December 22, 2020
The chain “Dunkin Donuts” first opened in the 1950s in Quincy, Massachusetts and now has 11,300 stores worldwide. A student at Yorktown High school, Steven Rojas, just started working there in February. Steven says that the best part about working at Dunkin is “being able to gain certain skills on how to communicate with real people that you can’t really learn from just going to school and can only learn from real life experiences”. He hasn’t just gained knowledge from the job — he has also gained friendships.
Steven says he has been able to adjust well with completing school work and working three days a week. Being provided free coffee from Dunkin definitely helps. However, one of the biggest challenges he has faced while working has been having to start a new job after already mastering his old one. Steven decided to work at Dunkin because one of his friends told him to apply, he has already worked at Mcdonalds and Party City. Steven also said that Covid changed his job very minimally. They wear masks and gloves and change their gloves every hour. Steven also recounted some of his funniest memories, recalling “I once threw a paper ball at my friend while working and I turned around and a customer was just staring at me and it was one of the most embarrassing and hilarious moments while working here.”