As a fellow former Perkins employee...
by AmandaBanana - Posted Sat July 22, 2006 @ 9:04 AM
Wow I am loving you! My uncle worked there and got me a second job there as the midnight hostess on friday and saturday nights. No one ever trained me. I had a line at my register, a line at my door (It was HS football season) and a togo oder called (Mind you no one ever taught me the computer system or helped me learn the menu) and the manager argued with me when i asked him to simply take the ToGo order and put it in. The person sat on hold for about10 minutes, (and lets not forget i am trying to have three different bodies at this point) the manager finally took the order but brought it out to me. I am dealing with rude customers at the register, rude people demanding to be sat and the manager tells me to put the order in. The people showed up to get the order before it ever was rang in, my line was even longer at this point, all the waitresses were seating the people at the door (if the register is off, it's my @$$ so i chose to stick with dealing with it). Needless to say, when the line died down, people were done piling in the door and i had things caught up (including restocking the bakery), i left a note for the GM and walked out. I never walked out of a job in my life until then. the GM wanted to talk to me when i went to get my last check. She apologized, said if i was willing to come back she'd amke sure i got proper training...i said i'd think about it. But after talking to my uncle, decided to go ahead and quit. wow...felt good to add to your vent :)