Positive workplace with a good manager.
Pros: excellent training
Cons: threats of being fired were continual and exhausting
A typical day at work begins routinely, with merchandise counts, but from there the workday has such a variable energy. With the vast number of clients and different needs, it made for WONDERFUL work day.
The training is continuous and very thorough. Co-workers, in my store, were motivated and helpful, the majority of the time. And we did a lot of team selling.
The hardest part of the job was the continual threat of being fired. Weekly, if your standards were not 6 for 6. In the end, the reason I left my job, after 10 years, was that the environment became very hostile when the 'third key' became extremely aggressive and unfair. While we all had standards to attain, she capitalized on her position as 'acting management' and took over customers without giving others any part of the sale.
The best part of the job was to create a bond and to see a couple go from a 'friendship' ring to five years down the road, sell them a Mother's ring to celebrate their first child ! I really developed many long term friendships, with whom I am still in touch.