Fastfood chain, we see it evrywhere. Have you ever work in one?

Friend Chicken - A friend chicken and a local noodle delicacy here in the Philippines from a famous fastfood chain.
@eprado (1473)
Philippines
August 12, 2007 10:28am CST
Its a boom, its fast service we see it everywhere and new one's being being put-up. Have you experienced working in one? Where and when? How did you do on the job? I used to worked for Jollibee a fastfood chain here in the my country, when I was still studying in college. I guess I did well working got no complains from my boss.:-) Although its hard managing my time working and studying at the same time, I had fun and enjoyed working then. It lasted for about two years before I quit and concentrated on my studies. I wonder where, my co-worker friends then, are now, might one or some of them be here? hmm who knows?;-)
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@Lifeless (2638)
• India
19 Sep 07
Yeah, we see them everywhere, but I haven't grown up to work for one... I have done engineering in computer science, and I don't find any reason why should I work in any fast food chain... Its not that working for them is not good, it was never really a goal for me to work in a food chain... Some of my friends did work in food chains to cover their expenses, but never did I...
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• United States
13 Aug 07
Ive never worked in a fast food place, not my first job out of high school, but then again ive worked since I was 14, during the summer time (schools are closed) at 14 and 15 yrs old, I spent the summer cleaning the schools. (just over minimum wage) at 16, I did dishes at a nursing home, then i stopped working when I moved, and didnt restart until after graduations, I worked within 3 weeks of being done with school, at a metal fabrication place doing janitorial work, quite that job a few days shy of 1 year later, I was offered a higher paying job with many more hours, I worked for pride mobility loading tractor trailers, I worked roughly 70 hours a week, most days were 5am to 9pm (16 hrs a day), however 530ish til about 8-830ish we just sat around until the final truck came to be unloaded, it was from canada, as soon as it was done we left. but i burnt myself out physically after 3 months, and lft it to work for dollar general at much less pay and alot less hours, left that to run a donation center for the salvation army, worked that for around 18 months and took over as asst manager of a thrift store for them, the store was announced to be closing, (due to running costs versus profibilty, and a building of a super store a few miles away) so i left before I ended up without a job. Next I ended up working for Turkey hill, for around 10 months, on third shift. (turkey hill is a convienance store owned by Kroger) left that for slightly better pay, and a chance to return to a normal life (no third shift) and worked at uni-mart (another C-store) where I am still working 14 months later
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@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
You've got a lot of working experienced and started at a young age at that. i admire you, your a good kid and very hardworking. Thanks for sharing. take care and good luck to you!
• United States
17 Sep 07
Thank you, I had forgotten about this discussion. forgive the lateness of my reply
@Cammeel1 (372)
• United States
12 Aug 07
My daughter just recently was hired at Taco Bell. She was so excited since it was her first job. She had a very energetic and positive attitude. After only 5 days there she wanted to quit. The manager was an 18 year old that basically let the staff run wild and provided no proper training. Years ago when I worked fast food for my first job, it was hard work, and stressful but at least I had propr training and a real boss who knew what he was doing.
@19ewf84 (463)
• Austria
12 Aug 07
a 18years old manager? well... mhmm...
@lpetges (3036)
• United States
13 Aug 07
i worked at a hardees when i was about 20 for extra income. and they too had young managers who liked to tell older people than them what to do.. hated it, and i never eat there anymore!
• Philippines
25 Sep 07
Eprado, back in college, I worked at Wendy's Greenbelt and transferred to its Makati Ave. branch ss a pioneer service crew that lasted for a year and a half. I believed I did well as a backroom person because I became a "Crew of the Month". Then, same as you, I quit and went on to finish my studies.
@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
25 Sep 07
Hello erickrubio, I think you were really good being chosen a as crew of the month in a fastfood chain. Thanks and have a nice day. :-)
@mbrown81 (114)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I know there's a bunch of fastfood chain now. I did not experience working any of those, I don't know i love to try applying for work way back from my college days but i don't try. if it tried you think they hire me? hehe!
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@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
Hello mbrown81, yup I am sure they would if you tried. ;-) Thanks!
@morgandrake (2136)
• United States
13 Aug 07
I worked in fast food and other restaurants for twenty years before the job market dried up for me. With ten years of management under my belt, no one will hire me--they might have to pay me some real money. And that is one of the reasons that I am currently forty-two and in college, working on an Associate degree. That and I was really unhappy the last couple of years at my last job.
