Why Do Cashiers Stand?

Do cashiers sit in other countries?

A2A After being in Europe many times, I have always wondered this.

All the cashiers in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Finland, etc.

sit on high stools by the cash register.

Aldi lets their cashier sit on high stools here in the U.S..

Why can’t cashiers sit down?

Most stores won’t allow it because they think it looks lazy. Aldi stores allow their cashiers to sit the entire time, they have seats at their cash register. … The only time we could sit was when we took a lunch break.

What cashiers should not do?

Things You Should Never Say to a CashierTake a moment to determine if a person works at a store. … Don’t use this common phrase. … See what your cashier can do for you. … Don’t talk on your phone while checking out. … If you put an item without a tag in your cart, it’s not free. … Not everyone can work a register. … Don’t ask a cashier why an item costs so much.

Are Aldi cashiers timed?

Employees are timed on their speed If the idea of working at a leisurely pace is something you look for in a job, Aldi isn’t the place for you. … If this happens three times you can be let go,” the ex-employee explained.

Are cashiers timed?

Target cashiers are timed. So are the cashiers at Ross. If you could see their screen say either fast transaction or go faster for each sale. Someone posted a snapshot of a Target cash register counting the amount of transactions the cashier was doing well on.

Why do Aldi cashiers sit down?

As New Idea Food reveals, the top bosses at Aldi insist that their employees sit while they work at the register, because studies have shown that they can work faster this way. … On HR site Indeed, one employee says: “Cashiers are required to sit, it has been found to be more ergonomical.

Why do retail workers have to stand?

As noted in your comment, it’s about “looking busy”, not necessarily actually being more productive, or any easier on your body; just standing in a small area for a long time is actually very hard on your feet, joints, and back. Humans aren’t designed to stand for long periods of time!

Do cashiers in Europe sit?

In general, cashiers are forced to stand in the U.S., while in general, cashiers are allowed to sit down in Europe and many other countries. There is absolutely no reason why Americans cashiers should not have stools they can sit on if they get tired, or even if they choose to work that way.

What kind of benefits does Aldi offer?

ALDI employees are paying almost half* of what employees at other companies are paying for healthcare coverage. That’s real savings you’ll see in every paycheck. ALDI ranks 1st* amongst 5 of our retail competitors in active health care benefits: medical, dental and vision.

How do you stand as a cashier?

10 Tips for Cashiers1) The customer is usually never right… but you do still need to pretend. … 3) Especially smile at the miserably angry customers. … 4) Never hesitate to pass a customer off to your supervisor/manager. … 5) Always volunteer to do stuff on the floor. … 6) Use your break to sit for as long as humanly possible.More items…•