Independence but at a cost
Account Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 April 2017
Get a lot of independence moving to grocery stores around the city and surrounding area where you stock pop that is dropped off by the delivery trucks.
You build displays or work product to the shelf.
Limited management oversight as you work alone and if full time are given a work iphone with which to communicate with staff, management and use the Pepsi app that logs you in and out of accounts and tracks your movements.
Best part of working as Account Merchandiser is having no manager looking over your shoulder, and mostly being able to plan your day as you see fit.
Worst part is how physically draining it is, uninteresting, the types of people who have to deal with (grocery store managers, staff, consumers), and how there is limited ability to move up the ranks into Sales or elsewhere unless you have heavy educational prerequisites
Independence, work iphone if full time, union once past 1500 hours.
Brutally physical work, deal with nasty personalities day to day, uninteresting work, limited ways to move up in company.