RGIS Work Ethics and Hours, ETc. .....A CROCK!!!!!!!

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justbeachin in Pensacola, Florida

92 months ago

RGIS is not a company to work for if you are trying to provide for a family. Most pay periods, you only receive, at the most, 20 hours of work & and $8 an hour, you do the Math! Some weeks, there are NO hours at all! Other weeks, 20 hours in one week and maybe 5 in the next week...Don't be shocked if you are asked to work until 2 in the morning and then, be back at work at 6 am at another location! And, once, my husband took off of work and they called us at 4 am wanting to know where he was! They are very inconsiderate. They DO NOT care about their employees at all and I think that locally, they are suffering. My hubby was supposed to work tonight, but they "overscheduled" and he received a call yesterday telling him not to come in to work. Needless to say, he is throwing in the towel and looking for a more professional work environment. You have to bust your butt to make $300 a paycheck! He will make more drawing unemployment compensation!

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On The Real in San Leandro, California

91 months ago

I've worked for RGIS in California since December 2006. I am by far...no dummy! I have a business background and started working for RGIS when I quit my administrative position of 8.5 years with Kaiser Permanente for reasons irrelative. Point being; Yes, it is true that the inventory world is seasonal so if you're the sole support of your family and/or yourself, being an inventory specialist is probably not the job for you. There are no guarentees as to how many hours one might work in any given week. However, if you have a decent work ethic and can count at a productive pace, more than likely you will be scheduled with more hours than someone who's a flake, unreliable and counts at their own leisure. The stores are big (i.e. Macy's; San Francisco, Target Stores, Grocery Stores, etc.) and you're literally counting 'everything' in the entire store, unless you want to be there not only all day but all night too, you would want to be a little speedy with your counting! Let's face it, you can't be a slough off, expecting others to pull your weight and than be lavished with hours...not very feasable or business savy! The draw back is the pay! Regardless if you're given 40 hours per week or not, you can't expect to receive a 'fat' check at the end of every two weeks when making $9.00 per hour, come on! On the positive side, you're able to preference your work hours (i.e. mornings, afternoon/evenings or all) and after receiving your bi-weekly schedule, you can accept, deny, or even request more work hours upon availability. It's your choice as well as being up to you as to what you want to make out of the position! If being a supervisor or team lead is something you're interested in doing, than work hard, show your enthusiasm and rise above the rest. Just like anything else, you can't expect it to happen over night but with a little time, effort and hard work anything is accomplishable! YOU make your own destiny...others don't make it for you! RGIS is no different!

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justbeachin in Pensacola, Florida

91 months ago

Thanks for your very one sided commment, but I am not buying it either....My husband worked his "arse" off for RGIS...Yes, there were weeks when he received 30 hrs., but those were very rare ad far between. Being scheduled to work and then called at the last minute and told not to work because of overscheduling is just plain old "tacky" (for a lack of a better word.) Employees should be told UP FRONT about the work ethics of RGIS and that they shouldn't expect to make over $200 week!...Now, that being said, my husband was offered a temp/perm job through a Temp Agency that was supposed to turn into a full time job...but, our luck have it, it didn't...Now, RGIS is trying to DENY him unemployment because "he didn't make $3,332" working for them...LOL..What a joke! How in the hell could he possibly make that much when he was never given ANY hours?...Work one week 25 hours and then 4 hours of work in 3 weeks? Now, you answer me that one!...Has us both scratching our heads!..And on top of that, he was given a job with the school board and that was supposed to last several months (via RGIS) and he went in one day and was told that the job was ending at 10 am that morning because of "funding"!....Why is it that you are willing to bust your butt for whatever they offer and still they screw you!
Just a poor excuse of a company to work for!
By NO MEANS whatsoever was he just "slacking off"..I do not appreciate your choice of wording on that one...Not all people who work for RGIS are lazy bums! Some of us are honestly trying to support our families and we do care about work ethics!!..And he always showed up at least 45 minutes early for a job!...Not once was he ever late nor did he "slack off".

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Call me Charlie in Louisville, Kentucky

91 months ago

justbeachin in Pensacola, Florida said: RGIS is trying to DENY him unemployment because "he didn't make $3,332" working for them...LOL..What a joke! How in the hell could he possibly make that much when he was never given ANY hours?...Work one week 25 hours and then 4 hours of work in 3 weeks? Now, you answer me that one!...Has us both scratching our heads!..

