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Soldier For Christ

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noI am a former employee of Kroger and they did me dirty. They don't care about their employees just only the money. The highly satisfactory customer is 62%. Look all around you and you will see that all or most of the work places pay a heck of a lot better than Kroger. They only care about getting customers in and out as quick as possible. Let me remind you that I had to go through interacting with customers and customers first training courses as well as bagging courses and 8 hours of computers classes as well. When I interacted with customers making them feel welcome, wanted, appreciated, special, and number one or first as we are supposed to do.. I got chewed out plenty and said I needed to cut back and stop because I was really good at what I did and they wanted it to stop.. Yes I got written up a few time because of it.. They don't understand me or any of us including the customers.. They are very picky and choosy on who they want to move up aka no idea what they are doings.. When power gets in some of their brains they go wacko power hungry.. I've seen more people leaving than coming. Unfortunately I had to resign due to a personal reason I cann't discuss.. All in all please just be careful if you are trying to get a job there and may god guide you protect you and keep you safe.. Stay blessed, righteous, true, and pure. They are not what they appear to be..



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I have been at Kroger for 7 years.  Iam not allowed to change positions.  I have asked so many times.  I am told I am to stupid to do another job.  I am called the deli retard.  I hate Kroger so much.  I have young children .  I can not find another job.  I would rather be dead than work for Kroger.  I have to feed my children.



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I totally agree with him and I do have a college degree and I am a program manager and I make about 125,000 year how much do you make.


 I make around 80 or so but I have other sources of income as well but not as much as you but if I needed more I could make more.  But I'm sure you do if I said I have a 8 inch penis you'll probably say yours is 28 inches. One could also argue about why a college degree is a waste in fact you might make 125 but you might not have houses I own and so on.



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He thinks we're all a bunch of lowly, uneducated idiots because we work for Kroger?

You sir, are a douche.


 

 

In his defense, many of the actual customers of Krogers are douches.

Douches who put their shopping carts in the lobby rather than move them five feet to the line of carts nearby.

Douches who leave a cart in a parking space rather than walk 30 seconds to a cart corral.

Douches who pick up one item on one shelf and transport it to an entirely different area of the store ten shelves away. And oh yea, it's probably going to be an item that requires temperature control.

Douches who can't read and figure out what is on sale and what is not on sale.



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I totally agree with him and I do have a college degree and I am a program manager and I make about 125,000 year how much do you make.



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You really should learn to spell.



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 I love this person no really you are dead on the truth 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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I work at a Kroger store in cincinnati and I trt my best to be friendly. I mean I don't smile like a clown and talking like Barney the dinosaur. I get so much **** from managers and supervisors for not being barney the dinosaur. I have seen people's reactions to the so called customer engagement and they seem rather put off.



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He thinks we're all a bunch of lowly, uneducated idiots because we work for Kroger?

You sir, are a douche.

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I feel sorry for all of you who hate kroger as much as I do. I'm a regular customer and it sucks. My wife won't let us shop anywhere else ("too expensive")

Here's why they thonk they can treat the employees this way- Most of the reviews by them on here have poor spelling and grammar. Should've went to college. no


funny how all the smart people think people who work for Kroger didn't go to school.

 

Be a man shop where you want stop letting your wife boss you around.

 



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*think 

Haha biggrin



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I feel sorry for all of you who hate kroger as much as I do. I'm a regular customer and it sucks. My wife won't let us shop anywhere else ("too expensive")

Here's why they thonk they can treat the employees this way- Most of the reviews by them on here have poor spelling and grammar. Should've went to college. no



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The problem is all the young people who work at Kroger who have no social skills, flirt with the SunTrust tellers, can't say thank you, have ADHD, and have their head up their ass. 



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Its a job get over it......



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Maybe you should spend your time going back to school to educate yourself.



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they over work there employees they give you no hours or help so yeah **** them.


You are so right about that.Everyone at my store will tell you that's what is happening with them as well.I think they want the workers that have a lot of years working for them to leave so they can hire young kids for cheaper pay.I don't think the younger kids will last if they have to work as hard as we do .The e-schedule is really crazy.It has some people working till 10:00 pm when they use to come to work at 7:00 am and get off at 3:00pm and they don't get called up front to check or sack groceries so why do they need to stay there so late.I say they are trying to get rid of us.Alot of workers have already quit because of this bull crap.



