Pros: best atmosphere i've ever worked in, educational atmosphere, great management and kind-hearted people.
Cons: the pay was minimum wage--which is fine if you're a college student and don't have much to pay for, but it doesn't work out after graduating.
I enjoyed working at the University Bookstore a lot. I'd arrive for my shift, most of the time I was in the Warehouse so I was in charge of making sure the ISBNs on the textbooks matched up with the requested shipping lists, packaging and shipping off boxes of books to other institutions or publishing companies. I was in charge of maintaining the textbook – more... inventory as it fluctuated with the constant outgoing and incoming shipments of textbooks depending on what was going to be used for a course the following semester. I learned a lot about data entry and maintaining accuracy as well as physical safety when dealing with 70-80lb boxes of textbooks. I also assisted students in finding the textbooks they needed for their courses, or supplemental texts that would aide them in succeeding in their courses. The management was amazing. I loved all of my managers and all of my co-workers. It was such a friendly environment comprised of funny, considerate people and we really did all we could do to help one another out the entire time I worked there--we were very cohesive as a team. The hardest part of my job was strictly the physical labor that was involved. In this case, however, I was technically titled "textbook clerk"--when in actuality, I volunteered myself to work primarily in the Warehouse dealing with shipments and packaging. The heavy lifting was the most difficult part for me, but it was also beneficial because while I was being productive at work I was simultaneously working out! I really loved everything about that job and I was sad to leave it. I had to leave because the position is only offered to current Texas State students and when I graduated in May, I lost that position. – less