Thursday, March 31, 2011
How the Handover of My Station Works
Well in this spot I am working you sort of cut yourself. If you don't no one will. What happens is the lunch through evening staff comes in and when you are ready to take your last table which usually is about 40 minutes before punch out time you just tell the next person.
They are ready to oblige and take over. That is it. So if my shift is 6:30 to 3:00 I take my last table about 2:15 and when they are done eating about a half hour later I do my cash out and clock out about 3ish or shortly thereafter. Sidejobs that I have are just done continuously throughout the morning. There is no stopping.
The supervisors all they want to know is your section is being handed over. That is it. I guess that is because we are on 8 hour shifts and they really do not want you to work longer cause that is overtime.
It is different but good. Sometimes if it gets really busy you may have to take another table and stay a bit past 3 but most of the time there is plenty of people around itching to take over from you.
Everybody wants to make money so when the later people come in they are ready to go. I like that.
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