Help me prepare myself for working in a bakery for the first time!
February 1, 2012 8:02 PM Subscribe
How can I make the most out of a opportunity I've been given to work in a bakery?
posted by signondiego to Work & Money (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I work at a regional supermarket chain. For awhile now, I have been trying to get into the bakery department. But they run a pretty tight ship and only now is there in an opening.
I will be starting there in a week and a half. I'm sure it's going to be an easy case of work hard and do my job, but I would appreciate some advice so I don't screw this up.
I'm coming from a much slower department. And truth be told, every job I've had so far has been laid back and the standards on customer interaction have never been high. I am completely fine with nonstop work and giving great customer service, it will just be a change.
I also don't have any experience what-so-ever, but this is something I've been waiting on and I really want to learn. I will be starting out as a counter clerk, which will also involve cleaning and many other miscellaneous tasks, but I do have the opportunity to move up to baker in the future.
While I haven't worked in a standalone bakery, I know that a supermarket bakery is quite different.
I have no doubt I will be fine, I'm not worried about that. But any suggestions to best get me to success? Just work hard, do my job, become interested/take pleasure in learning, and ask questions?