I started at BBB at 47,000 as a dept. mang. By the time I left 5 years 6 months later I was at close to 55,000. I was passed over twice in those 2 yrs for raises, upper mang. thought I made too much. I have a 4 yr degree and had worked for other big box retailers-such as Target. It really is true that you are a mang. of your own time and tasks. You do spend most of the day putting away frieght, and ringing up customers. Each store "feel" is different, but they do work long hours with only one 30 minute lunch break, and as a mang. you are lucky if you get that. Would I go back? Nope.