A stressful place with the look of a welcoming store
Cashier, Montréal, QC - September 9, 2012
In the morning, I have a routine to follow. First of all, I have to turn out the humidifiers, check if there're papers in the cash and empty the garbage can. Then, I would stay at the counter, greeting customers and use the cash. During the time I worked there, I learned that earning money is not easy. The salary was not bad at all but the way I was treated was horrible. I managed to endure all the things my boss told me, but at the end of the day, I would still feel stressed and incompetent for not being able to do the work properly. With my co-workers, the vibe was there because nobody likes the boss so we all had something in common. Also, in order to escape from the boss' lecture, everybody helps each other whenever somebody did something wrong. The hardest part of the job for me is actually trying to handle the boss' temper. Every time she feels unhappy, she would find a little flaw on the employees to have a reason to yell on them. Seriously, for the short time working there, I've cried like 5 times. It is really stressful and not only at the beginning. Even after a month, I would still feel stressed whenever the boss is around. About the most enjoyable part of the job, I would say the salary is really enjoyable. When you first enter, the salary is 10$/hour and 2 weeks after, I got a raise to 11$/hour. Being paid 11$/hour for a cashier is really something. You can't find it everywhere.