Even a small/medium sized Farmers like Pakuranga was a busy place to work. There were the constant promotions, the large and varied staff, and seven days regular trading.
A typical day would start with a floor walk, and checking any coms from head office relating to your department. From this work was assigned to staff, or dealt with personally as required.
Farmers has a comprehensive training program with day courses run out of head office.
The Store Managers and Retail Managers were all good, hard working and motivating.
I really enjoyed my time at Pakuranga, the staff were excellent, really friendly, welcoming and made the job what it was.
However, the hours at 45 hrs per week minimum, could make for long weeks on a salary. It could be hard to work a 16 hour day and know your pay packet wasn't going to be any different at the end of the month.
One great thing was only working one weekend in three.
The team at Pakuranga was what made it enjoyable. The store had developed a really nice, friendly and open environment, which along with the busy workload, made the days go by pretty quickly.
Very friendly and welcoming team
12-16 hour days on a salary