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Offline Rafi Zaidi

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Kaspa's of Swindon Requires Full Time Staff
« on: October 19, 2014, 10:53:51 PM »
Kaspa's specialises in desserts and gelatos; with Waffles, Crepes and Sundaes our forté.

All training will be given, but any prior experience is advantageous.

We require FULL TIME staff.
Opening at 11am until 11pm - Monday to Thursday and 11am Midnight Friday to Sunday.
(So please check local transport before applying)

We Require:
FULL TIME KITCHEN PORTER
We are looking for an experienced Kitchen Porter who can:
-Wash dishes (FAST!!)
-Reliable, Trustworthy, Hardworking
-Strong and Able to Carry up to 20kg.
-Organised

FULL TIME GENERAL ASSISTANT
We are looking candidates who would MAKE the exciting dishes of Kaspa's and becoming a Sundae Specialist or a Waffle Maker!
WE will provide FULL training but any previous experience with Food Handling is advantageous.

We expect Candidate to:
-Quick to learn
-Clean, Reliable and trustworthy
-Team Player and able to work with others: And occasionally Able to work independently
-Able to handle Pressure

YOU MUST BE ABLE TO SPEND 1 TO 2 WEEKS IN LONDON BRANCH FOR TRAINING PRIOR TO SWINDON BRANCH OPENING.
We will provide accommodation whilst training in London.

Please email with CV with a Pic (If possible) and a working UK phone number. Any applications without a CV will not be considered.

We can offer employment immediately for the right candidate.

All CV should be sent to kaspas.swindon@gmail.com

Should you have any queries please email at kaspas.swindon@gmail.com

Good luck.



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Re: Kaspa's of Swindon Requires Full Time Staff
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2014, 12:09:48 AM »

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Re: Kaspa's of Swindon Requires Full Time Staff
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2014, 09:03:13 AM »
Mike Bawden's looking for a job! :2funny:
What's it all about?

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Re: Kaspa's of Swindon Requires Full Time Staff
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2014, 09:11:38 AM »
Must be able to match skills to job though Outer - although it does say something about waffles.
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Re: Kaspa's of Swindon Requires Full Time Staff
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2014, 05:39:37 PM »
Must be able to match skills to job though Outer - although it does say something about waffles.


I can teach ex-cllr Bawden everything he needs to know in order to match his actual skills to a realistic and fair level of remuneration.

Repeat after me Michael: "Would you like fries with that?"

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Re: Kaspa's of Swindon Requires Full Time Staff
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2014, 06:38:29 PM »
Soundly beaten to it.

More spotted dick sir?
Sometimes I think you have to march right in and demand your rights, even if you don’t know what your rights are, or who the person is you’re talking to. Then, on the way out, slam the door.

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Re: Kaspa's of Swindon Requires Full Time Staff
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2014, 06:52:04 PM »
Must be able to match skills to job though Outer - although it does say something about waffles.


I can teach ex-cllr Bawden everything he needs to know in order to match his actual skills to a realistic and fair level of remuneration.

Repeat after me Michael: "Would you like fries with that?"

It mentions Waffles, not batter!
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Re: Kaspa's of Swindon Requires Full Time Staff
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2014, 07:10:53 PM »
Must be able to match skills to job though Outer - although it does say something about waffles.

His waffles would be too long.
Very few people would get served
Proud to be gone

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Re: Kaspa's of Swindon Requires Full Time Staff
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2014, 08:34:51 PM »
I'm sure he'd get his just desserts :D


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Re: Kaspa's of Swindon Requires Full Time Staff
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2015, 09:20:18 AM »
Well, we visited yesterday, despite it's one star rating. I'm hoping that was something to do with undertrained staff rather than hygiene.

5/6 steps up to get in, although I noticed inside, on the way out, that it pointed you to the next door for wheelchair access. 

We joined a short queue which hovered just inside the front door, turned out to be just us and one other family. The first family was moved on pretty quickly to another short queue, as were we, but glad the kids were with me, because I couldn't hear what I was being asked at all, between the accents and the acoustics. No noticeable back ground music was being played - thankfully. Conversation though was almost impossible for me.

As we know the place is decorated in black and purple, the floor is black sparkly tiles and the roof is black tiles, I take it they are supposed to be sound absorbing - but they didn't.  The sound was bouncing of every square surface with very little to stop it. The seating was a happy jumble of square and round leather look seating areas - all with fixed seats and tables - which as you can imagine is important to me. I didn't have the Titanic with me.

