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What kind of stuff do they do at KFC for work?

Asked by The_Inquisitor (3158points) July 5th, 2008

I just got hired for KFC, it’ll be my first job, starting this Monday. I’m not too sure how it’s gonna work and i want to be prepared. I hear they all work together… but when someone orders something, how do you know someone else isn’t gonna already be getting that customer something? My friend just recently joined the team, first day she never knew what to do, just stood there… how do we know what we’re supoosed to be doing and be helpful?

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lefteh's avatar

I do not and have not ever worked at KFC, but I work at a carryout and delivery pizza place, so I can offer a little bit of insight into how the food service industry works in general.

As far as your concern about knowing who should be preparing certain foods, your establishment will most likely either have paper or digital “tickets” for each order. If you’re preparing an order, you’ll have the ticket. If it’s posted somewhere, a computer screen for instance, communication is your best friend. You can ask questions like, “Is this in yet?” or “Does this need to be made still?”

Also, most likely, each day the manager(s) will assign each person a different tasks. For example, at Donatos Pizza, we will have a couple people working on making pizzas, a couple on making subs, one on cutting and boxing pizzas, and one working the drive-thru window. Each person has a specific task for that day.

And one more thing: they’re not going to expect you to know everything you need to know about your job on your first day. They will train you. All they expect from you is to show up on time, in proper uniform, looking smart and speaking politely.

Good luck, and congrats on your first job!

jrpowell's avatar

Communication is key. People will not get mad if you ask what you need to do. Over time you will learn and be able to tell without even talking. Eventually you will know what other people are going to do before they actually do it.

Give it a couple of weeks. And listen to lefteh, he knows what he is talking about.

bunkin's avatar

fry chicken!

playthebanjo's avatar

don’t get into the habit of giving friends a discount you might get. It will never end.

babygalll's avatar

They will walk you through what you will be doing. They aren’t going to just leave you standing there doing nothing. I am sure they have some type of training to show you and teach you how things are done. Be confident in yourself and you will do fine. Don’t be afraid to ask questions of you don’t know something or simply forget.

Good luck and remember to SMILE! No matter where you are customers love to be greeted with a smile.

buster's avatar

One thing is a given working in a restaurant and that is cleaning. Some things get cleaned several times a day like prep tables, bathrooms, floors etc. Some things only get cleaned maybe once a week like the hood vents. You will get to do plenty of cleaning.

loser's avatar

I try not to think about it…

Just kidding! Good luck at your new job!!!

JakeButler's avatar

I had my period of fast food labor in high school. While it wasn’t KFC, I’m sure it can’t be far from it. A lot of the time was spent cleaning and refreshing supplies. There was a big lunch rush, and a little bit of a dinner one (not as concentrated a time period though) where we were making and selling a lot of food. That was probably about 4 hours out of the day. The stupid motto I hated: “If you have time to lean, you have time to clean.”

andreatownsend18's avatar

i just started working at KFC today and i wasn’t really that nervous it’s just alot to memorize and for me its overwhelming. but the people were helpful but i just dont want them thinking im gonna get it right away. i had ADHD so i have trouble sometimes focusing and memorizing things and i get frustrated at myself & hopefully working there will get better.

The_Inquisitor's avatar

@andreatownsend18, oh don’t worry. KFC was fun to work at. I worked there for only the summer though.. (Welcome to Fluther, if you look at when I asked this question, you’ll see that it was in 2008).

But yeah, I don’t have, or ever have been diagnosed with ADHD, but I have trouble focusing, memorizing things and forget a lot.. sometimes I wonder…. lol, but it just takes time. Nobody will think that you’ll get it right away. They had to keep reminding me about things. Working at a new place is always somewhat frustrating at first, but it will indeed get better.

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