Have to sell store cards, too many managers
Barista/Cashier (Former Employee) – York, PA – September 4, 2018
Worked as barista in cafe preparing drink orders and food, keeping area clean. You have to meet quota in selling overpriced store cards, magazine subscriptions, and whatever else it is they are pushing that week. Too much demand to sell something all the time to every customer. Too many managers in a small store. Cafe manager was a micro manager who was never wrong and took credit for any work or ideas you had. Main manager was very relaxed and easy going, but pushed you on reaching sales goals so he would look good to district manager. Hard work was not appreciated and overlooked unless you were excelling at selling those store cards/magazine subscriptions-a very corporate mentality. Most co-workers were nice if a bit gossipy and customers were regulars I got to know. No benefits if your part time and you have to be there a year to get any benefits of any kind. Constantly had to deal with appliances that were not working properly and mopping up leaky refrigerated bake case because they were too cheap to fix anything. Some of your most needed and used appliances didn't work (blender, coffee maker, etc.) and needed to be replaced/serviced but that never happened. Hardest part of job was trying to sell to people who are clearly not interested, most enjoyable part of job was being able to check out any book in store and take home on loan and discount on merchandise.
Discount on merchandise, ability to take home books temporarily.
Sell, sell, sell overpriced store cards, magazine subscriptions, etc.