I have been working at Golden Pantry full-time (Less than a year)
The job itself is good work. Mostly its wiping down stuff sweeping and mopping taking out trash and ringing up customers who are mostly pleasant.you come in wipe some stuff down, sweep, mop, take out trash and take care of customers who are almost always pleasant. Deli is more hard work but you can take long breaks listen to whatever music you want work at your own pace as long as you get your stuff done.
With store side it may be small simple work but you dont get too much of a break cause theres always someone coming in its literally a miracle if you get the chance smoke a cig start to finish. Also if you mess up or make a mistake like you're late, or you mess up and aren't thinking 100% you can give out the wrong change or accidentally put the gas on the wrong pump or anything it can be your job. Also even if its the customers fault you apologize no matter how rude and ignorant they are. With deli is alot of heavy, nasty, hot, mess that all has to be done well because of food. There are dishes non stop, oil spills, dirty fryers that have to be cleaned, lots of trash to take out, huge flour mess everywhere always, raw food to prep and cook and a bunch of cleaning. If you slip up unless its with food its not as serious and more and longer breaks. if you are super fit and not very bright or have good social skills i suggest deli if you are more of the easy under pressure, can sell air, bubbly type but cant lift a whole lot or do a whole lot then i suggest register.
Advice to Management
Do not be a bully and treat your employees like swine. absolutely do not let your personal feelings towards them affect your professional obligations. It doesnt matter about if you're together, friends, or family always punish them and reward them the same. If not then you have a team of toddlers who need babysitting or end up without employees.
I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Golden Pantry (Athens, GA) in June 2015.
Brief. The store manager interviews you first and if you pass this interview, you are interviewed by the district manager who will decide if you are hired after successful completion of a background check.
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