Pros: Great learning environment
Cons: healthcare; constant shift in management
A typical work day can consist of may different activities all rolled into one day. Before the store opens Isles need to be filled and/or reconstructed for current or future product. Once the store is opened the primary function is to make sure customers are helped, waited on, or checked out with little to no delays. During down times, features are set up and store is keep clean of product. After the store is closed the entire store is cleaned, all products are properly displayed and ready for the customers next shopping day. Many hats are worn on a typical day depending on the demand and the volume of customers needs. It is necessary to be well educated in every department for example what products are available, how to use them, where they are located, if they are on sale, and if they can be ordered or located at a different store. Working at a craft store I have been fortunate enough to meet and learn from a variety for talented people whether it was a customer or a co-worker. The hardest part (on extremely busy days) is not having to appropriate amount of time to full answer or help a customer in need. The majority of the time the store was always running short handed and the numerous amount of department one person had to cover was sometime a bit over whelming. the most enjoyable part of the job was that is was very fast pace, little to no down time. Because there was always something to do.