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My friends and family describe me as an upbeat, happy, and helpful person. I am only 17 years old; however, I have learned a lot with the help of my parents. I grew up in a very happy, family oriented environment. My mother taught me from a very young age that doing things for others is a very self rewarding experience. Due to this, I had a mindset early on of caring and helping others. When I was younger, and still today, doing community service has always been a family event. This service has taken the form of baking meals for families from our church, babysitting for people with a family member who is deployed, or setting up for salsa socials to bring everyone in the community together; my family has always helped others. All these events have made me who I am today.

All the experiences in my life have lead me to be detail oriented, punctual, and a very hard worker. The environment of Panera bread is amazing and the customers that it attracts are happy and nice. This environment is this way because of the way employees interact with the customers. When I go into work I am happy to be there and ready to help anyone who comes in. I believe one of the biggest ways to make someone’s day is greeting them with a smile when they first walk in, I think a smile can help make someone’s day better. First impressions are very important. Showing people you care about them, is what I feel makes atmosphere of Panera so wonderful. Working at Panera has been a very positive experience for me, helping people is what I love to do.

I have worked at Panera for almost a year now, I could not have asked for a better first job. I remember on my first day everyone I met was so courteous and inviting; I felt like I was a part of the team from the beginning and every day since. I am very excited to be able to do that for someone else on their first day. Overall, I enjoy working at Panera and I want to share the experiences I have had with others. The individuals who trained me...
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