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Cashier Job Description - Comments
Where there is a cash register, a cashier is sure to be nearby. A cashier job description includes accepting currency and other forms of payment, recording purchased items, giving change, and producing receipts. An important part of a cashier job description involves finding the most efficient method to complete a transaction. This comes in handy when long lines form or when unexpected mishaps occur such as discovering a mispriced item. Providing good customer service is also key in a cashier job. Both integrity and accuracy are requirements of a cashier job description since money is constantly passing through the hands of a cashier.
According to a recent PayScale Cashier Survey
, many were employed as Waiters or Waitresses
before holding a cashier job. After five years in a cashier position, most moved on to become a Customer Service Representative
or Bank Teller
. A significant number of cashiers also entered the health care field, working as Medical Assistants
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