Me, working at Burger King.
As I mentioned in few of my previous post, I'm having my long long holiday right now. To use time wisely, and at the same time to earn some pocket money because my parents refuse to support my 'financial' anymore after my holiday has started. My mum suggested me to seek for job opportunity to work as a part-timer to fill my free time, and also to explore more as well. After my holiday has started in June. I've been searching for part-times with good pay of course, but things didn't turn out well.So one day, I went brunch with Krystal at TTDI and since TTDI is so near to One Utama, she suggested to go for a little shopping session at One U. We were walking, talking and laughing all the way and out of the blue, this poster that is posted in front of Burger King caught my eyes. It's written there "RM9 per hour, minimum 8 hours, work for only 6 days". RM9 PER HOUR! The highest pay I heard of for part-timers in shopping malls is only rm8 and you need to work for the whole day from 10 a.m to 10 p.m. And you only work for 6 days, I mean I'm sure that I do not want to work at a fast food restaurant for a long term period right. So, I immediately called Leyi after I reached home to tell her about this, because she is finding for part-time as well, just as we wished. Of course, I wouldn't want and my parents wouldn't allow to, for me to drive all the way to One Utama because the cost for petrol could kill me and it's not worth it at all. Since in the poster it's stated there AT ANY OUTLET, the nearest Burger King outlet from my house would be Sunway Pyramid.
And this, became the first job in my life, working at a fast food restaurant chain.
The day before the first day of work, I was afraid that I couldn't communicate with the people there, because my BM is so sucks that I barely speak in that language. Fortunately, the people there is so friendly that they actually understand (maybe?) what I'm trying to express! Working for only 6 days in Burger King, I thought my job scope would be just sweeping the floor, wipe the table, and some trifling stuff. But I was wrong. On the first day of work, I was assigned to Kak Mimi, one of the senior worker there. She taught me patiently in how to punch orders, how to make drinks and how to differentiate burgers with different packing, practically in how to become a professional cashier haha. Whenever I did any wrong when I was dealing with the customers, example like when the customer order chicken burger and accidentally I punched beef burger, the managers there would help me to solve the problem and they will just say "continue the next order", without scolding me. After 2 days, when I get used with the cashier machine, they actually trust me and ask me to handle one of the counter myself.
The people there are so funny and friendly, surprisingly me and Leyi can actually click to them in just a few days! The workers there are so cooperative, they are not working just for the sake of working, but they work as a team, as a family to bring more business for the company. Not only that the people there are friendly, we as a worker of Burger King get to have free burger set (the small one of course) for lunch! We also get to have any soft drinks we want, at anytime.
After such long wordy post, I shall show you some of the pictured I took with the colleagues there.
Me and Leyi, on the first day of work.
She purposely posed for me to take picture haha.
This is Prema. She is like the core of the kitchen because the speed of her making burger is incredibly fast.
This is Nisha.
This is Priya. She is so funny that the joke she told can actually make us laugh till our stomach ache.
This is Nana, the assistant manager. She cooked for everyone of us during the first day of Raya!
This is Syafiq, one of the night shift worker.
Me and Leyi, again, on the last day of work.
Despite of the tiredness for standing for 8 hours and dealing with some unruly customers, it was a fortuitous and remarkable experience, to meet different kind of people. I mean, who get to experience this job like me for a short term period?
And guess what, I just went back to visit them yesterday. *wink*