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looking for any ridiculous stories or experiences that you or a friend have had with working at krogers. my managers were insane and terrible i just want to see how many other kroger workers had unbelievable experiences working there.  

if your interested in mine i have plenty but my favorite is when my deli department head, was standing in front of the computer and phone area, as she always was, and i was making sandwiches, the phone rang, right in front of her while she was doing NOTHING as usual,  and this woman literally turns to me and asks me to answer it. i thought it was a joke but she was so serious. that sums up my whole experience working with her tbh



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IDK if you could really call it a horror story, but my worst experience working for Kroger is working with some one who whines to management all the time about others when she does nothing at all! She acts if she knows what she's doing, but then has to ask how to make a sandwich, filter the fryers, count the chicken, and make a salad. Stay in your department and actually do the work, maybe you won't have to ask questions you should already know after 6 months.



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they aren't meant to be actual horror stories more of ridiculous stories lol but yeah i hate that too!



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nonya wrote:

looking for any ridiculous stories or experiences that you or a friend have had with working at krogers. my managers were insane and terrible i just want to see how many other kroger workers had unbelievable experiences working there.  

if your interested in mine i have plenty but my favorite is when my deli department head, was standing in front of the computer and phone area, as she always was, and i was making sandwiches, the phone rang, right in front of her while she was doing NOTHING as usual,  and this woman literally turns to me and asks me to answer it. i thought it was a joke but she was so serious. that sums up my whole experience working with her tbh


 



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my horror story. i went to work today



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i feel that the entire work experience here is a horror story, but i suppose i'll dispense a few highlights.

for a period of a couple weeks, our main bay door was disabled beyond repair. reason being, some jerkoff rammed the power jack into it full speed. it was held open by a metal ladder on top of milk crates. that's right, milk crates, which were flexing heavily under the weight of the door i may add. we've since then got a new bay door, but someone who thinks they're funny scrawled "please do not ram jack into door!" in marker on the face of it.

back when i was working as a cc, i was all to familiar with scrubbing the latrines, but this one takes the cake in terms of absolute horror. i was spraying down the lone urinal in the customer bathrooms, and there was a particularly nasty amber pool in the bottom of the urinal. i flushed the urinal expecting it to do so, but water started rising and within seconds, the floor was being soiled with piss water. luckily, the nearby drain caught most of it, and a simple mop up solved what could have been a very seriously awful scenario.

BONUS STORY WHERE SOMETHING COOL ACTUALLY HAPPENED TO ME AT WORK

i was pushing carts one hot, summer day and an arabic looking man with a thick accent walks up to me. naturally, i think it's a customer who wants a cart so i offer him one, but instead he offers me a shawarma. i was a bit skeptical, but i took it, knowing i could just take it now out of kindness and discard it later, but i ate it. it was delicious, and to this day, i still think about that mysterious shawarma messenger.



-- Edited by nightcrewzombie on Tuesday 16th of May 2017 08:22:35 AM

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When I first started working at Kroger, the Lead walked me through the store showing me where our truck loads go, where our displays are and explained to me rotate. She also walked me through dating our products. I served customers on my first day. I served customers and stocked display on my second day. On my third day I was to close the department. I hadn't been trained on how to do this. 2 people called in that day and they left me with a lazy slacker. He was leaving 2 hours before we were to close. Again I had even been trained to close. He said to me you take the slicers apart, the rotisserie apart, filter the fryers and take them apart, clean them, sweep and hose the floors. Then he left. I had to go with my intuition on how to do it all. The next day the whole department was talking badly about me and judging me so coldly. A week later they left me alone again, because people called off. Then others started blaming me for the mistakes they made. I decided to start putting my initials on everything that I did. This way the department could stop blaming me and start taking ownership for their own mistakes. It is almost 6 months since I started working there and they still try to tell me how to do the job. WHAAATTT? I have practically trained my self and do the job better than most of them, and now they want to tell me how to do it. That is my Kroger worst experience (horror story).  



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Here's one.

