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5 of the Most Comfortable Fast-Food Staff Shoes

Published 04, Oct 2017

When you work in fast-food between cooking the food, working the drive-through window, or front-facing on the cash register, you know you’ll be on your feet all day long, and that can be absolutely exhausting. Whilst those who work in fast-food may be susceptible to cashier wrist pain and other injuries - not to mention having to deal with tough customers - the last thing you need is back and joint pain from wearing incorrect shoes. Many who work in fast-food may not know that there are speciality shoes designed with your industry in mind. 

 

 

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Topics: Life @ Work, Workplace Footwear

Baker Salaries and Job Roles Explained

Published 03, Oct 2017

There are many different roles in the bakery industry from head bakers, bakers, and apprentice bakers to commis bakers and pastry chefs. Below is a list of the job roles of each type of baker, and the typical salary to expect in the industry.

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Topics: Life @ Work

Restaurant Technology Trends in 2017: Everything You Need to Know

Published 29, Sep 2017

79% of customers think that restaurant technology improves their dining experience. 36% of customers feel that online reservations are one of the most important tech features, and 42% of customers prefer email receipts. In the UK, fast food quick-service restaurants like McDonald's have installed high-tech ordering screens, but have fast-casual dining (i.e. Chipotle, Five Guys), casual dining (i.e. TGI Fridays, Nandos, Wetherspoons), and fine dining (i.e. full service restaurants that aren’t chains - local Indian or Italian) restaurants added any new innovations to improve diner experience? Find out the restaurant technology trends in 2017: everything you need to know.

 

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Topics: Life @ Work

5 of the Best Shoes for Retail Jobs

Published 22, Sep 2017

Working in retail can be tough. Whether you work at a clothing shop folding clothes on tables, emptying items out of the changing rooms, and dealing with customers at the checkout; you work in a tech store walking around to help customers with their needs, placing items on display, and dealing with the new tablet checkout technology; or you work in another retail role, there's no doubt that retail work can be tiring on the feet, mind, and body.

 

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Topics: Life @ Work

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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Topics: Life @ Work

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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Topics: Life @ Work

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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Topics: Life @ Work

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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Topics: Life @ Work

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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Topics: Life @ Work

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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Topics: Life @ Work