Generally no. Being a quick learner helps with being a cashier as you will need to learn how to work the till. This could involve separate transactions for refunds (not all cashiers are allowed to do these though) and so on, as well as the basics for just ringing up items. Once you grasp this it is easy enough, but a good capacity for learning and remembering helps a lot, so you don't need to keep asking for help. You need some fairly good people skills to be a cashier, rather than needing to be specifically intelligent, as you are working face to face with the public every day. You need to be friendly, polite and generally just get on well with people. Patience and a calm manner are also important as you will get difficult customers at times, or you may have errors with the till and have to wait for it to process what you are doing or be fixed by another staff member.
I don't even think you need to be good at math.. most cash registers do all the math for you. You enter the amount of money the customer gives you, and it tells you how much change to give. You just have to be fast, and efficient at bagging. It's a perfect part time job!
Everyone is telling you the basic aspects of the job, but nobody has really mentioned the toughest part - the customers. Sometimes you need a thick skin when dealing with any sort of customer service job, because when they aren't happy, you're the one who gets abused.
no,not at all all you need is to have a common sense by the change :)
the hard part is,if you lost like $7 for the mistake of giving the wrong change because it'll be deducted on your salary :S
hard if you have a family :/
It's not hard really, it doesn't require much skill as the register does everything for you. Although, if you were generally horrible with people, you might have trouble as you have to deal with customers all day.
Sometimes, rarely, but sometimes you can't be so dependent on the cash register because computers do make mistakes, and sometimes there could be blackouts so you would be kind of stuck if you can't do math.
no the cash register does the math for you, you give them the correct change. the hardest part will be learning the cash register and its buttons but after that your golden
very true i didn't even thing about that. i work cashier at my job and you have to deal with alot, have really good listening skills and patience with some people
It's not hard 'work' but I find menial jobs really hard mentally.. seriously I just want to shoot myself when I'm working in a boring repetitive environment.
Nah, the cash register basically does everything for you. I find making change the hardest part because I always lose track of what coins I'm giving.
at many fast food restaurants you just need to press what the person wants and the total comes in the end, you just need to be attentive.
No, in these days you don't even have to be good at math, the register does all the work for you! Trust me I know
No, it's pretty much the simplest job I ever had.
if your good at math...simple add and subtract
naw its fun!
Not to hard