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I work in transportation in So Cal, same crap goes on here as well but we get too many hours. If I were to do or say half the crap dispatchers do I would be fired union or not. they treat you and talk to you like ****, not one of these scum bags in management would talk to me like that outside of work or anyone else for that matter. Kroger cares nothing about the employeeyour thousand people standing in line for my job so why would they care about you. The only reason I'm still here is the benifets and of course the pay as well, drivers do make good money. Counting the days till I retire,,, NEVER will I step foot in a Kroger store again....



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#2 is exactly Liberal's did before they all closed up years ago!!



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Maybe this company should treat their employees better so they will treat the customers better.  As a customer, anyone can see the employees are miserable and they seem to want to take it out on the customers.  What a sorry state of affairs.

 


 This makes too much sense so of course it's not an option.



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Why would you shop somewhere you are not happy with or not treated like you want to be?  



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Maybe this company should treat their employees better so they will treat the customers better.  As a customer, anyone can see the employees are miserable and they seem to want to take it out on the customers.  What a sorry state of affairs.

 



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They all suck



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I did get fired because of the same thing. Contact your union rep immediately. I was on probation. if you are not you still can fight this and you should



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Easily worse...and it doesn't matter if it is Kroger or Fry's or Kind sooper or any of the other companies...they all suck STRIKE!



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then get active in the union. Take over the union and get them to go on strike

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It is time for ALL Kroger companies to strike. Kroger is worse than Walmart

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they are all bad...This corporation is run by Nazis. In fact in spite of the union it is almost as bad as Walmart

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and then you get written up for supposedly being rude to the customer.

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If your super hard working, enjoy being ultra micro managed by some of the stupidest morons on the face of the planet, love working with lazy deadbeats that do nothing while you bust your rump to get your work and theirs done, for the lowest possible wages allowed by law, then maybe this is the place for you. I have over 10 years experience in grocery and retail, have worked at many other grocery and retail stores, and can honestly say this is the worst job I have ever had. It's no wonder they have such a high associate turnover rate. No sane self respecting person would endure a place like this for very long. I certainly hope all Kroger stores are not run like the one I work at. Good luck to you all.



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CONTACT THE UNION IMMEDIATELY! DON'T TAKE CRAP FROM NOBODY!



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I HAVE BEEN WITH THE COMPANY A LONG TIME NEVER BEEN WROTE UP FOR BEING MEAN TO CUSTOMER NOW IVE BEEN WROTE UP WITH THIS NEW SURVEY ANYBODY CAN SAY ANYTHING ABOUT ANYBODY IVE BURNED BRIDGES EVEONE HAS IT S NOT FAIR I MIGHT LOOSE MY JOB  THIS IS SO STUPED ON THEIR PART ITS NOT FAIR.



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THEY NEED TO START TREATING THE WORKERS WITH  A BIT OF KINDNESS IT GOES A LONG WAY



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 kroger bosses and D m are some mean humans



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I recently just started working here about 3 weeks ago. I work in the deli. all of a sudden, I check the schedule and I have 0 hours for this coming week. keep in my mind, I called my manager, left her a voicemail and texted her. she did not get back to me about my schedule. I went in yesterday very confused because no one even bothered to tell me what's going on. I had to track down a manager and she told me I was being moved to the front like everyone knew but me. the rumor was I was apparently ignoring customers, and not even doing my job. 99% of the time, I was the one doing all of the work. I just like how not even management could tell me what was going on. I had to contact the customer service manager today and told her I could only work in the morning on Sunday. I was told that Sunday is required in my work week and I'm at the bottom of the schedule based on seniority. **** seniority and **** unions!! if I need Sundays off then I NEED SUNDAYS OFF!!! end of story. 



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You're not joking.  The union is a d*mn joke!!!



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Maybe you should look for other work.



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It was the co-manager's idea, and at the time I was 16 years old, knew he was full of crap, and moved on.

It absolutely IS STUPID. You are correct. That's why, even at 16, I thought, "This guy is a moron. Time to go."

