Not Enough Hours To Go Around
Cashier (Current Employee) – Enfield, CT – May 30, 2019
I started here in November 2018 after having had a moderate spell of unemployment. I told the manager I could work up to 40 hours a week if need be, but would willingly accept at LEAST 20 hours a week. For the first few months, because of the holiday season most likely, I very easily received 20-25 hours each week. Once February rolled around, I was lucky to get even two shifts a week. As a cashier, they rarely work you more than six hours a shift because they don't want to provide coverage for a lunch break. So my average shift would be five hours long. The vast majority of customers were surprisingly much friendlier and talkative than is normally found in the retail industry and I've never had any complaints. Management in the front end are extremely approachable, empathetic, eager to assist with problems. Unfortunately, the front end is over staffed. I found out through my employee file that I was classified as not even part-time--but casual, meaning less than 20 hours a week! The job itself isn't bad at all, management and coworkers alike are like family, and shifts fly by but the pay is wretchedly low, there's not enough hours to go around, and no room for advancement.
Approachable managers, short shifts, tight knit family atmosphere, breaks, weekly pay
No hours, overstaffed in the front store, pay just barely above minimum wage, no benefits when you are not full time