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If you were to leave Pier 1 Imports, what would be the reason?

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Better pay for less physically demanding work (associates have to do everything from cashiering, floor sales, returns, stocking, sweeping, cleaning bathrooms.)

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Low pay, as a Sales Leader which had triple the responsibilities of a sales associate, only make $0.75 more than them. They don't offer benefits to their part-time employees, and there is no growth. I completed benching for ASM and was just in lingo until a full time position opened up. Store Managers and ASMs get sick pay and you don't but you're left running the store in their absence. The physical part of the job is huge. You're lifting triple what it says in your job description of 35 lbs. Carrying furniture with you up a 10 foot ladder is scary and I've almost fallen many times.

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Upper management sucks
Intimidation is part of their job description
Always negative on visits

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Inventory management is horrible and the powers that
be don't seem to care. More often than not, we are out of supplies needed to properly pack orders, but are written up if items arrive to the customer broken.

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Higher pay, more consistent hours, benefits. The only people who work in the stores who get health insurance are the Manager and Assistant Manager. Benefits are not available to Supervisors or Sales people, not even offered through the company. Supervisors make very little over what a sales person makes.

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Upper Management is very negative, you can meet all your goals, but they will still find something you are not doing right, and only focus on that. Store management is under a lot of stress because of the negative atmosphere, and in my district we see a lot of turnover because of it. Having to climb ladders with furniture isn't fun, and neither is having to put up window clings up in subfreezing weather, but I could easily tolerate it if Upper management were better to store employees. They just took our discount away on final sale and clearance items too, but again, if upper management were better, I'd tolerate it.

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Like someone else stated, the responsibilities that are expected of us definitely do not match my pay. We give customer service like no other store that I can think of, yet I can make more at Target or Walmart and not have to bend over backward to help customers

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The fact that after 5 years I make the new Colorado minimum wage, and anyone that starts tomorrow will make the same pay as me. And they are taking away a part of the discount that we all loved. They have no love for their seasoned employees and the wages prove that.

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They pay way below industry standards. No benefits. Employee discount was 25% off everything including clearance and final sale, but starting in June we will only get to use it on regular and sale price. Such a nice gesture to employees who already make a below standard wage.

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Managmemt is horrible

Answered - Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) - Aberdeen, MD

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