Good for a young part-timer
Part Time Sales Associate (Former Employee) – South Plainfield, NJ – November 19, 2018
Tuesday morning is your typical high school/college low discount retailer job. The staff is generally kind, and the work environment is low stress due to the nature of what is sold and the customers coming in. (Its a gift, home clutter, and misc. decor store....not a Walmart, or Target).
As a Sales Associate, you will cover just about everything in the store.
Throughout your shift, YOU will have a certain number of shopping carts (up to your manager) filled with untagged and boxed merchandise for you to get onto the sales floor. Some managers will give you a select time constraint for this, others won't.
The number of people covering the whole store averages pretty much to three at any given time. (Don't expect more than that unless something important is going on, and don't be surprised if it's literally just you and an assistant manager all shift.)
The assistant manager on shift will often be taking care of tasks in their office, or in the back with the inventory, so you have a lot of autonomy in the front as long as you finish your tasks.
-Pushing out, stocking, and assembling merchandise
-Manning the cash register
-Building the stores isles and display shelves.
The job has a great work-life balance and is reasonably flexible. Definitely good for a student.
One CON about the shifts is that often the schedule for the next week will not be made yet, and id only kept on a physical paper in the store.
(On 5h shifts, you get one 10min break. On 7 hour shifts, you get a 30min one.)