Beware, this company does not value its employees.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Delhi, NY – August 3, 2016
Store manager is the highest attainable position and the wage is terrible. Expectations of employees are unrealistic and company continually adds more bureaucratic mechanisms and policy changes every few weeks. Managers are expected to do all cashier functions, which would be okay if not for constant policy changes, and managerial functions; constant oversight from corporate and policy updates necessitate store managers only duties to be merchandising and administrative functions. Corporate has previously violated some, and currently other, labor laws such as: mandatory repayment of cash and lotto shortages, making employees pay for their work uniforms, not allowing employees to take breaks for 6 or more hour shifts, equal opportunity employment violations, and terminating employees for using the Family Medical Leave Act. Moreover, corporate has made employees conduct criminal behavior at least once this year; this was done by trying to hide a manufacturers documentation on a product that classifies it as drug paraphernalia and display it for sale rather than return it to the manufacturer. 'Comparable to Last Year' sales figures are hidden from employees which takes away motivation and leverage for requesting raises as well. Part time employees are purposely kept at 29 hours a week or less in order to avoid fines for not offering health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Employees are disposable and their heads are used as stepping stones in order to increase profits and keep them in grinding poverty.
Work/life balance, compensation, hostile work environment.