Usually kept you busy / Good Laughs with staff and Customers-(very little appreciation though)
Pros: store kept you fairly busy cause the stock would change up a bit, benefits were not too bad if you were lucky enough to get full time
Cons: pay was horrible and you had work your butt off for a very small raise, pestering the poor customers to sign up for emails constantly without any incentive, they don't hand out any xmas bonus's (like they used to yrs back) not even a gcard.
Typical day at work would be to start off making sure you do a pre-count of your float in your till/ making sure your immediate work area is clean and free of any hazards/ meet and greet all customers entering or exiting the store/ putting through any customer transactions/ there might be from time to time to price some items necessary to go out./ to sweep and/or dust your immediate work area/ make sure you have enough bags, till tape etc. Keep up-to-date on any sales and/or managers specials that may be going on in the store that day/ May have to do the odd PA announcement in the store along with your usual use of the PA system to call for assistance when needed. Near end of day you will be responsible for putting away any items that are left at the front of the store (returns etc.) making sure that the pop cooler is filled/ making sure the mats are vacuumed/ everything is tidy and clean/ making sure that the items on the shelves closest to you are tidy and faced./ after closing you make sure your till is balanced, you count out your float for the next day and then you go home.
Working in this store taught me how to merchandise properly, how to do displays (wall,window,floor) and to be more comfortable when doing store PA announcements.
The Assistant manager and a few of the other staff members (ones that have been there longer than most) were Great to get along with...I'll miss them the most...One of the more enjoyable parts of the job was well how it Used to be Run B4 it was bought out...The deals we Used to get in were G8...it gave the customers as well as the staff something – more... to actually get excited about...But not anymore. – less