Fun Workplace, Customers great ,Horrible Management
Audio/Visual/Photo - Customer Service/Sales (Ancien employé) – New Westminster, BC – 10 février 2019
Management is hit and miss. The Quality of how you are treated depends on the person(s) managing your dept or store.
Some of my managers were awesome, others do not treat you with dignity or respect.
There is room for advancement as long as your manager does not play favorites which was my personal experience.
I originally was hired for the Audio/Visual Dept. my manager was awesome and I had the opportunity to pick up extra shifts and even had a week or two of opening shifts when management was not available from time to time.
The store moves managers around and mine got transferred to a busier location. The new manager in the Audio/Visual dept. did not treat me with any dignity or respect and thought I was for lack of a better word an idiot. They tried to phase me out by cutting down my shifts, which is when I transferred to the camera dept.
In Cameras I had respect from my Assistant manager but not from the head manager who has been rumored to irrationally get upset at employees, write them up for insignificant mistakes even if it wasn't your fault but it happened on your shift, and who would constantly throw anyone who went against their word under the bus. All which I experience and happened to be true.
I worked in the Audio/Visual dept. around 3 years then moved on to Cameras, hoping to split shifts between the two especially since I wasn't particularly crazy about photography. I was forcefully transferred to the camera dept.
If you want full time hours and full benefits you have to move up to the management position. I asked for advancement opportunities yet my manager would not provide proper answers nor showed the willingness to further my training for a management position.
You need your managers approval for the go ahead before you can even apply for a position in management which you will receive emails about all the time.
Hours and Pay are Garbage, almost 40 hours one week, it's shift work, The following week you might have 20 to 25 hours.
Summer it slows down, Holidays it gets busy, you will be considered part time and receive partial benefits unless you can move into a management position.
Technology, Customers, Indoors
Shift Work, Management luck of the Draw, horrible pay.