Pros: regular, scheduled breaks
Cons: few hours, low pay
Responsibilities include stocking products, working the cash register, and basic cleaning duties. Sales associates will learn valuable conflict resolution and cash handling skills. Management, at least in small towns, can be a bit unprofessional, but is always friendly and eager to help. Co-workers are generally kind, though often too personal. Stocking days are, quite frankly, the best part of the job. There is something calming about learning the layout of the store and the repetition involved in placing products where they belong. The worst part is the hours; mainly, that so few are available. In smaller stores, management may only need two or three employees on the floor on most days. As a result, part-time employees are often scheduled for no more than fifteen hours per week, while full-time employees are working the maximum number of hours allowed. In other words, employees are either under-worked or overworked, with no happy medium to be found.