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I've been working at kroger for 8 months. All of the employees are aware that use of their personal Kroger card on a customer order is against the rules. But we all do it basically, and not necessarily our card number but another number that we know isn't connected with a discount and so on. The other day I had a woman go through my lane. She entered her Kroger number about 6 or 7 times and even tried another number 3 or 4 times. It didn't work. She also told me she didn't want a new card (Hers was home or lost and she didn't seem as if she wanted to go back and get it) After her failed attempts I told her I can get her the regular Kroger discount in which she didnt really respond. So I had already entered a number in. This number is not connected with my name nor do I have a discount on it or use it for gas points or anything special at all. It is a card that is connected with my parents old housephone number. They also dont use it for gas or anything and they no longer shop at Kroger and haven't for months. Well the end of the order came about and she decided to then express to me that she wanted her gas points. Great, I didn't know what to do or if I could even get the number I put in off of the order. So I figured I'd go ahead and tender out the order and direct her to a supervisor. Well needless to say a couple of hours later I was taken into the office with the supervisor, a union rep and a manager. This guy is a dick anyway and is currently dating an employee in floral (what are the rules about that?). He made me read something in the handbook and wrote down a bunch of stuff that I commented on about the order. Then he said so I've talked to this and that investigators blah blah who are going to track your transactions (which my three roomates use the same number too) and said that I can either resign now or wait for that to happen and end up getting fired and bad **** put on my record. So if I would have waited and ended up getting fired would I have been able to get unemployeement? If I wanted to go back and take back my resignation could I? and let them investigate? Because I hadn't used in a while. 



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First: are you officially resigned, as in off the company data base? If so, I would attempt to talk to the union rep and see what that produces.

Second: If you are still technically in their system, I would definitely try to fight it.....but what with the details you provided, it sounds like you're on shaky ground.

Third: if you truly were coerced into resigning, and not actually fired, that alone could work in your defense. Was there any one there who could vouch to that?

I wish you best of luck on this~

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They had me write on a note pad that I was resigning but everyone I've explained this to thinks they tricked me into it by making me scared. (We think they are cutting dead weight and not letting anything by) the rep who was in there said nothing to me and everyone is afraid of the managers, I don't know if the supervisor I was with would help me at all, she's the one who sucks up to the managers the most. Also what are the rules with manager and employee dating? the same manager who was in the meeting with me is dating an employee, how is it fair that he enforces the rules on me with full consequences for going against the handbook yet he doesn't have to because he has the upper-hand? I have proof via text message from the girl that they are together



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Hmmmm.....In ever American company, it is a violation for a superior to have sexual relations with a subordinate. Your problem, where that is concerned, is that it is a legal matter for a civil suit and not applicable to your wrongful dismissal. I think your largest burden is that you are probably living in an at-will employment state and, as such, probably don't have much of a legal leg to stand on. I'm sorry: this isn't the help you're seeking, but at this point, if you don't feel confident appealing to the union, I would seek out a pro-bono (for free) lawyer, and see what your odds are there.

By the way, for future reference? Kroger probably got your rules infraction from that home phone number of your parents. You probably put that on your employment application.

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-----oh, and if it comes to a lawyer, my argument would be what you stated: they scared you into signing a confession. Hope all this helps,,,,


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Damn, Kroger takes those kplus cards serious. I don't really see a way out of this for you. Regardless if the card you used was set up for an employee discount or not, it's still your card and it's obviously in the handbook not to do that. I mean, you're 8 months in so you should have known...

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nocturnia wrote:

-----oh, and if it comes to a lawyer, my argument would be what you stated: they scared you into signing a confession. Hope all this helps,,,,


 Two words, "Under Durress"

That being said, as OBoro said, Kroger takes the plus card very seriously.  By scanning another card or entering a phone number, it is ultimately fraud.  There really isn't a way out.

 



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But that is for a potential jury---or judge----to decide. If for no other reason than to set a precedent against Corporate America, it is the way I would go. The worst they can be told is no.

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weather you can get unemployement or not, varies by state, and if kroger wants to fight it



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Contact Human Resources about the manager dating the employee and send a letter to the district manager as well.Calling the shortage hotline and reporting possible dishonesty between them will open more eyes and an investigation.Do not walk away quietly.



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Just resign. Not worth the trouble of fighting them. 



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you may have no chance at all, but it's ALWAYYS worth the fight, if you feel your right



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I would fight it... and in the future, if that situation happens again, just call a supervisor. It is not your fault that they forgot their Kroger Plus card. These customers are not worth getting fired over.

I would contact a union steward to help you fight it, since it's your first time being punished for this. And since your roommates are in the same household as you, they probably won't hold that against you either.

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Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, RUN!!! DO NOT hire on with this company. They will blow smoke up your ass, promise you things, and once you are there they will pull the rug out from under you. You will find yourself on your own without support from upper management. They play mind games with you keeping you wondering if you will be working tomorrow or be run out the door on your well Kroger greased ass. I tried to leave this type of opinion on other sites and those other ratings sites are heavily moderated and delete your bad ratings. I expect the companies pay them as 'members' to hide the truth. SPREAD THE WORD! Rateitall.com allows free speech and does not censor. Check the hiring boards and employment sites on Kroger and you will see they are always hiring. There is a reason for this and just told you what it is. I cant believe the guy below is still making 7.50 an hour. His manager is just wanting a fatter bonus check. They DO NOT care about you! EAT MY TURD STREAKED SHORTS KROGER!!!! They wouldn't be that way if it weren't for your inferior foods. RUN FROM THESE JERKS!!! NOW!

Read more: http://www.rateitall.com/i-5387-kroger.aspx#ixzz1ICmYUmMx



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We issue a new card at my store.


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BigEyedFish wrote:

We issue a new card at my store.


 

 

Holy gravedig! Give this man a medal! He can probably raise the dead, too!

 

 

Nothing like bringing up an almost 3-year-old topic, eh?



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