Manager/Owner (Former Employee) – Salem, IL – June 5, 2019
A typical day at fas mart was very overwhelming due to the owner or district manager calling non stop or texting non stop all day long. I did however learn a lot from being in this position for almost a year. I learned how to put data in the computer properly, which was key. As far as my store was concerned the workplace environment was fun and clean. We worked hard on keeping a clean store. The hardest part of my job was dealing with the district manager. Nothing was ever good enough for her. As well as, my relationship became strained from the attention the store and my boss needed which ended in my relationship with my kids father failing.
great pay, wonderful employees
management disagreements, impacted my relationship and my parenting
Cashier (Former Employee) – Petersburg, VA – June 11, 2019
I learned how to run their register for it was different the ones I'm used to. I learned how to use the handheld to check vendors in for it was different. I love working with the public even though it was hard at times. I learned how to keep my composure during a robbery. The most enjoyable part of the job was everything and I would go back if I could.
Deli Associate (Former Employee) – Fredericksburg, VA – May 22, 2019
The one and only time i will work in the food industry the major issue was the lack of competent people. due to the fact they don't hire anyone with any kind of charges. Generally the only people who were applying were desperate people that were having trouble finding jobs because of small misdemeanor possession charges and what not. So the deli manager had to split up the competent people with the incompetent and i got stuck with a kid with sever mental deficiencies ever single night and if i was working in the morning it would be right after said night. so id have to stay late to finish all the cleaning which would take me to about 11pm and then turn around and come back in at 3:30am to start the morning routine. my schedule was typically 3pm to 12am 3:30am - 4pm with no lunch and no breaks and its apparently legal because of some loophole in the federal labor law? but the kid i was forced to work with at night just made everything so much worse. he would throw raw chicken across the deli. he broke the sink off the wall by sitting on it. he wasn't allowed to clean the dishes because he didn't do a good job. he wasn't allowed to clean the food display area because of the same reason. he wasn't allowed to cook because it would come out horrific and raw most of the time. he wasn't really allowed to do anything but i was told they were not allowed to fire him because his parents could sue them. not to mention i was the one getting in trouble for having to stay over an extra hour or two to get the cleaning done because well he wasn't allowed to clean and if he did clean i wasmore... accountable for whatever wasn't up to par when the deli manager opened the deli the next morning. i was also the only person that was scheduled to check in the McLane trucks. i was expected to clock out and sit at the store and wait for the truck to arrive. they would generally get to the store between 1am and 3am and my scheduled shifts end time was 10:30. i would just have one of the girls that worked the register call me when the truck arrived and i explained to my manager that i absolutely refuse to be forced to sit anywhere for more than 30mins without being paid for it. it only takes me 10minutes to get from home to that fas mart so id get back before the drivers were done unloading. eventually i told my manager that i will not close the deli and be forced to open it back up again 3 hours later and gave her a schedule i had worked out to give all the employees decent working hours and that would prevent the occurrence of someone being forced to close then open she immediately shot it down and that next week i was scheduled for a close open again to which i replied by turning my phone off and never returning except for 2 months later when i came to get my last check i really don't understand how anyone would ever put up with such conditions for 7.25 and hourless
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Virginia – May 12, 2019
The amount of work that is done by the Sales Associates deserves better pay. Night shift doesn’t get breaks - no bathroom or smoke breaks. There are no lunch breaks, regardless of what shift you are working. You have to eat while you work. Only one person on night shift which makes it stressful on weekend nights when it’s busy. In addition to ringing up customers, you have to clean and stock everything with no help and most of the time you’re at risk of being wrote up because you can’t get everything done by the end of shift.
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Williamsburg, VA – April 17, 2019
under paid for the job that you perform. they have a very difficult time being staffed not only because of location but pay as well. store has many things that need to be upgraded seemed that every week a machine was breaking down or the AC unit was going out.
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Danville, VA – March 7, 2019
The management doesn’t care about the employees and when you approach them with. Situation they don’t believe the new employees at all. I wouldn’t even rate them if I didn’t have to. Customers are nice but the crew and Managers not at all
Cashier (Current Employee) – Roxboro, NC – February 14, 2019
A typical day at work was very unsatisfactory. Customers complained about our outdated gas pumps and blamed me. We never had proper cleaning supplies.Dishes were not sanitized and left greasy and .. I am the only one who cleaned the bathrooms.There was no proper cleaning supplies.We need to hire replacement employees.Employee come into work late or call in all the time and are not reprehended.our cooking equipment is out off date and nasty, We run out of food. The customers complain about not having pizzas because we never have the right supplies.to make them.Our new manager is lazy and does not know how to order proper groceries,we are always running out of bags. I have been bring my own cleaning supplies. With no repayment for the money I spent. I was promised every other weekend off and I have worked 5 weekends in a row. The hardest part off my job is mopping floors and cleaning the restrooms. The most enjoyable part of my job is meeting new people and bondind with my customers.
I love my customers and I love working.
Very unstable working emviroment an poor management
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – November 20, 2018
Working for Fas Mart on night shift was terrible. No plan for restroom use or breaks for night shift personnel. As the only person on shift, one was not allowed to lock door except for end of shift/computer nightly reboot.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Gordonsville, VA – September 27, 2018
A typical day - having work crews come in and purchase a variety of items, regular customers that would come in just to purchase lottery scratch tickets. Promote items that are on special, compete with other stores to see which store can promote more sales. The hardest part of this job was dealing with some of the lottery customers. No matter how nice you are to them they are still rude. I really enjoyed working with my co-workers, together we worked as a team and accomplished amazing sales.