Mostly kind co-workers, but terrible organization
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 18 April 2017
The majority of the people you will work with in any retail environment are never perfect. Canadian Tire has the managers that push too hard, but others who care too little. The slackers that get away with hiding in the warehouse doing nothing. The people who call in sick all the time causing strain on other people and their departments. The pay is poor. There is a review and possible raise every year, but only enough to keep you just ahead of the minimum wage.
The bright side, there is also nice people. You will make friendships, the people who will make retail almost bearable. Also, there are free lunches when more hectic sales are going on to help ease you from the stress that people are. You do learn a lot of basic skills like balancing time, handling tasks in a fast environment, speaking with people face to face and over the phone, and the biggest one, how to handle a difficult person. (and by difficult I mean shouting and screaming and won't leave the store)
Stressful, lack of recognition