Pros: Flexible schedule, easy training, mostly nice co-workers
Cons: No healthcare for PT workers, low pay, understaffed because of cut hours, FT workers lazy
I enjoyed managing the store, typical day consisted of managing the safe, workers tasks, tidying up the store, working the register, inventory control and helping customers and opening/closing procedures.
Most of the time was understaffed because company didn't want to pay for more labor. Kept cutting hours to the point that people quit for lack of hours and would have lines going down the aisles. Because we were so understaffed, I would have to work on my breaks and try to juggle keeping lines down, making sure the store was neat, and trying to manage the deposits. Especially during Christmas, which is the busiest time, they expect the store to be neat and keep lines down, but kept cutting hours to about 4-5 staff when in reality we needed at least 8 during that season (due to messy customers throwing everything around).
My boss was great for a while but tended to favor the full-time managers, who were NOT team players and would sit around in the office talking while I cleaned or was on register. On their shifts, they would make sure they had enough employees and would cut the hours on either mine or the other part-time manager. Tended to also switch around hours/days last minute (both mine and employees) and not inform us-- this cause us to be late or understaffed because employees didn't know they were working.
DM at the time was awful. Finally gave me the promotion eight months after I was told I had the position, then lied about the pay I was supposed to get, but too the position anyway. I was told I would have full time six months after managing and four months after the six, after telling me I had the position, went back on their word.
Learning how to manage a store and making a lot of friends was the highlight of working here. Environment was highly unprofessional and the company will do anything to save money by cutting their already underpaid workers. Too much stress for little in return.