The Talbots I worked at required a lot of physical labor. For some reason I was only scheduled closings, so every item had to be hung on the hanger a certain way, hangers all evenly spaced, board fold clothing, run the sweeper, take out all the trash, clean the bathrooms, scrub the floors as needed, clean dressing rooms, clean the mirrors, etc. Now here is the good part. The store is closed while you are doing this but you still have you sales per hour to meet during this time, which could be an hour or two. Also plan on working every weekend unless you are in management. Ditto morning hours when Talbots does their best in sales. And you are encouraged (to put it mildly) to wear their clothing, with your generous 10 percent discount, while you are playing cleaning lady and janitor. And the pay is not that good.