Good job security but very stressful work environment
Buyer (Current Employee) – Saint Louis County, MO – April 8, 2019
When you start at Plato's (at least at our franchise) you begin as a "crew" member, so you just tag clothes, run merchandise, and organize the store. From there you learn the cash register, and from there you learn how to buy secondhand clothes.
There is very good job security; I've only known of one person to get fired.
However, nearly 2 in 3 people who work there quit within the first six months, and I understand why. The work environment is very stressful. The store often gets busy and crowded and we are often understaffed. There is also very little wiggle room concerning the schedule. If you are scheduled to work a shift, you have to work it. If you find out you can't, you have to ask the manager's permission to find someone with your job title to take your shift. If you can't find anyone, you have to come in. Otherwise you get written up.