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TITLE (EDIT)
The Recipe
DESCRIPTION
This is a short essay that describes some of the qualities that are needed in order to be a successful employee at a small business.
[731 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Business
AUTHOR
Ryan Landry
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I am a high school senior who has a love for writing. I love stories because everyone and everything has one.
[February 2012]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
WarriorResolve@yahoo.com
The Recipe
Ryan Landry

The door let out a distinct creak, and a woman with hunger in her eyes came in. Energy invaded me and allowed a beatific smile to fortify my face. I was taking her order when more people flooded into the restaurant. They seemed like an endless horde that charged in for days, but the clock only counted a couple minutes before the restaurant was full. I finished up with the first order and took a deep breath that stopped time for a moment; this insignificant break allowed me to think. My mind had become a battlefield of thoughts, and I knew I had to get them in line if I wanted to win the war against this sudden rush. That is an average day as a cashier and short-order cook at a fried dough and ice cream shop. Friendliness, quick-thinking, and multitasking are the pillars that made success reachable while working there.

Being friendly is a basic principle when working with the public. Although it’s not always easy, it is always necessary. Small businesses are not the kind of places that gets many tips; most of the time my coworkers averaged about five dollars a night. I always averaged twenty. It was my goal to be friendly to every customer, even the ones who made a dent on my resolve to do so. The first tip I ever got was from the first customer I ever took care of. I was still new with the cash register and all of the equipment. I messed up the change, filled the cup too much for the milkshake machine, and took way too long making sure the lettuce was perfectly on the burger. Apologies made up the most of my conversation with her when I served the meal, but she just smiled and said thank you. When she was done, she told me it was delicious and that I was very nice before handing me a dollar. I was surprised, but figured out then and there that regardless of all other variables, I absolutely had to be friendly.

Working at a small business commanded me to think on my feet. Surprises could ambush me at any moment, and looking foolish in front of a customer is a fatal mistake. The first time my job demanded quick-thinking from me was quite stressful. A man wanted a fried dough hot dog with cheese in it. The issue was that no one had ever ordered it, so I was not taught how to make it. Telling him to pick something else was not an option, so I improvised. I just wrapped a hot dog in dough after putting some chunks of cheddar cheese on it and threw it in the fryer. I didn’t know if I had cooked it long enough or if the hot dog would be raw. The man ate it without complaint and said it was great. That was the first time I had to make things up as I went along, but it certainly wasn’t the last. The stress from such events waned until it lost the courage to make an appearance altogether.

With only two people working per shift, doing one thing at a time during a rush just wouldn’t cut it. Multitasking was essential in order to get the food out in a timely manner. This lesson was carved into me and left a scar on my memory. One of the owners happened to be there during a huge rush, so there were three of us that night. My mind drowned in the amount of things I had to do; Make a milkshake, make a sundae, put in a burger and some fries, and make fried dough. I simply could not do it, so the owner took over. I was ashamed and refused to ever let that happen again. The next time I had to work, I practiced multitasking on small orders, so when the inevitable rush arrived later, I was armed with the knowledge and experience I needed.

Success has three ingredients at small businesses. Friendliness, quick-thinking, and the ability to multitask must all be present in order to make a perfect batch. Once I realized that, working became quite fun. I would look forward to my shift, and wait anxiously for that six o’clock rush. I managed to get those three qualities perfectly proportioned and mixed into a delectable serving of success.

 

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February 2012
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