Low pay, low compensation
Cashier (Former Employee) – Kentucky – December 29, 2015
As per any low pay job, you are expected to stand for a consistent 8 hours a day. This forces both injuries in your feet (such as flat footed pain, and just general swelling, and continuous pain while at work.) I personally worked cashier most of the time, and was not allowed to sit, only to lean on the counter which did not help the foot pain. Along with that you are expected to continuously be busy. The extent goes as far as taking a picture of you standing and not doing anything on a camera, to show you later. The electronics, and expensive items must be watched at all times, but you can't stand behind the counter to be readily available for customer assistance. You must at all times be fixing up aisles (which are either outrageous neat/straight to where no work can really be done, or extremely messy.) On the days where there are 6+ workers, and everyone is straightening everything, it just turns into standing in an aisle until you leave. The payrate starting out is 8.50, but the hours are minimal. You aren't guaranteed any set of hours. If the store doesn't make its sales, you don't get your hours. New hires are first to go when hour cuts go as well, making it hard to justify staying your ninety days. Managers are last to go, they would rather have 3-4 managers on duty rather than 1 manager and 3 workers.
Management helps when they can
Short breaks, pay rate and hours are low, high school drama