Pros: Lots of off time
Cons: Salary, lots of off time (both good and bad), exhausting
I started out my job as cashier as part-time, since I was a high school student. It was an ok job, they didn't give me too many hours and I had lots of time for school work. The pay could definitely be better though. Be wary that, while being a cashier may not be awful in it's own right, being a cashier at the superstore just might be. The place is CONSTANTLY busy. When I'd start at 7am, there were line ups already, and when I'd stay to 11pm, it wasn't uncommon for there to be 5+ people waiting at a single till. In other words, the job is quite exhausting, and the pay doesn't do the work justice. When I switched to full time, I got an average increase of 5 hours, and nothing happened to my pay, even 6 months later. I'm supposed to be full time and I'm getting 20 hours a week. I do a good job, so it's not that they pick favorites. On top of that, just this week I only got 10 hours, even though they literally guaranteed I'd get 20 a week. Don't even think of making a career as cashier here. Do part time, and move on ASAP.