Pros: sundays off from work, and saturday is only a 6 hour work day.
Cons: terrible store management, no osha regs followed, and having to do risky things like buying gold from customers.
This job has managers with no high school diploma or GED running a store alone. Most of the management has little to no education or job experience at all, are many are very young, at least in my division anyway. Promotion from within the company is not usually the policy. OSHA requlations for things like chemicals, using a safe ladder, etc, were not followed. We were forced to prepare tax returns without proper training, as we only did the data entry and etax actually filed the return. Then they would get upset when the customers found that out and didn't want to file with us. Why would you file a tax return where the person inputting your information is ill trained and will make many mistakes? Check one box wrong, and it's a tax audit nightmare down the road. I learned of IRS approved tax training for free, and when I told my district manager I wanted to go so I could be better with the tax program, she discouraged me and told me not to go. We were a payday loan store, but they made us start buying gold, which was risky. We got so/so training on gold buying in the first place, then we were supposed to "negotiate" gold prices by offering someone around 5 bucks for a ring. It could be full of diamonds, but it didn't matter because they don't buy the stones, only the gold. A very expensive piece of jewelry would bring someone $20 bucks. We were told to pay the lowest possible bid the computer gave us, although we could pay much, much more. The computer had a green to red system, green was the lowest of what you could offer (green because it saved the company money) and the red zone was the top offer. In between we had brown, yellow, orange- strange system. We had no idea what the going rate for gold even was, because the computer gave us all the numbers when we put in the karat and weight. Such a scam! Don't sell your gold there, don't file your tax return there, and DEFINITELY don't work there.