Job at Penzey's


(erica) #1

The store in Arlington has a part-time retail job availability.


#2

I really like Penzey’s as a company in general, but the job sounds more fun than it really is. I worked at one location part-time for around eight months, four years ago while going back to grad school, and I really disliked it. Except I did have bulk at home of every item they sold, bought with the ok, but not great, employee discount.


#3

What was it that you disliked?


#4

Disliked customers. I am a people person and like helping and educating. I’ve worked in many hospitality and service jobs when younger. I never had more people argue, and profess ridiculous opinions and incorrect information before. (I studied at culinary school, and have been a chef.) Also pay was minimum wage for all positions. Also, almost daily, customers broke open spice/herb containers, spilling, and filling the air with micro-dust that floated around for hours. Itching burning eyes all the time.


#5

Thanks for explaining!


#6

Ah, the public. Most are pretty good down here in Texas but the ones that get me are the ones that say you did this, or you did that, and I have to remind them that I’ve never spoken to or laid eyes on them.

The other is your company needs to do xyz like I set policy for a multi-billion dollar corporation.

Some are just jerks.

If anybody curses at me the conversation is terminated.

I do try and help every customer to the best of my abilities and if I don’t know the answer I’ll find somebody that does.


#7

Doesn’t sound fun - sorry to hear that.