Jobs in Drip: Student Perspectives on Their Local Workplaces

Carson Reed:

Q: Where do you work?

A: “Ledgestone Senior Living.”

Q: What’s it like working there?

A: “It’s pretty fun you get to interact with a lot of the elderly people they have a lot of stories to tell you. I’m a server there, so I work there in the evenings during dinner time so they’re very talkative at that time.”

Q: Do you enjoy working there?

A: “I do, I do enjoy.”

Q: On a scale of 1-10 how difficult is this job?

A: “Its starting to become probably like a six because we have management that really wants us to get on our game and high class dining is what they want in the kitchen. Yo gotta dress nice and serve people right.”

Q: Would you recommend this job to anybody?

A: “Yeah I totally would recommend this job.”

Kylin Richardson: 

Q: Where do you work?

A: “Chick-fil-a.”

Q: What’s it like working there?

A: “I like being able to see a lot of people from the community. It’s really cool because after school everyone comes in after games. Then it’s just a really good atmosphere to work in because everyone’s so nice. It’s kind of like Chick-fil-a’s thing.”

Q: On a scale of 1-10 how difficult is this job?

A: “Depends what you are doing. I am a team leader, Id probably say like a six or a seven depending on the day. If it’s like during a rush then its like its seven, but five or six if its not.”

Q: Would you recommend this job to anybody?

A: “I would, it’s really fun. Chick-fil-a Belterra especially, they have a good high school involvement side. They have a lot of high schoolers that work there.”

Seth Rill:

Q: Where do you work?

A: “Home Depot.”

Q: Why do you work there?

A: “I get paid $15.50 and they are very flexible with my schedule and give me reasonable hours.”

Q: On a scale of 1-10 how difficult is this job?

A: “A two, because all I do is pull products forward in my department and then help customers.”

Brian Hauser:

Q: Where do you work?

A: “The Spoon and Fork.”

Q: Why do you work at Spoon and Fork?

A: “First of all I kind of got a job out of random. I kinda needed money to buy stuff here and there. But then I ended up having to buy a car. So I worked the entire summer and paid off a car, and then I have to pay for gas and insurance.”

Q: On a scale of 1-10 how difficult is this job?

A: “I would have to say that depends on the nights. There are some shifts that are like a one where there are barely any tables and I can handle it. And then there’s like Friday or Saturday nights and it becomes like a eight or nine when I’m having to, you know, take orders, bus tables, and then seat people all at the same time.”

Q: Would you recommend this job to anybody?

A: “Yes and no. You have to be an extroverted person because you deal with a lot of people and customer service but it just depends. I would recommend it.”


By Gray Patterson, Staff Writer

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