Flexible hours for work on the side
Part Time Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Sierra Vista, AZ – March 12, 2017
Being a merchandiser at American Greetings has a lot of freedom, but outside major holidays, very few hours. A typical work week will probably net you 10 hours if you are given the right amount of stores to merchandise. Slow weeks in the summer will have far less hours and busy weeks leading up to christmas, valentine's day, and mother's day will have you in and out of stores up to 20-30 hours a week.
As long as you get your assigned tasks completed in the allotted time frames, you can go in to the stores any time during operating hours, which gives you very flexible hours. Occasionally, there will be days you have to be at stores at pre-scheduled hours to meet with a supervisor or do a major revision. You won't see coworkers very often, only during major store revisions, so if you are not an independent person, the job is not for you.
The hardest/most annoying part of the job is probably dealing with misplaced cards. The most enjoyable part is not having a supervisor breathing down your neck every day.
Flexible hours, supervisor-less work, interesting/funny reading material
Inconsistent hours, travel times, few benefits, major holiday hours