Front of House - Server


What is a bread slinger?

A bread slinger is the title that we give to any of our employees who man the front of our bakery (referred to as 'the shop' from this point on). 


Ok, so a cashier? 


Kind of. But on top of your awesome math skills, you will also need to learn our products in and out so that you can answer any and all questions. It might not sound that hard but we are a specialty bakery and even some of the flour we use is completely different from any other bakery around (trust us, we checked). 


I think I can do that. What's the schedule? 


Pretty simple: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5:30am to 2:30pm. Yep, 3 days a week (27 hours). We work hard, get it done, sell it out and then take the rest of the week off.


Are my duties limited to running a cash register? 


Good Lord, no.


  • You'll be selling product and providing excellent customer service.

You’ll answer questions and make recommendations. It’s about selling the right product to the customer, not just selling to make sales. It’s being interested in the person who walks in the door. Sometimes you’ll give samples. Sometimes you may ask them about their day and discuss topics completely unrelated to bread. Maybe you want to give a little something to their kid or dog. In short, if you don’t really give a s*&! about people, then this isn’t the job for you.

 

  • You’ll maintain the front of the shop.

This area will be under your control. It’s your baby. We’re a high-end shop. We like things clean, stocked, and beautifully presented. We change window and interior décor with the seasons and holidays. We’re always looking to improve it and make it even nicer. It’s a pleasant area to be in. Dirty, disorderly areas are not pleasant to be in. If you don’t really care one way or the other about such things, then this isn’t the job for you.

 

  • You’ll be a barista.

We don’t make a ton of exotic coffee (latte, cappuccino, etc.) but we do make it and you have to know how to make a really good one. We’ll teach you. If you have experience, even better. 

 

  • Cleaning

Yes, you're going to have to clean things. Daily things, like wiping down tables and chairs, sweeping, mopping, and some dishes. Cleaning up crumbs, shelves, smudges, and tossing garbage. You’ll have to make sure the bathroom is clean and stocked. The good news is that we’re not a rest stop off I-75…it's not crazy. But it needs to be clean (toilet, sink, mirror) and stocked with soap and hand towels and toilet paper. There's weekly & monthly things too like dusting walls, lights, fans, etc. 

We clean with the idea of making stuff look new again, like it just came out of the box. We move things and clean under them as well as around them. We vacuum not just the floors but the edge of the wall. We also clean the sides of things because as it turns out, it’s not just the tops of things that get dirty. 


We clean as we go so we’re not screwed at the end of the day. And we’re ruthless about it being done well. If you don’t know how to clean properly, no worries, we can teach you. Truthfully, cleaning is a skill and must be learned. But in the end, in order to get something clean you have to want it to be clean. If you don’t care to clean, hate cleaning, or think giving the illusion of clean is good enough, then this isn’t the job for you.

 

  • Restocking, Boxes and Random Things

You’ll also have tasks like restocking sugar packets, refilling napkins, or folding bakery boxes for the next wave of customers. Grabbing bags of ice from the store next door or getting quarters from the laundry. Updating the front inventory, stuff like that.


You’ll have plenty to do to keep yourself busy. You’ll also have some down time. If you’re getting your job done, nobody cares that you take a little time to chill. If you don’t like being active, prefer a seated position, or if you’re perfectly happy letting the clock tick away while doing nothing, then this isn’t the job for you.


  •  Guinea Pig

You’re going to have to try our products. No one is going to force you to eat something you don't like but you’ll sample new creations and try different things. You can’t sell something to a person if you haven’t experienced it. Well, you can, but you’ll suck at it. We want you to know exactly what you like and don’t like about the things we make and then be able to pass that information onto the customer. 


We’re artisan bakers. We like to make new things. We try different combinations of things. If you have food allergies, are gluten intolerant, or have strict dietary requirements, then this isn’t the job for you.

 

 Cool, so what do I need to bring to the table? 

 

  • A desire to work.

Sounds stupid, but it won’t fly if you’re here because somebody other than you wants you to have a job. If your job hunting because your parents want you to learn something about hard work or real life or the value of a dollar, then this isn't the job for you. 

 

  • Transportation & Punctuality

You need to be able to get here in a dependable and reliable vehicle. You need to be here to do your job and be here on time to do it. If you can’t swing that 99% of the time, then this isn't the job for you.

 

  • Reliability

We are a small business. We rely on each other; if you call out at the last minute, it means someone else (who may have stayed up late bingeing on Netflix thinking they didn't have to work the early shift) is going to have to cover for you at the last minute. Nobody likes that.

 

  • You need to be detail oriented, accurate, alert and quick.

You have to be able to pay attention to more than one thing. You have to be alert to what’s going on and accurate in execution. If you’re athletic, you’ve likely got this skill set. No one says you have to be perfect but you need to be on the ball. We don’t come to work sleepy and wake up on the job. We come in with our shoelaces tied and ready to roll.

 

  • You have to be able to have fun and not take yourself too seriously.

We joke around a lot...and not always in the rainbows and unicorns kind of way. But we do like rainbows and unicorns. And mini giraffes.

You need to have a pleasant attitude. We don't expect Mary Poppins. Actually, we'd rather you not be a Mary Poppins. Spoonful of sugar aside, Mary's kind of a bitchy know it all. But, we'll take a Bert in a heartbeat.

  

  • Reading, Writing, Arithmetic

Look, straight up, you have to be good at math without a calculator and good at spelling without spell check. No one expects you to know algebra but if you punch in too many items, wrong items, or not enough items into the register you have to be able to recognize that the total is wonky and fix it. We're not asking for a spelling bee contestant but if you're weak on spelling and writing, it's going to be a problem. We often take hand written orders and notes. That information has to be passed onto others accurately.

 

  • It doesn't hurt if you take pride in what you do and the products we offer.

No one expects you to make this a lifelong career choice. We know you may have your own career goals. We’re totally down with that. But if you’re here, we'll consider you one of us, a team member. We expect you to hustle and kick ass at your job so the team can achieve its goal. Which is to rule the world by making the best sprouted flour bakery products ever...just in case you were wondering.


Any perks?

 

Bread. Lots of bread. More bread than you could have ever imagined. Plenty of coffee. And you get to work with some of (some say "THE") coolest chickas around. CHICKAS, not chickens. 

We like to grow from within; you may start as a cashier, but you might awaken the burning desire to become the world's greatest bread baker! You could be calling the shots for this shop in a few years! The world is your oyster!

Or you know, you could just sell bread really, really, well. And that's your thing. That's cool, too.


I'M IN! I'M A ROCKSTAR. BRING IT ON! 

Great! Click the Apply button and do the thing. We'll chat soon.


Posted
07/06/2021
Type
Part time
Salary Range
$16,000.00 - 29,000.00
per Year
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Location
Clearwater, FL 33765, US