Pros: Interesting Job Responisbilities, New Experiences
Cons: Aggressive Management, Extremely late work hours (sometimes 11 PM or later)
A typical day at work at Hastings was pretty straight forward, I would either be working the register for the entire shift, or I would be in the Video Department, assisting with organization, stocking and customer service needs. When the need arose, I did assist at the register regularly and I also helped my fellow employees at every possible opportunity. I learned a lot at Hastings about what it means to have good customer service and also about retail in general. The management at Hastings during my employ was terrible due to the then supervisor (no longer employed there) having anger issues. There were a few instances where he threw chairs through walls and he was absolutely NOT a people person. Whenever this person was on shift, you could feel the tension of the entire store sky rocket because everyone was worried about who he was going to take his aggression out on next. To my understanding, after I left Hastings, the then manager was fired within about 6 months due to this behavior. My co-workers were mostly friendly and I enjoyed working with the majority of them, but had a couple of minor issues with specific employees that had records of causing problems in general. I was able to find solutions to all of my problems without needing to involve management however and usually had an overall good experience with my co-workers. The hardest part of the job was trying to handle the aggression of my supervisor. The most enjoyable part of the job was gaining the customer service experience and skills needed to work in just about any marked.