "work hard, play hard" mentality, effectively creating a fun and enjoyable work environment while also focusing on maintaining high levels of performance.
The hardest part of the job was the initial in-job training and mentality that one needs to adopt to be efficient and effective in this work environment.
The most enjoyable part of the job was providing fun and energetic customer service to customers and creating basic relationships with those customers over time to ensure they would come back again.
this is where I truly learned the meaning of multitasking.
depending on how many staff members I had on my line a typical day consisted of prep work in the morning before the store had opened ex: making hamburger patties for the day, preparing fresh tomatoes and other toppings such as pickles, onions, green pepper, jalapeño peppers, cheese, lettuce, condiments.
the next stretch of my day consisted of making sure the store was kept clean (garbage, pop station, restrooms, tables and chairs) the staff was all cross trained so we were all able to work most of the stations (cash, buns/toppings, grill, fries, quality control and expediting) I was mainly on buns/toppings as i could top 3 buns in one hand, i was put on cash only if the cashiers were backed up and i had no orders coming out of the machine, so i would take up to 10 orders then go complete them at the bun station by that time i had plenty of orders to keep me entertained for a while, I was able to run the line by myself which i only ever had to do twice in the 2 years i was there it was hard to do but i managed to do it with a smile and in efficient time, it was challenging and fun all at once. management was fair but could use some more training on following standard.
my co-workers were pretty great to work with we were a great team.
the hardest part of the job was learning the true meaning of multitasking and team work. if something needs to be done rather then ask one of my co-workers to do the job i just did it myself something i worked really hard on not doing so much.
the most enjoyable part of the job was meeting - plus...