Pros: benefits, weekly pay, management
Cons: no breaks
A typical day of work consisted of handling associate responsibilities. An individual is either food service (FS), general merchandise (GM) or lead cashier. If an associate were in food service, they were responsible for making sure all the coffee and food in the store were freshly put out in a timely manner, and they were required to keep their food service section (coffee, hot case, rollergrill and yogurt section) fully stocked and well presented. They are also to keep their side of the store neatly kept, cleaned and organized. If the associate were in general merchandise, the associate was responsible for making sure all products were stocked on the floor in a FIFO (First in First out) order, all expired items are to be removed, and to make sure the fountain drink section was fully stocked. This person may also be in charge of merchandise stock take or cigarette and OTP (other tobacco products) stock takes. This associate is also responsible for keeping their side of the store neatly kept and organized. The associates present that day decided among each other who were to do the other tasks such as lot sweep, cleaning the bathrooms and taking out the trash.
I learned that you cannot be over bearing to new coming employees, you must secure that you are willing for them to achieve along with yourself. A successful business is held up by a strong circle of success thirsty employees.
I found it to be very easy for some people to be promoted into management, but with that said, each manager was ensured to be trained properly to make each shift of the day successful.
I got along – more... great with my co-workers. I don't typically have a hard time getting along with people so working with them and striving to succeed with them was easily obtained.
The hardest part about not only this job but ANY job is being on time. If that was one thing I've learned from all of my previous employers, to just be on time and prove your eagerness and effort was sure to send you a long ways.
And lastly but definitely not least, the most enjoyable part of this job were the amazing guests we had at this location. I looked forward to each day to see the smiles on my familiar regular guests faces. Just to know they returned to our location let me know that my team and I successfully achieved their requirements for them to come back for our same services. – less