Better Than Your Average Retail Job
Part-Time Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Dover, DE – March 10, 2017
As a part-time sales associate, I greet customers as they walk in and assist in searching for the items that best suit the occasion for which the customers are shopping. It's important to go above and beyond in meeting the customers' needs and building a relationship with them.
I'm still getting used to remembering procedures and rules in regards to the computer system, this being my first retail job. There were some things that management forgot to teach me during training, which is part of the reason why it's taking me longer to get the hang of things. But my managers are nice and understanding.
The hardest part of the job is when we get too busy and cannot attend to all of the customers like we are expected to. Also, there are those customers that whenever you offer your assistance, they keep saying that they are just browsing. This sometimes can be frustrating, as it is a barrier to forming a relationship with the customer.
Opportunites to work longer shifts, great workplace culture, can request off on whatever days you want as long as you tell management 3 wks in advance
No Benefits for Part-time Associates, sometimes rude customers, sometimes the constantly changing schedule can conflict with personal arrangements