Unemployment insurance is just that, an insurance. Like any insurance, there are conditions to be met before you are eligible. The unemployment compensation is based on Federal guidelines but administered by each state. In essence, it is a part of the Social Security Act and is a form of welfare from a government agency.

You must check with your particular State to see how the eligibility applies to you. In all States, however, you must have earned a certain amount before you are eligible, just as the amount of your Social Security check will vary when you are retired based on how much you earned during your life.

Unfortunately, this also means that an employer (usually a part-time employer can avoid having to pay their part of your unemployment insurance by never letting you get to the eligibilty point. Many of them do the same thing with the health insurance and will cut you off toward the end of the year so you never become eligible for the health insurance either. Unethical? Sure. Illegal? I don't think so.

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justbeachin in Pensacola, Florida

91 months ago

Charlie,

Thanks for your comment....The thing is: Why would he be drawing unemployment from them anyhow?...He only worked there for a few months at the most...He would be drawing on his last job where he worked before then because of the "quarters" that they use...There isn't enough to draw on from them anyhow. The guy that my husband talks to at the Job office told him that their logic just seemed wrong and to check it out to find out why they are denying it....And we are appealing it. They claim that they "offered hours and they were refused"...That is bull!...They just downright lied about why they won't pay it.
But, that figures with a company like them...Any way to get out of it.

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Call me Charlie in Louisville, Kentucky

91 months ago

justbeachin in Pensacola, Florida said: The thing is: Why would he be drawing unemployment from them anyhow?...He only worked there for a few months at the most...He would be drawing on his last job where he worked before then because of the "quarters" that they use...

Sorry, no. The clock restarts with a new job. Let's say the requirement is arbitrarily $3000 earned to be eligible for unemployment. Joe Smith works for ABC Company and has earned $2500. He is laid off and gets no unemployment check. He then works for XYZ Company and earns another $2500. He gets laid off there and is still not eligible for unemployment pay.

The only way Joe will qualify is if he earns over $3000 from the company that lays him off.

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justbeachin in Pensacola, Florida

91 months ago

Charlie,

In Florida, you go by quarters...You don't draw on the last employer, but on your previous jobs...Not sure where you live, but not here.

Thanks again.

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Call me Charlie in Louisville, Kentucky

91 months ago

Thanks. Learn something new every day.

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babykaruk in salem, Oregon

90 months ago

Oregon goes by quarters too But on the other hand if you quit. you dont get it. I work for a traveling team with RGIS, we have our slow period. I always have an open claim. Whether i use it or not. Depends on my hours. Normally not.

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justbeachin in Pensacola, Florida

90 months ago

babykaruk in salem, Oregon said: Oregon goes by quarters too But on the other hand if you quit. you dont get it. I work for a traveling team with RGIS, we have our slow period. I always have an open claim. Whether i use it or not. Depends on my hours. Normally not.

Ok..Baby, here is the thing...Hubby wasn't being offered ANY hours...3 hrs. of work in 3 weeks!...And they supposedly didn't have any hours scheduled..."We're slow"..However, when we went to two different malls shopping with the kids, there were tags hanging where RGIS was doing inventory...Guess the "Inventory Fairy" came during the night and placed those there since they supposedly didn't have any work to offer my hubby...(((((Fuming))). So, according to calculations, Hubby would have had to have worked for 100 wks. to have drawn unemploymet with RGIS since they said that they don't owe it to him because he did not make "3,332 dollars" with them...(((Rolling eyes and continuing to fume)))...That just beats it all!!...And they aren't available when the unemployment people call them for info...Gee, I wonder why!!!...Those crooks!!!

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revoltann in Madison, Wisconsin

90 months ago

It's not just lack of hours that's a problem at RGIS.

I worked for them long enough to regularly work over 30 hours a week, but my reason for leaving was that constantly changing criteria from corporate headquarters to "earn" raises allowed them to string all of us along without actually GIVING any raises.
After 5+ years, training as a team leader & beginning to run stores on my own, I still was making $10.00 an hour.

Most people working for them were lucky to see a $.05-.25 raise a year, and there were years few people saw any raises is spite of working their butts off.

