A pretty relaxed job most of the time.
Hardware Stock Clerk (Ancien employé) – Wallaceburg, ON – 17 juillet 2019
What would normally happen during my shifts would be that I would have to restock the aisles I worked in, mix paint, and help customers find things. Learning where to find items or where un-located items could typically be found took a lot of experience to remember. While I was there, I learned how to use an RF gun, how to help customers, where things are found and organized, very simple stuff.
Aside from that, everything else is pretty standard. You get very little employee to employee interaction, and due to its size, hours for a part-timer like me could sometimes be rare or inconsistent (this is excluding january and february time), where I could go a few weeks without any shifts.
Another thing that's a bit of a hassle is the current lack of a locating system for understocked items (pull-out drawers beneath aisles) which could cause you a lot of hassle when trying to restock shelves with the currently on-hand items found in those drawers, especially when the items are tiny and near-identical things that you could find in the plumbing section for example.
The experience as a new worker, customer interaction
Inconsistent hours, no locations for understock