Left standing for so long that I walked with a limp after my shift.
I worked as temporary Christmas staff in the Blanchardstown location. This job may be fine if you have a decent amount of experience in retail and working on cash registers. But overall I cannot recommend working here.
The pay is low (€9.80 for 20-year-olds and above) and the hours are fairly long.
There was no proper training provided.
I was more or less thrown in at the deep end. Nothing was properly explained, you just have to learn as you go or learn from other employees. For me this lead to making a lot of mistakes even after working there for a few months. And some managers would be mad if you made a mistake, even though they never bothered to show or tell you how to do things the correct way in the first place.
At the Blanchardstown location I found some of the mangers/assistant managers were not very unapproachable. And somewhat rude; often never saying things like "please" or "thank you." Having to work with them was difficult. They left me with a feeling of dread when working with them.
I understand that their job is hard and stressful but that's not an excuse for poor manners and poor management.
There were no seats behind the tills, which I know is fairly common for retail shops and I know it is not the mangers fault. However it's something I wish the owner would look into as staff are left standing for up to 4 to 5 hours, approximately. I literally walk with a slight limp after my shift.