Advice From the Pros: How to Maximize Your Time at the Box
How to Maximize Your Time at the Box
The main reason why many students want to go out with friends is because they don’t have enough money. They are not able to spend their free time in socializing activities like going out or having fun. Therefore, it is necessary for them to get paid work experience while studying. However, most of the jobs require a certain amount of experience before they will hire someone with less than that.
However, there are some jobs which do not require any kind of job experience. These kinds of jobs are called “free” jobs. You just need to show up and perform the task that is given to you without any cost. Some examples include cleaning and serving food or drinks in restaurants or bars. There are also other jobs such as babysitting and even driving cars.
You might think that these types of jobs are useless since you would never get a chance to earn money from them. However, if you really want to maximize your time at the box, then you must take advantage of all those free jobs available in the city.
If you are planning on working as a waitress or bartender, then make sure that you choose one where the customers come in groups rather than coming alone. This is because it takes time for people to order and eat their food. This means that you have to spend more time working rather than socializing. It is a good idea to work at a place which has a happy hour since the time that you spend there will be much quicker.
It is also a good idea to serve foods which are easy to prepare and quick to eat or drink. Food such as wings, fries, pizza and other similar foods are good choices.
Also, if you are a girl, make sure that you wear the appropriate outfit for the job. If you serve food wearing a mini skirt, then it might take much longer for the customers to look at your food and forget about placing their orders.
If you ever worked as a waitress before then you might know that most of your breaks will be spent just waiting around for the customers to place their orders. You can turn this to your advantage by using this time to talk to the other workers or the employer. You can use this time to create a friendly relationship with them. You never know, they might be in need of a new staff or someone to cover for a sick employee. If you are lucky, then they might ask you to work during your lesson times, in exchange for free food or some extra pay.
After you are done with your work, you can head down to the university or college with some friends. This will help you to bond as a group and also have fun during your free time. If you ever come across any problems during your work, then you can always ask your supervisor for advice. This will help you to develop a good relationship with them.
With this in mind, it is time to choose which job would suit you best.
Way to Grow: Choosing A Workplace
White Pawn (Waiter/Waitress)
As a waiter or waitress, your job is to serve food and drinks to customers in your restaurant. These kinds of jobs are not too physically demanding but they can be mentally straining since you need to remember lots of orders. There is also a possibility that the number of customers will increase or decrease during different times of the day or year.
Therefore, it is a good idea to keep track of how many people are in the restaurant and prepare for a rush hour. You can do this by keeping count every time you pass through the dining room or by asking one of your coworkers to help you out.
During busy times, it is essential that you do not waste any time by going back and forth to the kitchen since the food will probably get sent out quickly anyway. Instead, you should prepare all the necessary orders that you think will be sent out soon. This will reduce the amount of time wasted by waiting for orders to be completed and will also help to prevent mistakes from occurring.
If you work at a place which offers to-go service, then it is essential that you pay attention to the number of people who have their food boxed up. Sometimes, people decide to stay in their table after seeing how busy the restaurant is. If you have already sent all of the orders for the next meal, then you will be out of luck if the customer has decided to stay. It is a good idea to ask people who have boxes if they are planning on staying so that you can prevent this from happening.
One last thing: always be sure to stay positive in your job. Never let a mistake get you down since every fails if you let it get the best of you. Always strive to do your best and always keep a smile on your face.
Your uniform will probably consist of a shirt or a blouse and a tie for guys and a dress or a skirt with hose and heels for girls. During the summer months, a shorts option may be available. In addition, some places will have matching cloth napkins for patrons to use.
Also, if you work at a high-end hotel or restaurant, do not chew gum while on duty. It is considered to be very rude to do something like that while interacting with customers.
Black Pawn (Short Order Cook)
If you’re the kind of person who likes to work with their hands and you feel more comfortable in the kitchen than anywhere else, then this job might just be for you. As a short order cook, you will be in charge of preparing most of the food for your restaurant. If you work at a place which offers to-go orders, you will also need to package a few of these meals whenever they need to be sent out.
Your job starts as soon as you walk into the back door of the place where you work. The first thing that you will notice is the huge kitchen and the wonderful (yet sometimes bad smelling) odor of food being cooked. In the middle of this space, you’ll see a grill and a few stove tops. On the other side of the room, you’ll see industrial size refrigerators, lots of cabinets, and tables for preparing food.