Originally a family-owned business, an investment group bought a controlling interest several years ago, and since then, the main focus is PROFIT, PROFIT, PROFIT, and I can guarantee you, they have no interest in giving any payback to their employees, or in maintaining long-term, well-trained people if it means having to pay them a decent wage.

The people running the show have no experience in the business, and their decisions and policies clearly reflect that. By cutting back in every way that they can to increase their profits, they're systematically destroying the business.

If you want a flexible work schedule to make a few bucks (and I do mean few) now and again, it works, but I saw many people at RGIS working 2 or 3 jobs to make a living, still struggling to keep cars running, and few had any health coverage. (RGIS offered a form of health insurance, but the employee is responsible for 100% of the premium- RGIS pays nothing.)

The whole operation is a lesson in frustration!

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Rookie in Elkmont, Alabama

84 months ago

Justbeachin,

I just stumbled across this site and happened to read all of the comments that you've posted about RGIS. I actually work for RGIS and love it!! I think your husband had a bad experience, and high expectations, with just one of the many districts of the company. When you first start ANY JOB, why would you expect to get many hours and high pay? If I'm not mistaken, RGIS is not the only company that you have to prove yourself to move up. I didn't have alot of hours as a new-hire, either, but you know what? Every week, I called my manager and asked for more work. Hell, most every day I called him. Sometimes I got added into stores and sometimes not. At least he knew who to call when he needed another Auditor to work. And as far as the money goes, I've received 5 raises throughout the 1 1/2 years I've been with RGIS.
We always have the new-hires that want everything handed to them, don't want to work, and want the same pay as the rest of us who have worked hard to get where we are.....Maybe your husband just falls into that category....

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jastan case in somewhere in, Georgia

84 months ago

wow so many a-- kissers!

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Rookie in Elkmont, Alabama

84 months ago

Enter the "intelligent one!!"

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justbeachin in Florida

84 months ago

Rookie,

Is it really worth kissing everyone's behind for what RGIS pays you? I highly doubt it! Slavery did end in the 1860's didn't it?

My husband begged for hours...Just as you are doing!...And it stinks when you are supposed to go to a job and then show up and get told that the job has been cancelled! Not very good work ethics to say the least!

Five raises in 5 1/2 years...What did you start out making $5 an hour and get 10 cent raises for each raise?...Honestly, who are you trying to kid? I highly doubt that you make that much now as we speak, do you?

Hubby has moved on into another job that has a lot of upward mobility and he is very happy!

BTW, RGIS cheated him out of his unemployment...They probably don't pay unemployment taxes anyway...They are just sorry to work for around these parts...We know of so many who quit while he was working for them!...They can't keep people and they don't seem to know their butt from a hole in the ground! I honestly don't know how in the heck they stay in business down here and hopefully, one day they will shut down...It would be all for the better if they did!

It would be a cold day in the depths of heck before he would ever consider working for a sorry slave driver and penny an hour company such as RGIS!!

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Kerbear in Aurora, Colorado

84 months ago

I happen to be one of those people who like working for RGIS as well. Don't get me wrong, I've come across the unpleasant supervisors and the long hours also but this job is only my part time job and I wouldn't for a minute recommend anyone do this as a full time job because the hours do vary and there is no guarantee as to how many hours. When I got hired on in September, I went to every store I was scheduled for, if I was asked to stay late, I did, if I was asked to do an add on store, I did. I didn't complain in the stores, I just went in and counted and went home. I rarely even talked to many of the supervisors and then in November the DM came to me and asked me to train for team leader. So I did. Now I run most the evening stores and still get scheduled in quite a few to count. I don't ask for extra stores, I just do my job and they know I will do any stores I am asked to do which is why the only days I ever get off is when there are no night stores scheduled. I have gotten raises since being hired as well. My experience with people who aren't scheduled is because they either turn a lot of stores down, are unreliable meaning they miss a lot of stores or are late to stores, or they are bad counters. Of course every district is different and some unfortunately have districts with really terrible managers. Anyways, that's just my two cents...

