Pros: treats on long days, bonuses for being over-budget, lovable company, awesome staff discounts on awesome items
Cons: long hours on your feet, dusty working conditions (due to donated clothes), poor music selection played over speakers ;)
Working at the Sally, you're immediately taught that all customers are to be called "guests". You learn quickly that this has a purpose. During my summer student position this past summer, I felt that I was working at a place of love and friendship where each and every person who walks through the door was treated with the respect any good host would – more... give a guest in his or her house.
A day of work varied depending on your assignment for the day, as well as when you began your shift. Some days would be tagging the clothes sent in. Others would be sorting the donations into different bins, while someone else would be hanging clothes and another rifling through boxes of "brickerbrack". If you were on the floor (my favourite position) you would be at the register tending to guests or tidying up and putting away clothing racks brought out.
The managers were lovely. By the time I finished my position, I felt I had inherited four or five aunts. My co-workers were the same. It truly was a family, one where every person was supported and loved through every life event. I felt comfortable working and laughing with all of my co-workers and was truly sad to leave them at the end of the summer.
The hardest part of the job was having to explain certain policies to guests, or dealing with others who were perhaps not pleased with the prices on certain items.
The most enjoyable part, however, was building solid working relationships with the regular guests who came into our shop (some daily). These people became as much of a part of my job as my co-workers and managers did. They would always make sure to chat, ask me about my summer activities, and wish me the best in my future.
It was a truly lovely place to work! – less