Dante's Inferno and I had some things in common here, he had 9 levels and I had 6 years.
Pros: Benefits, holiday/vac/personal days, mileage reimbursement
Cons: too many chiefs, "know it all" management, night time recovery, they'll promote anyone
After working for this company for a long time I will have to say the best day was the day I resigned.
A typical work day would involve me being stuck on register due to this companies inability to understand payroll and short staff every shift. I would clock in 5 minutes early, tour my department, start a project and get interrupted by management nonstop over minor cosmetics. Ringing register as a department coordinator took up half of my shift, if not longer. I would then have to cover the front end coordinators lunch, which would be between 45-60 minutes. I'd take my lunch, come back, try to push out the stock that sat dormant for too long due to inability to provide a stocking team.
It wasn't all down, the people I worked with were the only reason I stayed there. The management could be cool, but were office dwellers and LAZY!
I'm not one to take too kindly to being spoken down to or disrespected so my demeanor in this companies' eyes was not great because they want YES men. If you even question the slightest thing it jeopardizes your future as it did with 1 of the 250+ people I worked with over the 6 year span. That's right, talk about a rollover rate!
The best part of the day was leaving. The hardest part of the job was dealing with the lack of common sense that exists amongst customers, coworkers, and management.
I was the go to guy for everything, even IT things even though it wasn't my job.
But it did it anyway cause that's the kind of guy I am.
The biggest issue I had was when they cut us from 40 hours to 35 and also did away with overtime. – more...
For a company trying to reach 40 billion dollars, they sure know how to cheap out on the employees who put their blood, sweat, and tears into their occupation.
This was always a job to me, not a career.
But if you do want a decent job with benefits work in the store, if you want the luxurious life then move to Framingham, MA and look at how comfy the higher ups are sitting....
Also when it came to customer returns there was a 30 day policy but seeing as how "the customer is always right" it didn't matter. People would return things from 2 years ago and we would have to return it, even though the policy said no.
TOO MUCH GREY AREA, very hypocritical.
On a closing shift, night time recovery is horrific from under-staffing throughout the day – less