Supervisor (Female, Age 23) in New Berlin, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Supervisor
Salary $17,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week
Company Size (not answered)
Location New Berlin, NY
Years Experience 4 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Fabric and Crafts store. Under 75 employees. Well known and very profitable.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Supervisor. Set sales and help guests. Stock when weekly truck comes. Set plannos (new stock) when needed.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
3 weeks paid vacation, paid holidays, insurance through work.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
under

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes very much so. I like the people I work with, but I do not always enjoy serving customers.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I work in a store. The store is quite big so recovery can be a lot of work, but other than that I like working where I do.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 2
Hours: 5
Co-Workers: 3
Supervisors: 4
Job Title: 7
Level of Responsibility: 8
The Actual Work: 6

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am From 7-9 am I am setting our bi-weekly sale. This consists of taking down all old signs and putting up new ones. I have to check each section to make sure signs go up in the correct areas and that I am not miss-signing an area.
8am to 9am Again, from 7-9 am I am setting our bi-weekly sale. This consists of taking down all old signs and putting up new ones. I have to check each section to make sure signs go up in the correct areas and that I am not miss-signing an area.
9am to 10am I take a short break before we open the store. I do a quick walk through to make sure the store is clean and shopable.
10am to 11am Business is usually slow in the morning so I usually stock or do various tasks that need to be done for the week. This includes moving stock or price changes (up, down or clearance).
11am to 12pm Again, business is usually slow in the morning so I usually stock or do various tasks that need to be done for the week. This includes moving stock or price changes (up, down or clearance). Business starts to pick up around noon.
12pm to 1pm At this point I take a lunch break and when I come back I usually help guests with anything they need, from answering questions to ringing them up. Business is usually busy by this time of day so there is lots to do.
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10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
internet

What was the application process?
electronic application

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes I did. Just one interview with a background check done over the phone and I was hired.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Did I like crafts, was I knowledgeable in the field.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
They did not really train me. I watched a couple videos and learned from other coworkers.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
No except for basic computer usage training.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
No, my education had no effect on the job.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
n/a

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Apply for the job. They would need experience in the craft/fabric area to get a supervisor job and it would be a plus to be knowledgeable in the area to get an associate job.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
You would need to be a people person, since it is retail and you would definitely need need to know a little about crafts/fabric.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
no it is pretty basic

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
relax and be helpful to guests.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
No, it is just a stepping stone.

What are your current career goals?
I would like to start my own online business. Most of the money I make with this current job I save so that I have start up money to buy inventory.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
no

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 Assistant 1.5years 6.00/hr Assistant, filed papers and answered phones. Was part-time
Prior Job 2 Associate 6 months 5.25/hr Took orders, filled stock.

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.2

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.3 UW-Waukesha Associates
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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