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I was a Christmas temp and didn't I know it, was given no training, lied to on numerous occasions, made fun of by some members of staff, health and safety was poor with limited space to work and felt like I never really fitted in although they said everyone was treated like family in the store. I asked out right at my interview if there was a chance of keeping job after Christmas which they said was possible again this was a lie coz they had no intention of keeping me on either way which I would have preferred to know at the time wouldn't have even gone for this position if I had known what I know now. Break times were very short and you only get half hour break even if you do over 8 hours plus a day, I think the only good thing about the job was the customers and a few members of staff who tried to help you fit in, I think I feel happier now knowing I don't have to go back in to the store ever.

Pros: Fast paced, friendly customers and a few nice members of staff.

Cons: Limited breaks, limited health and safety, lots of two faced, backstabbing members of staff.

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Management regularly come in to work hungover!!! Expected to stay on tills whilst management and 3rd key holders mess about in the back - they treat it like the school kids that they act as. Any problems they have caused they blame on anyone else but themselves. Completely unprofessional. Area managers bully store managers so much they leave too. AVOID AVOID AVOID if you have any self respect.

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Bereavement cards are half price for staff

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As a sufferer of Anxiety the interview process was very difficult and I think under the circumstances the manager handled it pretty well, I personally feel that I shouldn't have been offered the job as it was pretty messy but I got through it so I'm guessing that is why they gave me a chance, the interview process was just asking me about retail experience I had, when my last retail job was, how long I'd worked in retail and so on, not overly complicated really just as I said the anxiety was at an all time high that day, management were very understanding and tried there best to make the interview process as comfortable as possible for me which I think they figured quite soon after me entering the room, I can't fault the management or the interview process at all.

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I think management need to be more concerned about how someone can do the job and not about what the personal life of the employee is, my relationship status, my sexuality, my life is my business they need to focus on weather I'm capable of doing the job nothing else, they need to control the backstabbing and two faced people that work for them, they need to stop using the temps as scapegoats and blaming them for everything, take a look at your permanent staff once in a while coz they make mistakes and also use the temps scapegoats, give the right training so that staff can do the job in the right way and tell them the company policy and procedures right from the start and get some health and safety procedures in place coz someone's gonna get very hurt eventually.

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Supposed to be 42.5 hours contract but I was doing more like 65-70 pw

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I would like to work in card factory as this is where i buy all my cards, gift bags etc for special occasions and its always a busy place, full of customers, so no dull moments.

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Turn up on time be smartly dressed know something bout the company and how you would be prepared to work within that store to the best of your ability.

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Normal staff get 4 hours. Chrsitmas temps get 6

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Got back to me within 3 days

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