Be Daring the Adult Shop Job Introduction

Following is an outline of the position for Casual Sales Staff. Applicants should consider seriously whether this description suits them, their partners and their family. If you have any concerns about working in an adult retail industry including being one of the faces of the industry on Be Daring the Adult Shop social media, then You should NOT apply for this position.

The company is operated by highly professional retailers with 28 years of successful trading. Staff work in comfortable air-conditioned surroundings, are highly trained & learn many new skills. The product is enjoyable to sell & customer appreciation is evident. ‘We make people happy.’ The company recognises that its staff are its biggest asset & work hard to recognise individual & team achievements. Staff receive a generous staff discount.

However, following are issues that applicants should consider seriously & honestly:

  1. IMPORTANT: Applicants must be available to work any (or the vast majority) of Be Daring the Adult Shop’s trading hours. It is appreciated that this will rule out many capable applicants however we require casual staff who are generally on call as operational needs require. Staff are emailed rosters two (2) weeks in advance but the requirement is for staff who can work on call as required. Staff are not required to work every evening or every weekend but if you are not reasonably available to be rostered the majority of Be Daring the Adult Shop trading hours as required on any given day – You should NOT apply for this position.

  2. The position is casual with hours ranging each week from around 6hrs to 24hrs per week. Rarely, staff may be required as much as 37hrs but currently average 12-15hrs. Staff are generally given rostered hours every week, filling shifts not worked by management and filling in for personal and annual leave as well as being rostered for busy periods. If you are seeking more hours or a permanent position – You should NOT apply for this position.

  3. The job involves the sale of sexual material. If you, your partner or your family are uncomfortable with this – You should NOT apply for this position.

  4. As an adult shop, we also sell smoking paraphernalia (for legal use) including pipes and vaporisers (all products are legal for sale). If you are uncomfortable with this – You should not apply for this position.

  5. If you are uncomfortable being photographed for promotions including Be Daring the Adult Shop Social Media – You should NOT apply for this position

  6. Staff frequently work by themselves at night with some shifts finishing at midnight. If you are uncomfortable with this – You should NOT apply for this position.

  7. The position requires frequent computer use. Programs will be taught but a basic level of MS Windows functions is essential. Staff typically use a POS Program, MS Outlook, Basecamp, MS Word & MS Skype for Business. If you do not have reasonable keyboard skills – You should NOT apply for this position.

  8. Shifts finish between 10pm – 12am. It is not possible to get public transport at this time. If you do not have your own reliable transport – You should NOT apply for this position.

  9. Staff do get breaks as per the Be Daring the Adult Shop Collective Agreement, but are unable to leave the store to take cigarette breaks as this would mean closing the store to do so. If you are unable to work an 8 hour shift without a cigarette break – You should NOT apply for this position.

  10. Mature applicants are encouraged to apply for this position.

What we are seeking in Be Daring the Adult Shop Sales Staff

  1. Proven and demonstrable track record in a position of responsibility.

Staff are given an enormous responsibility. They are given keys & alarm codes to stores & must turn up to work reliably. A ‘staff no show’ would result in the store being opened late. The successful applicant MUST have a track record in a position of responsibility.

  1. Sales person

The successful applicant need not have a retail background. What is important is they can ‘sell themselves’ as a confident ‘people person’.

  1. Motivated achievers.

The successful applicant will be a motivated go-getter. The company is goal orientated & standards are set high. Applicants, who are not prepared to get involved in the business, push themselves & strive for improvement, should NOT apply.

  1. Professional presentation and grooming. 

We require our staff professionally presented and groomed. Applicants are required to demonstrate that they able to meet company dress requirements.

Job Description Overview

Overview: Reporting to the Store Manager, casual sales staff (after a period of training) are most regularly rostered to work alone and are responsible for open, close, customer sales, store recovery and presentation and all day to day operating procedures.

Hours:
• The position offered is ‘Sales Assistant’ employed on a ‘casual basis’. Although not guaranteed hours, staff are generally rostered every week & typically work between 6 to 24hrs per week although rarely we may require staff as many as 37hrs
• Casual sales staff most frequently work evenings & weekends although day shifts are also worked. The days and hours worked vary from week to week.
• Staff are trained to open and close the store. Opens may be required from 7.30am weekday starts and closes may see staff rostered until 12.30am (i.e. 30mins past midnight).

Wages: Staff are paid as per the Be Daring the Adult Shop Collective Agreement.
  
If you have considered all of the above issues and wish to apply for a casual sales position, please DOWNLOAD and complete the following application form and return to jb@bedaring.com.au

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