Questions and Answers about BWS

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Dress to impress. So a nice but casual outfit.

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Get rid of 90% of store managers and area managers who arnt human that expect staff to have no life like them.

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Wages - wages were OK 5 years ago. Since then the Union / Management have negotiated away all penalty rates, apart from Sundays 1.5 of base wage & Public Holidays. Their hasn't been a wage increase for over 2 years. They pressure you into taking small part time contracts to save paying the 20% casual loading.

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Was contracted base 17hrs a week

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Who do you think is responsible for the store?

What is your favourite beverage and why?

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Ask your family and their friends
Supposed to do a police check
Previous employment checks - again supposedly

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Convincing the customers that you are happy by smiling, even if you aren't happy, but this is retail in general as no one wants to hear you say how bad your day was.
Stacking shelves with Alcohol, serving customers, listening to the manager to try to set jobs out on the day, receiving big pellets of boxes and moving them into the shop. Ticking off sheets to make sure everything has come in on the load. Cleaning up each night and completing paperwork by counting money in the till.

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I demonstrate my passion to customers through product knowledge and my love of my job, nothing is to much trouble and I have plenty of advice and recommendations if people need help

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