Even though it’s out of my experience and comfort zone I have applied to various restaurants and fast food businesses for jobs such as cashier, kitchen prep and such. While I appreciate the difficulty of my getting such a job, I was not prepared for Pollo Tropical.
I received an e-mail telling me that there was a “job fair” at their new location which was quite a drive since I was taking care of a friend’s house for that month. I got dressed up and made sure I was there early. Unfortunately, there was no job fair. In fact there wasn’t a restaurant. Just a billboard on the highway and the shell of a building. In a mailbox around the back was a mailbox with applications and a lockbox in which to put them.
I started calling numbers listed on the billboard and eventually got someone at corporate who informed me that there couldn’t be a job fair at that site – “The restaurant isn’t even built yet!” Really? And I was about to go into the half built shell for lunch. I filled out an application and left.