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An Exercise In Futility
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Charleston, ILNovember 18, 2013
I can honestly say that working in an environment like that found at Rural King has help motivate me to further my education so that I don't have to work there any longer than I have to. What I have learned as an employee working in a small retail environment is that they will do anything for a dollar and don't really care about their employees beyond minimal compensation. The quality of people I worked with was average. I didn't expect much of the regular hourly associates, but the department managers and store management very often don't have any knowledge or skills of retail management to back up their titles. Decisions are often made that follow the easier road rather than the right one. I have often felt that my superiors lacked the ability or authority to make decisions in the absence of the store manager and that all decisions were subject to a level of micro-management that fostered this helplessness. A general feeling of futility prevails because of the constant need to re-do the same job twice instead of getting it right the first time. While there are many downsides, the environment is always light, but sometimes so much so that professionalism suffers
Pros
long lunch hours, very accommodating of school schedules
Cons
low paying -high expectation, available schedule hours vs. number of employees, questionable company policies, poor management from corporate down to the store level
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Good place to work
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Saint Clairsville, OHJanuary 19, 2018
It is a good place to work, but the pay isn't exactly good. More hours a day/week would make it a better place to work at. The management there is fairly good
Pros
Discount
Cons
Not very good pay
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Busy, generally fun if you like people.
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Winchester, KYJanuary 19, 2018
The cashier job is fun, if you enjoy people, but there was much drama between younger employees. That affected the productivity of employees at times. I believe things are better there, now.
Pros
Fun, interesting
Cons
Low pay, few hours
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