A fun and relaxed placed to work with lots of fun people.
Pros: personal passion fulfilling, not so strict
Cons: corporate retail, customers, eventual wage cap
Barnes and Noble is a fun place to work. I've been there for five years and have heard horror stories about other sorts of jobs where people deal with terrible bosses, coworkers, etc. That's never been the case here. My coworkers are relaxed and easy to get along with, and management is understanding and personable. Everyone has their own little personal flare and the store's structure encourages individualism rather than mass-produced retail robots. Individual work is rewarded when it goes above and beyond the standard call of duty, and everyone pitches in to find creative solutions to problems when they appear. Being in this job has massively boosted my confidence, and I've learned skills and proficiencies I never even knew I had. I wouldn't trade the time I spent there for anything.