I'm No Longer A Toys R Us Kid
Cashier @ Toys R Us (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV 89123 – February 9, 2017
I was brought in to help break ground on a small location inside of a shopping mall, similar to KB Toys. During the construction period, we assembled shelving units, stocked merchandise, and put up the signs. We were getting close to 40 hours, and things were promising.
Then the store opened. Suddenly, hours and employees were dropping like flies.
I was foolish enough to stay on for a while. Nothing ever improved. The original manager was an absolute joke. Luckily, they promoted somebody else who was far more deserving, and the store ran a lot better as a result. Unfortunately, hours were scarce, and there's nothing as demoralizing as wearing the unsanitary mascot suit.
It's a shame, as I used to love this company as a child and parts of my teenage years. Perhaps the larger locations are capable of providing their employees with a respectable amount of hours. As someone who was hired as a full-time employee, it felt like a punch in the gut once I was only getting 17 hours per week, which was 2 more hours than the other regular tier employees were getting.
Lack of hours, confused management, poor human resources department