A great place to work with people that I call my family. We are hard working and try to provide the best customer service possible.
Pros: i loved that job and i will miss my alco family terribly.
Cons: customers putting items everywhere in the store where they don't belong and thieves.
Since going to court Nov. 17 for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy due to Corporate Mismanagement, the sales have sky rocketed through the roof the first day of liquidation. The people of the community are very sad that ALCO is closing after 15 years of being in our small town. A typical day at work begins with recovery, cleaning, customer service, stocking shelves, and preparing for the Dec. 11 Inventory. I learned about the Alcohol restrictions and currently have a license which ALCO paid for all eligible employees. My co-workers are like family and we have each other's back. The hardest part of the job is trying to please every customer because no matter how hard you try, some customers are just not satisfied regardless. Some things were out of our control like Corporate not sending enough freight to stock our shelves with items that were in the ads. Seasonal items were not plentiful like heaters, bathing suits, fire logs, etc...The most enjoyable part of the job is at the end of the year, the store manager gave us a Christmas party and we exchanged gifts. We also had a Christmas tree decorating contest which our store won for our District. On Mother's Day and Father's Day we had demonstrations on how to tie a scarf, gift sets, and one of our employees dressed up as Santa Claus last year and provided the Christmas spirit for the kids. Our Management works closely together and if anyone needs help or doesn't feel well that day, we are glad to pick up the slack.