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Rookie in Elkmont, Alabama

84 months ago

I couldn't agree with you more. Every district IS different. In fact, there is another district closer to me than the one I work for. It's just a few miles closer, but I wouldn't dare transfer.(Based on my experiences working with them) What district are you in? I'm with #310/Florence, AL. Our office is actually in Muscle Shoals, AL, but they call us Florence. (Don't know why) Anyways, thanks for your comment. -Rookie

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Kajun in Franklin, Tennessee

83 months ago

Rookie, I am looking to join RGIS as a part time inventory team leader. I work a full time job during the week. I am looking for a part time job and not a lot of hours. I've done inventory when I worked retail in the past, so I know the hours I will be working, but was wondering about an average number of hours and how they are about vacation, etc. Any info you can give me would be helpful.

Also, they said the hourly wage was negotiable. I haven't worked an hourly wage job in many years and am not sure how much to ask for beyond the amount they said. How much per hour more do you think I should ask? I'm trying to supplement my income without killing myself.

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Kerbear in Aurora, Colorado

83 months ago

Kajun--I don't really think the starting wage is as negotiable as they say it is unless you have already done inventory work. And even then they may not start you at more than the starting rate. The hours are really flexible. You just tell them what days and times your are available and they schedule you around that and anything you get on your schedule that you can't do you just tell them. You pretty much get every holiday off (because no one really has inventories done on a holiday). You'll also get most of november and december off and as far as vacations, just tell your team leader what days you are going to be gone, if they still schedule you then you just turn those stores down. Hours vary week to week. Two weeks ago I got overtime (and I only work nights because i have another job). This week I'll have about 20 and next week I'll have about 20 and then the week after that there are no night stores so I'm gonna enjoy a week off. The only thing I will say is don't turn down a ton of stores..if you do, you risk not getting scheduled for much since they will figure you won't take them anyways. Good luck to you!

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Kajun Kahn in Franklin, Tennessee

83 months ago

Thanks for the info. I am being hired as a team leader and will be doing the schedules myself (at least that's what they told me). I have done plenty of inventories in my time as I used to manage retail stores early in my career. I'm glad to hear I would have most holidays off, since I do work full time elsewhere. If the hours are as scarce as I've heard on here, I doubt I will turn down any hours. I'm lucky, since this isn't my bread and butter job. I don't need a minimum number of hours to support my family. I just need some extra money for a few years.

Thanks!

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Rookie in Elkmont, Alabama

83 months ago

Kajun, Sorry about not replying right away. I didn't get in til 2:30am, needless to say, I didn't reply to any of my mail.(lol) But, Kerbear is definitely right about everything he/she said. Are you coming into the company as a Team Leader or Asst.Team Leader? The reason I ask is because I work primarily with my TL. Of course, we're not always with our TL, but that could be due to the fact that she doesn't have another job. I don't know, every district is different.
Is there a Franklin district or will you be with Nashville? We come up there alot as support for Nashville. Actually, I'm up there somewhere a couple of days next week. Anyways, I wish you the best. . . You are joining a great company that can grow into something if you want it to. You can catch me on Myspace.You know, if you wanted to send me a message, not so "publicly." I'll help you any way I can.
-Rookie
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Kajun Kahn in Franklin, Tennessee

83 months ago

Thanks for the reply. I would be coming in as a Team Leader, because of my experience. It is for Franklin/Cool Springs, but they are not starting a new district here. It will be part of another district, they just need a local team leader for inventories in the area.

I should hear a lot more later today. I may have it all wrong for all I know. It is strictly part-time for me. I have a college degree and make good money at my full-time job, but I'm also a single parent with a teenager about to go to college. I just need a little extra money to buy a house and give him for school.

I'm glad you had some positive things to say. I've read a lot of negative stuff. I've worked on the customer side with RGIS before and never had any problems. They were all very professional and nice. I'm hoping it will be a great experience.

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justbeachin in Florida

83 months ago

Rookie in Elkmont, Alabama said: Justbeachin,

I just stumbled across this site and happened to read all of the comments that you've posted about RGIS. I actually work for RGIS and love it!! I think your husband had a bad experience, and high expectations, with just one of the many districts of the company. When you first start ANY JOB, why would you expect to get many hours and high pay? If I'm not mistaken, RGIS is not the only company that you have to prove yourself to move up. I didn't have alot of hours as a new-hire, either, but you know what? Every week, I called my manager and asked for more work. Hell, most every day I called him. Sometimes I got added into stores and sometimes not. At least he knew who to call when he needed another Auditor to work. And as far as the money goes, I've received 5 raises throughout the 1 1/2 years I've been with RGIS.
We always have the new-hires that want everything handed to them, don't want to work, and want the same pay as the rest of us who have worked hard to get where we are.....Maybe your husband just falls into that category....

