16 Things Customers Do that Annoy Cashiers

Published 18, Sep 2017

Working as a cashier can be difficult, tiring work because cashiers have to endure repetitive motions, and mental fatigue - sometimes things just aren't as straightforward as they should be, so when those kind of customers come in, it makes their job even harder.

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7 Treatments for Cashier Repetitive Strain Injuries

Published 06, Sep 2017

Since cashiers move constantly in the same way - moving items from the conveyor to the scanner, lifting in small motions, completing bank teller tasks, removing clothing tags, and so forth (depending on industry) - cashiers are susceptible to repetitive strain injuries. But what are the most common injuries and how do you treat them?

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Working in a Kitchen with No Experience: Tips for Survival

Published 31, Aug 2017

Many restaurant staff positions require different levels of expertise. For example, a bartending position may require prior experience since making a cocktail well is a learned skill, and the same goes for the chef at the saute station (where the most complicated dishes are prepared); however, there are kitchen positions that can be trained and are perfect for those with no experience. Often upscale restaurants want lots of experience, but small to mid-size restaurants, food trucks, and cafes are happy to take on newbies.

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Bored at Work? How to Make Work Fun as a Cashier

Published 18, Aug 2017

Cleanup on aisle 5. Cleanup on aisle 5! Unwelcome news to any grocery store clerk or cashier. From difficult customers to screaming children to your till not working correctly, a cashier's life isn't always easy. To add insult to injury, what do you do with all of your mental energy as you sit (or stand) around at work waiting for customers to choose your checkout? You can't read or play on your phone so how do you amuse yourself? We're here to help!

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7 Common Cashier Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Published 27, Jul 2017

There are many different industries that require cashiers: banks, retail shops, coffee shops, supermarkets, fast-food, restaurants, and more, so it's safe to say cashiers are vital in the UK. Currently in the UK, job boards advertise more than 1,500 available cashier positions with 2.9 million people already working in this country as cashiers (not counting the banking industry). However, working as a cashier can have its dangers since cashiers are particularly at risk for injuries from muscle strain to fatigue. Find out all about the 7 common cashier injuries and how to avoid them.

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8 of the Best Bakeries in Europe (for Bakers)

Published 25, Jul 2017

When you’re a baker, finding a bakery that meets your standards is difficult. Is the cake crumb too large? Are the biscuits too buttery? Is the pastry too heavy? Can anyone bake as well as you? You might wonder...

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7 Tips for Running a Successful Mobile Catering Business

Published 24, Jul 2017

The appeal of a mobile catering business - with lower overheads than a traditional restaurant - can be enticing; however, the initial process of running a successful mobile catering business requires careful and precise planning, and you want to make sure you’ve crossed the T’s and dotted the I’s. You don’t want to get up and running, start making profits, and have your business yanked away for food safety violations. Plan for absolutely everything.

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11 Catering Tips and Tricks for Newbie Caterers

Published 19, Jul 2017

From a business luncheon to a large wedding, what are the rules of service for caterers? Do you serve customers from the left or the right? Do you spoon out the food in a buffet or does the guest? Are you responsible for food prep or is it someone else? Do you set the tables and how? Is coffee or tea served before or after the meal? Who takes out the bins?

 

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What Do Bakers Wear? 7 Uniform Essentials You'll Need to Get the Job Done

Published 17, Jul 2017


 

Your specific bakery uniform will depend on your place of work, but since baking is a hot job, typically most bakers wear clothing that is light, easy to move in, and well-ventilated. That being said, let’s not forget footwear! Bakers often wear clogs or other spill-proof, slip-resistant footwear that’s comfortable to wear all day long, durable, and safe.

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What Should Chefs Wear to an Interview?

Published 12, Jul 2017

 

Knowing what to wear for any interview can be tricky. But it’s even more difficult when you’re a chef, and you may not know what’s appropriate to set the right tone for an interview. Do you wear a suit? What happens if you’re asked to do a cooking demo? Or do you wear casual clothes? Will that come across as too informal and like you’re not taking the role seriously? Do you wear your chef whites? Or is that too presumptuous? So, what should chefs wear to an interview? We’ll give you some tips to dress for success.

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