Pros: sam's always made sure you got your full 15 minute breaks (2 if you worked an 8 hr day, 1 if you did not) and they were very good at making sure you took a full 30 min lunch
Cons: the "door greeters" would always be forgotten to take their breaks/lunches, i felt the cos's would get frustrtaed having to find someone to cover them
A typical day at work; once clocked in, I would get on my register and immediately start ringing members up, I would start with the first member and if they had a regular membership, I would see how much the prorated amount was to upgrade them to a Plus membership. If they didn't want that then I would try to talk them into opening up a MasterCard account ( sometimes we had $10 off of a $50 purchase and sometimes we had $20 off a $100 purchase.
I learned this job very quickly (having never done retail), there were many food item codes that we needed to learn as a cashier and I learned them rather quickly. I also learned to not let it affect me when members would get mad and yell at me for items we didn't have at that time, or their card didn't work etc.
The management were fair, some were more kind than others and were willing to help more.
I loved my co-workers, I have always been the type to treat others the way I would like for them to treat me.
The hardest part of my job was trying to feel out which members I should ask to see if they wanted to upgrade their membership or possibly open a Discover/MasterCard account. So many members would get frustrated if we asked them every time they came in, so I would try to remember many of their faces that came through my line.
The most enjoyable part of my job was knowing I did my very best each day by making my members happy when they left my register. I would greet each and every member by looking into their eyes and saying hello.