Pros: Fast pace (day goes by fast), 1hr lunches, 25% discount for employee
Cons: PT'ers schedule is super random, workload is intense sometimes
As a PT sales associate your typical duties will range depending on your availability
8am-1pm is typically working truck so you'll be sorting clothes most of that shift. Its super face pace since they need to keep up with district mandated times. Sometimes you'll make it, sometimes you wont. You're also at the mercy of the person you're working with, if they're fast you'll need to keep up with them.
9am-2pm is mostly running. You're given a certain department or concept to run from the back and you have about 15min per rack to work with. Depending how fast the truck team works gauges how many racks you have to do on your shift.
3pm-5pm is mostly store floor. You'll be cleaning departments and running clothes from fitting rooms and behind cash points.
5pm-10pm is closing. This shift is the same as 3-5 but at 9pm thats when they assign you a department or concept and you have to clean up and close it and move on to another department to help close as well.
Its pretty much an easy job, lots of walking and interacting with customers. If your ever given register exclusively be prepared to be there most of your shift. If your "H&M fast" get used to that being your particular role in the store. After a few weeks or months the managers will get a feel of who you are and what your capable doing good and your shift will changed accordingly. I started out doing different shifts and register work and now I almost always work mornings with truck or running, depending on which manager is with you.
If you're PT be prepared to have a pretty random schedule. Its not too frequent – more... but when it happens it sucks, but its not completely rare to every so often have more than 3 days off at a time. I've had as much as a week off from work in the 5 moths i've worked here.
Im not too concerned about it but there are moments where I wish I didn't have to worry about not working for more than a few days.
Dept managers are for the most part nice. Some care way more than others and you can tell but it is what it is in a hourly job, especially if this is your first job or a job while you search for something more permanent or professional – less