Great place ti work... But one catch
Parts Clerk (Former Employee) – Nanaimo, BC – 28 January 2018
I worked for Canadian Fire's Auto Parts counter. The job was excellent. One of the best places for an aitomotove-driven person to be to challenge their vehicular knowledge and parts skills.
Through my experience, the pay was decent for working in a retail Auto Parts dept. Thought our management team never regarded one's request for time off. Even when one gave more than 2 months notice.
On the topic of management... This is the bad part... The owner/Operator of the Nanaimo BC branch DOES NOT care about his staff, in fact I have seen him verbally abuse several employees. Also, the Auto Service/Parts Manager was a two way street... One day he would be the nicest guy on earth, And the next, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you did would kiss him off. The Parts Supervisor was in charge of scheduling. And 9 out of 10 times, if time was booked off, he would either "forget" or "loose the draft sheet." I nearly had to cancel a $1000 vacation as a result.
BUT overall, if you don't talk to the management and do your job And ONLY your job, It's an amazing place to self-direct your learning and advancement. I just never saw it through and have moved elsewhere...
Experience, Customer Service, Customer Bonding
Scheduling Errors, Mean Owner & Managers.