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I was in management at Kroger. They love people like you who believe the tripe they sell you. It means they can continue to offer a job with minimal pay and benefits, dress it up and call it something it isn't, so that they can make a bigger bonus. Congrats on the low standards you set for yourself. I guess that makes them easier to meet, huh?

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barada wrote:

once upon a time, kroger did not suck. when i started working for kroger, over 12 years ago, it was a good place to work. sure, tere were problems, like any job. but you could be proad to work for kroger. you did your job well, you were treated well.
now, kroger sucks big time. this is my opinion as to what happened.
i started noticing changes, right after 9-11. kroger like so many companies, r panicked about a possible ressesion,  actually HELPING start the ressesion, buy cutting people big time. customer service suffered. then, came cost cutting, and store's expense. repairs were no longer getting done. my store went to hell.sales slipped
now, instead of loking in at what caused sales to drop,poor staffing, no people to provide customer service kroger brass looked outward, and brought in "experts" the same idiots, that are now runing the company. kroger is dinking the coolaid, that remodel the stores to look like other grocery chains, spend tons of money retaining their poeple on new, untested ways of doing things, and when it doesn't work, it must be the workers fauly, buy new equipment, that have no effect on a customers shoping experience, or help make work eaiser.
basically, kroger changed everyting that worked, into stuf that diddn't, and if you question it, your gone. kroger lost a lot of vetern managers, supervisors, and workers to these new programs, and now there just arn't enough strong people left to hold things together, espicially since stores now run on s skelaton crew.
instead of looking at what started this trend, kroger continues down a fast track of destruction, refusing to admit, they made a mistake, then made it worse with more mistakes. must be the workers fault, cut them replace them.
and the circle goes on and on...
just my opinion. but then, im one of those vets that got cut, maybe i'm just bitter

-- Edited by barada on Monday 29th of November 2010 03:55:33 AM


 Well your spelling and sentence structure sucks ass but everything you said here I agree with.



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I've been employed about 7 months and the micro management and inconsistency between managers is my biggest complaint.  I worked 30 years with the federal government and I'm not use to the micro management concept of the inconsistency.  I doubt I'll be with Kroger much longer.



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SO TRUE . WE ARE PEOPLE NOT ROBOTS.



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I also been with  Krogers  around 12 years. The first years where good But then they took away holiday pay, like Easter, Halloween,etc. Unless its changed you work a 9 hour day , an hour is for lunch and two 15 minute breaks . That was in tenn . Texas krogers   does not do that .You get 30 minutes for the whole day, that sucks because we have to eat at the store or don't eat until you clock out . They have cut back on hours ,people ,repairs ,etc . We the people are treated like computers . Well I could go on and on  but what it boils down to is KROGERS SUCKS .



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I've been in retail over ten years with Kroger being my most recent job. They are understaffed and underpaid and the lazy workers abound here. Most good workers and managers move on as I did. And to the person who said all jobs suck, yeah they do so I chose to work where they pay a living wage instead of the sh*t they call a pay around here. Seriously, Wal-Mart and HEB pay and treat you better. Please be good to yourselves and find a better place to be.(that would be just bout anywhere but Kroger) 



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you are so right , got new president about a month ago ,it has got to where one person {not robot} does 2 to 3 jobs  which now the store and the workers suffer bad .the morale is waaayyy down .workers are getting worn out ,sick , etc. But what do you do . call union[ lmao ] Tried that . I to have been with company 12 years , but it don't mean a thing .



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So how did that 10 year will be gone work out?



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That's horrible.

I'm right about at the point of drinking on the clock, but I'm terrified that it might ruin drinking for me.



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I agree with many of the statements its not about the customer or the employees its about $$$$$$$$



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Yes they do southern Illinois division especially west Frankfort is one of the worse they only care about management salary bonuses pay and perks screw the regular employees they have so few to help the customers with service and well general customer courtesy the customers notice the cut backs its sad and stressful in that ****ty store employees look really bummed everyone except the high paid managers its a depressing store needs more employees that are treated better than **** slaves 



