Hi everyone. So, I currently am starting a job at Dairy Queen/Orange Julius at the mall and I love it! I actually look forward to going to work and it is so much fun making smoothies, Blizzards, etc. Also, I have only trained for about two days, but I already know I like it. Plus, it has offered me hrs that work well with my schedule.
However, I have an offer to interview at In N Out. The work is more fast paced, which would be not as fun and a lot more stressful. BUT, they pay two dollars more per hr, though with the gas, it might be about the same. And it would look better on a resume than DQ. So, I am kind of at a standstill right now about what to do… Thank you!
|October 3, 2015 at 15:53|
Oooo that’s a tough call! It’s really awesome if you can enjoy going to work, so my first thought is to tell you to stay where you’re at. But first calculate the gas money and see exactly how much of a difference you’ll make between the two jobs.
It also depends on how much money you need right now. With a $2 an hr difference, you could end up with at least $100 more per month working at In N Out.
If you’re not dealing with any added stress in your life (like friend or family drama) you may find In N Out to be a really cool challenge, and a chance to save extra money. If you already have a bit of stress in your life, maybe stick with Dairy Queen? It sounds like you really enjoy it 🙂
|October 3, 2015 at 17:18|
Well, I am pretty stressed out with school. 🙂 And I don’t think…. lets see I will be working 10 hours a week, including my 3 hr hostess job at another restaurant… so for now it isn’t over 8 hrs per week… which means… hmmm significant amount but it wouldn’t add up to 2 dollars an hr average due to gas money. Thanks for the input!
|October 3, 2015 at 22:27|
Why would In N Out look better on your resume than DQ? They’re both fast food restaurants, so I’d think they’d look about the same to potential employers.. (But I could be missing something, lol).
It sounds like you haven’t been working at DQ very long. My concern is that if you put on a resume that you worked at DQ for 2 weeks and then quit and went to In N Out, that might send up some red flags. (Like: Why did she leave so soon? Is she actually committed to the jobs she starts? Will she leave this job just as fast?) The only good reason to take the job at In N Out would be because of the extra money. But like you said, if you’re spending extra gas money to get there, it probably evens out in the end. So I think it’d probably be better for you to stay at DQ for now-especially since you like the working environment.
|October 4, 2015 at 16:43|
This is where I would start. Go to the interview. An interview is not a commitment, and you don’t even know if you will get offered a job. Then in the mean time weigh the pros and cons. Figure out with gas if the $2 an hour more is worth it, is the stress worth it, are there added benefits,will it work with your schedule, and ultimately is it worth a change of job that you know you love, to something you may not?
And if it comes back you do the interview, they offer you the job, and you just are really uncertain about it, don’t take it.
|October 4, 2015 at 16:44|
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