I started work at 10am, working for your self you have to be very focussed and self motivated. I used the till and credit card machine on a daily basis, always cashing up at the end of the day.
I met with representatives from various companies which I enjoyed and ordered the various cards and gifts. I also kept a stock check and ordered when needed.
I managed two members of staff which I found to be very rewarding.
The hardest part of the job was knowing what was going to sell the best and how much to price an item, as too much, people would not buy, too little and you were not earning enough.
The most enjoyable part was meeting customers who many became regulars, they became like friends.
I always closed at 5pm and never took a break. The whole experience was very rewarding.
if you closed, you were not earning a wage, unless you could bring someone in which was not always possible