Fast paced, rewarding work
Engraver (Former Employee) – Plano, TX – August 31, 2015
I began as a seasonal cashier, returned the next year as a seasonal engraver, and stayed on part time. Work environment varies significantly based on season.
During busy times, such as around Christmas and Valentines, work is very high volume and fast paced. Involves working with customers to create personalized messages and select gifts that are right for their situation and occasion. This requires creativity, good communication skills, and the ability to multitask. Engraving is fun and easy on the engraver, but requires attention to detail, the ability to plan ahead, and being able to work quickly with minimal error. Additionally, busy season's require excellent team work, as you are working in a small store front with a number of other team members at a volume and pace that demands cooperation.
During 'off' seasons, store load and employee hours are reduced. As a key holder, I often opened or closed the location alone. Work hours were spent straightening the store if traffic was slow, and running around like a chicken with my head cut off if there were a lot of customers. Operating the store alone required a lot of multitasking, because I was responsible for helping customers with sales, making the transactions, and keeping the engraver going all at the same time.
Fun, Fast-paced, Challenging
May stay late to finish work, Working alone