Pros: a place of team work, the people/customers, decent breaks, some healthcare benefits
Cons: low hours, not enough workers, certain attitudes
One's day to day routine can easily vary. For me personally, I usually start out cashiering on a register and then in the middle of my shift I may be asked to give breaks, take control of the service counter, or switch with one of the other service mangers and take charge of the front end of the store and therefore, making sure everyone gets their scheduled breaks, assist both employees and customers when they need me, take and direct calls and so forth. Yet, there are some days where i have been sent to other departments and one must learn to "go with the flow". I have helped out in several different departments and have also been asked on more than one occasion to work at other stores to help out.
The most enjoyable part of clocking in is the people/customers talk to. I am a big people person and love to have conversation and time around and with people. Also, it feels good when you are able to help someone with something big or small and they have such an appreciation for it - that means you did something right! i get complimentary notes and feedback often from customers and employees left with my managers and that makes me feel really appreciated and happy to know that people enjoyed the service i was able to provide for them. Also, I have a good group of people that i get to work with everyday, which makes work that much better. My co-workers are all amazing. Each individual is hardworking and an extreme team player. Work does feel like a big group of friends when you walk in the door.
I would have to openly admit that sometimes there are days where lines are very long – more... and it's very busy. There are also times where poeple have had a bad day or are not satisfied with an item being unavailable etc and you have to do the best you can to make them happy, but one must also learn not to take it too personal at times and know you've done all you can. I guess the overall hardest part would have to simply be keeping up on really busy days when there is a lack of number in employees - which does happen fairly often.
I believe the main things that i have learned at this job was how to really be ready for anything to happen and to just go about it with a positive attitude. Also, through the two jobs ive had so far, i have really learned that there are all kind of different people out there and that it is very important to stress that you must give them all equal respect, listen carefully and then do your best to make each individual satisfied to the best of your ability. – less