When I started on the push team (fancy way of saying 'stocker'), the pay was $7.50. The manager I had beforehand was okay. She wanted the job done, but I didn't find her overly demanding. The atmosphere was nice, no drama. She would bring in food for associates just as a token of appreciation. Boring job, but do-able. The pay rate also was raised to $9. When she left, we got a new manager. He was very demanding. He had unrealistic expectations. Super high expectations, for super low pay (most were only working 8-13 hrs a week.) Employees were no longer happy, so the store's overall mood was unhappy, angry, and annoyed. He did nothing special for us, no food, snacks...no water, no nothing. Very little room for growth. Every now and then a position for full time would open up. The only thing that was enjoyable was that we got a monthly birthday cake. Even the employee discount was a joke (10%)... You get paid weekly...but only a 8-14 hr check... what does that add up to? Broke..
Low pay, no benefits.