neil 3 days ago
And I've worked for some pretty crummy places in the past, too.
I started working at DG in late July, and I'm already on my way out. Bad management abounds in this place. The manager complains about Corporate constantly, but is their little lap dog. She keeps telling me that the store has been through a lot of crap, but doesn't tell me what.
I think the problem is just her bad management skills combined with the ridiculous expectations from corporate. In the few weeks that I've worked there- 1 assistant manager and 6 or so employees have quit.
But that's not what I really want to vent about- I want to talk about my own personal experiences there. I saw a sign on their door saying that they were looking for experienced stockers and cashiers. Having worked for 6 months at Target before- I figured that I qualified. Now, what's important to note is that I do have another job at a school- a job that relates more to my college degree, and a job that pays $10.64 an hour. But they don't operate in the summer, so I was basically unemployed.
I handed in my application in June, and I KNOW I put on that application that I was still employed with the school. I didn't get a job offer right away. The manager told me that they had enough people, and that if they brought me on, I'd only be working 5 hours or less a week (so why was there a sign in the window asking for help?).
A few weeks went by, and the manager called me back and asked if I was still interested. I said I was, and she told me to visit her so that she could give me some papers. I did, and it was one of those conditional job offer things that you have to fill out on the internet. She told me to wait until after 5 to do it because she'd have to get the system set up for me to do it. I waited, and it didn't work. She was gone for the next few days, so I couldn't do it then, either. Eventually, she called me back and said that I could fill it out now.
(to be continued)
the great milenko 5 days ago
What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at Dollar General?
What do you like best about working at Dollar General? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?
Laura Rowland 10 days ago
Every business has it's own style. What is the office environment and culture like at Dollar General?
Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?
What is a typical day in the life of an employee at Dollar General?
Bluewatergirl 18 days ago
So I started working at DG on Sunday. I was given a break that day, even though I only worked 4 and a half hours. I was then given a half hour break by the store manager on Monday when I worked 6 hours, didn't even ask for it. Wednesday I asked one of the assistant managers for a 15 minute break, she was unsure about it, but let me anyway. Yesterday I tried asking the same assistant manager, she told me that she was told that I am not allowed to have a 15 minute break unless I'm working 6 hours or more. Technically I'm scheduled for 5 hours and 45 minutes, but I don't get to clock out till 6 hours, because I have to help close the store with one of the managers that decides to work at night.
I understand that Michigan doesn't have a law for adults about meals and breaks, which makes it up to the company to decide. After running back and forth from stocking to the register, I can get pretty light headed, especially if I don't have a little snack to eat to keep my blood sugar up, or even just drinking something. At the end of the night my mouth is so dry, that even the customers wonder what's wrong. I also don't want to make a mistake at the register, because when I get light headed, my mind becomes foggy, and I'm afraid that I might not give the person the right change.
What I don't understand is why the store manager would give me a half hour lunch randomly, but one of the assistant managers won't let me get just a 15 minute break. I personally think that it's because they only have two people working each shift (one manager and one associate) and this one manager doesn't want to have to work the register AND stock. I do it, so why can't she? I stock, I work the register, I even clean the store at the end of the night, without even complaining to anyone. She complains when she has to go to the backroom to grab some pop bottles to stock. I hope my shift today is different, I hope I'm working with another manager, because everyone else is okay, but her.
Bluewatergirl 18 days ago
So I've worked for Dollar General for over a year now and was promoted to third key back in early June. I was told by my manager that my pay would now be $8.25 an hour. My hours increased by almost twenty and so did my paycheck, so I assumed I had received my raise. Today I checked my most recent paycheck on the store computer and discovered I was only being paid $7.50 an hour. I asked the assistant manager and was told it was the correct amount. I then asked my manager and she told me she had thought it was $8.25 and basically played it off as being confused. I was also under the impression that anyone with the company for a year was allowed a vacation, and yet when I asked I was denied, though May was my one year mark. I'm the youngest in the store and I know they take advantage of me sometimes, complaining if I ask for my scheduled breaks and not paying me for working overtime. Can anyone please tell me if I'm being cheated?
Bluewatergirl 1 month ago
So I had to sign a piece of paper yesterday because I didn't sell enough one day. I didn't even know that existed. The assistant manager just shrugged it off and said it's just something the company does. I had to sign the paper to show that I was coached, which I really wasn't. I understand suggestive selling, I've worked in retail long enough. But being "coached" after not selling enough in one day? I could see maybe a week, but not one day though.
My store is located in a low income area, so when people go in there, they know how much they can spend, and it's usually not a lot. Also, it's a small town (everyone knows each other), so if I'm always trying to "force" items down peoples throats, they will get tired of it. Plus, the amount of customers we get depends on the certain day of the month, the weather, or time of day. The day I was being coached about was a day that it was raining all day long and hardly anyone came into the store, how is that my fault? I work late afternoons, people stop coming in around 8pm (we stay open till 10pm).
Another thing, I have been working at DG for a month and I have not taken my CBLs at all. I was told that I had to take them and that was when I first started, but there has never been another word about it. I asked one of the assistant managers and she just kind of blew it off. When I was told about it, it was by the store manager and she actually told me that one of the assistant managers called her and asked if they could take the CBLs for me. Which kind of made me laugh.
Lastly, I wish I could get more hours. The other part time associates are getting at least 27 hours, the most I'm getting is 14 hours. Talked to someone about it and the excuse was that they hired someone new and they never showed up, so it threw MY schedule off. Why just mine? Why not the other part timers also? That's been two weeks, it should be fixed by now. Don't get me wrong, I like the job, but no one knows what the other person is doing.
vanessacommins 1 month ago
Do you work at Dollar General? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?
Any advice for someone trying to get in?
Angelaclement38@gmail.com 2 months ago
were do i go to take the asessment test?
Love DG 2 months ago
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IS THE WAGES FOR STORE MANAGER. AND SMC , I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE GOOD AND THE BAD
Dontbelieveit 2 months ago
I've recently been interviewed for a job at Dollar General. I got the job pending the background check. I don't have a criminal record so I'm not worried about that. The problem is that I wasn't completely honest about my work history. I didn't mention my last job which I got fired from. I was with them less than ninety days. Would a background check mention that?