Learning Experience as My First Job
Keyholder (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 23, 2016
A typical workday was very slow paced. There are times that within an hour, no one would come in. Most AA locations are now like that. I learned how to deal with good & bad customers, in-store theft, and typical NY craziness that would come through the door. Some coworkers were great, others not so much. It is a good networking experience. The hardest part would be having to do the work of others, maybe even the coworkers you get along with, which would strain your friendship. For management, as long as you look great in the clothes and you're friendly, they don't discipline you on your bad behavior if you are not doing any work. They would rather put you on the AA Instagram. The most enjoyable part was, as a teenager, being able to slack off and joke around during slow paced times (sorry I had to admit this). Also, helping as many customers, thats if you have a personal goal of your own.
If you're young but also more mature than others around you, like me, pick somewhere more professional to work at. If you need a quick short time job, make sure the store you're working at has enough hours to give you. If you get hired, you will be hired as a "sales associate" but will be crossed trained in other duties such as inventory. I just recently learned that they will be paying new sales associates at $11 an hour now, plus a new 75% off discount for a few weeks. If you're young, good looking, you look great in AA, and you're a slacker, work for them. They might appreciate you and give you so much attention!
Good breaks, networking with cool people/coworkers, 50% employee discount
Favoritism, Incompetent District team, no hours, full time is only available to store management