Pros: there was nothing good about this position, unless you like running around, working extremely hard, with no drink and people shouting at you for working hard.
Cons: horrible floor manager, lots of late shifts and early starts the next day
I was only here for a week as I could not stand it (and I was offered a far better role).
My first day started at 7am which I thought was rather unusual for a first day but I got there full of enthusiasm for my new job. When I got there, there was no one to greet me and I had to ask the foreign delivery staff where I needed to go, who weren't very – more... helpful. I met one of the supervisors for my floor who was useless and forgot to show me basic stuff like fire exits and didn't give me a very good tour of the shop or any product training. I was put to work waiting for the floor manager to turn up later on. At first she seemed nice and she gave me a 'test task' of tidying one area of the store as quickly as I could in 45 minutes. I thought I did very well as the area I was on was an absolute mess and it was very hard trying to find where clothes were to put them back correctly (as they all looked the same!) but after 45 minutes she came back and spoke to me horrible saying I wasn't good enough. This then continued for the next 4-5 days, I worked very hard completing the tasks I was given, which was also difficult as I was new and had very little training given on the products, and every day this woman would really shout in my face telling me I wasn't good enough and I need to work faster (when I was running around the shop like a headless chicken). Every day when I got home I was absolutely exhausted and in tears. When I was offered a job elsewhere, I ran for the hills and didn't bother working a notice period.
Oh and you are often expected to work a late shift til 10pm or 11pm and then come in the next day for 6am or 7am. Surely this is illegal!! – less