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    im 16 and looking for a saturday part time jobs so maybe 8 hours on saturday each weekend.


    I was wondering if these jobs immediatedly put you on a till or is its just stacking

    id prefer stacking because i really dont know how to use a till lol

    or do we get a choice of what

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    (Original post by _s_m)
    im 16 and looking for a saturday part time jobs so maybe 8 hours on saturday each weekend.


    I was wondering if these jobs immediatedly put you on a till or is its just stacking

    id prefer stacking because i really dont know how to use a till lol

    or do we get a choice of what

    PLEASE HELP
    From my experience they would be more likely to put you as a stacker as you're only 16. When I started at Sainsburys it was quite a relief to them that I was about to turn 18 because it meant I could sell alcohol and cigarettes without constantly being supervised. It'd just be easier for them to give you other tasks to do.
    However, you don't need to already know how to use a till, they would train you to use one in the first days of you working there, or when they want you to start working on tills... it's sort of like a self check out but a bit different.
    You getting a choice would depend on how flexible the manager is feeling, especially as those sort of places advertise for a specific role, usually rather than general Saturday job... I mean yes, the title is just customer assistant (or to that effect) but it would explain what they want of you in the job spec.
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    (Original post by sliceofcake)
    From my experience they would be more likely to put you as a stacker as you're only 16. When I started at Sainsburys it was quite a relief to them that I was about to turn 18 because it meant I could sell alcohol and cigarettes without constantly being supervised. It'd just be easier for them to give you other tasks to do.
    However, you don't need to already know how to use a till, they would train you to use one in the first days of you working there, or when they want you to start working on tills... it's sort of like a self check out but a bit different.
    You getting a choice would depend on how flexible the manager is feeling, especially as those sort of places advertise for a specific role, usually rather than general Saturday job... I mean yes, the title is just customer assistant (or to that effect) but it would explain what they want of you in the job spec.

    is it easy to use the tills?
    im kinda nervous because of that


    Also many place say a part time jobs but dont say the amound of hours, is it even possible to only work on a saturday for 8 houres because i do have a levels coming so i really dont want to mess it up
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    (Original post by _s_m)

    id prefer stacking because i really dont know how to use a till lol
    This will shock you, but they will in fact train you on how to use it, we are not all of us born with innate till operating knowledge. It's easy once you have a couple of shifts to get used to it.

    But from my experience, they may start you on stacking, but it depends on the size of the place and their needs.

    Since you're 16, they may well just have you stacking because it's a headache to have someone to supervise every alcohol/cigs etc sale you do.
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    (Original post by _s_m)
    is it easy to use the tills?
    im kinda nervous because of that


    Also many place say a part time jobs but dont say the amound of hours, is it even possible to only work on a saturday for 8 houres because i do have a levels coming so i really dont want to mess it up
    At first it's incredibly daunting and you think there's no way you'll remember all of the functions and where to find what options etc. You get used to it. Honestly, if you think you're after till work then use self check outs more often, that's as close to experience as you'll get unless you actually work on them. Obviously you can't go into the different menus, but just look at the screen and see how it's laid out, and watch the screen when the customer assistant has to help you because you messed up (because those machines are awful).

    Part time could mean up to... 25? I've seen it mean as low as 4, on the other hand. Your best bet is to apply and if you get an interview then when they ask if you've any questions, ask how many hours they expect of you. It is possible to do 8 hours; my friend does 8 hours on a Sunday, maybe some more during the week if she's free and they've asked. I used to do 3 4 hour shifts. I can't lie it was hard to balance that with level 3 education for me, probably because of the hours I worked. But to answer your question, yes it is possible but it's not that common, I don't think.

    EDIT: Just to reassure you for if and when you get your first retail job: on my first day, as a colleague trained me on the till (just as I messed up again), she said "don't worry, for the first three months of me working here I just used the excuse of 'I'm new here'". I didn't intend to, it was completely coincidental, but for MY first 3 months of working I would use the excuse of "I'm sorry, I'm new here" before eventually being confident enough to not need the excuse. After a while customers recognise you anyway.
 
 
 
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