Easy going workplace, friendly staff & nice customers.
Pros: easy going atmosphere, friendly staff & friendly shop management. varied work which kept you busy, & never bored.
Cons: no realistic job prospects.
There was some choice in what you did on your shift. E.g: you could stay on till, or price-up books, or prepare clothes for future stock. There was a high level of variety as you could switch duties from one hour, to the next. It was never boring work, & it was not pressured.
A good company to volunteer for, if that is all you wanted to do. Unfortunately, – more... there didn't seem to be any real prospects of advancing into paid work within Oxfam's retail division. You are either a manager or a volunteer, there aren't any go-between roles which are paid. I had to leave for personal reasons, but would return if/when the time was right. – less