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The management team

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Keep up with your application, talk to the manager about the job

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Because of lay-offs. Almost every receiving manager in the country was laid off along with head cashiers and most lead positions.

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30% off most merchandise, 40% during employee appreciation days. 50% in the Café. There are some exceptions.

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Depends on your job title. booksellers are always part time and they get capped at 27 hours per week.
leads and Managers are the only full time employees and they get anywhere between 36-40 hours per week. if you are a bookseller then you can have 4,6, or 8 hours shifts.

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Totally depends on your position. if you are a cashier then you stay at the register until you are clear of customers then you get assigned a location to recover. if you are a head cashier you assist the closing manager with counting down the tills and the safe (usually you are the last to leave). if you are at customer service then you just make sure the store is recovered and grand opening ready for the next morning. usually you get out 30 min past closing. if you are a manager then you stay until everyone has left to do closing paperwork and check all the doors.

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You help people find the books/movies/CD's/etc. and then you try to sell them B&N Memberships. You're almost like a librarian mixed with a cashier.

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The store manager talks to you about your likes and dislikes in the book and media world. Very personable conversations.

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That would depend on the supervisor and your position

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