Interesting place to work, business/school retail primarily.
Pros: good hours, worked at a good pace and rarely got swamped with too much to do
Cons: was eventually laid off due to over-staffing along with other various employees, they hired on too many people when i joined
A typical day at Staples, was stocking merchandise, changing SKU and barcode labels, maintenance as well as cleaning and sweeping, promoting sales and merchandise, providing customer service, and performing carry outs.
I learned much about how retail works and how to read SKU labels, how to merchandise and inform customers of deals and sales. And how to stock shelves, although that was relatively easy to learn.
The management was very formal, but good to work for, they were helpful and supervised accordingly.
The co-workers were helpful and communicative, and often we would help each other in areas, and assisted each other.
The hardest part was changing the store layout for seasonal or back to school times, we shifted around entire store sections, and sales days were often busy.