The bad points: You'd be expected to do 30+mins unpaid work prior to every shift and you wouldn't usually get out until 30+ mins after each shift. Unpaid lunch hour which you'd rarely be able to take, admin staff had all been made redundant so you had to find time to answer the non-stop influx of customer complaints, promotional posters and price tickets appeared to need changing on an almost daily basis, moving heavy furniture around whilst management would slack off and pick up the sales.
The good points: You'd be very unfortunate if you were sacked as salespeople are leaving the business left, right and centre. We had a great store manager for a while who ensured all staff pulled their weight, so when equal opportunities are given, there is good money to be made. Management are given company cars and bonuses for target achievements which is good if you want to progress.
My basic was £17,500, OTE £28,000-£35,000 at the particular store
Unpaid hours, long hours, management