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Anthony in Northport, Alabama

55 months ago

I have been working with Dollar General for about a year and a half. I started at $7.25, and after a year I moved to $7.50. I just recently moved up to key carrier, and I was wondering if you are supposed to get a raise as soon as you become a key carrier. Also, aren't you supposed to get your own keys? My manager told me I'd have to take a drug test and stuff, but meanwhile I'm performing key carrier tasks. Is it wrong that I haven't gotten a raise or my own keys yet?

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alwayshappy in tiptonville, Tennessee

55 months ago

the stores in our distric you go take drug test first then you get your raise along with your keys although they can train you before all of this but you shouldnt be running the store alone before test and keys.

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Anthony in Northport, Alabama

55 months ago

Today was my second day to open without another key carrier. I was told today that since they already had three key carriers, I would not get my own keys. I will have to share with their third key carrier. I was told I would get a raise, but they didn't know when.

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Sheila W. in Cornelia, Georgia

55 months ago

Virginia A in Commerce Township, Michigan said: I interviewed for position of store assistant manager in new store in milford michigan, was offered job @ $9.00 hr. TO BE THE ASSISTANT MANAGER !! puh-leeese! the responsibilities for management of a stores content and personnel is a responsibility that I take seriously. This offer tells me the company doesn't even take the COMPANY seriously!

I said no thanks!! and I do not regret that choice. I have been in the store once since it opened, you are right, and once is enough!!

Hello, fellow Michigan native! You're right, that pay rate is ridiculous for the level of responsibility an assistant manager has. I know our economy is rough right now, but that's no excuse to short change people that need to work and pay them on the cheap.

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Sheila W. in Cornelia, Georgia

55 months ago

Anthony in Northport, Alabama said: Today was my second day to open without another key carrier. I was told today that since they already had three key carriers, I would not get my own keys. I will have to share with their third key carrier. I was told I would get a raise, but they didn't know when.

Sounds to me like you're getting played.

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Marie in Vincennes, Indiana

55 months ago

jones said: THAT PAYCHECK SURE HELPS WHEN THOSE BILLS ARE DUE.
UNLESS YOU LIKE LIVING AT THE POVERTY LEVEL, WHICH I AM SURE YOO ARE.
MAYBE IF YOU WOULD HAVE WORKED A LITTLE LONGER, YOU COULD HAVE BEEN DRIVING THE RACE CAR, OR BETTER YET, FLYING THE COMPANY JET!!!!!!!!!!!!

LMAO!! working for DG will cause one to live at the poverty level.

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babyjane22 in Macon, Georgia

54 months ago

Looking for someone in Macon Ga.,who feels they were wrongfully terminated,by Dollar General.

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Ravens rose in Portage, Michigan

54 months ago

JJonesinil in Taylorville, Illinois said: Wow there are alot of whinners on here. If half of you would take pride in what you do, instead of just focusing on how much you gonna make you'd be better off. Oh no the job is so hard, if your orginized and not lazy it can get done. You mean the managers that sit in the office or go on smoke break every 15 min and dont get on the floor dont get very far? thats shocking. Fact is you could be the jizz mopper at a porn theatre instead all you have to do is run a retail store, its not rocket science. Hate to burst some bubbles but you only get out what you put in.
come work at the dg warehouse in repack 1st shift in marion indiana,then you'll see what i am talking about! its not whineing,its working your ass off doing a good job,and supervisors saying they are going to do this or that and nothing happens,and supervisor who doesnt know crap about what hes doing,so dont call it whineing!

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Ravens rose in Portage, Michigan

54 months ago

babyjane22 in Macon, Georgia said: Looking for someone in Macon Ga.,who feels they were wrongfully terminated,by Dollar General.

in marion indiana, the distribution center has fired people who did not make 100% rate, like 95,96% they made and were fired for that,so ya those people did work their butts off,and its all because of the RED PRARIE,system they have there,its the most screwed up rate system i have ever seen in my life!

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R.K in Suwanee, Georgia

54 months ago

Anthony in Northport, Alabama said: Today was my second day to open without another key carrier. I was told today that since they already had three key carriers, I would not get my own keys. I will have to share with their third key carrier. I was told I would get a raise, but they didn't know when.

that happened to me for about a month but my DM was sick and didnt get the paper work in. if you taken the drug test and ur SM promoted u get in touch with you DM if that doesnt work Then Regional And let it be know. I got back pay for the time when i got promoted. So it will work out. take those steps as i didd.

