Just wish the drive to get there wasn't so long...
Pros: very guest focused, helping new families realize their dreams
Cons: too far to travel with rotating schedule, needs more transfer flexibility.
Don't get me wrong, I loved working for "R" Us, both at Babies "R" Us and Toys "R" Us. You get to spend time with families and help them realize their dreams; that goes for the guests as well as the Team Members.
Generally speaking, as an Assistant Manager you will usually have a core set of responsibilities (either Merchandising or Operational) that need to be reviewed/accomplished weekly through team training and delegation and follow-up, and you will also have a variety of side projects of differing levels of importance that will also need to be accomplished that may change from day to day or week to week. In addition, you must keep cognizant of sales and key selling metrics.
For me, the hardest part of the job was the commute. As a retail professional, I highly enjoyed most of my time at the store, but driving over an hour to and from work ate significantly into my pay as the single earner in my family. That, coupled with a rotating schedule, had me almost asleep behind the wheel of my car when I had to close at night then open the next morning. Unfortunately, transfer was unavailable from the location I was in,
The hours this position will demand of you can be daunting, especially during the holiday season, but if it wasn't for the drive/lack of transfer availability I would still be there.