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What is the policy of how late can the managers keep you at work?

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They say you are required to stay as long as the Mgr wants you to stay. But I sometimes had someone picking me up (shared my car with daughter) and they didn't care that you had a ride waiting in the parking lot late at night. After 30 minutes i refused to stay and told my Mgr if he needed me to stay longer he should schedule it ahead of time. I have to have open availability as full time to schedule what they need. My free time around my schedule is my own. Mgrs need to plan ahead for the stores needs.

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I have had to stay as late as 3 hours after closing time.

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It is up to the store manager, and some poorly run stores have to stay later than scheduled routinely. Some very well run stores you get out 30minutes after close. Except during holiday/inventory season, which runs from October - January. During these months, expect to sometimes stay a few hours after close.

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Depends on your age and the underage work laws in your state. If your 18, your screwed.

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I would be respectful of their time and always ask first if they would mind staying. I’m sure sometimes it can’t be helped but that sounds more like a scheduling issue

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Ha! This seems to be up to the individual store manager, district and regional managers discretion. In Georgia they can keep you as long as they want to legally. My problem with us being kept so late is that there is very little notice as to how late we will be kept. Our schedule may list 9pm, but we can often be there up until 11pm. It used to be this way from Oct/Nov- Jan inventory, but we have been experiencing this since early-mid July of this year! We have been sent so much more send outs with no place to put them, that time is spent building top caps to the sky to store the merchandise until it sells down on the floor. The main problem is lack of communication as to how late we will be kept. No announcement of 'hey, this, this and this are what we need to accomplish before we can leave.' It's just incredibly frustrating and creates tension and unnecessary stress to the closing employees!

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I'd have to come in on Sunday mornings sometimes and stay till like 3pm. But it was to prepare for inventory, or push out Christmas merchandise from the back.

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My managers always try to get us out by 8:30pm-8:45pm every night or 9pm on Saturday night after changing ALL the ads. The latest I’ve ever had to stay was 11pm during the holidays to help move(condense) and clean up the Christmas section. My managers always try to plan ahead and get projects done during the day, but things can get in the way and slow us down.

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The latest I stayed was 10pm during the holiday season. there is not clear cut rule that you have to be out by a certain time UNLESS you are pre-approved for personal reasons (high schoolers on school nights for example).

typically stay the latest on truck days (wednesday) and Saturdays (busiest sales day)

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You stay until the work is done or you are told you can go.

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