Could have been better...
Pros: friendly, good management, very open
Cons: failure to get breaks or lunch on time or at all, temperature conditions, lack of training
My time at Office Depot was tricky at times. Obsessed with sales quotas, they pushed us to try to get more customers and get them to buy more and more, oftentimes not telling us HOW we were supposed to do it. When I first was hired there, I was pretty much thrust onto the cash register with little to no training and had to learn fast. When I moved to the copy and print depot, It was pretty much the same, the only difference is was that even the management was not given training to give to me as well. This resulted in us not knowing the standards and procedures we were supposed to know and we had to learn as we go. It was a difficult effort, but once we got an understanding of what we needed to do, working at Office Depot was enjoyable. The employees there were hard working, endearing and loved to help customers. I gained quite a following among regular customers there who relied on me to get their projects done and done properly.
I regret having to leave, but I am more concerned about the customers that looked to me for help, who will no longer have my expertise to come to. I only hope I tutored my replacement enough to take up the slack.