Pros: steady shifts, great managers, union work is a plus for some
Cons: few hours, sometimes bland work
On an average day I run stock on the dairy department starting at the fridge making sure everything is faced and loaded onto their proper pallets or on the fridge stock floor ( or L). Then moving out to cover eggs, and hauling out the old egg cages and milk crates with a pallet jack. Often i will have to work the bailing machine and wrap/remove completed – more... bails of cardboard. I restock beverages in all cold cases, work the rest of of the dairy, yogurt, butter, cheeses distributed to the other departments etc. Temp logs to make sure all cold storage is working effectively or if it needs to be cooled within acceptable levels. Very constant heavy lifting and movement, if there is nothing left to do in my department i restock aisles or help individual departments with various things, stocking, labeling, and cleaning.
I've learned from my job what it is like to be in retail, its steady, sometimes hectic, but always predictable, however work is not a very complex environment, customer service comes easily to me and I know where everything is in the store, other than that i feel unfulfilled with the brunt of my work being lifting and moving things about, some days it just feels more like fitness than work.
The hardest part of my job currently is the commute it takes to get there, I am in need of more hours and something more close by would most definitely be preferable. It is a wonderful place, many of my co-workers have found comfort and fulfillment from their experience, however i feel more suited to other work. – less