Pros: great benefits, respectful co-workers, smiles everywhere!
Cons: there are many difficult customers
I thoroughly enjoyed working with the Things Remembered Team.
Not only was I excited every day to show up to work, I was always the best dressed(in a suit), and was greeted by happy customers.
I started a few days before Mothers' Day, and was immediately put to work. I was trained to do my job in less than a day, giving others more hours to train on – more... whatever they may have needed work on.
I started as a low Engraver, just a seasonal at that, but was quickly thrown into the exciting job of Floor sales.
Being understaffed on a busy day, my engraving had all but been finished and 8 customers had just walked in. The team usually consists of 2 or 3 people: 1 or 2 engravers, 1 manager/assistant manager, and usually one of the engravers would double as a sales associate. I had only been trained on the engraver, but my MOD (Manager on Duty) was swamped with questions and people needing help, so I jumped off of the engraver and happily helped whomever I could with their questions and would help set them up to go to the resister. Because of this, I was quickly promoted from an Engraver, to a Full time. After about a month, I was promoted again for being a great help in sales. Within 3 months, I was the Assistant Manager and was competitive in my sales with not only my Manager, but the entire store over in Odessa. I enjoyed having frequent calls from the Mangager or AM(Assistant Manager) of the other store, and would have fun trying to outdo the other stores.
I really enjoyed the way I was trained and the respect everyone had for one another. But, with everything so good, something had to be bad, right? Well, customers are very picky about what they want engraved. and if you mess up an engraving on a particular item, you would have to start from scratch. Glass and anything Wedding related was always a bother to engrave, mostly because you had to engrave the same thing multiple times.
With all of that aside, I truly enjoyed every moment I worked with TR, but had to leave because I didn't have time with the move.
If I could, I would go back in a heartbeat! – less