Open shifts would start at 7am, but you will not get paid until 7:30, even after setting up the store, baking bread and cookies and cleaning. Then there were our 'half an hour breaks', which usually you would be in the store alone and you are not allowed to leave the store unattended, otherwise there is one other person but during lunch rush (around 11am - 1pm) but the store would be too busy to leave just one person by themselves. Employees would be rostered on an open or close shift by themselves with no managers to supervise after 1 night of training. My manager made me feel uncomfortable and unwanted. I have been called 'useless' and other rude names on a regular basis if i had accidentally forgotten to do a task or even just messed up a minor task (everybody makes mistakes every now and then, but i feel like my manager did not understand or have the patience for this). I left after all my work mates quit, usually after being treated poorly by the manager too, or for some of them, getting paid 'under the desk' cash in hand after they turned 18. The main reason why i left is because i was not happy there, i was treated horribly, most days go home crying and ended up too scared and anxious to answer my managers phone calls and i know that this is not how my workplace should make me feel.
All that aside i had made really close friends there who i still keep contact with, and the regular customers were really lovely people.