My experience as a barista at Jamaica Blue Kawana is something i do not wish to experience with another employer ever again. I read the previous reviews on here before I began and figured that a few disgruntled former employees were lashing out because of being reprimanded for their poor work ethic. Boy was I wrong…
The owner is a micro-managing bully. If an employee were to bother with seeking help from Fair Work, I am positive this man would be in breach of multiple standards. He is constantly putting his employees down (without bothering to critique in a positive manner) and threatening their positions. You are expected to meet all of his unrealistic expectations, even if he has not made them clear to you. Most of whom are young girls, under the age of 21. If you work overtime, you are not paid for it. If you attend work meetings, you are not paid for it. The pay itself, during the week, is pitiful. A 25 hour week is not enough to sustain basic household expenses.
The customers and the fellow staff are definitely a highlight of the store, but it is certainly counter balanced by the actions of the employer. If you see a position advertised at Jamaica Blue Kawana Shoppingworld, do yourself a favour and DO NOT APPLY!
Free Coffee, Good Co-Workers