Overall, I enjoyed the people and culture created by Things Remembered.
Pros: High amount of creative license, self-management of time
Cons: Short staffed during holidays, inconsistent training programs
I learned how to utilize the engraving machine so to engrave metal, glass, plastic, and other materials for keepsakes. My store was not a large one, just a kiosk with at maximum 4 employees and so we worked very closely. The only two employees other then myself employed during a non-holiday season were the store manager, the assistant manager and myself. Most of my time was spent working at the store alone, meeting customers and taking orders as well as creating the finished product and presenting it to the customers. The most difficult part of my job was finding job security. The district manager gave my entire store 9 days of notice before our store was to be completely gone from that mall. This left me without a job a few months before graduating from college. The best part of my job was definitely getting to make the gift that someone was a proud to present to another person. For example, I got to engrave the wine glass that someone was going to use in their wedding proposal, and the anniversary present that a man gave to his wife with a sweet poem.