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CREW MEMBER: I Love My Job Working At This Grocery Store

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Ronald talks to us about his job as a crew member for a popular grocery store. He talks about what he does during a typical shift and explains how he got his job. Ronald also shares what he's learned working in this field and he provides advice about working for this company.

Job Title: Crew Member
Employer: Trader Joe's

Job Summary: Cashiers

Job Description

Cashiers handle payments from customers purchasing goods and services. In some establishments, cashiers may have to check customers' age when selling age-restricted products, such as alcohol and tobacco. Some cashiers may have duties not directly related to sales and customer service, such as mopping floors, taking out the trash, and doing other custodial tasks. Others may stock shelves or mark prices on items.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Cashiers go through a brief training period when they are hired. In small firms, an experienced worker typically trains beginners. In larger businesses, trainees spend time in training classes before being placed at cash registers. During training, new cashiers are taught store policies and procedures and how to operate equipment such as cash registers.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$15,000 - $20,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Part-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Office, Travel, Remote, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Hand-eye coordination, Patience, People skills, Strength/stamina

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
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m='11460'>log--</span> <span m='11790'>it</span> <span m='12120'>tells</span> <span m='12330'>me</span> <span m='12380'>my</span> <span m='12500'>schedule</span> <span m='12765'>of what</span> <span m='13030'>I do.</span> </p><p><span m='13874'>Usually</span> <span m='14296'>a typical</span> <span m='14720'>day</span> <span m='15090'>I have</span> <span m='15400'>about</span> <span m='15710'>three or</span> <span m='16129'>four hours</span> <span m='16300'>of register,</span> <span m='16980'>and</span> <span m='17440'>another</span> <span m='17690'>four</span> <span m='17970'>hours</span> <span m='18220'>on</span> <span m='18510'>the floor</span> <span m='18930'>stocking</span> <span m='19300'>shelves.</span> <span m='19615'>I'm</span> <span m='19930'>a</span> <span m='20130'>closing</span> <span m='20530'>shift.</span> <span m='21210'>So</span> <span m='21550'>for</span> <span m='21710'>the</span> <span m='21770'>last</span> <span m='22050'>two</span> <span m='22220'>hours</span> <span m='22480'>when</span> <span m='22580'>the store is</span> <span m='22920'>closed,</span> <span m='23560'>we just</span> <span m='23880'>stock</span> <span m='24050'>the shelves</span> <span m='24320'>to make the</span> <span m='24500'>store look</span> <span m='24870'>really</span> <span m='25220'>nice.</span> </p><p><span m='26150'>My</span> <span m='26390'>career</span> <span m='26820'>path,</span> <span m='27890'>I've</span> <span m='28350'>worked</span> <span m='28520'>in</span> <span m='28740'>grocery</span> <span m='29100'>stores</span> <span m='29460'>before</span> <span m='31355'>and</span> <span m='31850'>I</span> <span m='32345'>heard that</span> <span m='32840'>Trader Joe's</span> <span m='33335'>is</span> <span m='33830'>a really</span> <span m='34325'>good company</span> <span m='34820'>to work for.</span> <span m='35320'>So</span> <span m='35550'>I asked</span> <span m='35950'>my friend</span> <span m='36230'>who's</span> <span m='36510'>a</span> <span m='36600'>manager</span> <span m='36950'>there</span> <span m='37395'>if</span> <span m='37840'>I</span> <span m='37940'>could</span> <span m='38390'>maybe</span> <span m='38840'>get</span> <span m='38930'>an</span> <span m='39050'>interview</span> <span m='39390'>and then</span> <span m='39670'>he said,</span> <span m='39900'>yeah.</span> <span m='40070'>And</span> <span m='40210'>I</span> <span m='40270'>did</span> <span m='40490'>really</span> <span m='40700'>well</span> <span m='41180'>at the</span> <span m='41607'>interview</span> <span m='42034'>and</span> <span m='42461'>I'm working</span> <span m='42890'>there now.</span> <span m='43380'>And</span> <span m='43660'>they</span> <span m='44180'>love</span> <span m='44380'>me</span> <span m='44500'>and</span> <span m='44630'>I</span> <span m='44660'>love</span> <span m='44870'>working</span> <span m='45230'>there.</span> </p><p><span m='45950'>I</span> <span m='46030'>know</span> <span m='46250'>that</span> <span m='46520'>everyone</span> <span m='46910'>likes</span> <span m='47240'>Trader</span> <span m='47686'>Joe's.</span> <span m='48132'>And</span> <span m='49470'>I</span> <span m='49640'>really</span> <span m='50550'>know</span> <span m='50750'>now</span> <span m='50960'>how</span> <span m='51230'>well</span> <span m='51640'>that</span> <span m='52050'>they</span> <span m='52410'>run</span> <span m='52850'>their grocery</span> <span m='53284'>stores</span> <span m='53718'>as</span> <span m='54152'>opposed</span> <span m='55020'>to</span> <span m='55610'>other</span> <span m='55820'>companies.</span> <span m='57710'>They're</span> <span m='57850'>more</span> <span m='58560'>customer</span> <span m='59150'>and</span> <span m='59370'>employee</span> <span m='59780'>oriented.</span> <span m='60010'>They</span> <span m='60386'>treat their</span> <span m='60762'>employees well</span> <span m='61140'>and their</span> <span m='61190'>customers</span> <span m='61310'>phenomenally.</span> 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