This was the first proper job, which I received a wage for and my contract only requested me to work 4 hours on a Saturday, needless to say I did a lot of over-time, in fact, towards the end of the time I spent at Jone's I had little choice to do overtime and got to meet a few different managers because we were very short-staffed.
I enjoyed the varied tasks, from dealing with customer needs to managing stock, the other employees were always very friendly and very helpful. I think the hardest part of the job was when I was only there on weekends because every time I went back the shop floor would have been moved around and the stockroom completely changed and I'd have to re-create the shoe map in my head. The most enjoyable part of the job was probably helping the customer as they are usually truly lovely and honest, which means you can help them easier. I also enjoyed that tangibility of the products as there is a lot to learn about each one and this makes the role more interesting. You will become increasingly more interested in shoes whether you like it or not, I was constantly looking at people's shoes while in this job.