I worked as a front end cashier for the first 6 months of my employment with TRU. It wasn't bad, and it was decent pay for someone still going to school and such. During the holiday season, I was put in the electronics section and that's when the job became a little more strenuous. As I began to learn more skills in the store (replenishing items, marking items to be put on the floor, et cetera) they began to use me to fill holes. For example, if they didn't have a cashier that day, they would still put me in electronics but keep me on standby as a front end cashier. I did not mind helping out a little bit, but when it got to the point that they wouldn't schedule a cashier on a busy weekend day just because other staff members knew how to ring up guests, it got a little ridiculous. It also prevented things from getting done quickly, as I would have to drop what I was doing to go help the front of the store.
Overall, it wasn't bad for a beginner job, but it is definitely not meant to be a job that one should wish to stay in for more than a year.
Free food during the holiday season, employee discount, positive atmosphere encouraged
poor scheduling, always out of product stock