Cashier vs. Sales Assoicate

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Wal-Mart associates are the heart of our business. As Sam Walton said, “Our people make the difference.” We’ve worked hard to build an environment that emphasizes integrity, respect, open communication and innovation. Whether it’s a part-time job or the career of a lifetime. Being a part of the Wal-Mart culture means opportunities. From being a cashier to being a sales associate, these sub cultures are very different, but yet so similar. At Wal-Mart being a sale associate means that you sell products. That's not always true. Sale associates have task that have to be done, such as zoning, putting freight away and helping customer find products. I can connect to this because I'm a sales associate in the crafts and fabrics department. It takes a lot of determination to get the tasks done in the time we are schedule for. By zoning we are making our department look good and to make sure we have the products in stock. This is why we get freight to put away so we never run out of items that the customers want to buy. It also helps the associate know where items are so then when a customer asks for help; the associate knows where the product is located. Another difference between a cashier and a sales associate is the location. A sales associate is assigned to a department. As for me being a part of a crafts and fabrics associates I'm located in the back of the store next to electronics and pet supplies. There are different locations for departments that sale associates attended to do their duties. Associates can't stand in one spot a time because there either helping Begg2

a customer or making there department look better. Time, time, time. Time is key in a sales associate’s job. They have to be on time because the associate that came in before them either is leavening soon or need you to cover the area while they go on lunch or break. Sale associates are assigning a lunch time, but they have freedom for taking their breaks. You take your break two hours after the...
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