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I work overnight stock at Wal-Mart and it sucks, it's killing me and I'm sick of it and saw that they were hiring for the Kroger just down the road from my apartment.  I could get daytime hours and work at a non-back-breaking pace and save money on gas.  I make $10.90 an hour at Wal-Mart and was wondering if I could get something at least COMPARABLE to that for the Produce Department.  I live in Michigan (Oakland County) so if there is anyone here that could help me it would be appreciated.  Also, are the hours for Produce realtively stable (thinking of going back to school), what would my chances be of getting full time (or close), and is there a Kroger employee discount?  Also, how much are union dues?  My first job was at Kroger as a bagger but that was back in the early and mid-90's so it's been a while.  Thanks.

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unions dues in my area are currently 9.25 per week, well worth every penny. If your looking for excellent pay then kroger could be what your looking for but only if you secure a full time position. If you go in part time you will regret it. Full time pay will exceed by miles what your making now.

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As far as employee discounts go, you get 10% off store brands, including coporate brands, if you lived here in texas, you would get $0.20 off gas at the kroger gas station for every $100 you spend in groceries (Im loving it, LOL)
Being part time as frozen, is bad, shoot, $10.90/HR man id love to get payed that much.

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your chances of getting daytime hrs, at this point in time at kroger are pretty much slim to none, also they start you off at minimum wage., I work at a kroger in oakland county, and all they are doing now is cutting hrs, better off to stay where your at right now, and maybe try it part time for awhile.

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How long have you been an overnight stocker at Wal-Mart ? $10.90 an hour is damn good in Oakland County Michigan !



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I work overnight stock at Wal-Mart and it sucks, it's killing me and I'm sick of it and saw that they were hiring for the Kroger just down the road from my apartment.  I could get daytime hours and work at a non-back-breaking pace and save money on gas.  I make $10.90 an hour at Wal-Mart and was wondering if I could get something at least COMPARABLE to that for the Produce Department.  I live in Michigan (Oakland County) so if there is anyone here that could help me it would be appreciated.  Also, are the hours for Produce realtively stable (thinking of going back to school), what would my chances be of getting full time (or close), and is there a Kroger employee discount?  Also, how much are union dues?  My first job was at Kroger as a bagger but that was back in the early and mid-90's so it's been a while.  Thanks.


 When you left Kroger the first time was it with the same union and did you get a union membership card.  If the answer is yes to both questions you may not have to pay the union initiation fee again.



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Chances of getting hired full time? Not very good. Your produce department probably only has part time openings; here our only full time positions in the produce department are the department head and the backup. 

 

You may or may not get experience pay for previous retail experience (I didn't, because my retail experience was not in produce specificially), otherwise it will be minimum wage.

 

Hours are NOT stable. My shifts this week have started at 6 am, 1 pm, 4 pm, and 7 am. Last week it was all 10 am. Who knows what it will be next week. I work a variety of 8 and 4 hour shifts. Nothing is consistent.  

 

You seem to think produce is a cushier job than night stocking... it's not. you have to do all of the stocking duties every day PLUS you have to cut fruit PLUS you have to do mark downs PLUS you have to deal with the fresh leafy vegetables. And at least here, everything is very rushed. They basically expect you to get 8 hours of work done in 4. If it's the pace you are worried about ... produce is not the department for you. 

 

I'd stick with Walmart to be honest.



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