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shzawinner in Backwoods, South Carolina

48 months ago

After reading many opinions on here, I decided to share my own: I have been working for DG for almost 3 years in management. I have 24 years of management experience in both retail and food. I have been promoted with every job that I have ever had. The reason for that is because I am a hard worker, with high work ethics. I DO take pride in my job and in everything I do. I give 110%! NOW.... That Said; I too have NEVER worked for a company like DG. For those of you who have these great stores, Congratulations! More than likely, you have a high volume store, therefore you have adequate payroll to meet the company's demands... BUT, if you are a lower volume store (I have 130 hrs. pr week) then it's a very different story. I have been a manager in both and can attest that there is a world of difference in the two. I also have worked in a store that had over 200 labor hrs pr week. A low volume store, still has to perform the same functions; you still have to run a register, check in vendors, do planograms, take confernce calls, give your reg #1 person a break and in the middle of it all, deal with maintenance issues, register issues prepare deposits etc.... C'mon!!! I am so tired at times, that my bones ache! Im a hard worker, but I AM NOT a machine!

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Mistgl in Florida

42 months ago

Now that I no longer work for DG I don't mind saying this, and it's solely MY opinion. I read a lot of 'But...but..but I was promised a DM position in X amount of time'. No matter how good a store manager some of you are, you don't look the part. I was hired as a DM with only ten, yes ten, months under my belt as a SM. There were SM's in my district with WAY more experience who wanted to make that jump, too. They all looked like a bunch of mouth breathers... Not judging, just saying it like it is. Without tooting my own horn, I'm not an unattractive guy. I have no doubt that I leap frogged several more qualified individuals because I look the part of what DG want's to portray with their senior leadership. Not saying it's fair, but life ain't fair, and I certainly wasn't going to turn down a $20k raise and a company car. Not bad for a 24 year old with an AA and 50 LONG credits away from a BA.

Pay wise, My SM pay was $40,000 flat without bonuses (was a DG Market store), and DM pay was $60,000 flat. Not saying DG craps rainbow colors, but if they want you at the top, and you make it there, retail ain't a bad gig. I moved on to big box retail after a couple years cause you need a BA an 10 years+ to get the RM gig, and the big evil W (take a wild guess) pays their SM's the same as DG pays their RM's.

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sweetlybroken in Tulsa, Oklahoma

41 months ago

I have been living in poverty for years because of fast food jobs hardly any hours.. I would rather be paid 8-9 dollars per hour and work like a slave at DG than be slave driven for 7.25 an hr for a fast food joint anyday. The more hours the better, All we need in life is food, clothes, and shelter, NOT carnal desires.
After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can't take anything with us when we leave it.
And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world -- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life -- is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever." 1 John 2:15-17
thank you have a bless life!

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DG Sucks in Warsaw, New York

40 months ago

Cheryl Ann in Mobile, Alabama said: I do not agree.I have been with the company for 2.5 years, my store is very clean and one of the largest stores in Mobile. Yes I do work 70-80 hours a week but not because I have to, only because I want to. I take pride in my work, and the customers appreciate me and my team. I am one of my DMs Better Managers. Maybe if you would have stayed a little longer you would have gotten the Title DM. You know life really isnt about what your Title is or what you get for a paycheck because you cant take those with you when you leave this world.

So u work 70 to 80 hours a week for how much? $500.00? Lets do a little math here, if I have it right u work 80 hrs for just over $6.00 bucks an hour!
While I agree that life is not all about the money but, I can't believe that u think that is all u are worth. U must live at home with mom and have 0 kids cause u can't even eat and pay bills on that.
This company does not give a rats as# about u or yours and if u think they do your in for one hell of a wake up call!

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ra in Pasco, Washington

37 months ago

sweetlybroken in Tulsa, Oklahoma said: I have been living in poverty for years because of fast food jobs hardly any hours.. I would rather be paid 8-9 dollars per hour and work like a slave at DG than be slave driven for 7.25 an hr for a fast food joint anyday. The more hours the better, All we need in life is food, clothes, and shelter, NOT carnal desires.
After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can't take anything with us when we leave it.
And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world -- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life -- is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever." 1 John 2:15-17
thank you have a bless life!

Does anyone have a copy of the medical benefits they offer for part time and full time. what is the employee costs?

