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Cobblers - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, shoe and leather workers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a medium level of social interaction. They speak to customers on the phone or in person, but also spend time alone working on products.
  • Are responsible for the work done by other workers and assistants.
  • Occasionally work as part of a group.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Always work indoors.
  • Are occasionally exposed to contaminants.
  • May share work space with other workers.

Work Performance

  • Must be exact and accurate in doing their work, especially when making orthopedic shoes.
  • Repeat the same physical activities over and over while remaining alert and interested in doing a good job.
  • Determine most of their daily tasks and goals independently.
  • Must meet daily and weekly quotas and deadlines.


  • May work part time or full time.
  • May work longer hours during busy times to meet orders.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.