High stress retail job, but still allows room for fun and creativity
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – July 15, 2018
Guess is a popular brand with usually a high volume of customer traffic during peak hours, causing it to be a more stressful retail job. My typical day consisted of our daily chat-in about our sales goals, helping customers, organizing the store, styling the fitting room doors, and watching out for potential theft. The management varied, where some managers were easier to work with and other managers weren't. Some managers simply watch over you to make sure you are doing okay while other managers tend to micromanage, making the job much more stressful to deal with. The hardest part of the job was closing shifts, where employees would have to close the store from 12am until about 1:30 - 3am, and occasionally we would have to work in heels when special guests would arrive. The workplace culture was okay. There were times when it would be stressful and demanding, but also times when it would be fun because sometimes Guess would throw parties and have a DJ come to play some music to promote sales that were going on. The most enjoyable part of the job was definitely trying on clothes and dressing up customers.
opportunity for creativity
have to stay up until late at night to close the store, have to wear heels sometimes, the time between one's first shift and the next shift would not always meet government regulations