Pros: health benefits
Cons: as a member of management, i have to work 6 days at minimum 10hrs per day every other week, 5 days at minimum 10hrs per day every other week. (6, 5 schedule)
I am a member of the management team so my typical day at work is making sure everything is running smoothly, which at the airport is a rare occurance. New issues arrive daily, one example is that the most popular magazine that we sell didn't get delivered that morning. We, management, have to make sure we have that the particular magazine gets delivered – more... that same day even if we have to go ourselves to pick it up so customers will not be disappointed.
I have been working in airport retail consistantly for seven years but 13 years total and I have to say that I have learned a lot and I continue to learn and enjoy the opportunity to do something new. I have learned things like troubleshooting, scheduling, forecasting, inventory, merchandising, visual displays and paying attention to the customers needs and requests just to name a few. My co-workers and my staff are energentic, fun and hard team players. It seems as if on a extremely busy day, everyone steps up and work even harder and they are helpful toward each other. I love the atmosphere my co-workers and I create on a daily basis. Sometimes when an associate calls out from work and/ or being short staffed is the hardest part of the job because I have to shuffle around other associates to make sure each store is staffed. However, the most enjoyable part of the job is a successful day, ie. no associate call outs, no customer complaints, all merchandise is delivered and customers enjoying their shopping in our stores. – less