Sorting through donations to find salable items, tidying the shop floor & straightening out product for customers.
What I learned the most is to be really sure of what I want when looking for work & knowing when to step out. This sort of job can suit people for a period of time.
Management, most of my time there, was about business needs before family needs. A lot of micro-management.
There was a core group of employees who were quite tight with each other, & supportive. With a group that size, however, not everyone feels supported.
Very fast-paced & repetitive. I was in production, & it could be stressful. There was always pressure to work faster & to be more efficient.
Working in the book section, which I ran mostly on my own. This meant fewer opportunities for management to micro-manage my work.
It provided me with exercise, Employee discount.
Pay rate, seeing head games played at the upper levels, affecting everyone else.