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Cashiers - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, cashiers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a high level of social interaction. They work with customers constantly.
  • Have daily face-to-face discussions with customers and coworkers.
  • Use the telephone often.
  • Work as part of a sales team.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Mostly work indoors. May work outdoors at some businesses, such as garden centers.
  • Sometimes wear a special uniform.
  • Work near other people, but have a few feet of space separating self from others.

Work Performance

  • Must be very exact in their work and be sure all details are done. Errors could cost the company money.
  • Repeat the same physical activities, such as scanning merchandise.
  • Can make some decisions and set some tasks without consulting a supervisor.
  • Make decisions that affect others on a weekly basis.


  • May work part time or full time.
  • Often work weekends, evenings, or holidays.
  • May have flexible schedules.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.