Pros: modest pay, the opportunity to experience the culture of different parts of the united states, meeting and becoming friends with scores of people all across the country, having the final word on projects, being looked to for insight and advise by store owners and merchandising crews. job security.
Cons: too much time away from my children, no set schedule, no earnings for weeks between jobs, food reimbursement too low to cover actual costs, job requires person to live to work instead of working to live.
Job requires me to set up schedule for the Merchandiser, and work with store ownership and management to implement the progression of the job (job can differ depending on if it is a new store, store relocation, or just a full store remodel). I work with hard working merchandisers from all over the country that are employed by my company. The hardest – more... part of my job is making sure the delivery schedule for stock orders and instore racking is timely and complete. If I have learned anything from this job, it is that with so many moving parts things rarely go exactly to plan. One of the challenges that makes the job so interesting is the requirement of having to adjust on the fly, and keep everything moving along smoothly, no matter what unexpected problem may arise. There has been nothing more rewarding in my working life than the kind words I receive from past project owners whenever there is a holiday or my birthday. I keep in touch with as many as possible, and it tells me that I had a good effect on their life and livelyhood that many still take the time out of their day to send me a kind word, even if has been years since I helped them with their stores. – less