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wes beaty in Conway, Arkansas

82 months ago

As we all know the holiday season is quickly approaching and with that comes a decline in our work load. My company acosta sales and marketing has no work from November through December. I was wondering if anyone else has this going on and what do you do through that time. I have heard from others that they file temporary unemployment. Do others do this or is it even worth doing.

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Cnut4l in Grand Rapids, Michigan

82 months ago

Odd - for my company, work increases during the holiday season. They want you out in the field more, interacting with customers. I have heard of filing Temporary unemployment, and it can be helpful in getting through a couple of months...

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lisawalden54@yahoo.com in Wilmington, North Carolina

82 months ago

how do u get a temp xmas job with costco???????

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wes beaty in Conway, Arkansas

82 months ago

Well the work that I do is all "reset" work so i can understand them not wanting us in the stores during peak shopping season. Thanks for your replies.

As far as a temp xmas job with costco..... dunno, guess just apply =)

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Photochick in Digital Lab, Washington

82 months ago

Unfortunately Costco does not hire seasonal employees for the holiday season. I had inquired with my friend who works for Costco about this same exact thing. :(

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Sherry

81 months ago

I also am employed by Acosta, Indianapolis Div. Like you, we too slow down during the Nov. and Dec. months. I enjoy that but I do know of others who do draw unemployment for a couple of weeks or so. Good Luck

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324 in Conway, Arkansas

81 months ago

well i just went ahead and got a job. no kids to take care of and i live alone so its best to just keep busy. that and i won't have to worry about finding a job to keep my unemployment. do you do kompass work for acosta or are you retail?

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Sherry

80 months ago

Kompass. And u? Do u do Kompass? Ive done it for about 5 years now. Kroger Stores only.

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Louis in Los Angeles, California

80 months ago

wes beaty in Conway, Arkansas said: As we all know the holiday season is quickly approaching and with that comes a decline in our work load. My company acosta sales and marketing has no work from November through December. I was wondering if anyone else has this going on and what do you do through that time. I have heard from others that they file temporary unemployment. Do others do this or is it even worth doing.

I would suggest to get into another field, most companies have plenty of work during the November and December ending because they want to close out the year, I would suggest you to get into Medical Billing/Coding or the Legal Field Records Clerk.

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Wes in Conway, Arkansas

80 months ago

Yes I am out of the Memphis, TN office. Kroger kompass are you guys on a 4 week period or 3 week. We are on a 3 week period with a 4 person team, we service 5 Krogers a month

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Wes in Conway, Arkansas

80 months ago

thats not a bad idea Louis i hear that Coders get paid pretty good as well

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Sherry

80 months ago

4 wk. period. I maintain one store regularly, and help out others on bigger resets.. Like shampoo or canned vegetables. I average 20 hours a week, most weeks. Im off until Jan.3, 2008. On-line trying to get unemployment benefits. Wondering if it is worth all the trouble?

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h in Huntington Beach, California

80 months ago

Kompass in the western regions was only interrupted for 1 week during the Thanksgiving week in November and 2 weeks in late December.

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Wes in Little Rock, Arkansas

80 months ago

Thats cool! wish they could figure that out around my way =) They act like the off time will get shorter next year but i'll belive it when I see it =)

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Wes in Little Rock, Arkansas

80 months ago

Sherry said: 4 wk. period. I maintain one store regularly, and help out others on bigger resets.. Like shampoo or canned vegetables. I average 20 hours a week, most weeks. Im off until Jan.3, 2008. On-line trying to get unemployment benefits. Wondering if it is worth all the trouble?

You can file unemployment on-line? I got a small part time job but hell its barely worth the trouble, think i might file this week.

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JoAnna in Bedford, Texas

71 months ago

Wes in Conway, Arkansas said: Yes I am out of the Memphis, TN office. Kroger kompass are you guys on a 4 week period or 3 week. We are on a 3 week period with a 4 person team, we service 5 Krogers a month

How do you apply for Kompass I work for kroger also and need some part time work!

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Monica ex reset -specialist in Norwalk, California

69 months ago

wes beaty in Conway, Arkansas said: As we all know the holiday season is quickly approaching and with that comes a decline in our work load. My company acosta sales and marketing has no work from November through December. I was wondering if anyone else has this going on and what do you do through that time. I have heard from others that they file temporary unemployment. Do others do this or is it even worth doing.
Yes you can apply for un-employment during these holiday seasons when you are on holiday schedule. But be aware that the unemployment will hold back a week just his one time.Your claim will be open the next time you have a week off for the holiday.But you can also ask your supervisor for extra work during the holidays.

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