Generally Tiffany & Co. was a very good company to work for, which I left because my contract ended (maternity cover). Although the salary wasn't what I was hoping for, I was able to earn more through commission.
Typically, depending on what shift I was working, I'd arrive and sign in, pick up my case line keys and get to work. Depending on which store I was working at, I'd get a half an hour break (if I was on an early morning shift) and then an hours break for lunch.
With commission being a main drive for many of my co-workers, there was competition, and sometimes resentment/jealousy. However, most were able to get on with their jobs, without too much complaint. At times I found it challenging dealing with those resentful of others sales/success, generally I ignored it and it never effected my work.
Management were very good at dealing with any issues whether it be with employees or customers. They were also very good at motivating people.
I learnt how to communicate with customers effectively and efficiently, in addition to learning about the jewellery and gems I was selling. This was also helped by the course I completed in conjunction to working, the NAG JET1.
My favourite part of the job was being able to positively influence the customer in their decision making process. Building relationships and following up with them was enjoyable, and effective as it ensured they remembered me and when/if they returned, they'd ask for me.
learning about the products, holiday days were more than usual (28 days)
horrible hours if working the earliest or latest shift e.g. 5am-3pm (early), 1pm-10pm (late)