Pros: free lunch, fun environment, industry knowledge, co-workers
On an average day, I came in at 7AM and walked into the warehouse to help unload a truck full of product delivered for that day. That included customer product and stock. Once the stock was separated from customer goods, I would take accessories that included:paintings, mirrors, rugs, vases, candleholders, unique statues, bowls, clocks and etc. I would price tag all of them myself via the computer and printer. Then once it was tagged properly I scanned them to the locations of the store where I would place them strategically in a show room or on our shelves, sometimes to replenish the product or placing something new in stock. Being a visual would allow me to design the show rooms with what I found best complimented the dining table, sectional or bed. I learned the language of the furniture industry and what interior designers look for to make a person desire that complete set in a show room. My co-workers were of a variety of backgrounds, some designers and other architects outside of work. In the warehouse I would sometimes assist in placing new furniture on the floor and bringing furniture back into the warehouse, also loading customer product into their vehicles. As for the sales team, I often assisted moving furniture for customers to visualize what they wanted and to bring product down from the walls and locating items in stock on our system. That means customer service was always top priority and I would always work my best to satisfy a sale or an inquiry for our guests. The most difficult part of the job is the fast pace that is necessary to complete multiple projects from management and your daily tasks as you helped customers along the way, but that was also the most enjoyable because I was always active and staying occupied with projects I found to be fun. Also I learned so much about the furniture industry such as the styles and latest fashion.