Just last week we were busy. Beyond swamped. We had lines melting into each other for the check stands. Lines to get into lines so you can get into... A line. 3 checkers woeking plus they had me cover courtesy clerk duties that day. No carts in the lot. We were calling, and calling, and calling for checkout help. Where was management in a this? In their office playing with a Woody action figure making it speak over the loud speaker with two other clerks. Not one came up to help. I wish I could tell you we got it all straightened out, but it was even busier when I left. And to top it all off? The Asm got mad because she thought we sent a customer to her to complain.

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Here's one.

Just last week we were busy. Beyond swamped. We had lines melting into each other for the check stands. Lines to get into lines so you can get into... A line. 3 checkers woeking plus they had me cover courtesy clerk duties that day. No carts in the lot. We were calling, and calling, and calling for checkout help. Where was management in a this? In their office playing with a Woody action figure making it speak over the loud speaker with two other clerks. Not one came up to help. I wish I could tell you we got it all straightened out, but it was even busier when I left. And to top it all off? The Asm got mad because she thought we sent a customer to her to complain.


 Oh man. I would love to see your managers try that up by me. Store Director would cave their heads in verbally so fast they wouldn't know which way was up. Maybe that's why most of my management team are some what older individuals except for our SOM and Night Lead.



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I thought it was only me! One of my horror stories about working at Kroger was getting removed from a department because of discrimination. The second horror story has half to do about discrimination then half to do with some of the cruel people I worked with not giving me my requested days off and making me work closing almost every scheduled day. My friend still works at Kroger and shes getting treated the same way I was. 



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Really, this one boils down to management and our absolutely ridiculous turnover rate:

As a bit of a background, we're considered one of the "best" stores in our district. Which in turn, adds an unnecessary amount of pressure on EVERYONE, what with having corporate come through at least once every couple weeks.

 

Which normally wouldn't be so bad as we have a pretty solid team in most departments. However, our turnover rate is absolutely ludicrous, thanks in part of one co-manager in particular. For the sake of anonymity, we're gonna call her "Tiffany."

I don't normally throw this word around like it's going out of style but this woman is truly without a doubt a class A, stamp guaranteed, all American BITCH.

 

Some of the things that she has said to some of my coworkers over the years makes me wonder every single day how this woman still even has a job here. (Probably because she's good at what she does which is all Cincinnati cares about anyway. But boy what a cost) She currently holds the title for the most disrespectful, rude and vile "human being" I have EVER met in my life.

 

A good friend of mine had worked at Starbucks for years before she came along. One day, right before a walkthrough, they had a rush like you wouldn't believe. When it was finally over, the poor girls had decided to take a minute to collect themselves and breathe. Tiffany comes walking over, screaming in her shrill voice as she does, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING??" she asked.

 

My friend in question explained to her everything that had just happened, to which she ever so graciously replies "Oh, I don't care about that! I care about this walkthrough! Get back to work!" A few days later, my friend suddenly quit. When I asked her why, she directly cited Tiffany and this incident in particular as the reason. 

 

Another incident involves another good friend of mine who worked in the grocery department and took my place after I left for the meat department. (Mind you, they went through three other people before this guy who had also quit because of Tiffany. See a pattern yet?) Nice kid who happens to be high functioning autistic.

When you ask someone what their reason is for having left Kroger, a common answer is the lack of training. That's not bull****. At all. Any sort of training aside from mandatory computer work is basically nonexistant. (Hell, I operated a power jack for 5 out of the 6 years I've been there before I was ever certified.) And this story proves no exception.

 

The grocery manager at the time hated training new hires. I mean HATED it. To the point where he would downright refused to do it. And the grocery dept. is supposed to have two closers every single night, but because we're ****ed on staff, we end up with one or sometimes even none at all leaving other depts. to pick up the slack.

 

So suffice to say, this kid was barely trained if at all. He had no idea what he was doing most of the time and was constantly left to find things to do as all of the things that required doing were already done by noon. (A big shout out to the company wide Adderall addiction for that one) And Tiffany would drop the hammer on this kid all the time. She's called him stupid, worthless, a waste of space, a joke, etc. ALL TO HIS FACE. Every chance she got, she reminded him how worthless she thought he was. Guess what happened? Yup. He quit.

