With several groceries and supermarkets here in Qatar, some of our kababayans will have work opportunities as a cashier. If you have previous experience as a cashier, you can try looking for a job abroad.
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Working here in Qatar can be a worthwhile experience. You will have the chance to earn more. You will also have the opportunity to work and interact with other nationalities.
Disclaimer: The information posted here is based on the personal experiences that the OFW shared on the video. Please let this post serve as a guide only. If you have specific questions, you may ask the OFW by commenting on their video on their accounts.
The YouTube Channel of Lovely Supapo talks to Ms. Ema Camaya. She is a Filipina cashier in Qatar. They used to meet in a supermarket where Ate Ema is working. Here are the interesting parts of their conversation:
- She previously worked in UAE. She is now in her fourth year as a cashier at a supermarket in Qatar.
- When she was in UAE, she found it hard to understand the language of other nationalities around her.
- She lives in accommodation with other nationalities. There are separate rooms for different nationalities. They share one kitchen.
- But sometimes, it can be challenging when the other nationalities cook their traditional food. The smell can be overwhelming if you are not used to it.
- The company shoulders her accommodation.
- She has a rest day once a week. She also works 8 hours each day, with one hour break.
- Her company does not pay overtime. But in case she has to extend her work hours, she can offset the extra time for another day.
- Her company allows the staff to choose their day off. But Ate Ema prefers to have a permanent day off.
- She uses Messenger to communicate with her family back home.
- Cashiers are not required to speak Arabic. But it would help to understand at least the basic numbers.
- Some customers can speak English so it is easier to communicate with them.
- She also feels safe in Qatar. Even if she travels late, she still feels secure.
You can watch the full video here:
Duties and Responsibilities of a Cashier
According to Glassdoor.com, the usual tasks of a cashier are taking orders, ringing up the items on the register, receiving payment and giving change, and issuing receipts. They need to be accurate when they are on the counter. Sometimes, cashiers help with other tasks around the store.
Cashiers have to be friendly. They are expected to provide a great service to their clients. According to Fool.com, cashiers play an important role in the store. Since they are the last employee that the customer interacts with, the cashiers should leave a lasting impression. Doing so will encourage the customers to return.
Cashiers can work in supermarkets, retail stores, gas stations, restaurants, and other industries that receive payment.
Salary and Allowance
The average salary of a cashier is QR 2,497, according to Indeed.com. A similar profession in the retail industry is a crew member or retail sales associate.
Aside from the basic salary, a cashier may receive a housing allowance and transportation allowance. But these benefits will depend on the company’s offer. Workers will get their salaries without deduction since there is no income tax.