Always stuck behind a small register counter even when store was empty, no room for advancement, very boring.
Pros: somewhat flexible schedule to accomodate kids school schedules
Cons: no room for advancement, no benefits.
On days I opened I would count in all four registers before the store opened. The remainder of the day was spent greeting customers, accurately ringing up customers for purchases/returns, placing special orders, and occasionally assisting other departments with "skewing" products needing to be shelved. On closing days it was different only in that I did not count the registers in but out, and did the proper count/change making for accurate deposit and deposit records. On occasion I was sent out to put fliers on peoples windshields.
I learned the computer programs for deposits and the procedure for accurately closing the store. The original management was kind and great with the employees, and the management who took his place was unfortunately very clicky with the female teenage employees.
The hardest part of the job was feeling so out of place with all the younger employees, but bringing in new customers because of how I handled their phone calls was a wonderful feeling. I had a lot of customer compliments and even one letter written to the company. Outstanding Customer Service is always my goal, and I really enjoyed so much positive feed back.