Need a quick opinion about my current status with this company...
I started as a part-time stocker exactly a year ago @ $7.51 with 14 hrs a week minimum. After a 8 months, promoted to lead stock. And with more training with various tasks, I'm now making $8.34 with 23-30 hrs. More during the holidays. Btw, these ain't including breaks. As of now, these are the set of skills I learn and execute on a daily basis as well as flaws as a PetSmart employee:
-Efficient forklift operator. (Probably one of the quickest if not fastest in my store to unload trucks and separating pallets with absolutely not product damage)
-Always keeping an organized and cleared receiving backroom.
-Can execute a negative inventory report, holes report, and inventory adjustment using SAP. (I was issued a password)
-Locate, print, and file required high dollar reports (truck days)
-Execute POG and resets successfully while taking time to help others.
-Cashier skills and always jump on available registers when lines exceed 3 customers.
-Usually its 2 (me and presentation manager) of us working trucks until a 3rd comes in to help 3 hrs later (not always). But by that time, I already have all of dog and some of hardgoods already worked.
Flaws: Always give customers an honest and helpful answer to the best of my ability. But I don't sell puppy kits as much as other cashiers. Although I'm quite quiet and keep to myself, I never ignore a customer down the isles whether they have a question or not. By quiet, I don't mean outcast, I get along with everyone in my store, both floor and salon but I'm not ALWAYS in the circle of conversations with the more chatty employees. No petcare – more... training. Although I wouldn't mind obtaining it. While almost everyone has either an allergy or small fear of some of the animals we hold. I have no fear nor allergy to any. But they seem to have plenty of petcare maintenance people and value me more in the restocking department.
Either way I'm not sure whether or not I feel as if I'm being paid less for doing more than others in the same position in other stores.
Let me know your 2 cents... – less