A Quick Rundown as a Courtesy Clerk at Ralphs
Courtesy Clerk (Current Employee) – Palm Desert, CA – July 21, 2018
A typical day at work would have you starting off the day/evening/night with bagging groceries, if not handling carts outside, or if not doing your job duty for the day. It's hard to manage the time you need to keep on your task when there is a shortage of courtesy clerks, and no help around.
One thing I learned that can be applicable in all job scenarios is speed is not the key point to developing any skills, but precision and good organization are two things to keep in mind when doing tasks at a brisk pace.
Management is a hassle with how crazy it can be, dealing with customers and their possibly large orders, for both the cashier and the bagger involved. There are many times where we just don't have enough people on hand to speed up the lines, which is always the hardest part of the job, which is out of everyone's control.
The general work area in the front end is usually reflected on your personal behavior with everyone around you, if you are nice/rude to anyone, they tend to reflect that back to you, generally making it easy or hard to communicate effectively. Some people may get lazy, all workers alike, and tend to slow the pace down, or are no where to be found.
The most enjoyable part of work is difficult to answer, but it's generally brought down to being able to help a customer just trying to find something. It's really simple, and it really brings out your knowledge of your store in a physical point of view, making you look dependable and able to assist others.
10% discount, Healthcare Benefits, 401k, Potential to save on gas
Very Short Breaks, New hires get the short-end of the stick (2003-2004 strike)