Most young people and uneducated adults end up in the fast food industry in some form or another. Of course, these people prepare hundreds of burgers or sandwiches per day for people that want a quick, cheap meal. The job isn’t that great and doesn’t come with a ton of perks. Still, it’s a good way to start out your job history if you don’t have any or if you lack an education. Most of the jobs are extremely easy – if not boring. So then, here are some tips for working in the fast food injury.
Always look busy rather than standing around doing nothing.
Obviously, your job is going to go nowhere if your supervisor always thinks that you do nothing while at work. You should make it a chore at work to always look busy, even if you aren’t. This can help you get raises and get a better position. Of course, there are plenty of different things a fast food joint employee can do to waste time. Supplies of ketchup packets and cups are always dwindling, so going to the back is actually necessary quite often. No matter what, don’t ever get caught doing nothing on the job or you could face some consequences.
Never eat the fast food that you serve (or any other fast food).
Without a doubt, eating the fast food that you prepare is an extremely bad idea. It’s unhealthy, and you have pretty easy access to all of these foods. You should always take your lunch break away from the fast food restaurant that you work for or it could start to affect your health. Sure, it might seem ultra-convenient to pick something off the heating area before you walk out of the store, but that’s only going to lead to regret and health issues later on. Therefore, you should always eat healthy, non-fast food when you work in a fast food restaurant. Do your body and health some favors.
Be a great employee to earn more money and climb the employment ladder.
You should display courtesy and kindness at all times while on the job. First of all, this can directly lead to a raise or a promotion. Employees that are regularly complimented upon by customers to management are almost always rewarded in some way or another. An employee that constantly gets praise is likely to be in line for some raises and maybe even a promotion. So then, you can’t let the boring job get to you at any time because it pays much more to suck it up and exhibit excitement and friendliness on the job. Just think about what you could do with a raise!
Shower after work to avoid that constant grease smell.
Unfortunately, working in a fast food restaurant means that you will constantly smell and feel greasy after work or whenever you are wearing your uniform. It’s always a good idea to shower as soon as you get off work to avoid these smells and feelings. Also, you should purchase two work uniforms so that you aren’t stuck in a single, smelly uniform all week. You should wash both of them two times per week to keep them relatively clean and grease-free. For some people, the greasy environment of a fast food restaurant’s kitchen is their least favorite part of the job.
Keep your drawer balanced to keep your job.
As with any job that involves money handling, you need to be accurate and efficient with money. Failing to balance your drawer each day can get you fired or accused of stealing from the company. Don’t make careless mistakes when handling money because it could cost you your job after a few incidents. Without a doubt, you should work on quick efficiency when it comes to dealing with a cash register, receiving money, and giving change. Doing a lazy job with money handling can leave your drawer short on money and could get you kicked out of the fast food restaurant. Obviously, nobody wants to lose their job for something so simple.
Don’t stay in the industry too long.
Without a doubt, the fast food industry is one of the worst industries to work in. There is very little room for income improvement, even if you get constant raises and promotions. You still won’t be earning that much money – whether you’re a fry cook or a manager. So then, you should enter the fast food industry as your first job, spend a year or two there to get some experience or cash, and then you should switch jobs right away. Honestly, job loyalty to a fast food joint doesn’t pay well and it won’t get you very much else aside from a dead-end job. Get out of the fast food industry and stay away from it at all costs after that.
The fast food industry isn’t for you…or anyone.
Still, plenty of people end up working at fast food restaurants, whether they have no education, other job opportunities, or something else. There is nothing wrong with working at a fast food restaurant as a first job or if you have no other options, but you should get out of there as soon as you have enough experience to qualify for a better job. Either way, you have to make the best of the job while you work there, so you should remember these tips and do whatever you can to earn raises or promotions.