Pros: They'll hire anyone
Cons: They'll hire anyone
I brought a wealth of experience to this job. Told the manager if I could have time, I would clean up the dirty store, but that never happened. When working with a teenager I explained I could get a lot done if they would cover the register. Teen told me she was a manager, but she really wasn't (how could she be). She was a key holder, nothing more. I never got the managers phone number after asking for it. Teenager said to tell her what I wanted the manager to know and she would tell me what the manager's response would be. Never worked anywhere that I did not have my manager's phone number.
Hardest part of job was that if you're on the register, you can't stock merchandise, which they expect. But, they want you to do both, which is not possible. Thing is that once you have merchandise in your hand to stock, you have to drop it and check out customers. You can't do both at the same time. No breaks other than lunch and no one tells you that you did a good job.
Enjoyable part was waiting on customers, except kids that come in the store and steal candy and throw a pound of change at the register. And to mention customers who bring things to the register and say, "Oh, I don't want that", regarding merchandise they picked out, and just bring it to you and leave it at the register.
Embarrassing to sell outdated merchandise. For some stock, the providers rotate this such as Pepsi and Coke. But for a lot of items, they come from a central warehouse where the old stock is in the back and the new things are in front. So, if you buy anything that comes from the warehouse, – more... the freshest is in front at the warehouse, but since they don't rotate it, the items behind them are nearly out of date. If you get Twinkies in the store, chances are they will expire in days.
There was a question about the CEO in this. I don't know him or her so I cannot comment. But I can tell you with absolute certainty, that if I were the CEO, I would concentrate less on making cashiers also stocking merchandise and more of store cleanliness and awareness of customers' needs. They appear to be so wrapped up on theft that if they were really concerned, they would hire more people to monitor that situation, rather than tracking losses such as employee theft which in my experience is less than customer theft. They should develop a program of employee awareness to prevent shrinkage from the outside, such as customers and provide tools to employees to porotect their merchandise. – less