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fun workplace
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Cornwall, ONFebruary 13, 2014
Pros: fun, good music, good management
Cons: my pay wasn't given to me for over a month ...
Very fun work place, management and other employees were easy to get along with and were very helpful.
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Productive
Sales Associate and Cashier (Former Employee), Pickering, ONFebruary 8, 2014
I worked at YAYA & Co. briefly as summer employment, but I learned a lot about how to merchandise bigger brands as well as drive sales since I worked on commission. I learned various persuasive techniques, whether it would be suggesting a top for a customer purchasing a pair of pants or suggesting a boot cleaner for a customer purchasing a pair of boots.
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Great part time position
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Kitchener, ONFebruary 5, 2014
This position is perfect paired with going to college full time - provided great hours and works around your schedule.
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productive, friendly staff
Retail Associate (Former Employee), Cookstown, OnNovember 25, 2013
- steady paced
-learned basic cleaning and folding techniques
- cash sales experience
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YM company's are a joke
Full Time Key Holder; Acting Assistant (Former Employee), Oshawa, ONNovember 17, 2013
Beyond stupid, the company makes you work without pay. PAYROLL DOESNT WORK. horrible horrible company
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outgoing, preductive, works well with others
Clerk/Cashier (Former Employee), Cornwall, ONNovember 7, 2013
Pros: meeting new people
Cons: cowookers being jelous
I loved helping people find what they were looking for. If they needed help i was there to assist them with a smile.
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/very considerate and helpful people
Customer service (Former Employee), Vaughan, ONNovember 7, 2013
everyone was friendly and worked hard, reasonable hours for a student.
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An enjoyable place great environment with a great staff
Key holder promoted to Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Brantford, ONNovember 5, 2013
I loved working at bluenotes, I had a great staff. The company wasn't the greatest cause I find that the YM company doesn't care too much about there employees too much. But I had a great manager.
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great place to work
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee), Dieppe, NBOctober 24, 2013
Pros: very flexable with hours
Cons: not enough hours
great staff and a fun invironment to work in.
i fold and tidy clothes while i great customer with sales and a smile. then i assist them with sizes or clour and process there sales with debit,cash or credit.
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Friendly people, great atmosphere
Temp. Sales Associate (Former Employee), Sault Ste. Marie, ONOctober 17, 2013
Pros: clothes at 15% discount
Cons: co-workers were lazy
The manager was extremely easy to get along with. She was friendly, accomodating, and warm-hearted. The customers were typically very accommodating and they were very easy to please. The cleaning is very easy.
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Productive and enjoyable job working with people
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 13, 2013
Pros: flexible hours, supportive team of co-workers, lots of work during height of shopping season (i.e. summer, christmas)
Cons: hours become sparse during the post-summer and post-christmas lulls
The job demands that you are a cooperative member of a team, ensuring that sales goals are met, loss prevention standards are upheld, and a good level of communication is maintained between you and your co-workers. Sales associates will be responsible for keeping a heads-up attitude, assisting customers and keeping the store clean, safe of obstructions – more... and other hazards, and visually appealing. In a typical day, a sales associate will greet, relay promotions to customers, sell merchandise, manage the fitting rooms, work the cash registers, move and take inventory of stock, and help maintain the appearance of the store. The hardest part of the job can be dealing with unhappy customers, however, the most enjoyable part of the job comes from helping those customers leave with a good impression of you and the company. – less
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Sales Associate
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 4, 2013
i worked at the one on orfus road management acted very immature and very unorganized they showed favoritism their more like high school than a regular job
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Great place to work
CASHIER (Former Employee), Toronto, ONAugust 30, 2013
Pros: long breaks
Cons: folding the clothes back
It was a very busy environment to work in due to because i was working for the exhibiton bluenotes. I learned how to communicate well with customers and provide extraordinary customer service. The management helped us build better self confidence and help us enhance our customer service skills. My co-workers are always willing to help on cash whenever – more... the booth gets busy. The hardest part of the job was cleaning up after all the customers mess and folding every piece of clothing back. The most enjoyable part of the job was to help customers out when they needed help and providing them with excellent customer service so that they will be satisfied with the store's help. – less
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Managers are unprofessional
Sales Associate (Former Employee), torontoAugust 2, 2013
Pros: discount
Cons: working there
Managers treat you like slaves! no room for advancement unless you were good friends withe manager and AM. Too much favoritism. There was no recondition for hard work.