Rookie,

No, My husband does not "fall" into "that" category..For your info, my husband made himself readily available and WAS willing to work whenever he was needed. My husband worked his @@@ off and for nothing! He was working all the time at first and then, they started giving him less and less hours. Let me tell you something..If you think that we are just out for a free handout, you are so wrong! My husband is the type that will be at work at 6 when he starts work at 7. He will stay overtime anytime needed. He works very hard and I don't appreciate your little snide comments. He discussed the job with the manager and told her that he needed at least 40 hours per week and she promised to give him those hours. He ended up only getting offered 9 hours some weeks. Now, you tell me, could you raise two teens on that? Working for them is just not worth the time!

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Aminah El-Dhany in Suffolk, Virginia

82 months ago

When I signed with RGIS, I was told that each week hours varied. During low season;i.e. months of November - January, there not be that many hours and sometimes there no hours, Spring and Summer were loaded with hours. They told me right off the bat that they couldn't guarantee a certain amout of hours a week. I worked over 40 hours some weeks and I got no hours some week. Sometimes I travel with other districts and sometimes I was local.
I enjoyed working with RGIS. The only reason I quit was due to medical reasons. They even called me to see when I was coming back. I told them not now because my husband had also had back surgery while I was sick.
RGIS is not a job to support a family. It is like any other part time job but RGIS definitely pays more than minimum wage. I don't know of that many part time jobs that will give you 40 hours. Also RGIS in my area states right of the bat that they are part time hourly and that they cannot guarantee the number of hours a week.

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The Rooster in El Paso, Texas

82 months ago

Inventory companies are notoriously bad to employees and demand absolute loyalty at the same time. Its a shame that companies can treat people this way and continue to stay in business. I have extended employment to some inventory personel when I have seen one do a good job in the facility I worked in. I have also voiced my opinions to the corporate hq and RGIS no longer does our inventory. I dont think it had anything to do with my complaint. When you treat employees in the manner that they do, you get what you pay for.

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Zippy Pinhead in Boise, Idaho

62 months ago

Can anyone tell me how much training you get at RGIS before you go to a store to do counting? Is it always the same time? (I read that is was two days)

Is there a certain speed you have to reach for counting? Do you have to count at 1800 APH or something like that?

If you are too slow in training do you "flunk out" or do they give you more training?

Does RGIS have a "top gun" rating for the fastest people? How fast do you have to go to reach the top rating?

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m10023 in Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts

51 months ago

Would love to speak with you, if you're willing.

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Stan in Elcho, Wisconsin

40 months ago

How can you draw unemployment from RGIS? I believe in my state you would have to earn so much per quarter, and work a certain amount of hours per quarter (if memory serves me right). In my opinion, as a part time employee, in my state you would need to work an average of more than 30 hours a week to qualify for unemployment, or some sort of high amount that would be out of the norm for a part time pay.

I applied at RGIS. I have been unemployed for 16 months, and I am about one or two applications close to applying at 1,000 jobs so far. $8.00 an hour here and there is better than nothing. And I can extend unemployment longer by working for them. If I work 10 hours a week for them, That's probably $100.00 more a week combined with partial unemployment. Then I get to extend my benefits a little longer until I can find something full time.
RGIS is probably nothing fancy, but it is paid work..

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kia in Tulsa, Oklahoma

36 months ago

I'm not going to agree with one side or the other. RGIS is a company, a company's first and foremost objective is to make a profit. They make a profit by being the best, which means being fast and accurate, accurate over all others. When you go in for your interview before they even discuss hiring you they show you a video demonstrating the exact requirements for the job and the types of things you will be doing, and it clearly states at the very beginning that if you expect between 25 and 30 hours a week that THIS IS NOT THE JOB FOR YOU, because the hours are variable. Some weeks will be no hours whereas some could be 35+, it really depends on how good you are, how dependable you are, how many hours your district has, and how large of an inventory they have available.
As for the pay, at least it is above minimum wage, which is 7.25/hour. Honestly, I'd rather work maybe 20 hours a week at 8/hour than 72 at 7.25/hour, which my husband was doing for the past 4 months.

