As with any sales position, a typical day includes standing for long hours. Sometimes there will be difficult customers. However, the floor managers and supervisors were pro-active and patient with me, especially during my first week.
It was a friendly environment at Banana Republic, and my superiors were not arrogant or proud at those who were holding temporary or part-time positions. Everyone was welcomed into the "family" and they would try to create as fun an environment as they could when it was not peak hours.
The hardest part of the job would be ensuring that I was always working with a good attitude regardless of what is happening on a personal level outside of work. Some customers were a bit more challenging, and I had to ensure that I maintained a smile while being quick to respond with the most ideal solution to any of the situations. Thinking quickly on the spot and responding politely would be the most challenging aspect of this job.
Having said that, interacting with customers were the best part of the job. It was definitely comforting and encouraging when customers thanked me for assisting them even though I was just doing my job.