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Post Info TOPIC: Looking for PT? Better think twice.!+++Krogers deinition of Part TIme+++
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Looking for PT? Better think twice.!+++Krogers deinition of Part TIme+++
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Trying to re-define the definition.

PT=5-6 days aweek for 4-5 hours anight for 24-25 hours aweek.
If I got to dressup in the d#mn uniform and drive my car in 5 days aweek, I'd ask for FT or go look for a FT job.

Why in the hell would I want to come in more days than a Full TImer. Guess they think nobody has anything else like school or another job to do except come in and put Fruit Loops on the shelf every night.

++Better make sure the store manager doesn't pull this $hit when applying for PT. ASK QUESTIONS and make sure you make it clear you only want 3-4 days a week if you plan to use Kroger as a supplement.

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Funny thing douche bag, I've done this **** long enough I can go just about anywhere.Even in this sh#t economy.Yea, I've got that much experience and can get it done. And yea, I've worked real jobs where there is some respect. The grocery business has no respect for the workers.Its a $hit job. Until you've worked in another profession, you don't realize how $hitty the grocery store is. Constantly cleaning up $hitpile mess's from the trollish public.  I assume the douche bag above can't spell so he's unemployed. I bet he wishes he could bag groceries, probably a task his skills are worthy of.

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Trying to re-define the definition.

PT=5-6 days aweek for 4-5 hours anight for 24-25 hours aweek.
If I got to dressup in the d#mn uniform and drive my car in 5 days aweek, I'd ask for FT or go look for a FT job.

Why in the hell would I want to come in more days than a Full TImer. Guess they think nobody has anything else like school or another job to do except come in and put Fruit Loops on the shelf every night.

++Better make sure the store manager doesn't pull this $hit when applying for PT. ASK QUESTIONS and make sure you make it clear you only want 3-4 days a week if you plan to use Kroger as a supplement.



I do 30-36 hour weeks at the store I'm at. When senior day rolls around,the part timers in my department get f***ed into working six days a week. I have no respect for the management since they obviously have none for us.

 



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Looks like time to break out those Time Availability forms. And stick down just 4 days aweek.Any 4 and up to a certain amount of hours. If you have other obligations and a business of your own.

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I like how I can work a full time 40 hrs on a regular basis and still only get part time benefits because I'm not "full-time"

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Actually...I wouldn't recommend limiting your availability if you're desperate for a job. I know that my store manager won't hire ANYONE if they can't work EVERY day. He's also made it known that current associates can no longer change their availability forms unless they want to add more times they can work.

To be honest, I would just deal with whatever hours you manage to get. My department's hours are regularly cut; some months I work 12 hour weeks. Just to give you an idea of my department's turn-around, we haven't had a new employee for over a year and a half, and he had already worked for 3 years at that store in another department. It seems the only jobs that see a lot of turn around are the front-end jobs - cashiers and courtesy clerks.

-- Edited by MeatNSea on Friday 26th of March 2010 09:02:40 AM

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Here's the thing.  Kroger is in business for one thing and one thing only--to make a profit, right?  At least for the big wigs.  So maybe they lower prices for a little bit to get more customers in the store.  Well guess what happens?  They lower prices, gain more sales, but they're not making as much actual profit now so they have to cut costs somewhere--so they cut hours.

Also, Kroger never hires full-time; they work you to death as a part-timer or maybe you'll get full time hours for a little bit then BAM! just before you are about to make full time (12 weeks, consistent 35 hours or more) your hours get cut.  Kroger does not want to pay full time benefits.

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Anytime you limit your availability , you can loose your right to full time rates and benifits.And yes you need to average 35 hours a week for 12 weeks to get your full time status and benifits.In local 540 you can then be dropped down to 28 hours a week average, and still keep your full time status and benifits.But as short handed as the meat departments are, if you can not get all your hours in one store, there is always another one that will give you some hours also.


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""PT=5-6 days aweek for 4-5 hours anight for 24-25 hours aweek.
If I got to dressup in the d#mn uniform and drive my car in 5 days aweek, I'd ask for FT or go look for a FT job. ""

Yea but where can you work part time and still get Over time. If you are working 6 days , under a union contract, then you should be getting over time pay rate for any and all hours worked on a 6th day regardless of the few hours you may already have.

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Trying to re-define the definition.



Why in the hell would I want to come in more days than a Full TImer. Guess they think nobody has anything else like school or another job to do except come in and put Fruit Loops on the shelf every night.

++Better make sure the store manager doesn't pull this $hit when applying for PT. ASK QUESTIONS and make sure you make it clear you only want 3-4 days a week if you plan to use Kroger as a supplement.




 



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Well, I'm new to Kroger, and was told PT was under 24 hours a week, at my interview. BULL****! I'm almost eligible to join to union, and I have only had one week where I could say I worked PT hours. This week for example I got 40 hours! I don't want or need this sort of tomfoolery and yet still be called PT! Phyically I have some challanges, and this is playing havoc on my body, I've been off to the doctor already, and I haven't had to visit one in years before. I have worked other retail jobs, and when they say PT, they mean PT, lucy to see 20 hours a week, for example. What they hell is with Kroger? And why do llazy peole get to stay and the new person bust their balls? I mean, one I currently work with has been there ten or so years, she's not old, but the way she movies you'd think she was 192! I can get out three carts, while she may get out one cart with less than half a load in the same time! Nothing is said to her. Meanwhile every time I turn around there is a new task asdded to my list or a mananger trainee comes over to ask me to do something else... HUH?!! Odd place, this Kroger 



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Sorry guys....

  i had to delete a couple posts to this thread. no



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