Pros: A lot of responsibilities, great products, always smelled fantastic
Cons: The time spent on floorsets increased, the amount of people who stayed to finish floorsets decreased, constantly changing management made things confusing, our district manager was always changing his mind which meant changing displays all the time
On certain nights, I would be on register from the second I clocked until after closing time. Greeting customers when they tried to ignore you was a challenge because I don't like hassling them. I originally got the job because a friend worked there and said they were hiring. I ended up working there for about three years. I really learned how to be patient. Everyone always says "the customer is always right" but it takes a lot of patience to stand at the register arguing coupon policy for 30 minutes. From the beginning, I had management that were constantly pushing us to be the best we could be. Even if the store had a slow day and there was no one in the store, they would make suggestions of things to do so we could keep busy. I became very close with a couple of managers while working there. We learned about each others lives and took an interest in them. They would ask about my mom/ family back home and I would ask about their pets and family. They genuinely cared. Some of my coworkers were the same. We became close and wanted to know how each of our lives were going. Those that showed disinterest or snottiness usually were those that were not cut out for the job. The hardest part of the job were the floorsets, when we would redo all or some of the store to make way for new product and special sales. My favorite part of the job was the days that were really busy but the team we had for the day was so cohesive that we barely noticed. They were my family.