Pros: light environment, not overly stressful
Cons: not enough hours, little pay, never recieve a break because i dont work enough hours
I do enjoy working at Urban Planet, I only wish that they would have accommodated my schedule and continued to give me the shifts I got when I first started working there. At first I got 2 days a week with an on-call shift (perfect for me because I am currently in highschool and did not want to have work be my main focus over school),now I'm lucky if – more... i get one shift a week. Definetly not worth it.On top of that, if I do get a shift its a 4-5 hour shift which equals no break (must work over 5 hours to recieve one). Other than that, the work environment is quite light hearted, fun, and easy going; it makes shifts enjoyable and makes the time fly when you like working with your coworkers.Though I've never had any personal problems with any of my coworkers, it is apparent that professionalism isn't always on the top of the list, it makes it especially worse when it is in front of customers. Some coworkers make rude comments over the walkie talkie about customers, which I don't find to be amusing or respectful in any way, shape, or form.
A typical day involves me cleaning rounders, colour corrdinating them and the walls, making sure items are put in their proper place and most importantly doing my very best to give exceptional customer service. The hardest part of the job I would say is closing. Just because it takes a really long time to clean all the clothing left around throughout the day and sometimes the racks and walls are so full, you can barely fit most of the drag back where they originally are suppose to be put, causing items to constantly fall off and sit weirdly, hangers interlock constantly,and in all honestly, the racks and walls can just look down right messy and clutter with all the stock that is put out.The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to help customers find/ develop their own personal style; being able to recommend them piece's that work together, and just helping them feel great about their external apperance. All in all I learned how to be more confident when greeting costumers, how to make displays look asthetically pleasing, and I've further developed my customer service skills. – less