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Was tired of the messmgrs treating people like slaves and talking to you any kind of way just kept putting more and more on the bakers and still inspecting you to get done in time need to have a seperate baker and mixer

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I left publix because the medical and dental benefits was too expensive for a family the medical benefits are centered around single people so the company will keep young employees longer which would keep the company young for a family of 4 medical benefits range from 150.00 - 173.00 a week that is about 700 dollars a month with no available overtime to help cover the cost

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I left because I hound down and was asked every day when am I going to retire, so I got tired, to put the icing on the cake when I put in my paperwork they waited until the stocks dropped, so like that I lost between that and my 401k I lost about $10000.00 including vacation pay, holiday bonus and sick days, was told I didn't used it loose it, after 21 years my manager came and said that I choose the wrong time to retire, didn't got a retirement card, party, or a donut, what an awesome company to work for.

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The place is filled with favoritism, inept managers, high turnover, gossip, etc. Very toxic work environment. They abuse part timers and lie that they'll eventually give full-time. My advice: obtain a skill and find a real job. Don't drink the Kool-aid, they are businesspeople and take advantage of the fact you're unskilled labor. Don't be fooled by their 1950's phony marketing.

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Greasy mole on my head and I have to get an operation on my head

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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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