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Drug screening should be random and in accordance with state law.

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Hours should be scheduled according to business needs. Hours should also be distributed fairly and not used as a disciplinary tactic.

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Ensure that an inclusive working environment is established and team associates are all working toward a common goal. Hold everyone accountable to the same standard and offer the same growth potential to all associates that are seeking to advance.

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I just couldn'ttake it anymore. It is extremely stressful, I'm never treated with respect, my job is never appreciated, also it's been a mess in management since I walked through the doors 6 months ago. It needs a lot of help the ATLM needs to be fired, I feel nothing is ever done about situations that take place there or never taken seriously, staff always insufficient as well. I was lied to. Horrible place to work, no work/ life balance at all.

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Where is the consent to the background check located on the website? I start as soon as I give consent but idk how or where..

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They have a crazy schedule that varies the hours from week to week its never the same times. Its 3.5 to 8 hours a day for floor/stocker.

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Umm mm, YES they do! If you don't know what your talking about then don't put the wrong answer on this forum. I am a current employer (store manager) and a multiple felon. Aa long as it is not a drug or violent crime you were convicted of, you will be OK. HR most likely will ask you for more info. To clarify the charges. Now with that being said, be prepared to be under paid!

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No, it is not a must. But greatly appreciated. Hourly rate as a associate is $12.-/hr. I had up to 35 hours at times.

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8.50 don't work there. Managers and especially store manager will not stick up for you. As my assistant store manager says " all you are is a warm body" If the managers don't like you, they will go on a witch hunt and do anything to get rid of you.

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I have been there since december and it is may now and today i got a 1.50 dollar raise ! Corporate gave me it and i was shocked !

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