Staying awake in a mattress store!
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Cedar Park, TX – November 7, 2012
Typically, I arrive at work around 9:30 AM to a beautiful, comfortable store LOADED with great product ... and I wait for someone to come in. I might see 8 people a week. Ironically, it is a bedding store! I've discovered that I need more involvement in the process to better control my destiny. The quiet environment I thought I desired, to do more in a relaxed atmosphere, is choking me.It only takes two people to cover the store. Team members are together only on Saturday and Sunday. Management is mostly paper in scope; inventory, transfers, cycle counts. The hardest part of the job is the isolation and not being able to use those skill sets that afforded me to be attractive enough to land the job. I still love the dynamics of the job (sales and sales process), my customers, discovering their needs, providing solutions and exceeding thier expectations. And a day is finished and I head home at 9:00 PM.
great company with a solid business model staffed with supportive people.