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Kroger is horrible still ten years later I had worked as frontend utility clerk and they expect tht position to do everything when they have a new job to add guess what matinance gets it excuse my spelling I also remember one time I went into work and a few hours into my shift I started to feel sick ended up throwing up in the bathroom told my boss about it and was told to stick it out bc they didn't have anyone tht could come in Im in my mid 20s and and pretty much all my coworkers in my department are all old farts and one guy on disability who was lazy and barely did his job so no one could /would come in I tried to stick it out but couldnt I was just to sick so I told my boss I cant I have to go and then get told that Im gonna get an absence for it an absense for what being sick its not my fault tht I was sick could barely walk around the store which was a main part of my job so I said **** it and left barely made the walk home and threw up as soon as I walked through the door turns out I had food poisoning but yet but lucky for one Guy tht didnt last long in my department he got sick was able to go home without getting an absense bc I covered it and Thts the only reason he didnt get one For that reason sure he would of if I hadnt covered also most of the workers are idiots and there  be like a few drops of milk on the floor or something and I get called all the way to one end  of the store stoping what I needed to get done which is a **** load of stuff bc someone cant take a paper towel and wipe it I get its my job but come on its a few drops not a whole gallon and between my duties spills sweeps bathroom etc and every other week getting something added to the list it was just impossible and stressful too much **** to do in such little time and then to get bitched at  when I had enough of being a front end utility clerk I asked to get transferred to stocking bc the holiday season was coming up and figured what perfect timing they will need more stockers was told that yes we can do that we are gonna need stockers and figured they would start trying to hire someone to replace me at tht position so I could transfer  to the one I wanted but no they didnt do jack **** about it hell The first time I asked before the last one I talked to a hr manager that said i Needed to do this and tht to become a stocker and come to find out months later tht he just went up to another employee and started making the moves right away even though I asked him and this other worker that didnt even ask I had enough so I quit hell I was one of there best matinance  workers they still havent replaced me four months later so best decision of my life and a side note I wish I knew the union was optional I was pretty much lead on tht I had to so those *******s got a lot of my money from my paychecks it sucks but I think If I quit my job and the union they legaly should have to give me my money they stole but whatever just bull**** and I hope Amazon new grocery thing and Walmart put them out of buissne bc these retards are ****in god awful employers 



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I have not worked at Kroger but my dad has for more than 30 years. It breaks my heart to see my dads spirit absolutely shattered because of how poorly Kroger treats their loyal employees. He has always been a really good manager. He would go in on his days off all the time to help out if his store was behind on certain things. Hes A very kind, respectful, hard-working person and has always treated the employees and customers with respect (even if the customers are rude). His store specifically is always on top of things and even doing pretty well considering the circumstances of COVID-19. But what is really frustrating to see is the unrealistic expectations put on managers and district managers(especially during an economy altering event such as the pandemic). My dad believes that Kroger is making things unreasonable to have a reason to fire him so they can hire A younger manager that they dont have to pay near as much (because my dad has earned many raises for his store doing well). He says that he has seen it happen to other managers several times throughout his years at Kroger. This is why Kroger is a miserable place to work. my dad is so ready to get out of Kroger that hes willing to take the risk in looking at a completely different career, rather than spending his last five years till retirement working at Kroger. I can tell that he doesnt feel like he can take another five years. I feel horrible for him. 

Also, I forgot to mention that my dad has been in the military for 30 years part time As well. He has been deployed twice and every time he returned after a year of being deployed there was always a chance that Kroger wasnt going to be willing to give his original position back to him. my mom feared that he would come back and not even have a job when he came back to civilian life. So to sum it up, Kroger has grown into a terrible company that no longer prides itself on good morals, but rather the sole desire to make money at ANY cost. I do understand that thats how most things are nowadays but Kroger took a serious nose dive really really quick. When I was little I used to think it was a company that took pride in its community and workers like my dad desperately try to do (thats why I wanted to work there at one point) but seeing what it did to my dad makes me sick.

I do understand that my point of view may be considered biased, but if I didnt believe there was a serious issue I wouldnt be ranting here on my dads behalf. 



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Kroger kicked my bf and I out just because their card reader wasnt working and they assumed our card got declined my bf called the bank which took ten to thirty seconds and then showed them his bank account and asked if they would use a different card reader. Im now way were we rude or holding anyone up and never did we ask for the manager until they threatened to kick us out for no reason. I understand there is protocol for declined cards but they treated us like **** for no reason and because Im autistic it really upset and confused me but never did I have an attitude. Also my shopping experience has never been great. I used to work at an Albertsons when I was a teen so I know how sucky it probably is to work there. Ive known a few people that worked at Kroger they all hated it except this one guy I know who loved it 



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There is absolutely nothing good about working for Kroger. The company is full of abusive management, hateful coworkers that live for drama. Did I mention the majority of the employees including management are stealing from Kroger on a daily basis? So, if you enjoy being underpaid, unappreciated, abused, and threatened then Kroger is the place for you. Lol. Kroger Really Sucks | Many of you might don't matter and would enjoy shopping but it is just a waste of time and money without knowing Kroger Return Policy. For me not knowing the store policy really sucks and had bad experience towards them.   