Most of the tools that you’ll need to do your job are already here so all you really need to do is get started right away.
To begin your first day, you should ask one of the other cooks to show you around and tell you where everything is located. They will also give you a quick rundown on some of the popular orders and how they like them prepared. It is very important to remember these details because in this line of work, there is no room for mistakes.
While you may work in the kitchen most of the time, there will be times when you will have to bring food out to the diners. For this reason, it is a good idea to master the art of carrying multiple plates at the same time. There’s a knack to doing this that can only be learned through experience.
In addition, you may also be asked to go out and greet some new customers from time to time. 99% of the time, these people will come in and sit down at a table but every now and then, you may need to go out and take their order in person. For this reason, it is important that you keep yourself well-groomed at all times.
During your time working here, you may have to work some long hours. Since you’ll be in charge of most of the cooking, your boss will depend on you to get the job done. While 40 hours a week is the average, there may be times when you have to work a little longer to get everything prepared. If this is going to be a problem for you, now would be the time to speak up.
Pay starts out at $4 an hour.
If you’ve watched enough cop shows on TV, you probably think being an FBI agent is the coolest job ever. And you’d be right. The job does have its moments.
For example, what other job can you have where one of your daily tasks is going to a casino and playing Blackjack with a known criminal in order to get information on his boss?
In your line of work, you deal with a lot of different people and personalities. Some are helpful. Some aren’t. You just have to figure out which is which. The best way to do this is through honesty. At least that’s what they tell you in training. Of course, in reality, the FBI hasn’t been exactly truthful with you about everything either. Like the fact that you’ve been implanted with a special chip that kills you if you step out of line. But that’s a different story.
As an FBI agent, you’ll be assigned to one of the teams. Each team tackles a different part of the city. From what you know, it seems that your boss is trying to have each team take over an entire district of the city and eliminate the local gangs in the area. However, from what you can tell, the Eastern District is more resistant to this plan, hence the need for more agents.
You’ll also be required to go through training before you’re sent out in the field. This training will prepare you for any situation you might encounter and give you skills that can be used in those situations. It’s here you’ll be taught fighting techniques as well as how to handle different firearms. You’ll also learn the various laws that you’ll need to know in order to bring down the heaviest punishment on criminals.
So, which is it going to be?”
The man behind the desk asks, breaking you out of your thoughts.
The man is average looking with a face that looks like it has seen a lot of sun with a big smile and laugh lines around his eyes.He is of a medium build and has light brown hair. He is wearing the standard FBI uniform of a white dress shirt with a black suit and red tie. Right now, he is looking at you, waiting for an answer to his question.
You look down at the two options he gave you.
You can become and FBI agent. This means going through extensive training at the FBI academy in Philadelphia. You’ll learn everything you need to know to bring criminals to justice and serve your country.
You can become an FBI technician. This means working at a computer in Quantico, compiling information for the agents in the field and helping them when necessary. This would be a much safer position and you wouldn’t ever have to leave Quantico, but you would still be serving your country.
You always wanted to be an FBI agent. Ever since you were little, you dreamed of bringing down the worst of the worst and putting them in jail where they belong. However, you’re also a realist. You know that becoming an agent has a high mortality rate and it’s extremely stressful.
This job is going to test every ounce of your ability, will you be able to handle it?
You could also settle for something a little less dangerous. You’d still be helping the FBI and still be serving your country. The only difference is you wouldn’t be doing the leg work, so to speak. You’d be behind a computer most of the time. Of course, you’ve always been good with computers.
It’s up to you now.
What’s your choice?
You’ve made the right choice and decided to help the FBI in the best way you can. While it may not be on the front lines bringing down criminals, you’re still making a difference.
You spend the next few months being trained in various skills that will help you in your new position such as computer hacking, self-defense, and weapon handling. Once your training is complete, your employer gets you a nice apartment in Quantico and you begin working for the FBI. The work is easy for the most part. Your job consists mainly of hacking into various computer systems to find information on criminals or clues about where they might be hiding.
You quickly become a vital part of the FBI, and while your life isn’t anywhere near as dangerous as when you were in the army, you’re satisfied that you’re still making a difference.
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