Pros: discounts on prescriptions, being out of the house
Cons: poor schedulling procedures, i.e. working night shift and then coming the next day for the morning shift.
Rite Aid has poor control of their management ( This is just from my experience, not all managers) The main office in Pennsylvania has no idea what it's employees experience from day to day. Yes, customers do come first, but most of the time, to the detriment of the employees.
Each day I would stock the shelves, run the register, help customers, & – more... keep an eye out for those who come in just to steal. There were many of them and we had no security in the store. My co-workers were good people and were as discouraged as I was with how the store was run. I was the only F/T employee and most of the P/T were teenagers to early twenties. The hardest part of the job was dealing with those customers who would never be happy no matter what we did for them. My other customers brighten my days. They were sweet, nice, always had something positive to say. They really made my day. I enjoyed talking with them and getting to know some of them more than I could have done, had I not worked there.
I had been a 'stay-at-home' mom for over 20 years, and I was astonished with how society, as a whole, behaved as customers.
I, myself, would never treat people the way that I had experienced there. I learned that some people do have 'bad days' and the next time I saw them everything was OK. Several even apologized to me. I guess the best part of the job waas experiencing all kinds of people and learning how to deal with them in a socially accepted way.
It was also a challenge to work with the young people. With no experience working, until Rite Aid, their work ethics were not as with someone my age, who has worked before. Did you know that some schools in Mobile do not teach how to count back change? This was told to me by a couple of co-workers. I tried to teach them how to do this, I think that I was successful. – less