SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 27 April 2017
This counts as one of my favourite retail jobs mainly because the focus was on making the customer happy. The companies' focus of great customer service over sales was a breath of fresh air. No one pushed each other out of the way for sales because of this and there were also plenty of customers to serve. You do get a little spoiled in this position because this is one of the only Sales jobs that I know where you just order the product and someone else brings it to you wrapped / bagged etc to give to your customer. Salespeople are also not expected to clean the merchandise or displays. Definitely made for a tough transition when I went to a different company after.
Order Picker (Former Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 4 May 2016
A typical day at work consisted of the seamless cooperation and teamwork between multiple departments and teams. This cooperation made it possible to complete tasks and orders by their deadlines. I learned to use teamwork to my advantage to help distribute work loads and complete tasks as quickly and properly as possible. Management ensured that problems were quickly solved to best maintain timely procedures. The hardest part of the job was overcoming difficult situations in times of pressure. The best part of the job was knowing other members of your team were ready to assist in any task necessary.
Working at William Ashleys was very enjoyable. Everyone was well mannered and they all made it fun to work. I looked forward to going to work everyday, It was a fast paced environment. My co-workers were great and so was my boss. I learned a lot about pricing objects and sorting items. A typical day at work would be clocking in and going straight to working, Pricing items or sorting them to be priced.