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Not enough hours; my hours were cut because first I was hired in April & then the store manager who hired me also hored 3 other people at the same time & then they got overstaffed so he cut my hours to the point where he only scheduled me for Wendesdays for 4 hours from 6:15-10:15pm.

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The Elderly lady I was taking care of passed away

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Tioga Dollar General is a hostile environment. They play favoritism very bad. If you do the manager wrong expect for pay back. I quit because I had found another job that paid better. I had to close with my manager. I hadn't seen or talked to her since I put my two weeks in. I knew she was going to treat me like dirt under her feet so I skipped out on work. I was a key holder (a whole .50 cent extra pay) I was working at my other job so I hand stopped in to drop they keys off. Well the manager called the cops on me because she didn't have the key when she wanted them. DO NOT ever work for the one in Tioga PA

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I was loyal to Dollar General

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Not enough hours

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Was promised starting pay at 8 an hr, started off at 7.25 hr. Was promised she would work with my schedule of availability. That was a lie. I was working at least 6 days a week.manager would scream and yell cursing on her phone constantly so loud she would be in the office and you could hear her all the way in the back room. Very unstable management. Under staffed like crazy. Was going through a custody battle with my child bc she got injured by the babysitter(grandmother) when i was at work. Would tell her i needed time off to handle things. Would have the time off. Would get another employee to cover my shift and would be told no but have her call me the same night asking to switch shift ( give me longer shifts) due to her going drinking and not wanting to show up on time. We would get the same exact truck every week bc she could never come on thursdays to do her scans for the following truck. She would have her family come up to the store and cause problems.... The list goes on and on. Oh and the training store manager is her mother so she would send you to her store on your days off to cover shifts for her. Couldn't complain to the DM bc he was her best friend. Never would pay you if you went on OT. They would just wait until you complained then pay you regular time not time and half.

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The store manager of store 17344 calls off excessively which puts stress on other employees and on top of that treats the employees who pick up her slack like complete garbage.

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Drama!!!!! To much of wanting things done in a timely manner but no staff. Manager not able to complete given tasks because there is no or improper training techniques. Scheduled not consistent long hours with very little pay. Abusive and messy DM just unreasonable company. Customers talking to crazy and wanting money back from my manager on duty for items they have no receipt for mad because something rang up wrong. Managers complaining about working doubles. The list goes on.

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Retirement

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Store manager here. Absolutely NO work life balance. Was told in interview I would be working five 10hr shifts Monday through Friday, and 5 hours every other sat. I have worked 12 hours a day for 6 days a week at this point, and often am forced to come in on sundays. Was told dg comes before church. Was told I can only have Sundays off if I get a day off. Not allowed to leave if I have business to handle during bankers hours. Am nothing but a glorified stocker. Am a whipping post for my bosses. Not allowed to have lunches or breaks. Called hr, all they did was call my boss and tell him I called, to which he called me and told me I was an idiot. Demand you run the store with less than minimal staff but still expect everything to be complete. Unreasonable expectations on managers (example...demands an entire 53' trailer be put away in 8 to 10 hrs with 3 people tops). Awful awful work environment

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