We were told it would be a 15 minute wait, I found somewhere temporary to sit after a few minutes.  In fact we only had a five minute wait to be seated.  I noted ALL the serving staff were men and all with quite strong accents, with that and the acoustics, I gave up trying to communicate and left it to those with younger ears - I obviously need mine testing!  We chose what we wanted and daughter had to stand in the queue for that - which did seem to take a time and she wasn't impressed that some of the staff behind the counter seemed to be on a go slow.  She has to look sharp to earn her money so she expects the same from them where she spends it!   They didn't take long to deliver our drinks, that is all bar one that didn't come until after the food  because we had to ask for it then.  I put the saucer of my tea on the top of the cup in the hope it would keep warm, which luckily it did and a very nice tea it was too.

The deserts came one plate at a time?   They really could have prepared them all and delivered them two at a time.   Mine came second and it was beginning to melt a little by the time the last one came - there were four of us. 

No problem with the deserts, they were very desserty - though I've had as good down the pub, if not the choice.  By now those acoustics were getting important, there were several families with young children (and as they do) the children were sometimes crying or shouting - it was very noticeable. 

We'll try again in a year and see if things and routines have settled better.

   

 
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Re: Kaspa's of Swindon Requires Full Time Staff
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2015, 12:10:45 PM »
I think the 1* rating was primarily to do with recording - fridge/freezer temperatures & who cleaned what, when etc.  I don't think there are any serious concerns about hygiene per se.

I also struggle with poor acoustic damping and high levels of ambient noise - music and loud crowds - and tend to deliberately avoid noisy venues.  Tig, (with her hearing loss), suffers far worse than I do and it's not that uncommon for us to leave a few minutes after being seated.  We always explain that our departure isn't a criticism of the service, just that the noise level is too high for us to enjoy our meal.  We don't want silence but we do like to talk to each other easily.

Wildly varying 'plate delivery' times are a definite put off for me.  I was brought up to wait politely and not begin eating until everyone else is also ready to eat.  Few things annoy me more than dinners getting cold and puddings melting before my eyes....   

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Re: Kaspa's of Swindon Requires Full Time Staff
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2015, 02:38:25 PM »
Yes, the plate delivery, along with the swifter arrival of hot tea, did prove a problem for me. Also the first plate out was not for the youngest person and it was also her birthday treat, so we didn't start until hers was in front of her.  In fact probably we would have finished ours before hers came, desserts tend not to take a lot of chewing and therefore do disappear quickly. 

The lack of female attendants also seemed a bit, well, odd. 

The hearing thing, well it would have been pointless if I had an hearing aid, it's in such places that my brother has to disconnect his hearing aid and do his best to join in any conversation, or just sit and watch our lips moving, a very lonely life is had by deaf people! Which is  shame because by anyone's standards he's good company, witty and funny. Industrial deafness by the way, and through lack of consideration at planning level he's shut out of some family banter.

Thought this is definitely not a place I would go for conversation, it had a bit of a conveyer belt  feel to it, although we were not at all harried into leaving.  I cannot see there would have been a 'loop' system in there. 

I didn't have a problem with the noise of the children as such - I worked in a Neighbourhood centre for 2 years, with kids playing on the floor of my office and groups of them meeting in the hall next door, I got used to it.  But there was nothing to deaden the noise. Had  a short and difficult conversation with the older granddaughter about it, she has had experience of same in her drama classes.   

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Re: Kaspa's of Swindon Requires Full Time Staff
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2015, 12:36:55 PM »

The hearing thing, well it would have been pointless if I had an hearing aid, it's in such places that my brother has to disconnect his hearing aid and do his best to join in any conversation, or just sit and watch our lips moving, a very lonely life is had by deaf people! Which is  shame because by anyone's standards he's good company, witty and funny. Industrial deafness by the way, and through lack of consideration at planning level he's shut out of some family banter.

Deafness is a virtually invisible disability, of which I was almost completely ignorant until Tig lost her hearing  :embarassed:

Last summer we conducted a very unscientific survey of retailers by inquiring of staff whether a wheelchair user could access the premises and if a loop system was installed.  Most could answer the first question without hesitation but almost all had no inkling of what a loop system might be or what it did.


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Re: Kaspa's of Swindon Requires Full Time Staff
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2015, 03:14:47 PM »
Some years ago Geoff, long enough ago for it to be second nature to anyone serving the public but not that long ago to be out of the memory of those that matter, they (SBC) were offering training course for their staff and many businesses gained training for their staff  too in serving deaf people.   

It was easy to see what shops etc. had that help on hand, because they were given a lapel badge and sticker for the counter/window to show they had trained staffed.

I'd like to know what has happened to all that Disability planning and encouragement that once came out of the Civic Centre? By now it should all be so 'everyday' that it would be there without question.
Oi! Listen mush. Old eyes, remember? I’ve been around the block a few times. More than a few. They’ve knocked down the blocks I’ve been around and rebuilt them as bigger blocks. Super blocks. And I’ve been round them as well.  The Doctor (Night Terrors)