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I worked in the High Velocity department. It was a nightmare!!! It turns into a free for all, lawless nightclub once upper management leaves for the day. I HATE I quit my last job. Corporate has no idea how poorly run this department is. Employees are intentionally damaging product as if there’s an endless supply of it. “Workplaces don’t have bad employees, they have bad managers”. If you can’t manage people you’ll never be respected as a manager. The lack of professionalism is appalling. (Dacula HV department).

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I quit publix because of how awful management was. I worked in the bakery department. When I was hired, they asked me how much I wanted to work and I told them 20-25 hours. I was scheduled 39 hours every week, juggling that with being a full time student was very difficult. When I asked for less hours, they scheduled me or 5 hours a week.. That's not what I wanted. On top of that, when I worked, I was a closer due to me having class in the day time. I was stuck with everyone's stuff who worked in the day time. Packaging, labeling, cleaning, taking out THEIR trash..etc. I thought it was quite rude for them to leave me so much stuff all the time. I had to stay up front at all times for the customers, sweep, mop, pull dates, and wash dishes. My job alone was a lot for one person so I did not appreciate being left with the day time people's stuff. It's too much. Also, every department EXPECT for the bakery had 2+ people helping close. My department was the Only one that closed with one person. So glad I quit.

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Gossiping from mangement and associates causing you to feel uncomfortable and no results from corporate.

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Had to relocate

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I retired. Store manager was scared to get rid of problem employees and gossip was prevalent in front end (manager and brown nosers) Found out corporate doesn’t give a darn about you. You are just a number.

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I am still with the company.

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I have not left yet but am looking to move back home to Texas. I am fed up with the hours and favoritism and other bull. Managers can be a joy to work for or make your work life a living you know what. The family environment is a myth. There is the same amount of backstabbing and politics here as anywhere else you could work.

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My parents moved all of us to another location.

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Moved away.

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Managers won’t deal with problem employees for fear of ruining the “employee family” image. Hours are inconsistent and short, even if you work 40 hours a week they’re reluctant to make you full time because of all the costly (but great) benefits. They will give you the maximum amount of work without a break possible (4.75 hours), then you’ll get a half hour break and have to work the rest of your shift. Part time employees rarely get more than twenty hours a week. Managers and those who run the front end gossip about employees, even to the younger cashiers... One front end coordinator called my friend an inappropiratie term relating to educational disabilities, which was extraordinarily inappropriate and offensive. Allegations of se*ual misconduct and harassment were ignored and set aside. Find the right store with the right people, and you’ll be set with a great job with decent pay and amazing benefits (although no discounts). But if there are problem people at your store, don’t expect any change.

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