In both cases working for this company it was miserable. The people I worked with were decent. Management was small minded and set in their ways. They would insult and demean you in any way possible. I felt like I was in middle school, but was working with middle age people. The job wasn't difficult it just was not pleasant to work with petty negative people.
management, hours, unwilling to work with availability outside their bubble
bakery manager (Former Employee) – North Naples, FL – June 3, 2013
first: see my previous day's sales, second : get started fresh daily, third : management all bakery department duties. four : work team, I treat my co-workers the same way I would like to be treated five : TIME important issue. six : the work is done.
This company was great to work for the management was great and the benefits were superb. This jobs day to day were typical of any retail or grocery job. Management were always there to help in any way they could. Opportunity for advancement was a tad difficult but you were always at least given an interview for anything you applied for. I would recommend this company to anyone who could apply.
great benefits, excellent management, great hours and fun to work at
Cashier / Lobby Clerk (Former Employee) – Winter Park, FL – July 13, 2012
I enjoyed working here with the people and helping them solve there problems. I learned how to handle people when they have a problem, I learned the cash register and I also learn how to handle workers under you. The hardest part of my job was tell people what to do and when they did not do what you told them you must handle that. I loved working here with the people and the helping the customers who were regulars.
getting to work with the customers and the co workers
Meat Wrapper (Former Employee) – West Covina, Walnut CA – February 25, 2011
This company was my last attempt to carry on a steady retail career. I was managed by a very unstable Butcher. He is actually renowned as the crazy one in the company. I worked my job honest and diligently. In the mean while I was doing so, I was accused by him as being involved in street gangs, smoking pot, stealing company products, sabotaging the department, and ditching work.
My life was threaten twice by him and a gang banging co-worker, who I caught drinking on the job. People with anger issues should not work retail. When they transferred me instead of firing my manager, I was placed in the Walnut store. There I met a young uneducated and immature girl. When I was discussing the current events unbiasedly, she took it offensives. She a pick and choose type; only hears what she wants to hear. She called me racist, stupid, weird, idiot, a loser, etc.
I have excellent credit, I graduated high school and went to college, I don't live with my parents, so how am I all this?
Anyways, months later of the same ordeals, I've finally let this company and this girl get the better of me and I told her off. I was reported to the store director and they asked me resign. I was surprised, after all I went through with this company, they want me to resign for language conduct? I realized the girl just played victim and I said fine.
My manager said that I should not have done so, it was just a ruse to get rid of me because of the company's financial difficulties. She told me I was the best worker she ever had, and will gladly be a professional reference for me. No one who works theremore... can honestly say they are happy. I also recently found out that in spite of signing leave waivers, they've terminated me anyways. I checked my records, it reads nothing of it, but my manager said that they did.
The company will be closing down over 12 stores this year, there's a strong possibility of a Union Strike next month and I really don't care. All I wanted was to build a retail career. I got treated like a criminal, had my life threaten with butcher knives, and was insulted by a high school drop out, who by the way smokes pot during lunch periods.
Is there any room for the honest, law bidding, tax paying, and educated person in the state of California?less