Like I mentioned before, our small stand is located in the thrilling amusement park, Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari. As an employee working in the foods department I, like everyone else, considers the water parka and the dry park as two separate worlds. Both parks have food stands with jobs that are similar but seem different in an environmental way. The main reason of this is that Holiday World has different holiday themed section while the water park has just one main theme of a safari. Lucky for me, I was put in one of the simplest stands in my opinion three years ago when I applied for the job.
It does not take a genius to figure out that a stand named Santa’s Snacks would be in the Christmas section of Holiday World. Of all the sections in the dry park, this section seemed to most unique because the aspects of the location of the stand were either completely positive or negative. The reason behind this is because the stand’s location sits at the top of the hill while the Human resources building is all the way across the dry park at the bottom. Even though it was an extensive trip to the stand every night and day, it did have one advantage that was also a disadvantage. Santa’s Snacks was located a few feet away from the entrance of the park so guests did not spend the majority of their day around it. This does however, backfire at night when they leave and pick up a last minute snack on the way home. Aside from all the negative features of the location I began to grow onto it as the first year of work went by.
I was sixteen years old when I decided to get a job in the foods department at Holiday World. It was best for me to acquire a job so the entire summer would not be me just sitting around the house. So after filling out all the paperwork necessary for the job and going to my interview I finally received a letter saying that I was able to join the food and beverage department as a cashier in Santa’s Snacks. At first, the job was somewhat difficult to adjust to, but after a short period of time the job began to grow on me. This continued as my first year went by, and before I knew it my second year at the stand began and ended with the confident feeling of working there. Before I knew it, my third year in foods arrived. This was the time period where I was offered an interview for a chance to become a supervisor. After successfully earning the position of supervisor, everything changed for me in a suitable way.
This year as supervisor of the Santa’s Snacks crew, I was agreeing to oversee the stand and the crew members in it while also performing many different jobs. Some of my tasks included ordering stock, ensuring that lunches and breaks were completed before our rush arrived, and checking on the supply of food we have every now and then so we never run out. None of this could be done without the help of Angie, the crew leader, Tim and Josh, the elites, or all of our cashiers. The stand’s cashiers included...