Pros: Free lunch when email quota surpassed
Cons: Stressfully busy
On a typical day, check out customers, organize and stock shelves, try to soothe malfunctioning machinery, answer phone, generally assist customers, kick the Coupon Center. Really, Coupon Center, get your act together.
I learned how to mediate tense situations between customers and employees, and how some of the behind-the-scenes store-running works. My manager and coworkers were great people, fun, supportive, and generally happy.
Hardest part of the job? Dealing with customers who are just in a bad place and take it out on you. Most enjoyable part? Dealing with your charming coworkers, and the meditative qualities of shelving items.