Pros: learning a lot, being entrusted with a lot of responsibilities, frequent interaction with the customers
Cons: scheduling, poor management
A typical day at work would be either opening the store in the morning or coming in for the late shift and closing the store (filling out paperwork, handling the safe, balancing the tills, making sure the store was clean, making sure the products were faced), receiving large liquor and beer orders, placing the merchandise in its appropriate place, taking customers at the cash, managing overstock, taking product inventory.
I learned how to perform a lot of managerial tasks as I was entrusted with a lot of responsibilities.
My co-workers and I differed from each other on a personal level, but we didn't let that impede our work. We got along great and always got the job done!
Not the hardest, but the most tedious part of the job had to be having to take inventory of hundreds of selections of alcohol, wine, coolers, single beers, and craft beers.
The most enjoyable part of the job was helping customers find the perfect bottle of wine, or introducing them to a new drink recipe or new beer. Customer satisfaction was the most important part of the job for me.