The Lincolnshire CO-OP is an independent cooperative, separate from the national CO-OP seem around the whole UK. A typical day depends on the shifts you are given. Some stores open really early (6/7am) and stay open until late (9/10pm). The job gives you experience in customer service, consumer care and product knowledge. A core part of the job is handling money and making decisions at the transaction stage. A key advantage of retail is the fantastic work/life balance, as when you go home you leave work behind. A downside to this line of work at the CO-OP are some of the mundane and repetitive tasks where larger organisations may use technology instead.