I have a theory: the closer a human is to getting food, and the faster the premise of getting food seems to be, the more aggressive they become - this is especially true when you're in a setting where the food is presented behind a well-polished glass sneeze screen.
Welcome to Panda Express, where the food gets stale fast, the workers treat you like an incompetent, and only one out of a hundred guests will genuinely appreciate your work. Otherwise, they're bombarding you with the item after item, listing off everything you want as you scrape on empty woks for what little pieces of food you can get as your cooks chat in the back of house even though you screamed for them to cook a fresh wok 20 minutes ago.
Not to mention you now have the added bonus of Doordash, Uber Eats, Postmates, and even Panda's own Online Orders to handle, each one of them accumulating like vultures at the foot of your cash register as you process each odrer one by one patiently waiting for an opportunity to bag the online order you've shouted for five times in the middle of a rush while three more print out of the receipt dispenser behind you.
It's grueling, mind numbing, and repetitive to get beat over the head with customers disappointed that you have to cook Teriyaki chicken for 15 minutes so they don't get food poisoning.
It doesn't help that the store was located in scenic Lake Nona: Where everyone thinks they're rich but won't go to any restaurant unless they have a coupon and their cars are all the cheapest models they can afford - and yet they refuse to look you in the eye as they flash their jewelry like you're some kind of disgusting servant.
If you want my advice: Don't join a restaurant where your MANAGER LITERALLY QUITS three weeks after you join the team.
Caution to those applying who are well qualified. The Panda RG placed me into a month long interview process. During this process I completed 6 interviews and even worked one day in a location. After being exemplified by hiring management and through the process the final interview was anything but professional. In fact the interview was more about discrediting my personal beliefs to over shadow my accomplishments and education. They will expect you to be below average and non threatening to their position. Your interview will be public for every candidate to hear and you will not be afford luxury of protected Federal Laws. They will without direct statement make decisions based on your personal beliefs or religion.
I would allow my General Managers the freedom to run their stores the way they would see fit. I would be able to monitor them by their results on the P & L, the cleanliness of the store and through secret shoppers. I would not have them be stuck in a prison AKA their store.