I am not sure what to really say, its not the worst job. It is retail after all.
I recommend getting in only if you need to pay bills, career wise there is not much room for movement so if you are looking beyond store level I wish you best of luck. (Head office is basically downsized)
Currently many of the head office types are jumping ship (20+ year types) and it makes you wonder... sales have been down significantly from previous years and the amount of labor used is being paid for in ways I absolutely cannot answer.
Oakville closed last year, next is Sherway for sure, and I would not be shocked to see Queen go.
Workplace culture is one of favoritism, through and through.
Benefits are for full time only and kick in after 6 months.
Vacations are always unpaid, you do not have a choice in getting paid out in every paycheck...so if you are not a great saver, you will hurt if you take time off.
Tons of frill and little to no substance.
If you're a numbers person, they care about margins and not volume.
Hopefully someone figures out that overcharging 50% on something that does not sell still nets you a margin of 0.