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Books-A-Million, Inc. Baton Rouge, LA

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Books-A-Million, Inc. Venice, FL

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Books-A-Million, Inc. Houma, LA

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Books-A-Million, Inc. Lexington, SC

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Books-A-Million, Inc. Fultondale, AL

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Books-A-Million, Inc. Concord, NH

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Books-A-Million, Inc. Ames, IA

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    Didn't know I applied for YoMo...

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    Current Employee - Bookseller in Hanover, MD
    Current Employee - Bookseller in Hanover, MD

    I have been working at Books-A-Million part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    1) Flexible hours; 2) Talking to book lovers from all walks of life; 3) Discount, which is 30%; 4) Book Checkout Program; and, 5) Advanced Reader Copies/Editions. That about sums up the benefits.

    Cons

    Hm, where to start? First, the training is horrible. I've been at the job for two or more months now, and I still don't feel properly trained. The training, and designated trainers, are sporadic. I also found it completely ridiculous that my "register" training was really just them teaching me how to sell (*cough* force *cough*) the card. None of the important technical functions of the register were explained. Second, the SPIFs and benefits received from selling the cards and magazines weren't explained very well. I still don't really know how it works, and since it's not my main motivation for working at BAM, I'll just remain ignorant. Third, I didn't know that I was considered a YoMo employee as well. Why in the world should I, as a Bookseller, have to wash dishes, clean the YoMo area? It also doesn't help that the YoMo employees always leave the dishes in the sink so that the booksellers pretty much have to do them after we've clean our part of the store. Which brings me to another con: why is that place understaffed all the time? The company knows darn well it takes two individuals to close YoMo. The book part of the store is understaffed most of the time, too. Next, we have to clean, which is not the problem, but it's only bad because we rarely have adequate supplies to clean at all. Why don't we have gloves, and why do we have 10 vacuums that don't work? I also don't think we have holiday pay, but you want me to work on Thanksgiving...um, ok. The opportunities for advancement or for a promotion seem rather limited as well. It's going to be really interesting to see how the company handles the minimum wage increase that is coming for Maryland. BAM will probably just skimp and save by cutting hours and understaffing the store even more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a better training program; stop pushing the cards (and magazines) so hard, no one should be scared to be fired because they can't make their "goals" by forcing additional products/donations down customers throats; make sure stores have adequate supplies; make sure YoMo has two people in the stores at all time; and, reduce the merchandise on the register counters.

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