Two Weeks Salary....LOL...Yeah, Right!!

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justbeachin in Pensacola, Florida

85 months ago

My husband just got his final paycheck...He's found another job, Thank God!!!...He was only given about 8 hours of work for two weeks!!...Guess what his pay was for 2 weeks???..Yes, two weeks pay and after taxes: $88.00!!!....Now, I ask you this: Can you raise two teenagers on $44.00 a week???...If you can, you will be in the Guiness Book of World Records!!...And no compensation for gas either...Sometimes, they ask you to drive an hour to a location. They stink and that is putting it mildly...Best thing to do if approached by someone to work for these people is RUN!!!!

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Jennifer in Saddle River, New Jersey

85 months ago

Gabriel in Montalba, Texas said: I have two children that want for nothing, on an auditors pay! I have worked here for 3 years and am rated as a Top-Gun! You have to be self motivated or know how to motivate people to really get anywhere. I just think America has gotten lazy with take out delivery, TV, and remote controls!

I'm sorry, but there is nothing good about working on a job at RGIS. Where do I start with their problems? They tell you about the late/early hours you'll be working at the interviews, or at least they should so you know about that before you know what you are getting into. What they don't however in the interviews is tell you about hot and cold weeks that they have, especially when it isn't during the summer, or in January. One week you may get 50 hours, the next 10, and so on and so forth. Many people cannot make a living this way, as they need a consistent 35 plus hours a week to survive, especially at what they are now hiring at (8-9 dollars an hour).

Area managers are worked like dogs during busy season and burdened with tedious paperwork during the off seasons. They are not compensated with overtime, but do get full benefits (bonus, 401k, a decent health plan, and a company car). Even if you are a top-gun (which I was), they will find some way to screw you.

And let's not even forget what the top gun competition actually was too. Even if you were invited to go, which I almost did, after I found out that you had to work there for the entire duration of your stay, that ended my desire to go! My pay started at 10 dollars an hour (in March of 2002) and was one of the lucky few to be making over 13 dollars an hour (actually still am a red-shirt).

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justbeachin in Pensacola, Florida

85 months ago

Jennifer hit the nail on the head! I totally agree with her. No, Gabriel and your smart comments...My husband is NOT a whiner...He has lost 6 jobs in the past 5 years because of layoffs and government contracts and some of his jobs were in the mid 40s to mid 50s range a year! But, when the company doesn't get awarded the contract, there isn't much you can do except to look for another job! Of course, you wouldn't know that because you are so pig headed about everything and blame everyone for your own excuses! So what if you consider yourself "Top Gun"...Does that mean that you have "top pay"?..LOL...I highly doubt it..You are only trying to fool yourself! My husband has one more year of college for a BS degree and has over 15 years of experience as a Systems Administrator..The ONLY reason that he took a "job" (if you can call it that) with RGIS is that he is waiting to get hired with some of the positions that he has applied for in the IT field...Most of them making at least 4 times what RGIS could pay him! Plus, he retired after 20 years in the Navy...So, he is not sitting in his "laurels" as you put it!
How utterly boring the world would be if there were no jerks like you around! BTW, we also have two kids, 14 and 16. You should know what I mean.

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Jennifer in Saddle River, New Jersey

85 months ago

justbeachin in Pensacola, Florida said: Jennifer hit the nail on the head! I totally agree with her. No, Gabriel and your smart comments...My husband is NOT a whiner...He has lost 6 jobs in the past 5 years because of layoffs and government contracts and some of his jobs were in the mid 40s to mid 50s range a year! But, when the company doesn't get awarded the contract, there isn't much you can do except to look for another job! Of course, you wouldn't know that because you are so pig headed about everything and blame everyone for your own excuses! So what if you consider yourself "Top Gun"...Does that mean that you have "top pay"?..LOL...I highly doubt it..You are only trying to fool yourself! My husband has one more year of college for a BS degree and has over 15 years of experience as a Systems Administrator..The ONLY reason that he took a "job" (if you can call it that) with RGIS is that he is waiting to get hired with some of the positions that he has applied for in the IT field...Most of them making at least 4 times what RGIS could pay him! Plus, he retired after 20 years in the Navy...So, he is not sitting in his "laurels" as you put it!
How utterly boring the world would be if there were no jerks like you around! BTW, we also have two kids, 14 and 16. You should know what I mean.

