A noble idea.
Pros: the opportunity to work for a truly great and noble charity organization.
Cons: people will be people, and likewise, businesses fail because of this.
A typical day at work for the Habitat for Humanity Restore involved cashing people out, store maintenance, store organization, and pickups / deliveries from those who would donate items to the store. One major thing I learned from this job is an improved sense of organization in the work place. As a store working with restored goods, and in a very low socioeconomic status area, one has to make the best of what store space and what goods that your given. Sadly, I can't say that management was the greatest at this store. There was one main store manager that came along later and proved to be an excellent manager in my last year working for this store. However, for the most part, inexperience, pettiness, and overall resentment of other people's ideas, as far as the main management for this store, got in the way of making this store truly succeed. I didn't have many co-workers; just me and my brother actually ran the store. We did what we could with what I've already stated about management. Again, the hardest part of this job was trying to do the basic job of running a store, where everyone else who was a manager above us had their own idea about how the store should be run with no compromise. However, despite all these difficulties in this job, the best parts about this job is that it allowed me to help people that, though nameless to me, probably greatly appreciated the charity. That is the part of this job that I take with me that makes me feel the best about this job; the opportunity to work for an organization that delivers charity to a world greatly in need of it.