Expected to give 100% to the company. Any time for family, etc. frowned upon.
Sales (Former Employee) – Honolulu, Hawaii – January 14, 2013
Starts w/a meeting to review the previous day and to discuss upcoming events, expectations.
Once on the floor check the displays, do a daily count of merchandise on display, fix displays, clean, greet and help any customers as they arrive in the store. In down time, contact customers to give them updates on latest arrivals, etc.
Management in the store very knowledgeable, but most tend to not be hands on and are kept very busy by the company writing reports.
Some co-workers are very keen on making money (commission) and have the energy to fly around the store selling, but not with upkeep of the store, or how merchandise is presented or handled, which management stresses to be important to keep up the standards. But, they overlook it if their numbers are good. As an old timer, this conflict of interest was very draining.
They made it very hard to take days off or schedule vacations. If you didn't take all your vacation because of schedule conflicts, you just lost it. Any doctor's appointments or any appointments had to be made at least three weeks in advance and submit requests to be off because we never had a weekly set schedule.
The only bright spots were when personal customers left happy with anything I suggested for them.
401k, health insurance
no breaks, no set schedule, no life outside of work.