During the holiday season, retailers hire temporary workers to meet the increased demand from consumers. But most of these jobs require you to physically be present at a brick-and-mortar store dealing with customers face to face. If your dream job is one with a remote work policy and little in-person human interaction, then there's one company you need to check out for a holiday season job: Williams-Sonoma.
The gourmet food and cookware retailer is looking for seasonal, full-time employees, reports Food & Wine. According to a posting on the company website, the workers will take customers' calls from the comfort of their home.
"We offer the opportunity to work from the comfort of your own home," reads the employment ad. "Save money on gas, eliminate your commute, and have more time to spend with family during non-work times!"
What exactly does a customer service gig at Williams-Sonoma entail? The employees will help customers over the phone about an array of topics like providing product information, checking inventory, processing returns, and issuing credits and replacements.
While you don't have to leave home or worry about a commute or dress code, you will need your own equipment. Applicants need to have their own computer, phone (ideally with a headset), and high-speed internet connection. Those hired will have to go to a Williams-Sonoma care center in Utah and Nevada for in-person trainings.
The job pays $11 an hour and employees qualify for a 40 percent discount on "most" merchandise offered by the brand.