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@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
We're never too old for learning and I think its good you've decided to continue school. Take care and Good luck to you!
@joshboz (1214)
• Australia
13 Aug 07
no idid not work in a fastfood chain. but they said that the salary is too low while the work rquires highly motivated, hardworking and have pleasing personality. in our place in mc donalds or jolibee they the shift is terrible they said you cannot until the work is no longer heavy and if necessary you also work for a overtime without pay. idont if these rumors are true but that's what they have said. im just sharing it.
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@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
14 Aug 07
Per my experience then working, the salary is minimum, wage set by the gov't., on a per hour basis I normally work from 4-6 hrs daily, sometimes 8 hrs. My shift and workhours depends on my school schedules, we are required to submit it to the mngt. Overtimes are counted when you worked for morethan 8 hrs, its automatically paid and they normally ask us if we can or want extend. :-)
@cutepenguin (6448)
• Canada
13 Aug 07
Actually, I haven't I always wanted to when I was a little kid, and I did apply to one, but I got a job at a science centre, so I didn't take the fast food job.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
13 Aug 07
I used to work on these two local foodchains here in the Philippines, many years ago. It's a good experience, but to consider working there as a means of living is hard. The salary is really low, as you just rely on the monthly increases they offer, depending on the rate they give at you every month. I learned few things while working there, like the TRUE meaning of cleanliness, being friendly and flexibility at work. I worked at Jollibee, here in Imus, Cavite. That was my first venture into being a working-student, I was just looking for some experience. I also worked at Mc Donald's, in Megamall when I used to stay on my grandparent's house in Pasig City.
• Philippines
13 Aug 07
i used to work in Jollibee just this year..i started on the early year and finished my contract just this may..i was about to be re-hired but i refused to work again because its very tiring working in there..I've been on the counter and then cross trained on JEDS..it was a great time working in there just got tired of the food because i get to have shifts on the target delivery attained..i was working almost full time and my feet aches so bad thats why i stopped working in there..i just took some experience on how is it like to work on a fast food chain..now i know its very exhausting..
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• Singapore
13 Aug 07
it is tough work, basically you do everything from cleaning toilets to preparing foods, but i guess sometimes people like student don't have a choice.
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@nangel78 (1458)
• United States
12 Aug 07
I have never worked in the fast food industry, but I have heard stories about it that kept me away. I think it would be tough to do to be honest. The workers put up with a lot and work long hours at times.
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@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
12 Aug 07
I've never worked at a fast food chain. I had friends that did and my husband did and they hated it. after working around the food all day at that chain, they never wanted to eat there then because they were sick of the food. and they always came home smelling like food lol.
@Daelin (683)
• Brazil
12 Aug 07
When I was in Italy I decided to search for a job at McDonalds. I went to a meeting but I had to give up because of the time schedule they had.
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@isaiah12 (418)
• United States
5 Oct 07
In the beginning of 1984 I began to work at Taco Bell. I never got through the training. When I was first hired I did not realize I was pregnant. I could not stand the smell of the food cooking. I would go to work and get sick. It is funny because my daughter's favorite food is from Taco Bell. But when I was pregnant with her the smell of the food would make me sick.
@jcj_111776 (3220)
• Philippines
5 Oct 07
When I was in 2nd year of college, I've decided to work at Pizza Hut. I was having a great time at work because I really loved what I was doing. But I only lasted for a few months because I resigned from my job. I didn't want to but I had to. My grades at school were starting to fail, especially at Algebra. I almost failed that class if I had not been asked by my professor to just give her a special project so I won't have to flunk that subject. I had the night shift at my job so Wednesdays at that time was a nightmare for me. Because I get home at 2am at Wednesday morning from work, catch at least 3 hours of sleep and have to get ready for my 7am class.
@mitzwu (214)
• Taiwan
5 Oct 07
yes i do work here in taiwan yummy togo it same mc donald and jolibee i work as cook but do only fried stuff like chicken and many more meats fish.and my first day i just feel nervious coz i might work mastake and i have a seven days trial of my work.anyway i dont do any mastake while do my job even i sometimes i dont understand the chinese clearly so i do ask again and i thank all my co workers they help me.
@maehan (1445)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I work in Burger King when I am a student. Pretty fun and really enjoy working there. I have learn lot of knowledge from there too!
@mbrown81 (114)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I know there's a bunch of fastfood chain now. I did not experience working any of those, I don't know i love to try applying for work way back from my college days but i don't try. if it tried you think they hire me? hehe!