Limited pros. Controllable cons.
Key Carrier (Current Employee) – Minnesota – May 26, 2018
My position as a Key Carrier can be extremely stressful for what I'm compensated. If you're interested in that position, keep in mind you will be acting as a member of management, with all of the stress that goes with it, while being paid about half as much as management. It essentially is a position where you're taking one for the team, and it's a role to prove yourself worthy to being promoted to an Assistant Manager. It's great practice, however, if you are interested in that.
Advice to executives/upper management and store management- Show a little more appreciation to the associates that are running your business. If you can't offer competitive pay, at the very least, you can try to improve the morale of the business. I'm tired of feeling like I'm the only one encouraging this. This company is making plenty of money and growing. That is at least one pro in a dying retail day-and-age.
Hardest part of the job: Stress from a variety of situations (associates calling off or just not showing up at all, customers, high expectations, etc).
Most enjoyable part of the job: When things are running smoothly, it's great! Great morale in the store at times. Plenty of parties. Amazing coworkers that I've made friends with for life. Being a leader- helping others grow and develop within the organization.
Great morale & help from management, at least on occasion.
A lot of work & stress for limited pay and benefits.