A typical day at work would start off with a morning meeting. This meeting is where we would share the previous days accomplishments and the daily goals. Then you would prepare for customers to come in and shop your area. You help customers find product and share any knowledge you have of the product.
I learned a lot about retail, merchandising and managing here.
Management here is touch and go. You have some managers who are very productive and easy to work with, but others who are not.
The workplace culture is very laid back for the most part. Everyone tried to help everyone else, if they can, and most are happy to help the customer.
The hardest part of the job was trying to find a way to please difficult customers. Sometimes, no matter what you do, it will be impossible, but I believe that has more to do with the customers demeanor before they even step foot in the store.
The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to know your local farmers and trying to help them as much as possible.