I got transferred to the sister brand of the company- Smoothie House. So instead of dealing with meat-free meals, I am now handling desserts. More specifically Taiwanese shaved ice. Personally I find it difficult to associate myself with desserts. After all I joined the company hoping to encourage people to take care of themselves through eating well, instead of indulging in dessert. So technically it was another challenge to represent the brand.
Long story short, for the past 2 weeks (excluding my fever) I was stationed at the main outlet and learning everything from scratch. Honestly at the time of typing this, there are still 34532841 things I have yet to be familiar with, and I am still not an expert at shaving ice.
Last week I got transferred to the Raffles Place outlet, which meant new environment, rebuild chemistry and camaraderie with new colleagues, familiarize where supplies are kept etc etc. Apparently there is only 1 staff (aunty) permanently stationed at Smoothie House with fixed working hours, while the rest just come and go wherever manpower is needed. Honestly I felt rather unsettled and uncertain.
Customer demographics wise majority are office workers. So our peak hours are only during lunch time, because most people would have gone home/go for drinks by dinner time. Pace wise it is much slower, and during dinner time the atmosphere is quite deserted. Unless a few customers start buying and then the rest start following suit. Last Thurs I wanted to close at 9pm and then this dude came in with 3 other friends at 8.58pm thereabout. Felt bad to inform them that we are closed so I took orders. And guess what? Even more customers came in because they saw people ordering wtf. Not trying to say that I am unhappy with the sudden crowd, but there was only me during that night shift that day and there was so much to clean up.
Kinda miss the atmosphere at the main outlet but you won’t grow if you don’t step out of your comfort zone.
There are other management trainees like me around and of course vying for the office job. Part of the competitive me feels tempted to pitch myself against them and see how much we are progressing. I would very much like to sit in the office lol but the other part is telling me to just take 1 step at a time and see where it leads me to, instead of being ambitious.
Okay it’s late now. Goodnight.