VERY! Lifting and carrying boxes that weigh up to 50 pounds, climbing up ladders in stock rooms to pull boxes off shelves, lots of bending, stooping.
The job is quite physical and a cane could not be used, especially when lifting the boxes filled with cards, bows and ribbons, paper items and gift wrap.
Answered - Part Time Merchandiser (Former Employee) - New Orleans, LA
Very physically demanding, times you had to get on the floor to find thing's way back in lower bin's. Boxes were very heavy.
Lifting boxs, traveling
Answered - Merchandiser (Former Employee) - Weaverville, NC
It would be difficult to do with a cane. it's required to lift boxes up to 50 lbs and both hands are needed while unwrapping packs of product while standing.
Answered - Revision Merchandiser (Current Employee) - Iowa City, IA
Any job is physical if you do a good job, retail can be very busy during seasonal times.. I always enjoyed it..
Answered - Merchandiser (Current Employee) - The Villages, FL
If you needed a cane it would have to be a very very small store with only cards/wrapping supplies.
Answered - Merchandiser duties in the Portsmouth, NH area (Former Employee) - Portsmouth, NH