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Danyel in Memphis, Tennessee

32 months ago

RGIS sucks ass especially the one here in Memphis Ive been thru 4 District managers the Area Managers never know anything always "forgetting" when u tell them u not coming to work or something is wrong. They will call your house at 2in the morning. U never know what time your getting off lord forbid you are out of town!! Sometime you can show up at a store only to find out it has been cancelled or out of 16 ppl that are scheduled for the store only 4 have shown up and you make the 5th person.

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Me in Colorado Springs, Colorado

26 months ago

I work for RGIS, too. Sounds like he was working for a local team. I've been with the company for 4 years, I'm a topgun, and I've counted in 16 states. I work on a Walmart team and love it. With adders and bonuses I average around $16.50 an hour and only have to work 3 days a week. And, I get entire holiday weeks off, and two months during the winter holiday season. I love my job. I have kids, too, and it works out fine.

justbeachin in Florida said: Rookie,

No, My husband does not "fall" into "that" category..For your info, my husband made himself readily available and WAS willing to work whenever he was needed. My husband worked his @@@ off and for nothing! He was working all the time at first and then, they started giving him less and less hours. Let me tell you something..If you think that we are just out for a free handout, you are so wrong! My husband is the type that will be at work at 6 when he starts work at 7. He will stay overtime anytime needed. He works very hard and I don't appreciate your little snide comments. He discussed the job with the manager and told her that he needed at least 40 hours per week and she promised to give him those hours. He ended up only getting offered 9 hours some weeks. Now, you tell me, could you raise two teens on that? Working for them is just not worth the time!

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Tink in Concord, California

26 months ago

justbeachin in Florida said: Rookie,

No, My husband does not "fall" into "that" category..For your info, my husband made himself readily available and WAS willing to work whenever he was needed. My husband worked his @@@ off and for nothing! He was working all the time at first and then, they started giving him less and less hours. Let me tell you something..If you think that we are just out for a free handout, you are so wrong! My husband is the type that will be at work at 6 when he starts work at 7. He will stay overtime anytime needed. He works very hard and I don't appreciate your little snide comments. He discussed the job with the manager and told her that he needed at least 40 hours per week and she promised to give him those hours. He ended up only getting offered 9 hours some weeks. Now, you tell me, could you raise two teens on that? Working for them is just not worth the time!

Look,I currently work for the company as a Team Leader. You need to understand that if the supervisor does not like you, not saying that's the case, they will make sure you have absolutely no work. I have a steady schedule 365 days a year and actually make decent money with this company. Granted, it would be nice to work a more normal schedule but honestly I like my job. I too am one of those people that shows up to every scheduled event and drop everything I'm doing when they call the last minute for me to run a store or count in a store because somebody didn't show up. Now I'm THE most scheduled person in my office and can afford to support myself, my spouse, and our 2 kids and still have money left over to do whatever. There are people in my office that are just like your husband, want to work and call every 5 seconds seeing if they can get added . It doesn't happen cause they are either disliked by the supervisors or can't keep up with the demands of that particular inventory.

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bmw boy in London, United Kingdom

26 months ago

Hi Guys I am new to this but have just had an offer of a interview with Rgis in the UK and would like to know if I will get a 40 hour week 52 weeks of the year.
any help welcome

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Tink in Biola, California

25 months ago

bmw boy in London, United Kingdom said: Hi Guys I am new to this but have just had an offer of a interview with Rgis in the UK and would like to know if I will get a 40 hour week 52 weeks of the year.
any help welcome

You can't count on that. As a new hire, you'll be lucky if you get 20 hours a week. During the holidays don't count on too much work. Here in the US, during November and December there isn't too much work, if any at all unless you count pharmacies. Hopefully, that helps you a little bit.

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razinbar in Marengo, Ohio

24 months ago

Hi Everybody. I know this is an older topic and there seem to be some folks out there who enjoy doing inventory. If you are truly one of those people and would like to have a regular schedule, can work independently and have a high level of integrity, then you may be interested in checking out positions on www.lbsinc.us.
Totally different environment. Specializing in convenience stores and understanding retail accounting a plus. Check them out for auditor positions and learn more of what they have to offer. But there is a word of caution; if you want to respected as a professional then you should be responsible enough to be a professional.

