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Kayla Jefferies
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over 6 months ago

Okay, Corona ---this is BS! I know its not my employer's fault but as a fulltime employee, its super scary to have your schedule cut to only 12 hours per week.

I work as a shift supervisor at a local fast food joint. I'm thinking that I should try and find a part time job because we don't know how long this will last.

When I apply to a new place, should I tell them upfront that I have no intention of staying long term...? I dont know how to go about that...

#coronavirus #interview #jobsearch

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Benjamin Chansky
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over 6 months ago

Just saw a story that Schnucks and Dollar General are also participating in a "senior hour", where only senior citizens are allowed to be in the stores for shopping. What a great idea, what do others think?

Here's the article I saw: https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/senior-hour-at-area-grocery-stores-feedback-has-been-very/article_7ae03a49-882f-53e2-9fcb-26e5f3170001.html

From the News-Gazette #Champaign #UIUC #Urbana #Illini

#illinois

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Carmen Cruz
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over 6 months ago

As a senior, trying to get a part-time job this has been difficult, since the Corona viris going on. Not only people are out of work, and not getting any response to unemployment. This is a terrible time, for us to get exposed. We think it would get better, it's just getting worst! We need to take care, of ourselves, if not who will!...

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Katelyn Clawson
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over 6 months ago

My pick today? Wegmans!

Wegmans is a grocery chain originating from my home town in upstate New York. This past Sunday I went to Wegmans to stock up on essentials. As I walked through the store, I noticed small changes such as hand sanitizer stations always in reach and a check out experience that ensured social distancing throughout the end to end checkout process. These may sound minor, but they may have been the one thing that prevents my family from getting sick.

More Interesting --> it was SO clear they were equally protecting their workers, just as much as their customers. Check out some of these benefits they are currently offering to help their employees:

  1. Voluntary leave will not result in you losing your job.
  2. Increased pay for the employees who decide to come in and work in the face of a global pandemic.
  3. Quickly updated their disability pay policies so employees don't need to worry if they get #coronavirus

This info was found from Wegman's website: https://www.wegmans.com/news-media/press-releases/wegmans-response-to-covid-19-2/

I hope to see more of these large employers step up and begin offering similar benefits to their workers, regardless of the impact to business.

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Hunter Davidson
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over 6 months ago

My restaurant that I work for closed. We are only open for take out so the manager cut my hours so much that I barely was working at all. I had to move back home with my parents. I feel so ashamed.

#coronavirus

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Elyssa Duncan
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I want to give an #employershoutout to CVS Health. They have announced that they plan to fill 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary roles across the country. They will utilize a technology-enabled hiring process that includes virtual job fairs, virtual interviews and virtual job tryouts!!

Additionally, they will be awarding bonuses to employees who are required to work during this Coronavirus pandemic.

https://cvshealth.com/newsroom/press-releases/cvs-health-provide-bonuses-add-benefits-and-hire-50000-response-pandemic

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Kathryn Masters
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over 6 months ago

You can more up within the company if your willing to be available to work 7 days a week from 6:00 am to 10:00pm. With two days off each week. And every week is different. The hourly pay is under minimum wage with maybe 50 cent raises

The first year I worked at the store it was great due to the excellent employees and management. We worked as a team. The second year management changed Which created low morale and high turnover. The store was micromanaged under strict procedures and lack of respect towards staff. I think the company has a great product but they do not values employees.

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Yasmeen Fisher
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over 6 months ago

I recently worked for a some what known company/ restaurant and I had been there 7 months prior to this incident. I had recently found out I was pregnant so I continued to work. Somethings came up to were I had to go to the ER & this is when I found out I wasn’t only pregnant I was pregnant with twins. Excited about this news I shared it with my co workers & management. I never thought me being pregnant would affect my job, until my hours were cut drastically. Even with the holidays just passing prior to me being pregnant my hours were cut due to the holidays they didn’t want many people on the schedule at once!! I was hired part time which is what I wanted being I am also a full time student. I went to working 27 hours to 10 hours a week. I would work 5 days out the week to 1 day every week. Mind you I was paid bi weekly. They told me I wasn’t dependable but they didn’t wanna fire me either. So from that I was on the schedule to not being on the schedule at all. I’m a 28 year old adult who has real bills & two new babies on the way! You would think some people would have a understanding but not this company. I was forced to accept this outcome & just continue with school while being unemployed. Mind you bills are still coming along with these two babies. Due to me being high risk I couldn’t allow this situation to stress me out but I have & is suffering from depression due to this. I been putting in job applications still, nothing yet. I am not a slouch I don’t mind working even while being pregnant... I still desire to work doing something.

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