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It depends on the manager but usually yes. It does sometimes affect your sales, though especially if a lot of older people come in the store.

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Get rid of magazine subscriptions, increase pay. Give more proper training to everyone.

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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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It was a few days for me. Mostly because they were understaffed at the time (still are, honestly).

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Bi-weekly is the correct answer.

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Low pay and bad management.

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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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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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