It was/is this absurdity that I am hoping to counter through my presence here. Only through a mass exodus of good employees will the company and union realize that something has to give.

Complacence is just as evil as perpetration. To do or say nothing is just as bad as doing the wrong in the first place.



-- Edited by ExKrogerSlave on Wednesday 8th of May 2013 03:20:44 PM

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Who's idea was it that baggers couldn't talk to anyone other than customers and the FE supervisor?

That's...just stupid. Baggers talk to the cashier they're bagging for all the time. O_o

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I am a veteran of three "tours" with Kroger. My first was in 1996, I was a teenager, worked as a bagger. This tour was ended abruptly when I was informed that baggers are to speak to no one other than customers or the front end supervisor. I finished my shift and declined to go back.

 

My second "tour" was from 1997-2004, in the meat department. I started at about 4.75 (which was minimum back then) and nearly seven years later I earned $6.25/hr. I hated my job but needed the work, and kept at it. In early 2004 I had a major life event and had to relocate. I used all of my PTO and vacation time to facilitate the move, had management approval and backing from my store to transfer, had the Union go-ahead to transfer, and met the new store manager after relocating. I was scheduled to begin the following Monday, so I would not have missed any work that was not vacation or PTO. I have to say at this juncture that if any of you meet Alan Sustakoski, he is a good man who was the BEST Kroger manager I ever worked for. He is higher up in Zone F MidAtlantic now, and even though his new job requires him to be a Kroger hardliner, he is still a blue collar worker at heart. He would bend over backward to help anyone who is trying to help themselves. I can't say enough, but I digress...

Anyway, on Saturday before beginning at the new store, I was contacted by the now-retired Kroger manager (to remain nameless) of the new store, and he told me that the people in the meat department were upset because with 7 years experience, I would bump into the #3 slot in seniority. They were creating a lot of noise, and he didn't want to deal with it. His suggestion to me was to resign, reapply in a few weeks, and (not in his words, but his sentiment) start over as a new hire! I would lose rate of pay, seniority, insurance, PTO, vacation, etc but he was concerned with upsetting the old guard.

I contacted the Union, and they said the manager had already accepted the transfer, and would have to accept me as an employee. They told me not to resign. They told me that they would have it straightened out but that it could take another week.

Two weeks went by and the Union could give me no progress report, even though I called my rep personally every other day. In the meantime, my savings was quickly being depleted, so I started looking for other work. I found another job the second day, they offered me minimum wage with a 30-day evaluation and, if performance was satisfactory, a $2 raise on the 31st day. I had never seen raises like that, so I decided to go to work with them. I told them before they hired me about the Kroger situation, that I was trying to get a transfer pushed through and it could be any day. They said, "No problem, you may like working here better, but if you only stay a few weeks, it's okay."

The second week of working for the new company (which was a month after my supposed transfer start day) the "nameless manager" called me and said the Union wanted the transfer to go through and he needed me at Kroger the following Sunday. I explained that I had found another job since we had last spoken, and he said "Kroger doesn't come second, we don't work around other jobs." I said I had the potential of making more money with the new job, and that the fact remained HE didn't want to accept the transfer at first, which made Kroger my second job at this point. He got really irate, so I said, Tell you what, let me talk to my 1st job and see what I can do. I never called him back. By the time I left the new job, I had more than doubled my Kroger pay, in only 18 months.

The third "tour" is a long story, but suffice it to say that I had many problems with a supervisor and the Union would do nothing because "you can't file grievances against other Union members." THIS IS WHY DEPARTMENT HEADS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED KROGER MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES. The Union protects abusive supervisors by sheltering them as Union members!!!

The point is this: If you are a current Kroger employee and don't like your job, and you are a dedicated worker, DON'T BUY INTO THE HYPE THAT YOU ARE 'LUCKY' TO BE WORKING AT KROGER. They don't care about your family, they don't care about your well being. YOU CAN DO BETTER IF YOU BEAT THE PAVEMENT AND LOOK AROUND. Kroger doesn't deserve good workers, the Union doesn't deserve good workers. YOU DESERVE BETTER THAN KROGER.



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we should start a protest against kroger **** the union they dont do jack **** anyways



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