Pros: benefits, easy work, friendly co-workers
Cons: short breaks, irrate customers, standing on feet all day on concrete floor, hard to request days off, dont accept docter's excuses. only 8 occurences a year.
typical day at work, you clock in best way is to clock in about 7-9 mins before shift. go to your locker and grab your vest. Then head to the Head Cashier and ask them where you're needed. You will spend the day at one of these register locations: Front end, Self-checkout, Outside Garden center, Inside Lumber Yard (Commerical Services desk), or the customer service/returns desk. typical shift for full time cashiers are 8 hour to 9 hour shifts with an hour lunch break and a 15 min break. for part timers it varies from 5 hour shifts to 7 or.
Full time cashiers are working 39-40 hours a week and must have "any availability" to qualify. Part timer's can work up to 25 hours a week and sometimes during slow months down to 10 hours a week. when you're ringing up someone always take the time to chat with them i.e. "did you find everything ok?, how are you?" and while checking out their items always ask if they would be interested in the products the store offers, "do you have a myLowe's card? would you like to sign up for one and keep track of your purchases? would you like to save 5% everyday with a Lowe's credit card?" the day is fairly easy
co-workers were like family, and are always there willing to help with whatever you need.
hardest part of the job...dealing with irate customers and thieving customers. also, it's very hard to accommodate a day off when you have to request it 1 month in advance. there will be a week when you're opening all week and closing shifts the next. rotation schedules are thrown out the window.
most enjoyable part of the job. the coworker's, and the regular customers are always friendly and helpful. it's an easy job.