A Man With A Hat wrote:What's it like to work in a place like that, anyway? I mean, in a retail store like that. As a student, it's about the only place where I can expect to get a part-time job (eventually, been trying for many moons now)
Well, I just finished my second day so I don't really have much experience, but it's better than I expected (I expected it to be absolutely terrible). I'm not exactly stocking, which seems to be what most of the people do, at least overnight when I work. You're on your feet the whole time, but you get pretty good breaks every 2 hours. It's tiring work and you move around a lot, and often will be bent over at weird angles or down on your knees on the hard floor, but it's not actually that bad. I'm a lazy slob with very little fitness and a normal sleep schedule who immediately went in to a rather active night shift and I haven't had much trouble adjusting.
Zoning (moving product to the front of the shelf) though, is a massive
pain in the ass. I couldn't move 4 feet down the aisle without knocking something over, and when I went on a 15 minute break, when I came back customers had come through and dicked everything up, costing me about 5 minutes of work.
tl;dr: Not as bad as the horror stories would have you believe, at least 2 days in. For all I know my tune might change significantly in the next month or so, but I wouldn't bet on it.