Medium to Fast Paced Work Environment
Store Manger (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – May 4, 2016
A typical day as a manager at Shoe Carnival consists of checking voicemail fro our regional manager, looking over sales reports, managing payroll, and compiling a list of tasks for the crew for the day. I learned how to operate an RF scanner, run payroll reports, job recruitment and interviewing skills, read a P&L report, and inventory management. When I was first hired I started out as a sales associate, to sales lead, to floor supervisor, to store manager. I have many managers during my tenure and they all were fair but firm. They were willing to compromise with the scehduling as far as me attending school. My co-workers could be described as a revolving door. Many of my co-workers haven't been there more than a year and a half with me being the most tenured worker there after my boss. My co-workers are easy to work with and when I became a manager they follow my guidance and leadership well and with respect. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the downtime of retail. When it isn't a holiday or a coupon in the ad business can be really slow and it can get boring after a while. The most enjoyable part of the job is the satisfaction I get from helping a customer and them being satisfied with their purchase. It's always cool to have customer come back and ask for my help because they were satisfied with my service the last time they were in the store.