Pros: benefits package: medical, dental, 401k, vacation days
Cons: not enough payroll; can't perform developemental meetings, no office time for hr functions/recruiting (this is on your day off)
As a GM, you should be developing a staff to sell to guests and the managers to get promoted. The reality is that you are cashiering, setting planograms, cleaning, and recruiting. There are not even enough hours to overlap for GMs to take a lunch break; if they do then the store is left with a manager and a prestige associate when there are 20+ guests in the store needing help. Then the guest service score suffers and the GM is held accountable to that. Work life balance is non-existent as GMs need to work 12-14 hour days at least 5 days a week to just make the payroll expectation.
If the company would allow payroll to develop the team then they would make more money overall because people would be able to sell and educate the guest; average dollar per trans would increase and the company have happier guests, happier associates, and more profits.
The company overall has great potential, but cutting stores to bare-bones and expecting the guests to "sell themselves" on products that they need educating on is unrealistic. In order to teach the guests and staff, there needs to be payroll given to have some overlap of shifts. If the company doesn't need sales people to educate the guest, then close the stores and just have on-line shopping and promotions. But don't pretend like we are a beauty store who can educate when we can't get off the register to even say hello to someone who's shopping. An average store has 250 people per day, and 2 people opening and 2 people closing to help all those people and deliver "an exceptional experience" to them.