Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Since I don't want to work at Subway anymore I've been avidly job hunting and tomorrow I have an interview for a Personal Assistant position for a woman who owns two real estate agencies. I know next to nothing about real estate, but I feel like this woman might be a good connection to have for the future. I also have a hunch that she pays more than minimum wage and will not make me mop her floors. Basically anything is a step up from Subway, unless I become a janitor at Penn Station. Yesterday my boss told me he is going to start paying me next Tuesday, that's two weeks of unpaid on-the-job training and I don't even feel like arguing about it. I'm just going to kill this interview tomorrow and hope I get the job, any suggestions are welcome!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
So all week at Subway we have to prep massive amounts of food for Saturday. What is Saturday you might ask, its Customer Appreciation Day! Yes! Just kidding, all subs are buy 1 get 1 free which means I have to come in early and stay for the entire day of annoying little kids and obnoxious fat people buying two subs for themselves. Listen just because Jared lost weight doesn't mean that if you stick to a Subway diet that you are miraculously going to lose the 200 extra pounds you've had since freshman year of high school. Snap back to reality and go get some McDonalds.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Since I'll probably be quitting Subway within 2 months, I figure that I either want to go to bar tending school or work at a tanning salon. I need to do something relatively simple where I can meet a lot of cute girls. I feel like that would be my ideal job, so any other suggestions are welcome. I'm off to apply to Beachbum Tanning and Hollywood Tanning and to sign up for bar tending classes, yeah buddy!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
So, Tuesday was my very first day and I didn't think my boss would have me making sandwichs, but a large crowd came in so I did my best to help. At first I was slow, really really slow, I didn't know where anything was and I couldn't even the cut bread right. Most people understood my situation and didn't mind waiting for their food, since I was just learning. However you always get the one person who wants to give you a hard time. As I was about to leave, in walks this short (probably 5 ft.) dad and his ugly son with a mullet. The father stood impatiently as I tried to gather their order and I explained that I would need a minute to figure out how to make the 3 sandwichs they wanted. The pathetic excuse for a dad grunted and mumbled profanities under his breath; I found this hilarious, so I made sure to move extra slow. I could care less if I get fired, so customers like this are going to be fun to mess with. The sad little guy with the Napoleonic complex is probably only the first of many dissatisfied customers that I will get to deal with.
Well for minimum wage I think this job is overall terrible. It's not that any of the tasks are particularly difficult, but you would think that after sweeping, cleaning, prepping all the food products, and making sandwichs that Sandwich Artists could at least earn $10.00 per hour from one of the most successful franchise chains around. I have no real attachment to the job and just decided to work there to shut my parents up about not having a job, but in all honesty anyone thinking of applying to Subway should probably just look elsewhere.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
So the online courses for Subway were pretty extensive and at the end of them you have to complete short quizzes. Needless to say I skipped through a majority of the slideshows and just answered the quizzes based on guessing and infinite retries. They really expect you to know their stuff which is why Subway is such a well oiled franchise. Since I'll only be working part time in the afternoons I really did not pay much attention to the breakfast menus or the policies for opening the store. I also found it kind of ridiculous when one slide explained that Subway has over 2 million salad, wrap and sandwich combinations. 2 million?! Well I'll keep you all posted on the hands on training this week and I'll be sure to include any strange customer interactions!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
So I started the 10 hours worth of online training for Subway and I wanted to share my thoughts so far. I think it is relatively useful, but extremely repetitive. The way they present the information is in series of slideshows with short quizzes at the end. Anyone with an IQ above 75 could answer the quizzes without actually reading the slides, so all in all I've been flying through the training. After I get certified I have to go in on Tuesday and start on the job training. This should be interesting considering my coworkers are two 50 something old Indian men and I'm a 21 year old white male. I have a feeling this job is going to be very interesting to say the least!