(Male, Age 25) from San Leandro, CA

This is a REAL-LIFE job profile written by a Male aged 25 who works as a Cashier/Cook in San Leandro, CA. We have removed all names and personal information in order to protect privacy. This professional kindly spent a bit of their time to complete one of our job profile surveys so that prospective job seekers like you could read their insights. Please excuse any punctuation or grammatical errors in this profile.

At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Cashier/Cook
Salary $35,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 40
Company Size (not answered)
Location San Leandro, CA
Years Experience 1 month

Career Ratings

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for the fast food burger joint, In-N-Out. Currently it is employs around 7 workers.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I basically do everything depending on the day. I cook burgers, make fries, work the cash register, and even some janitorial work.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Health benefits.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
No, there is alot more work than I am paid for.

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I usually work with 6 other people. I like this because it is easier when there is a team helping out during rush hours.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I work behind the counter and so it can get very hectic at times. However, the working environment is fun.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 3
Benefits: 2
Hours: 4
Co-Workers: 7
Supervisors: 6
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 5
The Actual Work: 1

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am n/a
8am to 9am n/a
9am to 10am n/a
10am to 11am n/a
11am to 12pm n/a
12pm to 1pm n/a
1pm to 2pm start afternoon shift. Begin working the grills in line cook.
2pm to 3pm continue making orders. take out trash.
3pm to 4pm continue making orders. Clean up floor because of soda spill.
4pm to 5pm continue making orders.
5pm to 6pm begin working cash register. take over for drive thru orders temporarily.
6pm to 7pm continue working cash register.
7pm to 8pm continue working cash register.
8pm to 9pm continue working cash register.
9pm to 10pm continue working cash register.
10pm to 11pm continue working cash register.
11pm to 12am continue working cash register until closing. Help with closing. Scrub grills, clean counter tops. Clean up trash around the place. Sweep. Closing time with team member. Lock doors.

Table of Contents

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
I was referred the job by a close friend of mine.

What was the application process?
I had to fill out an application and also submit a resume.

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, there was only one interview and it was by the store manager.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
What kind of worker I am. What drives me to work at In-N-Out.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, I was properly trained by the manager and he thoroughly explained everything.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes, basic cashier skills and cooking skills.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
No, my background made no difference.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Just go to the In-n-out and apply for one.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
None, training is offered.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Not exactly, however, training is required.

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Just complete the training and memorize the menu.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
No, because I am planning on opening an online business selling products of all sorts.

What are your current career goals?
I plan to have a company as big as

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Prior Job 2 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.4

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.6 Uc Riverside Business
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
3 Uc Riverside Business

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