Pros: i live less than a mile away, and have walked to work sometimes!
Cons: there is increasing pressure and related stress regarding goal expectations.
It has been my pleasure to work with several wonderful people, including the branch manager and assistant branch manager. In addition to my role as personal banker, I have also been trained to help on the teller side when needed. The branch that I work in is a very busy location, and the day seems to fly by sometimes. There are trainings to complete every month, customer appointment trackers, and goals to meet every day, every week, every month, and every quarter.
The hardest part of my job has been during the last year especially the last six months. We have been short on the teller side, so my "once-in-a-while" has become daily. It has become quite stressful to try to maintain my goals as a banker, and remain a team player within the branch overall. My strengths are in customer service. In a typical day, I may help an elderly lady "fix" her checkbook, open a new account for a 17 year old high school student, or help someone consolidate their expenses with a great credit card offer.