Pros: Work was fairly easy, air conditioning and heat worked most of the time
Cons: Too many to list
The job itself wasn't too hateful, but the politics of local management made it a horrible place to walk into everyday.
In the beginning, I tried to bring pieces of 20+ years of quality/supervisory experience to the table, but it wasn't the "Lifetouch" way of doing things. I quickly lost interest, and it became just a paycheck (kind of).
I had hoped to find other employment, but the economic recovery and employment prospects were very weak in central Ohio at the time. Alas, I was terminated before I could get out on my terms.
Shortly before I was terminated, I had spoken to my boss about how we would have trouble maintaining associates, let alone attracting new ones, when the local economy started recovering. The word has gotten out about the lousy pay, lousy management, and lousy advancement opportunities, Lifetouch!
Final note - I was terminated for "unprofessional behavior" because I got too close, and stuck up for, my associates. The boss that fired me - I heard he was terminated shortly thereafter, after being found in a "compromising position" with one of his subordinates. Unprofessional behavior, indeed !!