December 22, 2020
Yorktown has no shortage of pizzerias, and when YHS Senior Amanda Sinishtaj was looking for a job and found an opening at Mima’s in the center of town, she didn’t hesitate to accept the offer. “I thought I would like the job,” she said, “ because I knew what it would require since many of my friends also work in pizzerias/restaurants.” Amanda works about 8 hours a week and still babysits from time to time, a job she has been doing since middle school.
Like all jobs, it has its ups and downs. “I’ve learned,” she said, “that people can be a lot more difficult than I previously thought. I’ve always been someone who goes with the flow and has a kind approach, but some people will just be straight up rude and there’s nothing you can do to prevent that.” Customers will complain from time to time about their orders being messed up and looking to blame the hired help. “Some customers,” she said, “only complain to get free food.” She does appreciate her boss’s kind gesture of ordering coffee and hot chocolate from the Dunkin next door for her and her friends when they arrive at work.
Amanda feels fortunate that she has the opportunity to make money for herself. Many businesses, especially restaurants, have faced economic hardships. “My place of work has remained open,” said Amanda, “and for that I am also grateful.”