Cashiers work in a variety of places including supermarkets, retail stores, gas stations, movie theaters and restaurants. As a cashier you’ll probably use a cash register to ring people up, take their money and give them their change and a receipt. You might also have to wrap or bag their purchase. Cashiers sometimes handle returns and exchanges.
At the end of a shift, you’ll have to count the money in your cash register and compare it with the sales data in the computer. Be careful with your money – although you probably won’t get in trouble for occasionally being a few cents short, you could get fired if it happens too often.
Depending on where you work, you might have other responsibilities as well. If you’re a cashier at a supermarket, you might be asked to clean your area as well as return unwanted items to shelves. If you work at a convenience store, you might have to create money orders and sell lottery tickets.
Almost half of all cashiers work part time. Most cashiers are asked to work weekends, evenings and holidays.