Pros: job security, learining new skills, friendly costomers thanking you
Cons: no raises!!, very short breaks, random eratic schedules, managers always begging you to come into work, work load, rude costomers.
For a courtesy clerk a typical day revolves around bagging orders and retrieving carts from the parking lot. The balance of carts in the lobby and helping customers can get hectic on busy days. There is almost no possible way of helping customers, bagging orders and getting carts all at the same time. Bi-lo as a corporation does not care about the well – more... being of their workers by throwing such a large work load on them. This includes the fact that management is to lazy to call anyone in for help despite the fact that a handful of workers may be only getting a 10 hours a week. The store is also always monitored by corporate jerks who complain about the stupidest stuff not being right. Other duties also include cleaning bathrooms and changing trash cans.
Running a cash register is not a bad job. customers are usually nice but can sometimes be rude. It's fairly easy once you get all the controls and muscle memory of the register. Can get repetitive and confusing though. Can get very hectic on busy days but much easier than bagging. Not much physical labor involved. Responsibility's include greeting and helping customers and ringing up items. Also bagging orders when there is nothing to do.
A typical day as a stock clerk is the most challenging i have found yet. The work load is tremendous and work is hard. Typically you would clock in, and if a truck has come in you either stock the shelf's with the new items or separate them onto pallets for third shift to work through. You also have to maintain all specials and fill as needed. Setting up special displays is also part of the jobs as is unloading trucks. If a truck has not arrived and there are no new goods you work back stock and keep a watch on the shelf's. A typical day is 9hours with a 30min unpaid lunch.
Management at bi-lo is generally friendly but is a hit miss relationship like anything else. They never give you a steady schedule and always call you on your days off. They are nice at work but honestly don't care about you.
The co-workers are either bi-lo gurus or fairly nice people who feel the same as i do about the place i work. Some are offended when you talk about your dissatisfaction at work and others agree. Most of the cashiers are nice but always complain about everything, even though there job is easy.
The hardest part of the job is hanging in there and giving it your best every day. Dealing with customers is also annoying. For a courtesy clerk it is no hours and pushing buggies. For a cashier, standing all day, and when the computer is not working right. For stock clerks, it is the work load, and lifting objects...all the time. Oh BTW no one ever...ever gets a raise.
The most enjoyable part of the job is a happy manager, a happy customer, filled shelf's and clocking out! – less