Hi, just about to start my first shift at McDonald's this week, but at the welcome meeting they didn't have any handbooks, apparently these are available on our lounge, but I can't find it there. Does anyone have a link to the handbook or can tell mewhere to download it please?
(Also, does anyone have any tips on what I can expect the first few shifts? Cheers!)
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- Thread Starter
- 10-08-2009 15:33
- 10-08-2009 15:38
you can expect to say, "would you like fries with that"
- 10-08-2009 15:59
expect to be overworked and underpaid. Expect to be told what to do all the time. The managers only care about getting their bonuses and so they will make you work as fast as possible, using as little resources as possible and getting you to persuade customer's to buy more (e.g. is that large? would you like a dessert? would you like to try the new burger we just got in? you can buy extra hash brown for 30p?) Also expect minor injuries (burns while getting fries), wearing a silly uniform with the awful hat, getting sticky making icecream. If you're not serving they throw a cloth at you or get you to do anything as to not waste their labour costs, they'll make you go early sometimes and work overtime at other times.
lol, this is my experience in working at mcdonalds.
my advice: Start looking for another job whilst working there, the only part of the job i liked was the social side of it. and maybe the free meals.Last edited by Dale122; 10-08-2009 at 16:03.
- 11-11-2009 11:28
Hi Guys, I have a welcome meeting tomorrow, but the address theyve told me to go to is different from the one where i want to work, is this normal and just for training purposes?
- 11-11-2009 18:19
Yes it's normal. My welcome meeting was at a different restaurant to the one I work at.
To the OP, your first few shifts are likely to be hard depending on where the restaurant is. Mine's in the middle of a shopping centre in town and we get very busy. Make sure you ask questions if you don't understand what you're doing at any point because they won't take ignorance as an excuse, ever. I was paired up with a Crew Trainer when I first started and it was quite unnerving at first. Like the poster before me, you will be expected to try and sell large meals and extra hash browns if you're doing breakfast and you'll be expected to work very fast. I'm looking for other employment at the moment because I'm not really enjoying working here (and I've worked here for around 8 months now) and the pay isn't very good - I'm on £4.46 an hour.