At Gap, Inc. you should expect full ownership over you actions. Every member is a cog in a very much larger machine. The managers will direct you towards a desired goal and it is your duty to ensure it is executed effectively. When you are asked to pick up the store, it is on you to make sure it is presentable to entering patrons. Management is extremely busy and cannot handle every assignment they give you in the tiniest of detail. When you are told to be cashier, or to put back clothes left in the changing room, it is up to you that this is done effectively and in a timely manner. All tasks done at Gap come second to the customer. If you are sweeping and a patron approaches, be ready to switch into customer service mode and interact accordingly. Working at Gap is great in that you are a part of a wonderful team, but remember that a lot of your work is independent and it comes solely down to you to make certain things happen.
As a sales associate, you are not payed commission based on your amount of sales made. A sales associate, on most shifts, maintains of an entire section of the store themselves and customer flow varies greatly section to section. Your employers will evaluate you based on how well you can interact with and assist customers with finding clothes and creating outfits in addition to how well you maintain your section. However, you are expected as a store to collectively meet a quota and you are responsible for selling the company’s promotional card, the Gap Card and managers reward employees with the highest performance.
If by personal responsibility you mean accountability then there is a relatively small amount. As a sales associate the main responsibility is making sure that when working the cash register that register amounts are accurate within 10 dollars while working at your register. Since there are many workers dealing with many tasks it is fairly hard to keep every worker responsible for an individual action.