JFM Wilson
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I was at the market yesterday and 5 of the 7 registers were now self- check out registers because they're cutting hours, firing employees and paying minimum wages? The two lines with cashier's were extremely long and patience was wearing thin for many. Yet there was a banner hanging at the front entrance that read.." We are hiring"? ". #jobsearch #interview #wordsofadvice #retail #aboutmyjob #hours #management #careerdiscovery #entrylevel #inspiration

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Randall Hatcher

As a Manager yes we need help. But getting people to show up after telling them it's 11.25 an hour while most of business around us start of at 8 an hour is impossible. I've even lost a driver before they started at 15 an hour plus commission for each delivery and bonus for monthly sales. Every employee gets bonus if we make sales. Even with a positive work environment.

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JESSICA BAYER

I think I’m my area they’re desperate. They are paying sign up bonuses like crazy and they’re signs everywhere

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Paula Chambers

I am working for a retail company until I can find something else. I am listed as FT employee and I am only getting 19-24 hrs a week. We are responsible for stocking, cleaning and running registers. I agree 100% the store managers are only interested in their bonuses never employees! It’s ridiculous how people are treated that works for that minimum wage position and used. Huge contributor as to why retail stores suffer keeping good employees! I don’t want a store manager position but I have managed people in my career and always put them first! I always fought for the employees with the understanding it could cost me my job but I knew how I wanted to be treated and that’s what I did for my employees! These retail companies will pay somewhere down the road for their lack of care for the people who made them!!!

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E WC

Right now potential employees have the upper hand but that won’t last forever. Businesses are automating everything and sooner or later humans will be obsolete. The biggest cost to business is humans. Humans need a salary, vacations, healthcare etc. Even a minimum wage employee is expensive to a business. Robots on a factory floor cost 8.00 an hour to operate. Software even less. They don’t go need salaries, they don’t complain or show up late. If you ask them to work overtime they never complain. This is the future and the smart nations are already trying to figure out what humans will do once all the jobs are gone. Trucking companies, Uber and Lyft, airlines , cargo shipping companies etc. have already ordered self driving cars, trucks, self sailing cargo ships and robotic airplanes. If I were young again I would learn to code and go into cyber security, programming etc. Even the currency is becoming digital ( cryptocurrency). I hope this helps someone.

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Sonya Lewis

In Retail managers just want, The raises & bonus they didn't work for. IJS. Who knows what companies want. Where I work they tend to take advantage of good help.

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Richard Robertson

You glance at the sign (now hiring) as you enter the store, you go about your shopping and when finished you find yourself in a long line. The hiring sign as you entered the store pop's up in your mind, they just can't hire enough help to open up more line's! Is the hiring sign like a placebo? A ploy for you to wait in line or better yet, for you to go to the self checkout? Psychology works wonders!

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Ford Simpson

Are they hiring in-house before reading any resumes?

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Teri Kuhn

I agree...you apply for jobs that say they are urgently hiring and then when you apply they say they are looking in another direction? Then not long later you see they are still "looking" 🤷

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Charles Turner

I agree, I am in belief that many of the companies are advertising for help needed when in fact they are not hiring or being excessively selective. I know personally I have completed/submitted numerous employment applications and very often, very minimal follow-up by the prospect. Just my opinion.

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Jose Pena

I am not sure if the companies are truly hiring. I have seen various positions advertised online for various positions. But this not really true.

I took an economics class in the Spring and the class explained the management at various companies do this. I think the companies are just minimizing or reducing staff while trying to maximize productivity. This way the companies can reduce cost and just increase their profits without hiring more employees.

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