I like that I was always busy and it was never dead. So my shift always went by very quickly because time goes by very fast when you’re ringing people up and just having a conversation with them. What I don’t like is sometimes you get very rude customers and that can get quite uncomfortable as well as sometimes it gets so busy that when you need a manager for something they don’t come bc they’re all occupied elsewhere.
Being a cashier was sometimes fun because you would actually get to meet some very nice people from time to time and they were really fun to have a conversation with. What I didn't like is because of the law in Idaho you have to be 19 to sell alcohol so at the time when I got the job right out of high school you would have to let the customer know they need to put it to the back of the transaction and then you call a manager over to finish out the sale, its the law so it makes sense to me but people would get very upset over it. Also if you worked the counter to sell tobacco products people get extremely upset if you aren't quick at grabbing what they want, I don't use them so I never knew what they looked like.
As a cashier at the Home Depot, I like the fact I am able to work with people of all different ages and finding out I can be close to them no matter how big the age gap is. At the store I work at, everyone is pretty much like family. My coworkers make each working day either bearable, better, fun/funny or all of the above! We get some outrageous customers who can turn anybody's day upside down but I guarantee that someone I work with will always end up making me laugh after. It's just some certain special customers who will make you hate retail, but of course you will meet customers that will literally share their life story with you as you check them out. Some are hilarious and even relatable, which will make you forget about the troublesome one you probably checked out before.