Fast pace work environment.
Pros: co-workers are enjoyable to work with, i get paid vacations and holidays, healthcare
Cons: long hours with short breaks, managment could be better.
I arrive at the IGA just as its starting to open, and will work a ten hour day. My main focus is filling the produce section, and making sure there are signs for the items, and making sure the section is clean since, it is the first section you see when you walk into the store. Once I have the front filled and ready to go, I will help my manager with – more... cuts that we also need for the produce section; for example I may help him out in cutting up fruit for fruit cups. I also will check the cooler and make sure it is organized and I also do ordering for the produce section.
I've learned a great deal about inventory and how important it is to keep the products in our cooler at a certain level. Working at the IGA has also taught me how to work more efficiently.
For the most part all the co-workers are great and we all get a long great, most of have become very good friends, which helps a great deal with teamwork and it makes the day much more enjoyable.
The hardest part of my job is, finding enough things to do once the produce section is filled. My manager's main focus is getting the cuts done, and he is usually close to being done the cuts by the time I'm done with the front, this can make for a long ten hours.
The part I like most about the IGA is how well most of the staff gets along with each other, and that we can all joke and have fun but get work done at the same time. – less