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It's really difficult to make a career out of working in cosmetics unless you're lucky enough to have an Associate who is willing to pay you a fair, living wage. Most of the time management will just use you as needed, and cut your hours or ignore you seniority if someone they "like better" happens to come along. The way head office delegates how stores should be run REALLY creates an unhealthy and cutthroat environment in almost every store. Employees are terrible to each other for fear of losing out on opportunities or suffering consequences for things they shouldn't. I would NEVER recommend anyone choose Shoppers unless you are absolutely desperate for a job. In my ten+ years working there, I can't even comprehend how awful I've seen people treat one another. It's not worth the stress, the pay is AWFUL and there's rarely room for advancement. Ten years and I have NOTHING to show for myself or my career.

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24 hours (part time) and 40 hours ( full time)

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My store often schedules people only 3 or 3.5 hours so they don't have to give them breaks. Most people get 4 or 5 hour shifts. Full-timers are obviously 8 hours. Because we're only open 9-6 Saturdays and 10-6 Sundays, supervisors are scheduled for the whole day, which sometimes I find kind of long. Holidays are 9-6 and insanely busy, and that's a really long day.

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Yes they do.

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Help your customer and should respect the culture all of them (customer and worker).

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They give the minimum of vacation by law (2 weeks- year for the first 5 years; then 3 weeks for the next 5 years.....they could be flexible it depends of the owner pharmacist. mine they did not authorise ANY any days off without salary. People who needed 4 weeks on the firts 5 years they had to resign an come back (they agree with that)

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Needs to for pharmacynot for cashier

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It's best job and good place

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