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Hi Kroger Employee Forum (the best Kroger discussion group online, no question about it!  THANK YOU guys and girls!),

Just an idle question. When a new co-manager is started at your store (replacing a departing one), is he or she usually introduced around to everyone in your departments? Is there any "announcement" or "memo" indicating the new addition to the store management team?  I've noticed that sometimes at our store a new co-manager will be introduced around quite a bit with a bit more "publicity", but others just "appear on the scene" without much (if any) fanfare at all. Sometimes it is mostly just word-of-mouth trying to find out exactly who they are, what their position is, if they replaced someone else, what store the other/departing manager went to, etc.   Just curious. 



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In the past year, I think I've seen like 4 or 5, maybe 6, co-managers go through our store. Not once were any of them introduced to us, the front end. Just all of a sudden, one co-manager is gone, and another is here. Then you have to ask like who the hell is that person walking around this place? Someone from corporate? Oh, no, they're the co-manager. A week later, their picture is placed on the wall in the main lobby.



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Mr Frontenac wrote:

In the past year, I think I've seen like 4 or 5, maybe 6, co-managers go through our store. Not once were any of them introduced to us, the front end. Just all of a sudden, one co-manager is gone, and another is here. Then you have to ask like who the hell is that person walking around this place? Someone from corporate? Oh, no, they're the co-manager. A week later, their picture is placed on the wall in the main lobby.


 

Thanks Mr. Frontenac.

I think that kind of thing is (for lack of a better word) very UNPROFESSIONAL of Kroger.  They could at least post a memo for all employees to see (by the timeclock and in the breakroom), announcing the departure of one co-manager, and introducing the arrival of a new one. 

It just makes sense to keep everyone "in the loop". But of course that would run against Kroger's general aura of disorganization and chaos! 

 



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Co-managers come and go so quickly, they probably think why bother with introductions.  I never learning anybody's name anymore because chances are they'll be gone after only a few months.



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There's only 3 co-managers at my store, so when one leaves and other starts, we all know pretty quickly. Our last one who left quit the company but we still gave him a cake on his last day. Maybe it's worse in bigger stores? But around here it's pretty big news when a manager leaves.

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Anonymous wrote:

Hi Kroger Employee Forum (the best Kroger discussion group online, no question about it!  THANK YOU guys and girls!),

Just an idle question. When a new co-manager is started at your store (replacing a departing one), is he or she usually introduced around to everyone in your departments? Is there any "announcement" or "memo" indicating the new addition to the store management team?  I've noticed that sometimes at our store a new co-manager will be introduced around quite a bit with a bit more "publicity", but others just "appear on the scene" without much (if any) fanfare at all. Sometimes it is mostly just word-of-mouth trying to find out exactly who they are, what their position is, if they replaced someone else, what store the other/departing manager went to, etc.   Just curious. 


 Pretty much how you described it, is exactly like how it is at my store. Some come in with much fan fare and greetings and so forth. While others "sneak" in or just show up. As I know there is one younger guy that came in out of nowhere. And people were saying stuff like "oh yea, I think so and so is on tonight as the manager". And I'm like who? what? Never even saw this person until recently. Was just so strange.



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Even if a new Co-Manager starts they would at least be walked around the store with the Store Manager and introduced to people. Outgoing Co-Manager will at least introduce themselves the 1st week or 2, but that might not be something that is explained in the 6 week training class LE is now.

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I'd say it's better if y'all don't do the meet-n-greet. Better to keep your head down and out of their attention zone. You don't want to be the go-to person for extra work and you sure don't want to be the whipping post for all things gone wrong.

When I was in retail I maintained my status of Employee #1127, and it served me well smile



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You are but a mere minimum wage roach when you first start. You do not deserve any royal carpet introductory or trumpet blasts on the royal carpet when you are hired. Because we all know that 4 out of every 5 new employees are weak. They will see the work that is ahead of them. They will see the miniscule paycheck that was earned for all of that hard work and effort that was put forth that week. And they will leave after the first month. 

 

But honestly, I imagine it is up to the department head to introduce any new employees to that department. During a morning or afternoon or evening huddle more likely. The company is obsessed with creating this "family" environment to "feed the human spirit" and whatnot. So of course they are gonna want to introduce the newbies into the cult and make them feel known and accepted. 



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that uplift and friendly they created is a bunch of bs we all know deep down they dont give a crap about us and just going by what the "company values" are



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that uplift and friendly they created is a bunch of bs we all know deep down they dont give a crap about us and just going by what the "company values" are


 This is why you are to stick to what you are told. And just make your money. Get good at what you are supposed to do, and just continue to make your money until you climb up the ladder. And just wash, rinse, and repeat. That is what it is. And that is that. That's it. There is a pay ladder for a reason. Only the retards get caught up in the drama and get fired. Money your money and get the fck outta there until the next day (or night).

 

BUT. Be CLEAN with your work. And O R G A N I Z E D. I cannot stress this enough for you freakin goofballs.



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No, never.



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I got a brand spankin new comanager, all shiney and new from LE. Never even worked in a kroger. Someone in management mustve told him about my attitude problem cause he didnt say a single word to me for a month and a half, even though he would open... and Im the night leader. And its our job to communicate directly everyday per our store manager. And waaaahhh, our night leader doesnt say HI to us!! Or ask us how we are!! With a smile on her face waaahh!! Shes so horrible and meaann!! :(( How can we FUNCTION if the night leader doesnt say hHELLO
But he can do it to me?? And never be told otherwise? Didnt even learn his name until I looked at the managers schedule myself. And when he DOES finally say hi, he doesnt say hi, he just tells me Im a **** for trying to get my grocery manager to do anything right?? At all?? AND THENN I find out the two go to church together... hmmmm... very interesting.

What Im trying to say is no. No one gives a **** like that. The store manager might introduce them, but its generally your job to do the ass kissing.



-- Edited by GreyKnitHat on Wednesday 11th of July 2018 11:44:30 AM

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