Pros: familiarised myself with the till, regular contact with customers, busy working environment so there is always something to do.
As this was my first taste of real employment, it was intriguing to come face to face with the working world.
I would work behind the till, tidy the shop, put out new stock, iron/clean clothes in the back etc, alternating with other members of staff, always putting their needs before my own.
I learned a great deal about working in a team for a common – more... goal. Customers always come first, this notion was solidified during my stint at Oxfam.
The most enjoyable part of the job was having regular contact with customers as this is an area of business I am particularly interested in. – less