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I recently started at DG and I have to say it started off good. I slowly began to realize the following: very low pay for insane amount of work. Overworked store manager. Stocking is done by parking dozens of uboats in aisles which customers complain about. Assistant manager is rude to me and customers when no one's around also has very serious hygiene issues which customers complain about often. (Very bad body odor/seriously unprofessional) Next issue is my job as a cashier entails stocking, cashier, recovery, janitor all at the same time practically. DG seems to work it's employees to death and promises nothing in return. High turnover rate because people come in and see what they ask of you for such little pay. It is VERY hard, physical work. No joking. It will kick your butt. But in a town that never hires, it's the best I can do. Still, I had no idea how awful it was. Also I'm older than everyone including managers so I have a good bit more experience. However, there is no mention of letting me have a key which would make my job a lot easier. So advancement must be extremely difficult. I will press on though. Wouldn't recommend this job to anyone honestly. Oh and you have to stay against your will when manager closes without being paid. You have to clock out and stay at work while they close down the store. Never even heard of that.

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Not if you are just a sales associate, but when you get promoted to third key or assistant manager they send you for one. Although they do state that they are allowed to do random drug test. ( ive worked there twice as an assistant manager for a total of about5 to 6 years and i never seen the send anybody for a random drug test)

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Started sales associate at $7.25 promoted to 3rd key $8.25and then assistant manager $9.25 then my manager got me another performance raise $10.25 plus .25 every year you are there so before I left working there 2 years I was making $11 hr. This is for Northeast Georgia

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Weekly every Friday morning when you get up its in the bank. Of course there are a few banks that you got paid a day or 2 early every week depending on where you had a checking account at.

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I'm usually scheduled 6:15-10:15 pm, strange shift!!

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Stop working Managers when is on Vacation or Personal live.

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If u have felony for drug and get put on probation will they hire u back. Im suspend til court

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Bigger payroll budget for more workers on a shift so things can get done. Also, increase wages. Maybe employee discounts. Anything to incentivize people to stay and work hard rather than work for what they’re paid or quitting because the paycheck is ridiculously low.

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Yes I got more money for experience and for performance you just have to stand up for yourself corporate may deny your raise increase the first time or so but if your district manager keeps pushing it. It will go through!

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I am a store manager at DG in North Carolina and they only drug test management. They do not test sales asociates unless they are just in the job.

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