Great that your husband is out of this. So glad this was my last week at RGIS (working as a level II biochemist for a pharmaceutical company starting Monday 7/16). Top gun just means you are one of the fastest, or the fastest counter in the district... it doesn't really get you any more raises than anyone else, just gets you more work to do, because they bring less people to the stores. It's more of a burden than a blessing.

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KWB in Omaha, Nebraska

85 months ago

I am a full-time college student looking to get a flexible-hours job. RGIS offered me a job, currently working at Walmart, any recommendations as to what I should do? I would appreciate it; btw, if i ask, i know i can work only 3days/week at Walmart.

Thanks.

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ex-AM d64 in Fargo, North Dakota

85 months ago

Jennifer in Saddle River, New Jersey said:

Area managers are worked like dogs during busy season and burdened with tedious paperwork during the off seasons. They are not compensated with overtime, but do get full benefits (bonus, 401k, a decent health plan, and a company car). Even if you are a top-gun (which I was), they will find some way to screw you.

Yes that was all true...great benefits for a not-so-great job. When I tell people how much I actually worked, they wonder how I survived. But let me add somthing about that "company car." Remember, I worked in ND, where our district covered hundreds upon hundreds of miles. Not only was this "not" a perk for me, it actually worked against me for awhile. Each manager was assigned a van and as a result I had money deducted from my paycheck because I was "allowed" personal use of that van. However, quite frequently
a team would travel out of town for an inventory that I was not running and as a result they would take "my" van. I absolutely could not rely on that as a personal vehicle, yet I was paying for somthing I didn't have. Someone please tell me how this was a perk.

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On The Real in San Leandro, California

84 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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bob863 in Denver, Colorado

77 months ago

I firmly believe that your attitude on ANY job with ANY company can make you or break you. If you want to find ugliness and unpleasant things about any job you will; however, if you approach a job to perform the best as you can regardless of the job situation, you can succeed.

Yes, RGIS does present quite a few challenges and it definitely
is NOT for everyone. If you find yourself grumbling/muttering about the job perhaps you need to seek employment elsewhere.

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Raven

24 months ago

justbeachin in Pensacola, Florida said: My husband just got his final paycheck...He's found another job, Thank God!!!...He was only given about 8 hours of work for two weeks!!...Guess what his pay was for 2 weeks???..Yes, two weeks pay and after taxes: $88.00!!!....Now, I ask you this: Can you raise two teenagers on $44.00 a week???...If you can, you will be in the Guiness Book of World Records!!...And no compensation for gas either...Sometimes, they ask you to drive an hour to a location. They stink and that is putting it mildly...Best thing to do if approached by someone to work for these people is RUN!!!!

I don't know about what you it's where told when you too the job, but I was told up front in my training that this is a part time job. And it is just that. It is not meant to be used as the primary income source for a family. The amazing thig about RGIS is the fact that you will never find the amount of flexibility that they offer anywhere else and with that flexibility comes a risk of not getting the hours you want. If you want more hours call in and ask fr more, but if they don't have the hours to give you can't get them no matter the amount of begging or b***ching. Another way to get more hours is to be godoy at your job, the faster and more accurately you can count and more efficient you can make the job the better and they will see that and reward it. But in the end you must remember that RGIS is owned by an investment company. They're looking for the profit, the more money you make them the more you will make.

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Garret Bobby Ferguson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1 month ago

justbeachin in Pensacola, Florida said: My husband just got his final paycheck...He's found another job, Thank God!!!...He was only given about 8 hours of work for two weeks!!...Guess what his pay was for 2 weeks???..Yes, two weeks pay and after taxes: $88.00!!!....Now, I ask you this: Can you raise two teenagers on $44.00 a week???...If you can, you will be in the Guiness Book of World Records!!...And no compensation for gas either...Sometimes, they ask you to drive an hour to a location. They stink and that is putting it mildly...Best thing to do if approached by someone to work for these people is RUN!!!!

The point of working for RGIS is because you have no skills. You would think by the time one has teenage children, they would also have the skills for a higher level job.

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Fight For Your Rights in Anaheim, California

1 month ago

RGIS, Insurance right ?
Was your husband salary or just commission only ?
I would ask if this is legal at all because 2 weeks pay and only receiving 44 is a bunch of crap. Ask the attorneys at www.avvo.com/free-legal-advice.

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