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Anonymous wrote:The problem with Kroger is all the lazy *******s who work there that they refuse to fire because of the Union. The Union does help, but it hurts too making hard workers work twice as hard because they can't fire the good for nothing piece of **** workers that we have. I work at Kroger in Belpre, Ohio. I've been there about a year an a half, the management is great, and the employees are amazing, but theres just those times when things don't run right and I find myself doing 4 different peoples jobs at once.I have to work thanksgiving tomorrow, for the second year in a row, while people who were just hired 1 month to 5-6 months ago are scheduled off. Seniority doesn't seem to mean ****.
The problem with Kroger is all the lazy *******s who work there that they refuse to fire because of the Union. The Union does help, but it hurts too making hard workers work twice as hard because they can't fire the good for nothing piece of **** workers that we have. I work at Kroger in Belpre, Ohio. I've been there about a year an a half, the management is great, and the employees are amazing, but theres just those times when things don't run right and I find myself doing 4 different peoples jobs at once.I have to work thanksgiving tomorrow, for the second year in a row, while people who were just hired 1 month to 5-6 months ago are scheduled off. Seniority doesn't seem to mean ****.
I've been working for Kroger for 4 months and I love my job but I do 90% of the work in the deli everyone else all they wanna do is play on there phones listen to music and pretty much get a easy check but don't wanna work for it and I get my butt chewed all the time for stuff I didn't even have anything to do with it don't make sense that's really the only thing I dislike about the company is management don't wanna do anything about all these people I work with that don't do any work
I was recently told by top management that people in Utility are the last to get promoted. He said all utility people were lazy - obviously this is a man who had never done heavy cleaning.... We have utility people that are very bright and do multiple jobs also... The new Kroger (last 10 years) does not treat it's people well at all.... I am female, college grad, great with computers, and have been a manager on and off since I was in my early 20s.... They have not promoted me 1- female 2- gray hair (now 62 years old GM thinks I must not be computer literate....) Once you are in there plenty of middle managers will use you....
But keep working hard.... look into COSCO Ikea and Hobby Lobby they all start at higher pay and do look for people to promote.
Best of luck to you - you sound like a great person to work with.
Similar things happened to me... My manager kept confusing me with 3 other people including ones that look nothing like me and of other races... For weeks I calmly explaned that I needed 34 to 40 hours as soon as possible as I was trying to qualify for an apartment and needed 6 paychecks that show such hours....
To make it worse my the lead just over me kept saying that I was not doing my job.... very odd because I was overdoing in many areas - untrained in some and doing the best I can....
Turns out the lead wanted to promote 2 friends first.... Finally I reported to a middle manager... including problems of age-ism that I found etc. The Middle manager is trying to remedy things here and there.
So far not much has improved but things are getting better.... Still they have damaged my reputation with this chatter and now I have to start all over proving myself. So I asked to be transfered Immediately inside the store or out.... The lead over my lead is her best friend (problem there) but the Manager over her is a great leader and person... I feel so sorry for that manager. She will get hurt by them more than I will.
I have been working at Kroger for just over a year. I had to wait 9 months to become more than just a bagger. I valued my job despite the low pay and never showed less than a smile. I work hard everyday and yet don't get time and a half for the holiday. I am a little disappointed in that. I make 7.60 right now and possibly will be raised to 8.50 with my new position with Clicklist. For those baggers they (my store) have hired; most need to be fired. They do not take the lot seriously and are not very good at bagging, some have helped at the new store opening in Versailles, KY. For those who have been helping, a few have been good, but some immature workers are a big let down and a waste of pay from the company. I could complain all day about how my job may suck at times, but I understand the management. My managers are great, listen to me, and work with me. I am happy to have a job at my Kroger, best place to work where I live in my opinion. Stick with it, I am not going to be there long due to the fact I am heading off to college, but it has been a good experience for me being my first job.
I have the same problem. They have had me working mostly everything in the store but deli and GM and they always promised me a promotion. I dont see how that's fair, that i work my ass off and i just more tasks than my coworkers who drag their asses along. I just hope that i get a call back from CenturyLink soon.
you have to have to be employed for at least one year before you can start receiving time and a half holiday pay. i know, it sucks