Big Lots needs you! They still have opportunities for seasonal employment as a Store Associate and Stocker as well as other openings. Search for openings in your area and apply here: https://careers.biglots.com/
I was unemployed for about 5 months in 2015 and very unsure about what I wanted to do next. I was spending 50-60 hours a week researching and applying to jobs. It took a while but I found a great job and it put my career on a new trajectory.
But burnout is real even when you're unemployed and I was worn down. Here are my tips for treating yourself with kindness while you're unemployed now that I'm on the other side of it.
- Set daily time... see more
Staying to long and upper management taking advantage of employees
The customer base we established
When I first started it really was a good company. They expressed working with fun in mind
While working in retail I always got the bottom of the barrel jobs like moving pallets and stocking in the early morning or working the second or third shift which was the straighten the store shelves. But did not get the change to use my other skills like price unit scanning, price changes. It was always the heavy jobs that no one would do even to the point of unloading the trucks in Big Lots for 3 months and a couple of times at Walmart. and at... see more
Truck days. Unloading and handling multiple trucks. Not enough people and not enough space for items to go. A VERY dangerous place to work.
I loved working Big Lots because of the way they treated me with respect and treated like any other employee and never let my disability get in the way of my work I did the same thing as everybody else there was no special treatment for me I really appreciated the way I was treated
Because I liked the majority on the other associates. but on the other hand There were things that i did not like which are. Not being able to do the job I was hired in to do and not allowing me to use my experience in other areas of the store. Trying to cover other jobs that i was not trained to do. Not enough hours and low wages, finishing projects for managers. Not being pro active on store related issues.
I wold tell someone looking to work there that it's a great place to work because you are treated with respect and trust and I know that you can learn how to respect yourself