I'm certainly no stranger to her cruelty myself either. She's belittled me, called me names, insulted my intelligence on several occasions and talks down to me as much as she talks down to everyone.

 

Another thing that is no joke is the fact that most people in the positions of managment play favorites, hardcore. She'll stand around talking with the grocery manager (who does the same thing with most other associates and deptartment heads) and she would do so for a long time. But if *I* did that, it'd be the end of the ****ing world apparently. Hypocrite much?

As I previously stated, it blows my ****ing mind that this woman still has a job with this company and really makes me ashamed to even work there. (As if I didn't have enough reasons in the first place) and as long as she keeps putting good numbers on a sheet of paper, the store manager and corporate will continue to turn a blind eye to her insane and inhuman behavior. In a perfect world, all the people she's wronged over the years would come forward with all the stories about this thunder**** and how she's wronged them and get her the **** out of there. Only in a perfect world...



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Really, this one boils down to management and our absolutely ridiculous turnover rate:

As a bit of a background, we're considered one of the "best" stores in our district. Which in turn, adds an unnecessary amount of pressure on EVERYONE, what with having corporate come through at least once every couple weeks.

 

Which normally wouldn't be so bad as we have a pretty solid team in most departments. However, our turnover rate is absolutely ludicrous, thanks in part of one co-manager in particular. For the sake of anonymity, we're gonna call her "Tiffany."

I don't normally throw this word around like it's going out of style but this woman is truly without a doubt a class A, stamp guaranteed, all American BITCH.

 

Some of the things that she has said to some of my coworkers over the years makes me wonder every single day how this woman still even has a job here. (Probably because she's good at what she does which is all Cincinnati cares about anyway. But boy what a cost) She currently holds the title for the most disrespectful, rude and vile "human being" I have EVER met in my life.

 

A good friend of mine had worked at Starbucks for years before she came along. One day, right before a walkthrough, they had a rush like you wouldn't believe. When it was finally over, the poor girls had decided to take a minute to collect themselves and breathe. Tiffany comes walking over, screaming in her shrill voice as she does, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING??" she asked.

 

My friend in question explained to her everything that had just happened, to which she ever so graciously replies "Oh, I don't care about that! I care about this walkthrough! Get back to work!" A few days later, my friend suddenly quit. When I asked her why, she directly cited Tiffany and this incident in particular as the reason. 

 

Another incident involves another good friend of mine who worked in the grocery department and took my place after I left for the meat department. (Mind you, they went through three other people before this guy who had also quit because of Tiffany. See a pattern yet?) Nice kid who happens to be high functioning autistic.

When you ask someone what their reason is for having left Kroger, a common answer is the lack of training. That's not bull****. At all. Any sort of training aside from mandatory computer work is basically nonexistant. (Hell, I operated a power jack for 5 out of the 6 years I've been there before I was ever certified.) And this story proves no exception.

 

The grocery manager at the time hated training new hires. I mean HATED it. To the point where he would downright refused to do it. And the grocery dept. is supposed to have two closers every single night, but because we're ****ed on staff, we end up with one or sometimes even none at all leaving other depts. to pick up the slack.

 

So suffice to say, this kid was barely trained if at all. He had no idea what he was doing most of the time and was constantly left to find things to do as all of the things that required doing were already done by noon. (A big shout out to the company wide Adderall addiction for that one) And Tiffany would drop the hammer on this kid all the time. She's called him stupid, worthless, a waste of space, a joke, etc. ALL TO HIS FACE. Every chance she got, she reminded him how worthless she thought he was. Guess what happened? Yup. He quit.

I'm certainly no stranger to her cruelty myself either. She's belittled me, called me names, insulted my intelligence on several occasions and talks down to me as much as she talks down to everyone.

 

Another thing that is no joke is the fact that most people in the positions of managment play favorites, hardcore. She'll stand around talking with the grocery manager (who does the same thing with most other associates and deptartment heads) and she would do so for a long time. But if *I* did that, it'd be the end of the ****ing world apparently. Hypocrite much?

