Relaxed, friendly management style. Schedules are all over the board, 39 hrs to 9 hrs.
Pros: flexible, relaxed.
Cons: varying hours, thus paychecks week to week.
Sales floor position: Punch in, get a scanner, a phone, get lined out which area of responsibility (eg., autopull, customer assistance, straightening, returns, etc), check to see if there are projects needing to be done or to help with.
Freight position: Shift begins 5:00am. Get scanner, pull pallets of freight from back to my area. Open boxes, shelve – more... items, dispose of cardboard, backstock, straighten as you go.
I have learned alot! Learned the scanner gun, how to do autopull, how to set a planogram, how to do price accuracy, print labels, how to set endcaps, also alot about outdoor garden. Every job culture has its own vocabulary and tempo. Lots to learn, always.
Management is very relaxed, friendly, open to discussion and thoughts. Co-workers are helpful, courteous. The downside is that there are clicks which can be perceived as exclusive and off-putting as if they are being catty or gossipy by other associates who are less out-going or shy. The hardest part of the job is the schedule. It is supposed to be out after 5:00p Thursday and quite often isn't completed until Friday or even Saturday for the following week which begins Sunday. Also there can be a huge flux in scheduled hours week to week. It is a constantly varying weekly schedule. It can be feast or famine, 39 hrs can go to 9 hrs. making it very difficult to plan ahead and or juggle bills / groceries with inconsistent paychecks. The most enjoyable part of the job is that it is so relaxed. Lots of smiles, camaraderie and willingness to assist or help another. – less