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What would you suggest Cato Corporation management do to prevent others from leaving for this reason?

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Better pay and work/life balance. They treat employees badly.

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Better pay. Also better managers who don't play favoritism. Or a manger who is actually at the store helping.

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People can not afford to live on the salary Cato pays, Burger King pays more than that. Also give them a decent schedule, a consistent one not 5 hours one week and maybe the next one is 15 hours and the following week 4 hours. How can people live or why would they to stay? Not worth the gas to drive to work.

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The huge turnover problem at CATO is solely due to the horrible pay. $7.25 an hour for associates and then each store doesn't have many hours to give out so some weeks it might be the associate works 6 hours or even none. And then their asst mgrs are the lowest paid around at $8 and $9 an hour. Yet expected to work like they are on commission at some expensive boutique and getting paid top dollar. It is no wonder associates leave so quickly when they can get paid as much as their boss or more and doing less...at so many other stores. It is really quite sad and disgusting how little these people are paid for the crazy amount they are expected to do. Almost like a volunteer job.

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Definitely pay more. No one can live off of what Cato pays. Cato wants maximum effort, but only willing to pay minimum wage.

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I would have to say your pay scale is way to low. At your current pay level you are going to get short timer because no can afford to work at your company they use this job as a go between. I love to work in fashion but I like to support my self and I want company I work for to want me to want me to make a good living. At least think of some incentive for people make some money .

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You want good people you need pay for them. Dillard's starts out pays for sales clerks at 12.00 a hour. You need to sell but for 12.00 an hour I can sell and you can find people to sell.

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Promote more, offer more job advancements

Answered - Retail Associate (Former Employee) - Mount Airy, NC

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Take more pride in their associates, give bonuses, listen to customer feedback about clothing. Be more active and hands on with associates.

Answered - Assistant Manager (Current Employee) - Pine Bluff, AR

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More hours, work with students who do full-time

Answered - Sales Associate/ Customer Service (Former Employee) - Calhoun, GA

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