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It's one of the oldest retail stores in the country and they haven't raised their wages with the rising costs of living expenses in the country. It's greedy and to be honest I wish that the ups on the "bottom" of our pyramid would have the Integrity to see and acknowledge that as rising costs of living change so should the payment. I'm sure theirs have with the times. That's just responsible and conscientious as far as Civics and economics 101 is concerned. I highly doubt that in 1980 the cost of a long sleeve t-shirt was 29.99. Just be real, just a sales associate and let's say that they are a young adult in college even with no kids. In the state I'm in even with a StreetWise discount once a month cost them two hours of pay. Without almost three. Say this is their part time job for even just toiletries and gas and food. They would on average probably get three shifts a week and with payroll they don't work shifts long enough to require a thirty. Thats roughly a hundred or so dollars give or take BEFORE taxes. So that one t-shirt is going to be about 14% of a two week paycheck. If they want to screw themselves on toilet paper and eat ramen they can help upt and t-shirt conversion. Lol gas is about 2.70 pg here. My tank fills up at about $45 so that's another idk almost thirty% of the paycheck. Which is used to travel to get to and from work to afford the t-shirt in the first place. This is 45 percent of this person's paycheck for two weeks of work and this is an example of who is not paying rent, has not paid a cell phone bill, does not have any children or animals has not gone grocery shopping yet, hasn't bought any toiletries or done anything but given themselves the ability to get to work and school... Maaaayyybe for the full two weeks if that's all they do and it's close to them. I'm sure I didn't need to go so into detail about how obviously ridiculous it is that we haven't just been evolving with inflation of the world around us. No wonder we have so much turnover and that causes problems for lower management causing problems to upper management that causes problems all the way to the top that affect things like sales shrink it is ultimately going to hurt and be the demise of the company. It trickles down man. and if those up there with pour a little bit of their overflowing cups to the people who are actually coming to the stores everyday to work for them who think that those t-shirts are actually cool and who deserve to actually work and eat and maybe live a little.... This company good start to reach his potential again. But I know that in 1970,1980,1995 a t-shirt didn't cost $30 Gas didnt cost$2.70 and rent for a one-bedroom apartment in a small city wasn't it almost $1,000 on average. Yet it's only a couple of dollars. That working wage has even gone up just because it's the legal minimum doesn't mean that it's ethically right or the smart business decision to make.

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I would leave because the pay is so bad.

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You don't get that many hours so if you're trying to pay rent good luck to you

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Once you collect a donation to their "Spirit of Children" campaign, they tell you that a dollar is not enough and you need to ask for more money. You did the job, you collected the donation, and then you are told you are not good enough. That is not professional at all.

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Store manager

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Poor management too much favoritism don't care about the employees only care about temps not enough hours don't even have a good busy season anymore worked at the warehouse in Charlotte need new management

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I left because my store closed and there weren't any positions open. But the pay could have been better.

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I left because of the low pay and lack of hours.

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I would leave for better pay & benefits, for a work place that had limited restrictions on when you can request time off, and for a slower paced, not as high strung corporate.

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Or enough hours and the pay isn’t livable.

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