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Rian K.
about 2 months ago
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Help - I don't know what to do.

A few months ago I got hired at a grocery store as a retail clerk- now I feel the need to say that I don't mind retail itself, even as a first job- but there are several problems. Firstly, I only took the job because I was told I'd be full time. 35+ hours a week. This week, I only work 7.5 hours and on a Saturday. I have only had three, maybe four days where I worked a full eight. (8.5, as lunches aren't paid). Putting that aside, my managers don't seem to care. We'll take meat that has sat out in a car overnight. I've personally returned beef to the meat department, telling them it was shrink because it was sitting out for god knows how long and warm, and watched them place it back on the shelf. I've witnessed the produce manager do the 'cheek test' on warm salad dressing that's supposed to be cold and say it was fine enough to sell again. I live in an open carry state, but the store itself doesn't allow guns in the vicinity and employees are encouraged to tell acting store management about people carrying. As a POC, I feel very uncomfortable around people that carry despite the sign on the store door blatantly saying not to, so I'm often the one to report these situations. Each time I've done so has gone ignored by not one or even two store managers, but THREE. Two assistants and the store manager himself. A department manager often talks to me as though I'm incompetent when something is not 'store new' perfect and when I reported this, a store assistant manager said "Well, have fun!" and then left because their shift was over. It's my first job and there aren't many opportunities in my area and I'm unable to drive to another location because I don't make enough to afford a car. Is there any advice? The store doesn't care and neither do family members. I don't know what else I should do. I don't even care that the store is hurting my mental health at this point. #advice #retail #stressful #help

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CC Santana

Please look for another job. I don’t know where you are located but there is something better for you.

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Claire Rusk

Keep working and look for another job. The lack of hours should help you hunt. Do something to look for another job everyday and something will happen. Then, when you are gone anonymously turn them into to state, not local, health department.

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David Ficke

Unless you enjoy your work, it is just a job ment to be a stopping point before you enjoy your real career. Just don't burn your bridges. When it's time to leave do it on a good note.

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Tamera McWhirt

Call the main office should be hire Managers u can speak to the main head bosses

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Tyrone Colemsn

When your mental health is at state and there is no change in sight it’s time to go. There are agencies available that you can contact regarding the food issues. The health dept. being one of them, the better business bureaus being another.

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Mike Campbell

Your gonnà run into a lot of this in retail. I, myself started back at a Walmart I once worked at and I am 63 yr old. I am slow compared to everybody else, but I was taught to condens and clean as I go, but nobody understands this anymore, it's all about getting produce on the shelves. As far as the meat, they can write it off as a lose, which makes it a tax deduction for them at the end of the year. If. This is your first job, understand that your gonna see a lot of stupid things if you stay in retail and they will not make a lot of sense to you right now, but they will later on. I don't know who you work for, but the Walmart I am at is having problems keeping people because they don't want to work. Apply yourself to learning this retail trade, keep your nose clean, in other words, worry about yourself, not others, as long as you stay safe. Work is hard and is not a hand out, you must apply yourself to what you decide to do and work it. One last thing, don't let them run you off, stand your ground and yourself proud at whatever you choose to do in life and go home each day knowing you did your best.

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Sharon Quillen

When you start pointing out problems, management doesn't like it, that's probably why they have cut your hours, hoping you will quit. They don't want to fire people because that could bring problems on them, so they try to make you miserable so you will quit. If you have to stay at the job it's best not to complain, and keep your nose to the grindstone and work hard. Take care of yourself and let others take care of themselves. If they make someone sick by selling bad products then that's on them, not you. Good luck!

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Bev Thomas

Find a new job, use the skills you learned on this job to move onto something (hopefully) better. Just don't quit before you have something else lined up and if you are going to do any whistle blowing, document and report after you are gone!

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Bill Lentz

You might be a subject & so are butterflies behind a piece of glass so you can just look pretty 😝 Now take a look at what you did!!! Did you get a stimulus check from the Brandon? Did you loose your home? Did you loose your job? Do you have any money 💰 Get your head out of your pocket cuz your fooling yourself & stop smoking 🚬 that crack 🤪

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Cherri Pie

I'd find a new job. Personally I recommend any fast food places as they usually always have openings, and the communities are amazing. Not to mention that you can choose your own hours and whether you'd like to be part time or not; The management is always very open and i think you'd love it! Good luck

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