What It’s Like to Work at a Pizzeria

What Its Like to Work at a Pizzeria

Amanda Depew, Social Media Editor

  1. Burns

Burns are the worst and are so hard to prevent. You may think, “Oh, just be careful when reaching into the oven.” If you’re short, then there is absolutely no way around it. You will burn yourself reaching into a tall oven. The oven is so hot you touch the oven for .001 seconds and you have a huge burn on your arm. It only hurts for a few short seconds but you have marks up and down looking like you’re some type of cutter.

  1. The Regulars

You can always look forward to them calling in their order, and while they’re ordering you stop them half way and finish their order for them because they never change, ever.

  1. Annoying Customers

When customers call and say they want to place an order. OK, awesome now please tell me what you want. They start asking everyone around them in the background what they want. Look at the menu before you call! Also don’t complain to me about the prices, I don’t make them. We offer coupons, save the menu’s that go out on every order to use for your next order.

  1. Christmas Time

Another great loving part of my job is working during the Christmas season. We decorate the place to look like the North Pole. We have our stockings hanging over the phones as people walk in the store. Everyone is so happy when they walk in. And the tips, the tips during the Christmas season; that is something everyone can love about this job.

  1. Discounts

Working around food can be difficult because you want to eat everything in sight, which most of the time you do. We’re able to eat almost whatever we want during our shifts at little to no cost. And when we order on our off days we get great discounts. Whoever said you can’t eat pizza every day is crazy, pizza is an everyday anytime meal.

  1. Co-Workers

My co-workers. They are what makes this job so great. You can always count on them to make fun of you, cheer you up and make you laugh. If you make a mistake at work, then they always help you fix it and get over it so it doesn’t affect you the rest of your shift. We all have each other’s back.

  1. Summer Time

There’s nothing worse than having to go into work at the pizzeria during the summer. You’re already working with two ovens at 600 degrees in a little area, but when it’s over 80 degrees outside, you want to die. You just melt. There is nothing more satisfying than having to go get something out of the walk in fridge. There’s times you wish you could sit in there during your entire shift.