It is true... Assistant Managers will not have the same pressure that store managers will.. Retail in general is not a great industry for families... That being said, I am ready to take on more responsibilities. I need the extra challenge that the assistant manager role will no longer grant me. It just depends on where you are at in your life and what you want out of what you are doing. Also, you should definitely be earning a considerable amount more than your assistants. I know what assistants earn and so I know what I can and should ask for at my interview... It depends on the volume, but mostly it depends on that stores current weakness and how you can fill the gap for that store... Being confident and knowing how to speak to each company's deficiency and desire to fill the gap will make you the front runner, and then you can ask for what you think is the right price. We shall soon see if it is worth it or not!