SHOP ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Porthcawl – 26 September 2017
no security..no guaranteed work..no notice on shifts.. called upon at any time and expected to jump to be able to oblige..no loyalty.. job itself ok.. meant to get upto 16hrs, most offered was 10hrs per week.. useless
I really enjoyed working at the card fanctory i met some wonderfull people and learnt loads of new things i didnt know ,it was a great expirence but it just wasnt for me i liked it just i couldnt do it full time the travel was very good aswell just busses would be late and some didnt come.the thing i liked the most was working on the shop floor sorting out the stock
A typical day working at the card factory is serving the customers and helping them decide what product is the best for them to purchase. While working there i have learned how to fill different types of helium balloons and I also learned how to operate a till.
In the run up to Christmas there were as many hours as you wanted, however after Christmas it becomes deadly quiet and the days can drag on, The wage was poor, particularly if you are under 18, paying you £4/ hour.
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) – Ross-on-Wye – 29 March 2017
Its an okay job with an okay salary but some days it would be quiet and not a lot of work would be available and the hours really didn't suit me as a character. You would have to stand at times for a very long time with no breaks but it was okay for me at times. Overall okay job to go for.
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) – Port Talbot – 28 January 2017
i was sad to finish, as enjoyed working here. i am looking to go back when jobs r avaible. i worked on the till and done stock take cleaning the cards making sure shop floor is clean at all times.there as no hard part liked every minuite off it
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) – Batley – 16 January 2017
Serving customers on till, re-stocking shelves, checking stock, helping customers with their enquiries, making various displays, making sure Health & Safety was carried out throughout the store. The most enjoyable part of the job was learning to handle different products such as gas canisters to fill balloons and various banners up for customer, this also learnt me how to handle this properly and in the right way.
You work plenty of hours for free, zero hours contract means if you don't work these free hours you won't get many shift - 4 hours a week max!! Regional manager was really nasty, she would employ robots if she could. No one ever lasts long, I think they keep wages and hours low as poss so they don't have to pay out on National Insurance and Taxes.
Horrible, horrible place to work, I'd rather be on the streets, jobless and ill. (and yes, I've had experience of all 3.)
Avoid at all costs.
Managers, don't get paid for hours all hours worked, no breaks
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) – Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear – 2 December 2016
I didn't enjoy my time they cause I did t get as much respect of the other workers as I was giving them which was upsetting because I am a friendly person who likes to get along with people and be civil and make money
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) – Daventry – 13 July 2016
I found the card factory to be a fun and productive place to work. everyone was really nice and worked really well as a team. if you were struggling on the tills someone would come and help you out. they gave me tips and things on which I could improve which really helped.
Overall I enjoyed the role a lot because you're constantly on your feet doing something. The atmosphere within the store was good although the wage was well below par for the amount of hours and work you could be doing.