My usual day consisted of unpacking boxes, cleaning the store, and serving customers. Our branch was quite quiet, so cleaning became the main task; I often found creative ways to continue work towards the end of the working day.
Mostly, I learned to develop my communication skills, confidence, and how to manage an irritable customer.
Management was fairly good; I mostly got regular shifts, although, due to the quiet nature of our branch, there were periods of time where I got as little as one 3hour shift over the course of three weeks.
The hardest part of the job was problem-solving for unreasonable customers. It challenged me to come up with appropriate and creative solutions to unreasonable demands.
The most enjoyable part of the job was working the cash register and making small-talk with the customers; I learned a great deal about the world around me because of the customers own interests.
flexible hours, decent lunch and rest breaks, developing communication skills
often not enough work to split between employees, store was far too quiet to feel productive, almost never met sales budgets due to quite nature of store