Pros: good pay, occasional easy days, by yourself most of the time
Cons: inconsistent hours, overworked in some cases
I travel to my first store and the Sales Lead is dropping the order for that store. He leaves, I work the order and make the store look good, then I leave and move to my next store. This store has a different lead, and I may or may not see him throughout the day depending on how much work we each have to do and how fast it gets done. He drops the order at this store, and I work it and do the same as with the first store. Rinse, repeat.
There's hardly a sense of management. There are district leaders who are assigned to each route, but they are more in contact with the Sales Leads, and only delve into Merchandiser matters when a Merchandiser's performance is affecting the store quality.
I don't have "co-workers", per se. I may or may not see the Sales Leads on any given day, unless they need to speak to me, and any message they need to pass on may be done through text/phone call/etc. It's all a matter of how much work each person has to do and when they finish it and if they happen to be at the same place at the same time. Only if I'm ahead of my normal schedule will I ever see the Sales Lead mostly, because I have to contact him/her to get the order dropped for my next store. It's all a matter of communication and timing.
The hardest part of the job is keeping everything properly rotated and relocated and not losing track of where things are at a given point. Lots of product moves through the stores so it's easy to let it get out of hand.
There's hardly an "enjoyable" part. I suppose when you don't have much work to do for a given day is enjoyable. But there's not much to – more... find joy in in stocking chips, to be honest. It's a job.
The hours aren't flexible. There's hardly a way to get off for any time that you may need, and if so, it's extremely difficult to do so. The pay is good, but the hours aren't always consistent. If you don't get enough hours, it's hard to find more, and if you are working too many, it's hard to get some of the weight taken off.
But overall, it's a good job. It just has its ups and downs like any job does. – less