A good part-time gig for a young adult
Assistant Director/Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – April 14, 2015
The compensation is not enough to support an adult who is trying to live on their own, but the management for the stores I worked for was really great. They recognize hard working, enthusiastic, and dependable employees.
Generally, I'd say that this is a great way to learn sales, customer service, and working independently for any young professional (maybe a college student on a summer break, or even a high school student). Often you will be one of two employees running the store, or the only one there. This means you will be the cashier/salesperson/janitor/spa expert.
You will have to clean all of the equipment after spa visitors use the services (tanning beds, massage chairs, hydrotherapy, slim capsule, etc.), greet and sign in customers, sell sell sell, run the cash register, monitor loss prevention, and sweep and mop before you close the store. It is a lot, but the learning experience for time management and multitasking is invaluable.
The down side, for me, is that not all locations are created equal, and the compensation will vary with your sales. For example: I was trained at the highest ranked (for sales) location, and I was pleased to have consistent commission, on top of the meager hourly wage. Later, when I was promoted as an assistant manager of several of the other stores, I was often put at one particular store that had little to no traffic on a daily basis. Not good for your paycheck.
Sales experience, generally happy customers
commission varies by location (store traffic)