Pros: strong friendships, dental/medical benefits
Cons: low morale, late nights, weekend shifts, low pay
All department managers would leave their departments and get together as a group to fill produce, pantry shelves, dairy counters, etc... When we were finished, we would go do our counts, price changes, order merchandise, fill our stock, help customers, etc....
I learned about teamwork, leadership, providing good service, how to listen to customers, – more... organization and how to be creative in displaying merchandise.
I started as an overnight stocker, became an overnight support manager, and after 5 years went onto days to become a department manager. I respected my management team and my coworkers and developed a wonderful work atmosphere!
I had days where demands were higher than normal and found that I stressed over not getting everyhting accomplished. I tend to be a perfectionist and place alot of expectations upon myself. – less