As a sales assistant, you can probably imagine that most days are similar and nothing out of the ordinary is going to happen. And you'd probably be right. But there will be unexpected surprises some days. Just reading through Reddit, you'll find all sorts of horror stories about being a sales assistant. Especially if you work in a place that has fitting rooms.
We didn't mean to scare you. For the most part, you'll just clean the store, check on stock, assist customers and maybe even try out the products or services you're offering. With some customers, you'll definitely need to have some patience. That's a really important part of this job. You want to be able to interact with people, and sometimes that means really difficult people.
And don't forget your smile! This is one of those jobs where the phrase "you're never fully dressed without your smile" applies. Smiling is just one of those things that will get customers to come back. Even if they didn't find what they were looking for that day. A smile can go a long way.