I worked at 2 different stores, the first store I worked in was lovely but Chelmsford really was a kick up the backside!
First off, management, what a joke! Treating you like you're at school, like to belittle you whenever the opportunity was given. No induction given, wasn't shown where the fire exits were or even the evacuation point, so god forbid a fire ever happened, I would have been in trouble.
Don't get me wrong, staff that you worked with were lovely, very supportive, but couldn't approach them much because if you were seen talking, you'd be in trouble. Too many jobs to do and no time to do them.
Honestly I would avoid Chelmsford at all costs.
Most enjoyable part of the job was helping customers, for once of my retail life I can actually say the customers were 9/10 lovely. Oh and the breaks were actually decent.
Cons of the job are management, no staff discount (except 10% at Christmas), and as usual in any shop, not enough staff. I wonder why.
Management, no staff discount (no benefits at all)