Not a great job for a young family
Front-End Assistant (Employé actuel) – Windsor, ON – 22 avril 2019
The job itself is not difficult. The people (public and colleagues) are a different story. If you don't have a thick skin, this type of customer service is not for you. There is ZERO consistency in the schedule. Meaning, you could work 9-5 one day, and 6 - 11 pm the next. If you have a young family, or want to have any type of social/family life, this is not the place for you. It is impossible to plan your life around your schedule, even while receiving your schedule 2 weeks in advance. The benefits are okay. But Full-time positions are hard to come by. So, while Costco pays for your core coverage benefits regardless, you still only get "part-time" benefits. You can also work 38.5 hours a week and still only be a part-time employee. They also honour a "seniority" based system for new opportunities and advancement, while having no other perks of a union. The starting wage is $15/hr and you have to work an insane amount of hours to get bumped up by $0.50/hr.
Job doesn't require a lot of "mental ability" or mental stamina, small groups of great colleagues.
No consistency, hard to advance, can be labour intensive and hard on your body.