As I previously stated, it blows my ****ing mind that this woman still has a job with this company and really makes me ashamed to even work there. (As if I didn't have enough reasons in the first place) and as long as she keeps putting good numbers on a sheet of paper, the store manager and corporate will continue to turn a blind eye to her insane and inhuman behavior. In a perfect world, all the people she's wronged over the years would come forward with all the stories about this thunder**** and how she's wronged them and get her the **** out of there. Only in a perfect world...


 Just reading this makes my blood boil, and I feel so sorry for all the employees who have been harassed, belittled, mocked, talked to in a harsh way, enough to make them quit, by this manager "TIFFANY". 

Makes me want to see a NEW "#ME TOO" movement start here in the US......................a movement to OUT the truly evil, hateful, heartless managers of the world...........not just the ones who are sexually abusive (although, yes that too), but the managers who finally start to face the music for all the wickedness they have done over the years to the employees under their management.  

 



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One time i had to work until midnight as a high school Junior. If anyone has had to do the same, they know that the store is basically empty because stockers are usually in the back if any are working, and anyone shopping that late is in their pajamas and plans on going through self checkout. So basically, I was the only person that was supposed to work up front on the only open register. One of my coworkers was supposed to get off at 11, but to this day I am so glad that he stuck around with me since I was complaining about having to stay. (Seriously this guy was a life saver because you can get in trouble for not clocking out 7 minutes after your shift, so he clocked out and kept bagging groceries anyway). But anyway, we were just chatting to each other, and across the store I could hear a man yelling and being loud. He was with two women, so we didn't think much of it and just thought they were messing around. He was skirting his cart around the produce section to the alcohol, and this guy seemed completely insane. I prayed with all of my might that he would just go through self checkout and leave us alone honestly. Much to my surprise (sarcasm), he pulled his cart up to my lane once he was done shopping, and he gave me the creeps as soon as he looked at me. He was an older man whom I had never seen at Kroger (I worked in a relatively small town, and I worked there for a year so I was kind of familiar with the people). He was singing a Rolling Stones song under his breath, and I noticed that one of the two women that I had seen earlier with him was gone. I nodded hello, hoping to just do my job and get it over with, and as he and the woman began to unload the cart, he said some pretty vulgar stuff to the woman about how she looked. Honestly, she was barely dressed and she made no expression towards what he said. It just made me feel like she was used to it. The man started complaining that they forgot to get bread, so he told her to go get some and kept making crazy jokes and laughing, like I was really going to laugh at this *******. I just kept doing what I was doing, and tried not to make any crazy faces at my coworker. Once the woman was gone for a while, he started yelling some name (I can't even remember what it was but I will never forget what he said next), and he looked me dead in the face and said "That's her stripper name". After that, I couldn't wait for this guy to leave. Finally both the girls came back and he started yelling because it was the wrong type of bread, and both of the girls just stayed expressionless. He was saying all type of four letter words, and then he looked down at my coworker who had been looking down and bagging the whole time. I have to admit, I had a small crush on this coworker because he was pretty cute, but the guy said something insinuating that an older guy would have a lot of fun with him, someone so young and tall. My coworker just went "What?" and the guy started laughing. Then he turned to me and I was expecting the worst, but I think he noticed that I was paying attention when he was singing the Rolling Stones, so he asked me if I liked the rolling stones. Since I didn't answer he just started singing Get Off Of My Cloud. When I later told my dad this crazy story when he picked me up, I told him that I had every urge to tell the guy that I was a huge Beatles fan. However, I actually want to live my life, so nahhhh.

To this day, I hope I never see this creepy ass, weasel-looking guy again.



