Do you wonder what it is like to work at Dunkin Donuts? Some things that you might want to know are pay, responsibilities, and pros and cons.
Dunkin Donuts was founded in 1950 in Massachusetts. Today, there are over 8,000 Dunkin restaurants in the United States. The stores serve more than 50 varieties of donuts, a dozen types of coffees and also have sandwiches and bagels on the menu. All of the bakeries are owned and operated by franchisees. Here is a summary of the job description:
A lot of teens want to work at Starbucks; it's a cool job. Besides that, it is a great company to work for. They hire kids as young as 16 years old. You can apply online and then call or stop in to see the manager and introduce yourself. You might have to talk to several interviewers before you get hired. Be aware that great customer service is very important to Starbucks. You will be asked how you would handle certain situations, and/or to explain times when you had to work within a team. If you are hired, you will need to complete training. Trainees usually start working at the register.
This employer has benefits such as help with college tuition, free drinks, free coffee beans, and store discounts. If you take a job as a barista, you have to be able to work various shifts. You might work opening the store or closing the store. If you are not a barista, there are other support positions available.
Be prepared to handle all kinds of customers. Some people are very particular about their coffee. Others want to talk about their problems with you. People can be inconsiderate of your job. They will not know what they want to order and will take their time paying while there is a line. Some people talk on their cell phone while talking to you. Customers ask for things that do not make sense and cut the line to get things they forgot. You will learn to take complicated orders quickly and accurately. If you can work under pressure well, you will succeed at Starbucks.
Below are some good videos about what it is like to work there.
We put together this video to help you successfully obtain a job at McDonald's. There are some things you should and shouldn't do and things you should know before an interview.
To start at the beginning, gather a list of any experiences that might help you qualify for a crew member job. Anything that you have done is worth mentioning. If you have babysat, taught children at church, participated in sports, volunteered anywhere, joined the theater group, or did chores for family or neighbors, you have gained skills that are applicable. You will need to mention this experience on your McDonald's application.
Speaking of the application, you can pick up an application at the restaurant or fill one out online. The key to having your application noticed by the store manager is to follow up. Call and ask if you can speak to him. Once you have him on the phone, politely let him or her know that you have applied and that you would be greatly interested in an interview.
Now that you have an interview appointment, you need to get ready. Refer to our interview suggestions for practice questions and answers. Different managers have different styles of questioning. If you have a strong hold of your skills and experience, you will be confident with any line of questioning.
For a list of interview tips, watch the video above. When you are ready to apply to a teen job, search our job board. There is one on the right, and there is one on this page.
Many fast food companies in several states now have to pay $15 minimum an hour to their employees. This subject has raised a great debate. The implications of this raise in pay rate range from businesses closing to inflation and people finally getting off public assistance. While much of the argument is conjecture, there are some places where this new minimum wage has been implemented and we can now see the results on the economy there. Here is what people are saying:
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