What is it like working as a Retail Store Assistant Manager?
Retail Store Assistant Manager in Toronto:
Pros: Access to hundreds of different people in the organic retail industry, industry trends/news/interests. Doing a little bit of every single aspect of running a small store - cleaning, stocking, sales, cashiering, social media, paperwork, bookkeeping, etc.
Cons: Lack of organization and clarified job descriptions from employers. About 60+ hours per week and no end to work in sight. Like hitting a wall.
Retail Store Assistant Manager in Sault Ste. Marie:
"A day at Pink Chandelier."
Pros: As the assistant manager at a small boutique I have a lot of responsibility but am also able to pursue a career in my field. Upon graduating I have been able to run fashion shows, spread my creativity and help customers find new clothing. I really like the behind the scenes aspect of the job as I am able to dip my toes into a lot. I enjoy running social media, designing posters, promotions, building window displays and executing fashion/ trunk sale shows for Pink Chandelier. We have a great team and friendly environment - I have a lot of fun at work!
Cons: I feel I am taken for granted at times. I do a lot of work that isn't in my job description and am not given credit for. A lot of this work would be additional costs for my boss and I have not been given a proper benefits package or raise of any sort. I also was promised buying experience which is why I took the job to begin with and have not been given any of this experience in the last year and a half.
Retail Store Assistant Manager in Laval:
Pros: I like to be in charge and help the store be in the top dollar earners (sales wise) and I like the experience it gives me.
Cons: I go through alot of stress everyday and I always have alot to do which keeps me running all day and I feel like I do way to much for the salary I get.
Retail Store Assistant Manager in Saskatoon:
"Am I Paid Enough?"
Pros: Drinking tea and learning about health benefits of ingredients.
Cons: The company's expectations of me against what I'm actually being paid. Added stress. The "trendy and preppy" approach to customer service which isn't my natural demeanor.