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fun workplace
promoter (Former Employee), toronto onJuly 31, 2013
Pros: short break
Cons: had to stand up to much
It was a very fun company to work with it and I had my fun there while working, i stayed on tasked and was happy with my pay.
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Working in retail
Key Holder (Current Employee), Belleville, ONJuly 28, 2013
I usually work the closing shift, in a mall environment, The mall opens at 930 on weekdays and closes at 9, and we are usually there till 930. I come in, start my shift, check in with the am manager about how much stock, what are our daily tasks, if anything new has changed. Depending on the day, we have mark downs, visual changes, more stock/less stock, – more... etc. usually do tasks, customer service, run the floor, and cash. the closing shift is there from 1230 till 930 which is a 9 hour day, so we take a lunch around 430-530. and then finish tasks and customer service with another part timer until 9 when the mall closes.
the most enjoyable part of where I work is my co workers, we all try to make it fun and enjoyable to get through. Another thing would be when you have the customers who actually answer you, talk, and are respectful. I think the hardest part of the job is the customers who treat you like nothing and treat your store like a dump. I feel sometimes I'm there not cleaning and managing the store for them and their shopping enjoyment but there to clean after them, cleaning up their garbage, There is little respect in retail.

Even though there are cons to working in retail, just like any other job, retail does however help with a lot of skill building such as; confidence to talk to others, good customer service, confidence in yourself, leader roles, communication skills, tasking skills, time management skills=, organisation and cleaning skills. We go by Nco Standards ( neat clean and organised) detailing, multitasking, etc. – less
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Great place to work Fun and exciting
Store Manager (Current Employee), Chilliwack BCMay 19, 2013
Cons: long hours, with minimal flexibility.
Bluenotes can be a very fun fast paced place to work, It is full of new challenges everyday, Visual and Customer Based challenges that keep you on your toes!
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An interesting experience
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee), Toronto, ONApril 29, 2013
Pros: great co-workers- awesome work!
Cons: overly intense general manager
Co-workers are super nice to everyone and go through a lot while working here. Management sometimes have an unrealistic view of how things should be done- they are over bearing at all times- force their will down your throat. One general manager for example would go out of his way to make sure I was trapped in an area and not let me move and scream – more... across the store if I did or bring me in the back and yell at me. He really hurt the experience. – less
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No room for advancement
Team Leader/Acting assistant manager (Former Employee), Victoria, BCApril 24, 2013
When I first started working at Bluenotes, I was young and it was my first real retail job. As I grew older and became a keyholder I realized that this job has horrible ethics and management. Everyone makes minimum wage and never gets raises or any recognition. This company 'Thriftys' also owns urban planet, suzy shier and sirens. All horrible companies – more... and I dont suggest working for any of them. – less
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love an active work enviormorment
Sales associate (Former Employee), Newmarket, ONApril 8, 2013
Pros: great lounge to enjoy our break in
Cons: short hours
A typical day at work for me, is allot of running around. with my retail job i currently have you need to be able to do allot of multi tasking and be able to get the jobs done quick and move on to the next one, i learn that it may be a little hard to do 4 things at once but if you just choose what needs to be done first meaning whats most important – more... and focus on the jobs that need to be done, it also involves alot of customer service when i am at the front on cash and even on the floor we are expected to approach every customer and greet everyone we happen to walk by, then its not as hard as it may seem.my co-workers are like family. once you start a new job and get to know everyone its like one big team as i see it, i love working with others, and have always enjoyed the company. there inst really a hard part to my job unless you make something hard. i find allot of things i do are very easy if your able to stay focused on the certain thing and last but not least the most enjoyable would have to be working with the customers and always keeping a smile on their faces at all times! – less