Only resigned because I was travelling for over a month. Loved my co-workers, my managers were easy to talk to, the overall atmosphere was great, and the hours weren't so bad.
I usually opened. Usually with full-timers. Clean up, organize the cash desk, open cash, make sure the floor is clean, then have morning meeting with the team that morning. Theyd discuss how the store has been doing, managers communicate to the staff about what needs to be done that day. Morning meetings are great because they prepare the staff for the day.
Closing was a lot more fun than opening because I'm working with part-timers/students my age. Closing cash and making sure the floor is clean.
During the day, the most stressful part is making sure the floor is clean (running fits) while helping out customers especially during Sale. As a cashier, you'd have to deal with a lot of customer complaints.
Great training ground. Great first job.
co-workers, great atmosphere, ok discount
Long hours during sale, short hours during the slow months, head office is intimidating, they should change the music, the two-week vacation rule