Cons: strange policies
This was my first job. At this kind of work environment you can expect to work with all different sorts of people from all walks of life. It's interesting to be around that kind of atmosphere, but you never know what to expect. Everyone at my store had a good relationship for the most part, but people could be gossipy.
I was a cashier and also worked on the floor. Cashier's had to keep to their desks, call up big ticket items (too large for customer to carry/ or in overstock), print gift receipts, activate giftcards etc.The stores usually have horribly old computers for cash and they often glitch. You can't void a transaction without a manager's key, and if there is a mistake the whole thing needs to be re-done, which can get frustrating.
On the floor you're mainly dealing with parents or adults trying to find birthday presents for kids they don't really know. They store is divided into a few sections, RZONE (video games etc girls, outdoor play, bikes, baby, books, children's furniture, lego, games and seasonal. You need to know each section which makes selling significantly easier if you ask the right questions. It's really easy most people want some insight.
There was a ton of job security and I chose to leave myself. They paid above minimum wage at the time. There were decent hours and the people were fun. It wasn't a hassle to find someone to cover a shift especially on cash.
Overall it's an easy source of income that isn't too draining.