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Violet in Rockford, Illinois

35 months ago

Cheryl Ann in Mobile, Alabama said: I do not agree.I have been with the company for 2.5 years, my store is very clean and one of the largest stores in Mobile. Yes I do work 70-80 hours a week but not because I have to, only because I want to. I take pride in my work, and the customers appreciate me and my team. I am one of my DMs Better Managers. Maybe if you would have stayed a little longer you would have gotten the Title DM. You know life really isnt about what your Title is or what you get for a paycheck because you cant take those with you when you leave this world.

You said and I Quote," You know life really isnt about what your Title is or what you get for a paycheck because you cant take those with you when you leave this world." Most people have bills and house payment insurance and food to buy, so most of us need a descent pay check, I guess your comment is true if your living at home with mommy and daddy and have no real responsibilitys

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Violet in Rockford, Illinois

35 months ago

ou said and I Quote," You know life really isnt about what your Title is or what you get for a paycheck because you cant take those with you when you leave this world." Most people have bills and house payment insurance and food to buy, so most of us need a descent pay check, I guess your comment is true if your living at home with mommy and daddy and have no real responsibility's

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Georgia

35 months ago

I have apply for GD store and waiting on hiring process. I was told that I would start off making 7.75 an hour at part time. How much more woukd I make at full time and is the any medical benefits. What is the cost for medical benefits benfits?

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lmao in Bellevue, Washington

35 months ago

Well at the store i worked for it sucked! And i thank God i was blessed with another gig so i could get out! My question is do i get my week in the hole pay?

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wesandtab in Birmingham, Alabama

35 months ago

Does anyone know how much the starting pay is for the dollar general distribution center? I have an interview monday but I was just wondering cuz I have to drive an hour to get there.

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sweetlybroken in Tulsa, Oklahoma

35 months ago

wesandtab in Birmingham, Alabama said: Does anyone know how much the starting pay is for the dollar general distribution center? I have an interview monday but I was just wondering cuz I have to drive an hour to get there.

Not worth it they start out at min. wage - $8hr benifits suck and they screw you on your hours and edit your time ticket and you won;t get paid all the hours you work.. did it to me and other ppl I know.. I am going thru a lot of crap with them right now they are a horrble company.

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Maria in Marion, Arkansas

35 months ago

Cheryl Ann in Mobile, Alabama said: You sound like you have alot of problems and you're a real bitter person. You know DG didnt hand you the keys sounds like whoever was in charge did so don't blame the company for the way you were treated. I work long hours because I dont look at my watch every minute like you probably did. Time goes by fast theres not alot of time in a day to do the things that have to be done in the stores but you have to do what you got to do.

WOW - if you do not have good work ethics, you are not going to appreciate whatever job you get or for that matter whatever you do in life. It is not all about the money - You know darn well what you will be getting into when applying for DG - you see this business open 7 days a week and customers in and out throughout the days. This is a BIG challenging job even for the associates and admire those who stay on and feel sorry for those who bail out not knowing to take ownership of what reflections it has on one. It's not about the money but the pride of having a well kept and running good business let alone meeting and knowing customers. You should be ashamed of yourself for leaving a great company that was built for those who see themselves in a bind, need to save, or unfortunate when in need and DG is there to help out in this many cases and if we offer a great impression once one walks in the store, DG, then will becomes their first stop when shopping from there on. Thank GOD you did not stay on, you are just not a good fit for General Dollar.

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sweetlybroken in Tulsa, Oklahoma

34 months ago

I don't know who your talking too but I am not a bitter person. DG is treating me like crap. I had a Robber come in and physically attack me, I got injured severely, I can barely walk, DG has shown no sympathy at all. I have seen "their company Drs" and they wont even exam whats wrong and has told me to go back to work. So I go back to work with restrictions and DG's Risk mngment told my boss what duties for me to do which are what I am not supposed to do. My back gets thrown out and I am at work crying in pain can hardly walk so I told them I am going home, ya know what they tell me.. "whether you are in pain or not you need to adhere to the schedule you leaving will be inexcusable". They company does not care about there employees even their best which I was I did all my duties and everyone elses because they never did anything and they would leave the store a wreck. I was the only one there who can keep lines down by scanning with speed I even got a star for it I always communicated with all customers wile the others acted like robots, I did everyone's recovery worked my butt off.. they wanted to make me a key holder but I had no car so I couldn't. I worked my butt off for them and they still treat me and every other employee like garbage. my co-worker broke her ankle on the job they made her work still and "their Drs" once again did nothing, and now her ankle has healed wrong and she now has problems walking... I praise God that that Robber did not kill me. I can't believe how DGs risk mnagment can be so rude and cold hearted.. I know someone else who got robbed at DG and her arm broken it got infected and she almost died, she has been going thru work comp for 4 yrs now DG dosent want to settle... the "COMPANY ITSELF IS HORRIBLE" DONT WORK AT DG.. God has given me a doorway to get something better thank you Jesus for your protection and using this as an opportunity!

