1st Key-holder (Current Employee) – Charlottetown, PE – 9 August 2017
Staff at this location struggle to get more hours due to Store manager NOT working full time hours. Great if your a student or just want to pickup a few hours for extra money on the side. Not for someone trying to support self or children.
Key Holder/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Lindsay, ON – 7 June 2017
I started working for Fairweather as a Temporary person as the assistant manager was out on Mat Leave. Now I work every Sunday and Tuesday morning. Sunday I open the store for 11am to 4pm, I work alone all the time. Tuesday I open the store at 9:30am and work until 2:30pm. I assist customers with the clothing and any questions they have. I keep racks in order and clean.
Fun place to work for especially you get to wear the clothes
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 25 January 2016
A typical day at work, was getting emails from the head of the company and finding out the budget for the day. Co-workers were fun, my store manager at the time was a great help, teaching me tasks while she was away. The hardest part was store equipment not up to safety standards.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 27 May 2015
usually busy and hectic learned interpersonal skills and how to deal with customers co-workers were mostly easy to get along with odd scheduling and small number of employees sometimes made it difficult to work on busy days setting up displays was the most enjoyable part
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 April 2015
Low wages but easy work. Hard to find employees who will work for minimum wage and stay with the company. Can be fun if you are working with a good team. Great experience for those who want to learn more but little reward.
Can learn everything there is to know about retail.
Not much help from DM or head office. Small amount of hours given to accomplish a lot of work.
Sales (Current Employee) – mississauga, ON – 15 March 2015
My day at fair weather would start by arriving 15 min. early , putting my stuff in the back and clocking in. After clocking I would then check the clip broad to check our goals for the day and who does what at closing (i.e- mirrors, floors, bathroom) everyone on that shift would have to clean the racks and tables for the following day. During my shift I would clean racks and tables while greeting customers and making sales including being on cash. At the end of my shift I would do my assigned job and every now then my manager or the keyholder would show me how to close till. Also this year I was put in to do inventory.
Key Holder (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 17 December 2014
Fairweather of International Clothiers has been a positive work experience to increase my knowledge of the establishment and the business of retail. Being promoted to a key holder position, increases responsibility. I learned to open and close the store, handle the till accounting and deposits at the end of the night. As well, to send timely read e-mails to management and to do in-store transfers. The overall environment of the workplace is friendly, productive, and supportive in learning.
Customer service relations (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 5 December 2014
Fairweather was a typical retail job with a lot of evening and weekend shifts which worked well for student hours. A typical day here was opening or closing the store, handling cash, running fitting rooms, shipping and receiving stock, doing the visual layout, and assisting customers. Because of the shortage of staff and budgets the staff at this store were required to run the whole store and work for low wages. I learnt how to visual merchandise, and provide exceptional customer service. The manager at the location I worked at was amazing, she gave a nice work life balance and we often would have staff potlucks and had a really great work community. The hardest part of the job was working for a low wage and then running the whole store because head office was very unorganized and never provided enough budget for employee hours. the most enjoyable part of the job was the community we built with the staff.
community, potlucks, staff get togethers
low wages, poor organization from head office, budget cuts
Stock sales floor (Former Employee) – Toronto ON – 2 October 2014
This was my first job before Sobeys but it only lasted for about 2 weeks. I did enjoy going to work almost everyday. Interacting with new people, gaining experience in the retail industry and having fun at the same time. I would stock the sales floor, assist employees at the front desk, made sure the company did not lose any merchandise and I kept the store clean and efficient at all times. The hardest part about working at Fairweather's location at the CNE was the distance. It took me about over an hour to commute to work with public transit. I managed to make it work and I'm proud of myself for sticking with it. Overall, this job encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and try different things.
Sales Associate and Cashier (Former Employee) – Maple, ON – 1 October 2014
During my time at Fairweather i would cash customers out quickly and efficiently, work in fitting rooms, on the floor and greeted. I was always able to ensure every customer had a positive shopping experience. The most enjoyable part of my job was being able to work in a team enviroment and help fellow employees with their weak spots and also recieve help with mine.