Before you even start, I love my job at Dairy Queen.. but there are definitely downsides to it. I’ve had the job since I was 15 and I'm now 19 still working there. I think of new things every day but sometimes you have these reoccurring thoughts and here are some of the most popular.
1. No, I don’t get sick of the food, and no, I haven’t gained weight since I started working there
Everything, where I work, is fresh and clean. I know it may not be at all other places, but for me, our food is too good to pass up. I do eat a lot of ice cream when I work, but I have never noticed me gaining weight from it, so I think it's just a myth.
2. We’re typing and clicking stuff on a screen 500 buttons and words on it - slow down when you order
Let us catch up — and don't get mad if we ask you to repeat something.
3. Speak loud enough but please don’t yell at me
We can't hear you, it's too loud in here; but you aren't at a concert, so please don't yell when I'm a foot away from you.
4. Trying to be fast but running into your co-workers every time you turn around
This happens way more than it needs to. Don't run, and just get out of the way if you aren't doing anything. Plain and simple.
5. Working with people that are new and asking dumb questions
We were all at that stage.. but after you hit the one-year mark, you should know what you're doing. Common sense people.
5. Working the drive-thru with slow people
Yes, we’re trying to get you the food, but everyone works at a different pace and it calls for some major backup.
6. It gets slippery
Better have those non-slips on or you’re going to eat shit a few times. Down the steps hurts the worst!
7. When we are about to close, don’t come in and order a ton of food
We start cleaning stuff before we close because everyone wants to get home after a long shift, so I don't know why you’re getting eight meals at 10:30 p.m. on a school night, but it can stop.
8. Yes, I’m wearing shorts in the winter
It gets hot when you're running around working hard, so please stop commenting on my shorts when it’s negative degrees outside. Trust me, I knowwwww.
8. We’re trying, but mistakes happen
Please don’t get pissed when we forget to hand you the receipt or we accidentally put mayo on your burger. Bring it back, state the issue, and realize you make mistakes too. We are trying our best and it takes a lot to run a restaurant smoothly. Thank you to all the people who are patient and kind, we appreciate our customers so much!
Like I said, working in the fast food industry can have its downfalls, but hey, what job doesn't? They have flexible schedules, lots of opportunities, helps you to improve people/communication skills, chances to meet awesome co-workers (S/O BK and the rest of the crew) and if you would have asked a few years ago, I could have never pictured myself working at a Dairy Queen all throughout high school and my first year of college. Here I am 6 years later, loving my job and going to work each day which is something I take for granted.