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Allyson Koteski

Store Manager

Toys R Us , Inc.

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Toys R Us , Inc.

One Geoffrey Way

Wayne, New Jersey 07470

United States

Company Description

Toys"R"Us, Inc. is the world's leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 871 Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and ... more

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Toys R Us , Inc.


Hiram College

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. , Allyson Koteski is so unfailingly cheerful, she fits right in with the colorful, battery-powered toys filling the Toys R Us store she manages here.

The store manager darts from customer to customer, checking stock for what's on their kids' and grandkids' holiday lists.Along the way, she clears out carts, deals with personnel issues and straightens shelves just like Tickle Me Elmo might - if he were operating at warp speed.And even as the busiest season in a stressful year for toys draws to a close, she insists she has a great job.
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"The busier I am, the more I enjoy it," says Koteski.
If you like people, as Koteski, 35, clearly does, store management can have its rewards.Though Koteski and Toys R Us won't discuss pay, salaries for managers at department stores and big-box retailers can be $200,000 or more, says Dan Butler, NRF's vice president of retail operations and a former department store manager.
For Koteski, who is single, the retail life suited her from the time she began working at a Mr. Donut shop in high school.She also worked as a seasonal associate at Toys R Us during college.
"I liked the variety and being busy," she says."I truly enjoyed it."
Koteski was hired as an assistant manager at Toys R Us in her native Pittsburgh after graduating from Hiram College in Ohio in 1994.She was promoted to store manager in Altoona, Pa., and reassigned to Annapolis last spring.The store here is one of the bigger in the chain, with about 35,000 square feet, several thousand toys, electronics, children's clothing items and other products, 115 employees and three assistant managers.
Working a variety of day and night shifts suits her just fine, Koteski says.On a recent week, her day shifts were 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and an evening shift was 1 to 11 p.m.She likes to sleep in and do errands on the days when she starts in the afternoon.Even though her shifts are typically 10 hours, during this season it hasn't been unusual for her to work 12 hours, given the restocking necessary to keep up with sales and recalls.
Of the holiday season, which included lines that stretched to the back of the store early on the day after Thanksgiving, Koteski says, "You just need to keep it all in perspective, have an organized plan and be flexible."Part of the plan: "You pick up stuff as you go, so at the end of the night, you don't have 20 carts that need to go back."
There isn't a job in the store she hasn't done or wouldn't do, and working with the often-young staff is one of the highlights, she says.
Koteski has no complaints, at least that she's sharing, this holiday season.
After she gets off work at 3 p.m. Monday, Koteski will board a 55-minute flight to Pittsburgh to celebrate Christmas with her parents, two brothers, sister and their significant others.She'll fly back Christmas evening so she can be at work at 5 a.m. Wednesday to help restock shelves and get the store ready for the return rush.
"My whole family is really close, and they pretty much understand what happens in the fourth quarter," she says.
Allyson Koteski, the cheerful manager of Toys R Us in Annapolis, Md., loves the chaos of her job. "The busier I am, the more I enjoy it," she says.
Allyson Koteski, the cheerful manager of Toys R Us in Annapolis, Md., loves the chaos of her job."The busier I am, the more I enjoy it," she says.

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This time of year, Toys R Us manager Allyson Koteski spends much of her workday whizzing from one customer to another in her Annapolis, Md.

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With the help of various staff and volunteers, Litzy from a variety of places and sources have been pulled together this year, and it is Merkel's job to categorize these photographs and ensure their proper preservation so they may be enjoyed for generations to come.One of the women suggests a couple of drinks might help.This time of year, Toys R Us manager Allyson Koteski spends much of her workday whizzing from one customer to another.Investors should handle this one with kid gloves.Any of the above It should be in the seasonal section in the front of the store.I'm out of that, but we'll be getting more, she says.
She helps Judy DeNardo figure out which of three spotted wild felines by Animal Alley is the stuffed cougar her year old granddaughter wants for Christmas.What are you looking for Koteski asks.Anya pinchuk guidelines USA TODAY welcomes your thoughts, stories and information related to this article.There aren't any left, but he's still happy.
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