I have been working at Tim Hortons for two years, and this will DEFINATELY be my last. I am trying to find a job with 40hrs a week, with the shifts. Tim Hortons employees do not get treated like humans.
First off, I have worked for two locations, in two different provinces.
First location I worked with, I loved most my staff and customers. I actually enjoyed my job, although there was sometimes times that made me mad; that's a job. You aren't always going to be happy with it.
Then, I moved to a different province. Because it's a different province, I had to get re-hired and went back to minimum wage. I am on drive thru window 5 days a week, 6am-3pm. I am not bragging, but I have amazing customer service. I treat every customer with respect, even when they really don't deserve it. I get two un-paid breaks during this 9hr shift (one 15minute, one 20minute) which is really all I need to get a little snack.. but when 3pm comes, and I am off.. the person to be on window for 3 is counting their till. By the time they get on the window, it's already 3:10ish. Then it is time for me to go out back, and count my til to be at the set amount we start out with. After I count that, I have to count all my money I have made that day, write out my voids (any why they are voids), fill out a sheet saying how much we made (How many $5, $10, $20's we have, Mastercard and TimCard amounts, ect) and then once I am done of that, get a manager to double count everything. This process takes about 30 minutes. So, it is now 3:40, and I am schedualed to be off at 3. I really wouldn't care, but the problem is.. I stop getting paid at 3:15. I work for about half an hour for free, five days a week. Thats 2.5 hrs a week, which is 10hrs a month. If I walk out at 3:15 when they stop paying me, I get fired. Because I am on window everyday, I get bitched at for not going "fast enough" when our times aren't good. Yes, we get TIMED of how fast we can get you through. So, when you don't have your money ready, are slow, and order more at the window.. THAT is why we may roll our eyes at you. Although I don't (I survive by tips basically, and NEED them).. it does frusterate me.
There is a lot more, but I must go to bed. Work tomorrow, then job hunting. I really need to get out of this shithole.