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I left Kroger because I applied for a part time cashier position but was continually scheduled for 40 hours a week because people were constantly quiting due to poor Management, extremely rude customers, and NO Managers there back up their staff. Whatever the Customer says you did or said was the truth even tho it was 9 times out of 10 flat out lies. It never occurred to Management that Customers come in the store in a bad mood and no matter what you say to them or how you say something to them, you were rude to them? I took all I could, enough was enough!!!

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Worked for the company for 9 years with a (metal spine) 40 hours a week topped out wage went part time down to 4 days a week was not good enough they want 5 days or none the way I see it said they were taking my wage from 15.35 down to 12.25 if I did not work full time other than my back problems I have been helping my 75 year old father so I could not work 5 days a week I said I would work 4 with no problems haven’t called off in 3 years at least now new contract cut my hours completely cause I wouldn’t work full time they gave me an option to take a 70 year old ladies job or a 37 year old with 5 children my only option is to steal someone else’s job that has worked hard for it I even said drop my pay that’s fine but that wasn’t good enough apparently you litterally have to walk behind the managers with a p o o p scoop to get anywhere and not f’d over constantly if you don’t have a p o o p scoopyou have to use your hand and walk behind them with your hand opened also no hunger no waiste lol my
( )0( ) I’ve seen the company throw away enough food to feed a country in one day and that’s just one store morals win I’m taking the high road Kroger trip down the stairs into well you know

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Was a new employee who had only worked for the company for just over a month.

Had little or no training, bad management and total disfunction.

Fellow employees called out and were late all the time.

I called out one shift just other day, because my
IBS flared up and was on toilet all day.

They let me go, even though I was a hard worker and was never told I was ever
in trouble of losing my job......

They also let me go on Christmas now I have no money to pay my bills.

Lack of training, no leadership, no respect (yelled at by a manager as a new employee).

I would recommend never working for this company unprofessional, no management, lack of training and the icing on the cake low pay.

My worst work experience of my entire life.

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It’s every Kroger on something’s but I will say if your not in the click w managers, HR , even up the ladder they all have each other’s back - so the minute they know or suspect your talking the truth ...or they see your The Problem To The Company - “” so to speak “” they will try to get rid of you . Your union rep could care less what’s going on it’s true the only time she will be there is when they fire you . The stress of the job will kill you!! I’ve been in & out of the doctors office in the last four months It’s not worth it , the constant backstabbing, cut throat, stuff I have to live w myself I’m not going to lie to keep things moving to continue a pay check & road to more chaos & distruction ,to satisfy the man above.

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Management structure is HORRIBLE! Despite asking for help repeatedly for adjustments to be made to the task list on graveyard, I was ignored. We lost multiple people at once, several vacations, and a very high truck volume/extra/promo trucks for the holidays. I couldn't keep up with running my back stock, finishing truck, and conditioning when my fellow
graveyard co-worker was out of town. I'd been having consistent issues with misdirection, and this finally was the last straw. I was so nauseated about trying to go in that I ended up no call-no showing for my shift, and quit the next morning. I didn't have a plan, or another job lined up, but I just couldn't do it anymore.

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I worked in Floral Dept and it was more than I was physically able to do, i.e. lifting many very very heavy potted plants outside and unboxing 10+ 50 lb boxes of flowers into floral cooler often. I appreciated the opportunity to work at Kroger but needed to transfer to a position where I could function better and be a better employee. I did ask HR to find me a position less physical and was told they would look into it. I never heard back. I believe I am very capable of doing the Click List job that is being offered at the Alps Road Store in Athens, GA and will hope to get the opportunity to prove my abilities.

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I worked here for a year and half and saw only a 25 cent raise and my hours were cut regularly. If you need a steady job, do not even bother filling out the application. My stores division required you to work an average of 38hrs a week for a 52 week period to obtain a full time position and that never happened to anybody I knew while I was there. Management will treat you like garbage and complain if you request time off. I requested a weekend off in April and was then lectured for "wanting too many weekends" in July for requesting another weekend off. If you limit your availability, you will probably be scheduled between 8-12hrs a week because they do not want to work with your schedule. If you want more hours they tell you to open your availability and then your lucky to get 30hrs. The union is garbage unless you somehow get fired, you will always have a job there unless you are caught stealing. Management makes you feel like your seniority means something, trust me it doesn't. If you have a family emergency, just die because the hassle of management is so ridiculous you'll want to kill yourself anyway. This is still the only job I have ever been punished for having an availability change for college

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No advancement,low pay,lack of communication,union wont back you,cant have days off when you want them if your full time.
Pros° paid weekly, benefits,vacation,personal day,hours if u get them!

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Got told I was terrible at my job by my hr manager. Ask to change my availability twice and was denied while others got approved. It was a favorites game. Total bs

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I applied for cashier or front end but they put me in the deli cutting meat...I wasn't trained...I didn't know what I was doing...and I was also told that I would be switched over to cashier but it never happened.I left.

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