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The typical interview questions about why you want to work there, how you'd deal with upset customers, etc. We also spoke about how much I read and what type of books I like. Also about sale initiatives, and how well could you sell the extras to customers (magazines for millionaires, the Books-A-Million membership, donation drives, etc.)

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Company policy dictates that you can have different hair color, piercings as long as they’re not excessive, and tattoos that shoe as long as they are not offensive. If your store has told you otherwise, you need to call corporate and report it.

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Increase pay across the board - you get what you pay for and having some of the lowest wages in retail really makes people think twice about giving the company 100% of their effots. The benefits package available to full-time employees is definitely a great set of benefits, but pay rates keep those employees from being able to partake in those benefits. Take care of your employees and they'll take care of the rest of your business.

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Depends on the District Manager. Legally a store can in most states but you can’t run a register so most stores won’t.

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The pressure to sell those magazine subscriptions and if you don't sell enough of them, they cut your hiurs.

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Paying 10.00 an hour not worth getting out of bed in the morning

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You get paid Bi Weeklyq

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Upper management doesn’t care about those on the sales floors. Bad pay. Highly unethical management decisions. When I transferred stores, they took away all of my pay raises from performance evaluations. Complete lack of consistency among management

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Business casual. You can wear slacks and a dress shirt.

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Most stores post bookseller and barista positions at all times, regardless of whether they're actively hiring or not. If the store is not actively hiring when you apply, it may take quite some time for you to hear back.

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