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Runnnn. in Palestine, Texas

32 months ago

I have worked for Dollar General for 11 months. I have outlasted two different store managers, multiple LSA's and two Assistant Managers.

Around my 6 month mark, I was promoted to third key. 2 months later, I was surprised with another offer of promotion to Asst Manager.

Right after being offered this position, my manager fell sick with a tooth infection and was out of work for 3 weeks. I was pulling 60+hr weeks as a third key, with a third key's pay, NOT assistant manager pay. The other new manager that was brought to our store was utterly worthless and hardly helped me. My DM told my manager he was "impressed" with my work.

After all this, my manager returned and after some inside theft problems of a cashier, she was given a lame write up about paperwork. She put in her two weeks. That week, my DM came to the store and told me face to face he had put my promotion in the system and it'd be effective the next day. That week, I worked another 54 hr week, with no day off and pulling an open to close one day. (I believe he dangled the promotion in front of me to keep me from walking out.)

2 weeks later, CBL's completed and I've still not gotten a promotion or raise. Just a sarcastic response from my DM about it "not happening over night," and a new manager with something to prove who just keeps reminding me "I'll be gone," if the store isn't perfect when he visits. She won't be held accountable at ALL for HER store?! nope. It's MY job on the line. This is the same woman who within an hour of knowing me talked to me about job codes, in which they said LSA's would remain 909 until they promote, or leave. Her statement was "hah yeah and you'll be 909 until you leave." Within an hour of knowing me, she's already decided I'm not going anywhere in the company? Wth? Nothing about job performance or my work ethic.

11 months spent proving myself a valuable asset and within one hour, I'm suddenly worthless. Go figure.

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the great milenko in Metairie, Louisiana

26 months ago

I'm a store manager starting pay for me was $35,000 plus quarterly and yearly bonus. It is hard to get good employees. I start mine out at $8.40 to try and attract them to stay. Its pretty much go in clean house and build your crew from ground up. After doing that it has made it a lot easier. Its easy to get job here but attracting the top of the line will never happen. Its retail look at Walmart and everywhere else no brain surgeons at any of them. Retail takes what can get.

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Working Man in Farmington, Michigan

24 months ago

I've been looking for a job recently after moving and this has been an interesting thread to read, to say the least! My last job was in a unionized store and we enjoyed good pay (great pay compared to what I'm reading here), reasonable hours, good benefits, even for the part-timers, and job security. Sounds to me like DG workers could really use a union to help them out. If you live in Michigan I would be glad to give you the contact info for my old union.

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mrroboto in Montoursville, Pennsylvania

23 months ago

sometimes i eat chips in bed.

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deevyl in Inverness, Florida

23 months ago

I was hired in January 2014 at $8/hr. averaging about 15 hours/week. The store manager trained me, and the assistant manager constantly criticized me. If I did things the way the assistant manager wanted, the manager criticized me. I could not win no matter how hard I tried.

On my 8th day I was manning the only open register during a rush of customers. I worked as quickly & efficiently as possible to keep the line moving & to keep the customers happy. Both managers were on duty gossiping in the office & watching me on the monitor. I asked for help at one point, and the assistant manager gave me an attitude, rang up 2 customers and retreated back to the office.

Three hours into my shift, the assistant manager told me I was being "let go" for the following reasons:

1. I was not pushing the customers hard enough to buy 50¢ bags of chips... The store who sold the most of these bags of chips won $500 to split between employees. I politely offered the sale to each customer, but very few were interested. She falsely accused me of not mentioning the chips to the customers, and then accused me of being too flippant about the way I mentioned them to the customers. (Did I mention them or didn't I?) Her impression of my sales pitch was very different than my actual attitude and words.

