The work can be stressful at times, but if you are lucky enough to work with a good team as I was, the burden is substantially eased.
On occasion though, I was expected to work the whole floor by myself when the store I worked at decided to cuts costs by rostering less people on. This made it incredibly stressful to do my tasks, which range from; maintaining floor presentation, customer service (on floor, on 3 phones and price inquiries), and returns from service desk and fitting rooms.
*5% staff discount and 50% discount on work related items.
*There is an opportunity for bonuses if the store does well
*Flexible work/life balance
*Make sure staff a safe at work and up-to-date on any training required
*Management changed every few months during my time employed.
*Didn't get good penalty rates on Saturdays (at the time of employment). I work with another, smaller retailer as a casual which gave me much better Saturday rates so I did compare the two.
*Can be stressful
*Work is inconsistent as a casual and do not rely on them for regular work as a casual employee
*As with many large retailers, they over hire and drop the casuals hours over time or take them off the roster completely (when of no use to them anymore)
*Little opportunity for advancement as a casual
*I noticed, in my short time, many junior age employees got work where the penalty rates were higher (after 8pm, Sundays, etc), more often.
*Casuals are disposable
Great team environment
You are disposable as a casual