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some top gun in Fort Collins, Colorado

18 months ago

justbeachin in Pensacola, Florida said:

45 minutes early, that was his problem

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some top gun in Fort Collins, Colorado

18 months ago

kia in Tulsa, Oklahoma said: I'm not going to agree with one side or the other. RGIS is a company, a company's first and foremost objective is to make a profit. They make a profit by being the best, which means being fast and accurate, accurate over all others. When you go in for your interview before they even discuss hiring you they show you a video demonstrating the exact requirements for the job and the types of things you will be doing, and it clearly states at the very beginning that if you expect between 25 and 30 hours a week that THIS IS NOT THE JOB FOR YOU, because the hours are variable. Some weeks will be no hours whereas some could be 35+, it really depends on how good you are, how dependable you are, how many hours your district has, and how large of an inventory they have available.
As for the pay, at least it is above minimum wage, which is 7.25/hour. Honestly, I'd rather work maybe 20 hours a week at 8/hour than 72 at 7.25/hour, which my husband was doing for the past 4 months.

I agree but if your a team leader, and your managers show you this stuff. our district has made a million dollars in profit so far this year, after all inventory exspenses. and the worst part is thats 15% more than last year. and we dont get any sort of bonus

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some top gun in Fort Collins, Colorado

18 months ago

Tink in Concord, California said: Look,I currently work for the company as a Team Leader. You need to understand that if the supervisor does not like you, not saying that's the case, they will make sure you have absolutely no work. I have a steady schedule 365 days a year and actually make decent money with this company. Granted, it would be nice to work a more normal schedule but honestly I like my job. I too am one of those people that shows up to every scheduled event and drop everything I'm doing when they call the last minute for me to run a store or count in a store because somebody didn't show up. Now I'm THE most scheduled person in my office and can afford to support myself, my spouse, and our 2 kids and still have money left over to do whatever. There are people in my office that are just like your husband, want to work and call every 5 seconds seeing if they can get added . It doesn't happen cause they are either disliked by the supervisors or can't keep up with the demands of that particular inventory .

if your a fast, accurate counter and well liked by management you will actually be very successful in the company. and if your reliable and can work a triple, traveling to one state, then coming home for a job and leaving for another afterwards, you will get lots of hours, and if you run alot of stores you can make way more, more than the salaried managers even, granted you work alot more than them. also favoritism is huge

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jamielynn35 in Georgia

8 months ago

I worked for RGIS for 6 mths....I busted my ass for my kocal office made speacialist in only 1 mth!! On my way to work one morning. .I get held up in traffic by a train..I text my area manager and I get an email yesterday saying I was terminated for no call no show! Theres alot of shady ppl at the 476 district...I will be contacting headquarters today

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Anthony_S in Edmond, Oklahoma

1 month ago

Just starting working here again after retiring from the military with 20 years of service. RGIS was the job I had before I joined the service. Even though I worked out of the NYC office during busy seasons I had plenty of work. We are talking 60+ hours per week. Rarely I had weeks over 80 hours. There were weeks I took home more than the salaried Area managers. I was a team leader, then leader of !!special!! district teams, at one point I was on a team that worked directly for the office. If you know anything about the flow of the company, this team had the highest paid and fastest in the district. In under two years was offered a area manager training position because I was actually costing the district money to work overtime. How did I do it? I did what you are suppose to do for any job you hold, no matter how much you get paid. You bust your butt, you show up 15-20 minutes before your scheduled time to work. You stay after to do recounts, get your speed and accuracy top notch. Socialize with your co-workers off the clock. If you say you are available anytime then be available anytime. Understand RGIS may have hundreds if not thousands of part-time employees but it is still a business. Like any business, if you don't make the company money then you are mediocre. Medicare doesn't get the extra work. That goes for the entire team and the person. If your team counts a 4 hour store in 4 hours then you are not making money and wont get the extra work. If your team counts a 4 hour store in 2 then guess who gets the extra work. Someone mentioned earlier that their husband only got 20 hours of work a week. That seems excessively low during a busy season. Once again I worked in a district that worked 6 story department stores that could take 8-12, sometimes 15 hours on their own. 20 hours may have more to do with as mentioned by "some top gun" the person wasn't making the company money. You won't get rich working here, but you can make easy money.

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