Pressures felt from head office were often turned onto shop floor staff being the issue rather than the organisation of management and supervisor staff.
a typical day at work
- start (hunt for a supervisor)
- am fill from stockroom, pm recover shop floor
- continually be told how much of a mess the place is despite everyone working hard
- communication between staff is pretty much a no-go
what you learned
- work is full of gossips. get in with the 'it' crew or keep your mouth shut
- do your manager favours and they'll give you more hours, refuse to do those hours once and expect your hours to be cut
- many flaws
- easy to make lots of new friends however don't get to attached as all in and out pretty quickly
hardest part of the job
- when you first do a full day, if you're not used to it then it can be very tired and painful on the feet - buy some comfy shoes and a foot spa!
most enjoyable part of the job
- some of the characters you will meet, whether it be staff or customers, you'll always have a laugh! because if you don't laugh, you'll cry!
easy to make friends, over time available (if management like you)
often given overtime ontop of contract hours without asking, unorganised hierarchy, petty 'favour' working business