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West 49 Employee Review

good experience

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19 August 2019
West 49 was a good workplace. A great place to learn the ropes of retail. Management is pretty reasonable. Most enjoyable part was the clientele and working with skateboards.
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unless you sell you dont get hours. If you dont get hours you cant sell. As it is retail the turn over rate is high.
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