Pros: vacation time and the customers
Cons: having to go in at 5 every morning, working 12 hour days sometimes more and high demands for low pay
I was a store manager and I loved the customers and my employees but it was a very demanding job. The upper management demands more and more every day but gives managers less and less hours for their store which means the salaried managers have to work more to make up for it without getting paid extra and gets very little time to accomplish anything. I was on the register for 6 hours a day by myself while trying to complete the daily paperwork and other management tasks while keeping the coffee going, keeping the store clean and stocked, checking in vendors, counting inventory, etc. And then I would get one employee in at noon and finally able to get more done. Also, I would have to drive to other locations to help out even if it meant my store being understaffed. The upper management of the district wondered why they kept losing managers, well it's because the company works their management/staff into the ground, takes advantage of them and only cares about increasing profit, buys new stores but doesn't put any money into the existing stores and doesn't care about their employees at all. Oh and another thing, as a manager one of our performance models was to remove our employees' obstacles for completing tasks... well maybe the company should take it's own advice and remove the store mangers' obstacles.