[Admin Edit:] That link looks sketchy so I removed it.



-- Edited by Admin on Monday 1st of November 2021 02:19:25 AM

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Kroger is very unfair to it's best employees. If you work hard more work is forced on you, no help is offered. You are expected to perform impossible tasks in the shift you are given . I worked for this devilish company for 16 years and got nothing but crap from the worthless managers. As a department head you are stripped of your best help, and given either no help  or very sub-par help, so you end up working your tail off. I just one day walked out because I was about have a melt down and no one cared or would help. My advice to all of you is don't work for these ungrateful bastards, they will bleed you dry, throw you aside and get new victims. NEVER will this company appreciate one damn thing you do for them. Good luck to all of you!



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I've been with Kroger 8 years and you hit the nail on the head. I more often than not feel burned out and frustrated and try not to go to management for anything because they seem clueless and make the situations worse. I work in pickup which is a department I suggest never working in. I'm stressed out most days. Was a lead and stepped down along with the other lead around March. It was a complete ****show. All management did was call watch us drown. We had orders in all four corners of the store and were also trying to train 23 new people. It's similar now. Christmas is a week away and we are just now sent people to cross-train and new people for the department. Covid has been going on all year. We couldn't prepare any better? 



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Kroger "friendly"???? I went to the Oxford, MS Kroger to drop a FEDEX package and do some shopping. Standing 7 feet from the "lady" Annette at the service counter, I was not wearing a face diaper because of breathing issues. She announced "I can't service you because you're not wearing a mask" ... I told her I was 72 and had breathing problems ... her response: "I don't care ... it's required" ... She missed her calling as a Nazi prison guard. I may never shop there again.



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Tell me anonymous, why don't you start shopping at Trump's Family Friendly's Market? You won't find any face diapers there. And if you don't like the service yall can always storm the counter. Oxford, MS says it all.



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The company always has to be trying to get away with something, like some kind of psycho.  The lipstick on a pig routine we have been getting lately isn't convincing.  I hope it goes under soon.



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I work at a Kroger store in cincinnati and I trt my best to be friendly. I mean I don't smile like a clown and talking like Barney the dinosaur. I get so much **** from managers and supervisors for not being barney the dinosaur. I have seen people's reactions to the so called customer engagement and they seem rather put off.


 God!  You are right on your money with your post.   The ugly-rude-*ss store manager at my daughter's place of employment has been on my daughter's *ss because she doesn't smile like a frickin' clown and laugh like Barney the dinosaur.  I think this store manager thinks employees are there for her personal amusement and to be abused.  A lot of the regular customers like my daughter because she is genuine and helpful in her dealings with them.  Why can't the store manager just leave it alone?  And, additionally, when a customer is obnoxiously rude why should employees have to put up with that?  No, employees should not be rude, but they certainly should be able to call a manager and have a manager support them (oh, but NOT at Kroger) when the customer is being beyond ridiculous with their behavior.  A customer like that should be ejected from the store, but Kroger does not care for its employees .... big mistake.



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Had another.  Paper appears with numbered lines on it and instruction to print name, sign and date.  Nothing else.  No indication of what it is supposed to be.  Manager of the department or front end manager state verbally that it aknowleges that we have been informed of some rule change from a year ago.  They may claim you sold your soul.  It would now be surprising.  Creeps.



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YOU ARE 100%CORRECT. The whole company from top to bottom has NO leadership.

No one will correct a minor problem. And major problems is turn into the good employee leaving.

 

 

 

 



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 So corporate took a group photo huh? 



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I think the author of the topic is wrong. I had no problem with the Kroger.

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Kroger is a very bad company. I worked there 10 years. it is mentally and emotionally abusive not worth the money they pay



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I have worked there for a total of 8 months and if have already seen how terrible the company is. Over half of the store employees talk to me about how many years of hard work they have given to the company. Most of them are not given any opportunity for advancement and sometimes even demoted. When they stand up and quit they are replaced in an instant. The pay is not great for the harder jobs in the store and many times they have made it clear that profits come above the employees well being no matter who it is. I will be looking for other employment as soon as possible before i become another person talking about my 21 years of service only to quit and be replaced within the day (actual story of the produce manager at pur store). 



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Yes this is so true I have worked there 10 months and the management is horrible. They are not understanding one bit and drive away all their best employees. 



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