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How much would you typically make working in a chocolate shop?
Working full time (40 hrs a week) behind the counter in a chocolaye shop... do you think they get minimum wage? More? Any guesses? Just curious10 months ago - 6 answers
If you are a behind-the-counter employee, then I would expect you to start at minimum wage, and possibly never progress beyond that. The best you could hope for is that, plus some kind of health plan if you work full time and are lucky.10 months ago
willy wonka pays his employees in chocolate. oompa loompa's are only allowedby RIP SLIM DUNKIN - 10 months ago
Depends if its a cheap or expensive shop. Most likely it is around minimum wageby dilek - 10 months ago
Minimum wageby Rick B - 10 months ago
Depends on the store: can't generalize. I know a family that started with one small chocolate shop and now have 20. They provide full benefits to full time employees and have since second or third year they were onpen.
Depending on where you live and size of company, they may be required by law to give you the option to participate in their insurance plan.
Likely you will start at minimum wage given the job market, but with good attitude and good customer service skills, you can advance.
Also, how you present yourself when applying for job can make difference in what they want to pay you. (Fewer jobs than job seeker out there in most places these days, so you want to look honest, trustworthy, professional -- even if tips below make you think "GEEK". You want to appear as though lots of people would want to hand you money and eat food you give them.
Tips to make best impression to get job with highest pay possible (even if the person you are interviewing doesn't follow the same rules. If they have tattoo or piercing for example, compliment them on it so they know that you are "cool" but also that you know how to appear professional when it counts. You want to show up looking like you could manage the store.
Smile, shake hands and use your best manners. Limit slang and NO swearing.
Remove any piercings, small earrings (customer base is wide, so forget your right to self-impression, even if the owners aren't conservative
Hide tatoos, same reason as above: lots of people hate them, if not the store owners certainly fair amount of customers, especially those 55 and older
Dress nicely: if female, ironed blouse and skirt (not too short), a simple dress, or pressed blouse, trousers and jacket or sweater: you want to look like you could manage the store (if it is small, there may be times you are the only person there.) Sure, they probably have uniform or dress code, but you want to look your best. Jean and T-shirts may be fine for job itself, but not interview/application
Make sure nobody can tell whether or not you are wearing underwear or what kind (meaning cover thy belly
No extreme makeup or hair.
Pretty much same for guys: just make sure you wear a button up shirt and tie. Sounds old fashioned, but first impressions are important.
Minimum wageby Steph - 10 months ago