Typical days were standing at a cash register checking out customers while straightening the floor to make it presentable to shop from.
Management was typically very helpful, but was strained in their duties. They seemed unhappy with their job. The upper management never seemed to care about the employees on a personal level. Results were always the goal.
My co-workers typically stayed segregated from each other. Not many were friends. It was more of a convenience for them to be there to get the job done for the day.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with the mundane tasks of upper management such as coloring and sizing everything to perfection. If the tables or racks were disorganized while you were away checking or assisting with specific customers in another department, you were reprimanded for letting your department become unsatisfactory.
The best part of the job was meeting new people. Not every customer was amazing, but quite a few could make your day simply by being polite or sharing a funny story.
What I learned from my time there is to make sure to have a smile on your face at all times. Do what you can do with your best effort. That's all anyone can ask from you.
Direct deposit, hour long lunch break
slow compensation, tedious side jobs, overly complicated coupon system, career opportunities are very far off and require an unhealthy dedication to the job