I was very excited at the prospect of having a full time job.
Typical day - My main duties were in the back of house in the kitchen area, washing up, and helping the chef. The work was full on, very busy indeed.
There wasn’t time to learn anything new, I had worked in a kitchen environment before, so had some experience, they seemed to let me get on with washing up etc.
Management seemed ok, and praised me for the work I was doing on two different occasions, they seemed pleased with my work, which made me feel good about the job, albeit very tiring because of the long hours.
Breaks, if you manage to get one are not organised at all, employees struggling to get a full break, if at all.
The hardest part of the job were the hours, which is why, at the end of the first week, I asked the manager if my hours per day could be reduced, I was told that maybe a part time job would suit me and they let me go.
I know I would have enjoyed the job had it been 8-9 hours a day with structured break times. Would that not have been full time?
I feel let down and disappointed that at 18 years of age I was expected to work from 10a.m to end of business, which was 11.30p.m.
Apart from anything else, I did mention that I thought that was illegal, only to be told that, it’s a split shift, as I get an hour break inbetween! Isn’t that a dinner hour!? I’d call it slave labour.
Am I bitter? Of course I am.
Expecting you to work 12 hour shifts