I love the schedule of this job and that I get to work alone. I also enjoy how helpful they are with sick leaves and vacations. However they do not typically allow enough time on the schedule to complete the necessary tasks. Great coworkers. Managers are extremely helpful when asked for help. Good selection of stores like Safeway, Target, and Rite Aid. Good communication between merchandiser and upper management. Extra hours are available as well by volunteering for store revisions or picking up extra shifts that need to be covered.
They however have a very sad, poor and upsetting system for getting rid of unsold/unused product. They require everyone to toss all unsold/unused product directly into the trash no matter. I have had 6 shopping carts full of cards, party goods (plates, candles, balloons, cups, bags, stuffed animals, etc.) at one time that had to go directly into the trash. They do not allow for items to be donated nor even recycled.
Holiday work is mandatory.