The Experience Cafe

WRONG.

“I’m sorry, but although you have the skills we’re looking for, you are far too overqualified for this job”

  1. If you know me, I’ve probably tried to con a massage out of you…AKA I have a crooked back. It’s been pretty bad for years and with this recent fall at the beginning of August, it’s only gotten worse. Standing around for a chunk of hours without fluid movement is KILLER. Even my coworkers that don’t have a bad back complain of similar pain.
  2. You’ve got to be able to multitask to a ridiculous extent. Making a yogurt parfait while finishing up a coffee order and getting change from a slow cash register for a moody and probably wasteful customer takes practice. My whole life I’ve admired waiters, bartenders etc because I wondered how they could do what they did without dropping everything or having a mental shutdown. Add to this, the physical stress. My admiration was not misplaced.
  1. WE WASTE SO MUCH FOOD. I cannot begin to tell you how much food we waste behind the scenes. At the end of the night, several drinks get thrown out, several salads…whatever wasn’t purchased? Out. Nothing more. I closed ONCE. ONCE! And I promise you I won’t do it ever again..I was in pain over all the food/drink we were wasting knowing how many poor people there are out there in the streets of Philly. If I were a head honcho for this cafe I’d make sure this food got to them somehow. It’s ridiculous. We have several stores. If they are all wasting the way we are…I can’t even continue…
  2. WE USE SO MUCH PLASTIC. Apart from the food waste we also have a crazy amount of plastic waste. Those drinks and salads get tossed in their containers. I cannot stress enough how much this is damaging our Earth.
  3. DO NOT BUY JUST AN APPLE OR WATER BOTTLE IT’S A WASTE OF YOUR MONEY, WAWA IS NEXT DOOOOORRRR!!! YOU ARE PAYING TRIPLE THE PRICE! ARGHHH!

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Jade Cintron

Jade Cintron

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Americuberican Thespian. Theatre & Language Educator. Founder of ¡Looking Bilingüe! a celebration of Latinx biculturalism & bilingualism storytelling series