Monday, February 2, 2015

Schedule changes

        I'm not sure if every work place has schedule changes as much as mine does but they happen fairly often.  Our protocol, or at least what's supposed to be the protocol for these is as follows: Check your schedule everyday before you leave, it's your responsibility.  If there's a change made while your off work for the day you come back to work the manager is supposed to call you and inform you of this.  Here's what happens when protocol fails.

Long story short: I was off work from Monday-Thursday.  Thursday they call me to tell me  my Saturday hours have changed.  They didn't however call me to tell me my Friday hours changed from coming in at 4:30am to 8:30am.  Then they call me at 6:30 that morning to tell me not to come in at all that day.  This is the reason we have protocol.

Me: Off work from Monday-Thursday.
Thursday night I receive a phone call about my Saturday hours being changed.  She didn't have to call me since I work Friday, it's a convince some managers will offer if given the time.
Friday: as of Sunday I'm scheduled 4:30am-1pm.  I've never worked a 4:30 shift before since I'm primarily a front worker and that shift is reserved for the kitchen.  So I get to work at 3:40 to observe the times everyone gets there and such. Well 4:20 rolls around and everyone gets there and we all go into the building.  I'm looking around for the person scheduled to train me and when I don't see them I go look at the schedule.  I'm not scheduled to come in until 8:30am.  Four. Hours. Later.  So I go home and start on the homework I put off the night before to go to bed early.  6:30 rolls around I receive a phone call.  I don't go in to work at all that day.

Monday, January 26, 2015


           This is the blog of the regular thoughts, and stories of a fast food employee.  Some of the posts may be simple such as "Drive through customer: I'll take *orders* to go.    Me and Coworkers: Thank you sir, you made our morning slightly better with that little bit humor."  Others may be slightly more lengthy short stories.
A little about myself and contents of the blog
            I'm currently a Fast Food employee at a chain restaurant. In this blog I will be posting my regular thoughts as a fast food employee dealing usually with customers, or the general public.  I'll use this section to mention a few details.  I will never disclose the name of the place I work at, though at times it will seem pretty obvious, I will never disclose the location of the place I work at.  It is a chain restaurant, so there are many places it could be.  I've been with company for over a year and half, and at the end of the day no matter my complaints, I love the people I work with (and the place in general), managers and coworkers.  Even on the days they annoy me if I didn't like them or the place I work I wouldn't still be working there.  Anything I say is not meant to offend or directly point out any customers, the customers are the sole of our business and each and everyone is important.  I will not post stories or comments on something only one customer or person has done.