(Closed) Quit job after one day. Embarrassing, long. Possible TMI.

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1176 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

There’s a lot of hazing in food service jobs. I’d say it’s because so many people in food service are crazy, but I don’t think they start out that way. It makes people crazy. Don’t feel guilty. It doesn’t sound like it was the right job for you.

Post # 4
2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@BakerBee16:  Awwww! That’s awful…but if I were in your shoes I would have done the exact same thing. It was a part-time job that you really didn’t even NEED. It’s propbably not as if you were needing this to add to your resume or anything so don’t worry about it too much.

When I was about 25 I was in school full-time and living in a different city than my family. I decided to get a part-time job as a grocery cashier for spending money. I knew that I would be going home over Christmas break and told my supervisor that, but she said they wouldn’t be able to give me any time off. A couple weeks before I was due to go home, the supervisor put me on the schedule to work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I kept my mouth shut and worked right up until I was supposed to fly home and after that shift was done told them I quit. They were kinda surprised and pissed but I was just like, “Well I told you guys I would be wanting to go home for Christmas so…oh well.”

Post # 6
8035 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@BakerBee16:  Aw that sucks. You don’t deserve that kind of treatment. I think it’s good you quit. You explained the situation, you returned the uniforms. Don’t worry about it for another minute!!

Post # 7
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Not after one day, but a month yes. I don’t really want to get into it, but the manager was being inappropiate.  I got a job opportunity from a regular customer and quit.

Post # 8
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m sorry you had such a lousy experience. It’s hard to learn how to run a register if you have someone that doesn’t take the time to explain things to you. And even if you HAD run a register before, they all are operated differently so she still would need to slow down and explain things. In college, I worked at KMart and McDonald’s – their registers were COMPLETELY different. It just sounds like you had an awful person trying to train you.

Oh, and keep tampons in your car! That way, even if you change purses, you’ll always have them. 

Post # 9
736 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@BakerBee16:  That’s working in a restaurant for ya. Don’t feel bad, it’s exactly what the managers are used to and what the bitchy servers wanted. I once worked at a pretty nice restraunt for 3 hours before I quit… that was 3 – 1 hour shifts… As if I’m getting all dolled up and getting myself to work for one hour of minimum wage!

Focus on school and if you still need a mindless job for some spending money get a job at a bank or as a cashier at a grocery or drug store.

Post # 11
90 posts
Worker bee

I also quit a job after my first day.  You’re not alone.  So sorry to hear you had such a lousy experience!

Post # 12
1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Restaurant/food service can be pretty cut throat. My fiance is a chef & comes home bitchin about the staff all the time. Especially “new kids” & the waitresses/waiters. Sounds like they were pretty nasty to you, it obviously wasn’t the job for you. Never go into a job thinking “how hard could it be”. Anyway focus on your school work and try to find a pt job in your field. 

Post # 14
1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@BakerBee16:  I do that too!! Although I hardly have time to make cakes between work, family & wedding planning!

Post # 16
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve personally never quit a job after one day, but given the experience you had, I think you are justified in doing so.

The way I figure is that 1) you didn’t need this job 2) it’s not doing anything for your resume anyway and 3) it sounded like a place you would have quit from eventually anyway.

We all had to start somewhere so I don’t think it’s a bad thing that you didn’t know how to run a register. At least you were interested in learning. Most retail positions train you much more thoroughly, especially at a larger department store such as Nordstorm.

As far as breaking into the pastry business, I don’t think you necessary have to go through a restaurant/hospitality job first. I think you should try honing in your skills first and letting it spread by word of mouth. At some point, people will call you up personally because they had your cake/cookies at so-and-so’s party and they were awesome.

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