2. I was incapable of being in two places at the same time... My job was to ring up customers & stock/straighten merchandise. I could not leave my register due to the high volume of customers checking out, therefore I could not tidy the shelves. I was expected to perform both jobs at the same time on two different ends of the store with no help. That night I averaged 90 seconds per customer. According to the chart in the office I was the fastest cashier that night.

Honestly I did the best I could. The reasons she gave me & their explanations were petty & made no sense. Maybe other stores are better, but I'd never recommend the store I worked at to ANYONE seeking employment.

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mplummer in Wilmington, Delaware

18 months ago

MY DAUGHTER WORKS AT DOLLAR GENERAL OUT HERE IN BEAR, AND I HEARD THEY ARE VERY SNEAKY, AND SLICK AND THERE ARE ALOT OF DISCRIMINATION GOING ON THERE, AND HER MANAGER DID NOT GIVE HER WORK FOR 2 WEEKS STRAIGHT. THAT IS ILEGAL !.. I THINK SHE NEED TO REPORT THIS TO THE LABOR DEPARTMENT ! HE HAS HIS FAVORITES AND HE DONT CARE.

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Former employee in Saint John, Indiana

13 months ago

Had 4 years in with DG #02364, starting pay $5.15/hr., in 2006, did the whole start at lower level cashier up to a assistant manager which time was $9.00, evaluation time I was given a .10 raise, oh was a error should've been the whopping .25 a entry cashier gets after 90 days. Took a demotion to key associate, ending pay in 2010 $8.00/hr. Shame is the stores are run by the cashiers, and their management team, but I never seen any thanks from corporate to their floor/store employees, but you're darn right the corporate Tennessee office is closed every holiday, state and federal.

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K123 in Grayling, Michigan

10 months ago

I have been out of retail for years and a DG recruiter wants to talk to me about a position as SM in Hartford, Michigan. I am scared after reading all these comments. I would never work for less than $40,000 either. The Hartford store needs to be cleaned up, but I don't know about the other problems. I was also surprised to read DG is listed as one of the worst places to work on several sites. This is also scary!

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johnson in Memphis, Tennessee

4 months ago

sweetlybroken in Tulsa, Oklahoma said: I don't know who your talking too but I am not a bitter person. DG is treating me like crap. I had a Robber come in and physically attack me, I got injured severely, I can barely walk, DG has shown no sympathy at all. I have seen "their company Drs" and they wont even exam whats wrong and has told me to go back to work. So I go back to work with restrictions and DG's Risk mngment told my boss what duties for me to do which are what I am not supposed to do. My back gets thrown out and I am at work crying in pain can hardly walk so I told them I am going home, ya know what they tell me.. "whether you are in pain or not you need to adhere to the schedule you leaving will be inexcusable". They company does not care about there employees even their best which I was I did all my duties and everyone elses because they never did anything and they would leave the store a wreck. I was the only one there who can keep lines down by scanning with speed I even got a star for it I always communicated with all customers wile the others acted like robots, I did everyone's recovery worked my butt off.. they wanted to make me a key holder but I had no car so I couldn't. I worked my butt off for them and they still treat me and every other employee like garbage. my co-worker broke her ankle on the job they made her work still and "their Drs" once again did nothing, and now her ankle has healed wrong and she now has problems walking... I praise God that that Robber did not kill me. I can't believe how DGs risk mnagment can be so rude and cold hearted.. I know someone else who got robbed at DG and her arm broken it got infected and she almost died, she has been going thru work comp for 4 yrs now DG dosent want to settle... the "COMPANY ITSELF IS HORRIBLE" DONT WORK AT DG.. God has given me a doorway to get something better thank you Jesus for your protection and using this as an opportunity![/Q
I was also robbed at Dollar General.

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johnson in Memphis, Tennessee

4 months ago

I also worked at Dollar General and was robbed at gunpoint. The company shows no compassion for the employees. The SM and DM walks around laughing and talking about the employees. After being robbed I was discharged from the Company because my SM said that LP said I violated company policy for not making drops. I also praise God that I didn't get killed and all they can think about is their money, they don't care about if you have a family or not, my kids could have been burying me right today and Dg wouldn't have even cared. After being robbed and shaken up the DM told me to open the store back up we still had thirty minutes before the store closed. This Company is very sad.

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Tamtam

2 months ago

What can be done when u have a manger doing things that are wrong and graping on you in the wrong places and you tell the district manager and he acts like I don't care plus there so much other stuff going on that you don't know who to tell cause who can you trust

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