Worked as a Xmas Temp in the Leeds Trinity store and during the induction, the managers mentioned they were going to make some staff permanent. They took on 100+ Xmas Temp staff members and out of them, only 2 people were made permanent. Supervisors were rude and two-faced (talking about new staff members behind their backs then smiling to their face). Overtime hours varied and managers would tell you ON THE DAY that there was a shift available the same day. Very bad organisational skills. Shop floor managers were clueless. No help provided. I had to handle men's jeans, tops, coats/jackets, hoodie and shoe section alone (1/2 of men's department). Supervisors and Managers just take advantage and it's not a welcoming place. Let's just say, the customers were nicer than the supervisors. On a bright note, if you're looking to make quick money as a student and have tough skin, it's the right job for you!
If you want a retail job, work at HM or New Look... Where there's music and an all-round better atmosphere.
Unorganised, clueless managers, rude supervisors, exploitation of staff, too many unnecessary breaks (lose out on a lot of money)