I held high hopes for this position but had to resign after 4 months. It may be different in other stores, but the work culture in the store I worked in was hostile. Because you aren’t paid penalty rates competition for sales is fierce and people will steal your sales. Commission was good at Christmas time, but dies off during the year. Even if you are an exceptional sales person, the shortfall between commission and what you should be paid in penalty rates does not add up. As a permanent part time employee I was required to work all weekend, public holidays and extra hours when full time staff were sick or on leave. I had a great assistant manager in the first few months and the work culture was fun and productive, but he resigned when the regular store manager returned from leave and the atmosphere changed drastically. It may be different in other stores, but my experience in this store was not a pleasant one. Had I known, I would not have taken the job.
Has the makings of being an enjoyable place to work, but depends on which store you work in.
Low pay, No penalty rates, Highly competitive for sales, No work/life balance. Overly complicated computer system, A lot is expected from you for little reward.