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When i applied for a position with sam's club (cashier) i didn't expect to sell anything! Everyday before my shift my COS (manager) pushes me to get at least 2 renewals, 2 plus memberships and at least some credit card sign ups.

First off no one is going to get a discover card now-a-days with the interest rates being so high.

Second, asking your members the samething everytime u see them can be annoying and i know if i was a member of sam's club i would not want to be bothered while checking out.

Third, IF YOU DON'T SELL/ GET PEOPLE TO RENEW THEIR MEMBERSHIP THEY WILL COACH YOU THEN CUT YOUR HOURS!!

This is NOT what i signed up for and they did not tell me during the interview it would be this dramatic... i want to be able to come to work and not worry about selling things to the regular customers that i see everytime i work. Come on sam's club!

The only good thing is they start you with 10.00 an hr and you get free membership

Product or Service Mentioned: Sams Club Membership.

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Anonymous
#1397582

If you think that sucks... try being a cart attendant on a Saturday or during the holidays...

trying to keep the entry vestibule filled with carts...

it's a nightmare! I have been doing that for about four years at the Provo, Utah location and can't seem to find a better job to replace it!

Anonymous
#1382611

Sams club in hired me , and fired me in 3 months .. I dont like the working atmosphere there , specially supervisors ,team lead , You are always worried about your job safety.

Anonymous
Frankford, Delaware, United States #1277673

I agree. Do not apply unless your people person and like getting yelled at daily for asking the same question over and over.

When I applied I was aware of selling upgrades and credits. I've been here for almost a year. When I first started I would atleast get 1 a day. I live in a decent size town.

But now all the members have gone thru hundreds of times and get mad when you Ask. Or have already upgraded. Now I'm lucky if I get 1 a week. The other day they told us if we didn't get 30 upgrades that day we were getting cut off our sam share and if someone didn't get one we were going to get coached but they didn't tell us that til 2 hours after my shift.

If I would've known that I wouldn't have taken my breaks. Then I got a credit and I thought i was relieved but she said it had to a plus.

So I guess I'm getting fired tomorrow when I go in tomorrow. And no they did not tel me in orientation that we could be coached for it.

Anonymous
Muncie, Indiana, United States #1238401

That is true. As of 2/2016 they have taken away holiday pay and sick, personal time.

I've been there 5 years and a employee that has only been there a year makes $.57 less an hour than me.

No room for advancement.

It isn't a great job. With the new cuts they also took away our annual raises that came with our yearly reviews.

You could get $.40/HR to $.60/HR. Now we aren't guaranteed any raises.

They last one we got was 2%. Lowest we have ever got.

Anonymous
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States #1237082

Everyone knows if you work in retail ONE of your MANY jobs is promoting memberships of the particular store (if they had one) and the store credit cards. That's nothing new.

If you haven't paid attention to the cashiers, clerks, sales associates, or whomever when you go out thhannnnnn I don't know to say lol. It's a job just do it.

Anonymous
Newark, New Jersey, United States #1218103

Your a *** *** then man we all have a job to do and that's that. I started off as a cashier and got my daily upgrades and credits .. You just Dont know how to ask people (not a people person)

Anonymous
Rogers, Arkansas, United States #1208117

You'll are a bunch of baby's ... SAMs club is a great place to work if you do your job and don't wine you'll move up quick .... Lots of opportunities

Anonymous
Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States #1196709

Man I wish I would've found this before I applied, I had no idea we had to do all this extra *** AS A CASHIER!!!! Not only did we have to worry about renewals and credits but we had to transfer everything from one basket to another, including flatbeds also.

It didn't matter if it was a bunch of small stuff or a bunch of heavy stuff it had to be moved.

They put us under alot of stress and I couldn't take it anymore. The sad thing is I actually liked my job when I first started there, that all changed after 3months, I can't believe I was there for almost a year without going ape *** on someone .

Anonymous
#1128795

I work at a Sam's club and I thought I would be getting more hours. Now, they are hiring for more people for electronics and I guess I will be getting less hours than I am working now.

Don't get me wrong. I do like working there. I really like my co-workers and I really like helping customers. The Sam's club I am working for is a good store.

My supervisor likes me and treats me with the utmost respect. When I come in for my shift, I will yell out a co-workers name and wave at them. Yeah, I like it there. Sometimes, we have till we have all the zoning done, which just adds maybe another half hour to my paycheck.

I need more hours and I will find a way to supplement my income whilst there.

Thanks.

Anonymous
#1126904

This is why you push carts. Lol.

Anonymous
#1113159

I got fired at Sams club 6575 for not transferring, when other cashiers don't transfer

Anonymous
to Anonymous #1206505

If they all took $10/hr pay cuts would you do the same as well. You should worry about you. Not others.

Anonymous
#1068064

As a current Sam's Club associate, I can say with certainty they do push upgrades and renewals.However, this type of sale is typical of any retail job.

The offer on credit, though I feel the same way about asking, is easy to bring up and move past. Any sales position- and cashiers are sales people- will include some type of promotion.

Instead of looking at just this one issue, how about a review of the company's other benefits and conditions for employment?

As for women being cashiers and guys on the floor you are at a strange club. I'm in technology and half my department is female myself included. If you want to move to a different position work for it and talk to the manager over that area.

I'm no loyalist but after working for 3 other retailers I can say that Wal-Mart and Sam's Club are among the best in the industry when management follows policy.If they don't then call the ethics line and do something about it!

(I meant to post this as a comment but it went as a review first. So this is a repost in the right place.)

Anonymous
to Anonymous Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States #1120089

My !manager called me upstairs just because I didn't transfer 19 packets of water from one flat bed to another

Anonymous
to Anonymous #1148158

Maybe next time you can respect leadership and do what is asked of you.

Anonymous
to Anonymous Schofield, Wisconsin, United States #1196364

Apparently, you have never worked there as a cashier. Maybe you can be in our position, day in and day out, lifting 100s of cases of water in a day and then come back and tell us how you feel after lifting that many cases of water in a day.

It takes a toll on your body. I don't see why we just can't lift up on the item and look to see if anything is underneath them. I know I have had at LEAST 125 transactions in a day and I can guarantee that most of them have at LEAST one case of water, soda, or some other equally heavy item in their cart. Try lifting something properly that weighs 50+ lbs from one cart to another.

You can't lift properly; moving from cart to cart. All the while with no assistance from anyone, especially the supervisors that are sitting there just watching you and not offering to help in the least bit.

It's called teamwork for a reason. -_-

Anonymous
to Anonymous Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States #1215345

Maybe you can transfer a bunch of Bulls**t you dumb b**ch and hurt your entire body for 10 bucks an hour

Anonymous
#1062946

I did the same thing, I was hired on as a cashier and then went up the the membership desk. In the beginning it was difficult to learn how to sell but after I started to sell more i was averaging around 50 credits, 20 plus upgrades a week.

It isn't difficult you just have to know how to talk to the member.

I do agree that the company is stressful to work for, I did it for three years, however I don't think you should review the entire job in a negative way just because you couldn't meet the standards.

Anonymous
to Anonymous #1206489

You are full of ***. There is no way in heck you get 20 Plus or credit a week.

I have worked there for almost 5 years. No one in any store in the US gets that.

If you did you would be a Member Champ! Which pays more than the front desk.

Anonymous
to Anonymous 1 #1498412

I think it depends on the size town. I got 8 plus yesterday and 5 today.

But I live in a large town. Our daily store goal is 40 plus upgrades and we usually reach it

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