Goal-oriented workplace with high expectations of physical output from associates
Pros: Coupons, recognition from co-workers and management
Cons: Short breaks/omitted breaks/delayed breaks when a heavy workload is anticipated
A typical day at work entails completing certain tasks, such as placing the correct amount of units onto the floor and arranging them so that they are aesthetically pleasing to management and the customers. However, the most important thing is customer service. While there, I learned how to utilize time efficiently in order to complete certain tasks by a desired deadline. Management varied drastically during my time with the company, but the best managers were the ones who physically and mentally contributed to the productivity of the store, not just giving orders while standing over your shoulder. Co-workers of mine have been mostly positive to work with, but some require some patience or guidance, especially when it comes to working together in a timely manner to recover a store before our allotted time has expired. The hardest part of the job was to remain positive and energetic after being insulted and challenged by customers, and overworked by management. However, the most enjoyable part of the job was forming relationships with coworkers and management, and being appreciated by customers who were willing to accept our assistance.