Pros: incentives for selling took me to a new comfort zone, without being obnoxious or pushy.
Cons: at times the hours during inclement weather proved to be a tad frustrating, but that is the nature of holiday shopping hours.
I was initially hired as a seasonal part-time employee; after receiving accolades for positive sales in various departments, I was offered full-time employment. Management had come over as a new store had opened and each member had varying ideas on how to sell, stock and present oneself. This caused confusuion amongst the management teams as well as – more... the associates. This frustration and conflict was indeed the hardest part of the job. Co-workers were generally helpful and friendly. Sadly management did not look kindly toward friendship (professional) amongst associates. Selling and assisting in a "classy" department store was rewarding; developing an ongoing rapport with repeat customers was most satisfying. – less