Students Who Work: Rachel Allen


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Leanna Willett

In today’s society, many high schoolers get jobs in an effort to meet people or save up for college. One of our Wildcats, Rachel Allen, works at the local Chick-fil-A. 

Here’s what she has to say about her job.  

“I enjoy working at Chick-fil-A because I’ve been able to make some really great friends. We laugh through all of the chaos and busyness of working at such a popular place. I would recommend it since the job teaches someone how to handle very high paced tasks, and of course because it’s a great way to meet people you’ll have a good time with.”

What positions do you like there? 

“When I work, the positions I prefer are beverages and sometimes face to face if the weather is decent. You’d be surprised how many drinks people order when you’re the one having to make all of them. With drinks popping up on screen after every order is taken, the time passes by pretty quickly. Being outside taking orders face to face is actually relaxing because you are not having to rush to make a drink or hand out food. You just have to take orders and be very customer service like. It can get hard though when it’s too hot or too cold to be enjoyable. The roles that someone can have at my job are team member, team leader, and manager. I am a team member right now, which is convenient because there’s not a requirement for the amount of hours I have to work or responsibilities that I have to have.”

Have you lost appetite for Chick-fil-A now that you work there? 

”No! One thing I do love about the job is the break food. My favorite things to get are a grilled club sandwich and fries. I surprisingly haven’t gotten too tired of the food. I just rotate between the 8 meal choices.”

Anything else? 

“It amazes me on every shift that I work how the drive thru line is constant. There is rarely a break in the line, and it’s crazy that people always want Chick-fil-A at any time of the day, whether it’s 8 am or 10 pm.”