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It happened when the first days that I was working as a cashier, and of course I had no bagger. I had finished this elderly couples groceries and the guy had been bagging his own while I was ringing him up. When I finished ringing them out, they had a tiny amount left which makes it awkward for me because I never know whether to come around and help them finish it up or stand awkwardly and wait while they put their last two bags away. Anyway, I decided to wait because he was almost done he had been helping out anyway. As they were walking away I realized that he had left his paper towels sitting on the bagging area and I told him back to get them. This seemed to make him snap. He started yelling about how he never should have had to bag any of his own groceries and I was lazy for not doing it for them. His wife was all on board saying that I should have helped him out and he shouldn't have had to do that himself. Keep in mind, I did not ask him to do his own groceries, I would have done that for him at the end if he had not been doing it himself. Also any of my co-workers could tell you I am not lazy, and I had to run them up very fast and was fully prepared to help them bag as well. I frequently been told I'm the best cashier in my store. anyway, the wife went on to say that they should get $30 off their order because they had to bag their own stuff. Thankfully she didn't press that because that doesn't make any sense at all. The funniest part was, they told me that my store was going to lose quite a lot of business because they were going to start going to Aldi instead. The customers behind them were laughing after they left, because everyone knows that all the you have to bag all of your own groceries and even bring your own bags!

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To this day, I hope I never see this creepy ass, weasel-looking guy again.


 Turn on the news you see a creepy guy everyday. His name Joe Biden AKA Creepy Joe.



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Every day is a nightmare in offsite fuel.

It absolutely sucks and doesn't pay anything, which means our turnover rate is absurd.

So, we generally only have a single attendant unless it's load day, and sometimes even then.

Except our fuel center is quite busy, meaning there is a customer at the window every 30 seconds.  Or sooner, during peak times.

So, for every single task outside of the kiosk (stocking, trash, cleaning, anything), you have to drop whatever you you are doing and go back inside every 30 seconds.  Or sooner.

This means that minutes of work take hours, and you have to walk miles to complete a task 30 feet away.

I feel like Sisyphus pushing the boulder up the hill.

The worst part, though, is that none of it matters.  Everything is old and stained and never looks clean, dirt and dust blows in overnight, and the customers are a bunch of animals.

Even if you spend 3 hours walking 6 miles to do a 20 minute job, no one can tell the next day.

And then you get grief about it.



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You're lucky my experience was way worse it was almost a nightmare I started having panic attacks I actually think I should write a book on the trouble that I went through working at Kroger and the lawsuit and sedwick and everything that's gone on more people should know because it's not good for the mental health to be used abused and attacked and treated bad and you can file grievance and their HR is not for you your HR is for the assets of the company so if they come and act like they care they don't but yeah I actually think I'm going to write a book about everything wrong about everything



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You're lucky my experience was way worse it was almost a nightmare I started having panic attacks I actually think I should write a book on the trouble that I went through working at Kroger and the lawsuit and sedwick and everything that's gone on more people should know because it's not good for the mental health to be used abused and attacked and treated bad and you can file grievance and their HR is not for you your HR is for the assets of the company so if they come and act like they care they don't but yeah I actually think I'm going to write a book about everything wrong about everything


 You're right about PA, they suck worse than almost anything. I would literally rather take a knife wound. At least with that I know what it is and how to fix it.

I worked in retail for many years; although my alcoholism is what caused me to get in and stay with that rotten field in the first place, working in it 100% made my drinking even worse. This mixture caused me severe anxiety and panic attacks almost every day. Just the thought that I might have one typically brought it on.

I've been done with addictions and retail for many years now, and VIOLA! No more panic attacks. biggrin



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I'm a courtesy clerk. Been with this company for a few good years and even had stints in a few other departments. I did my job, got along with a lot of my coworkers and most of the managers that came down the line. However, there were some, both coworkers and managers that I couldn't stand. The coworkers were easy to deal with. But the managers were a different story. There were also a few front end heads as well. 

This first group goes back when there was only one CC that worked opening shift. The main manager was a power-drunk who was both verbally and physically abusive. They got fired. One of the comanagers was an arrogant jerk. They retired. Another comanager was racist. They moved out-of-state. The two comanagers that replaced them were both idiots and got fired. One of them died. A front end lead was an iron-fisted jerk. They quit because the manager at the time, who was a nice person, wanted them to step down because of their attitude.

Fast-forward a few years later. A comanager that I had worked with previously and got along with turned on me. And one of the comanagers that was a former department head and a new comer decided to join forces. The comanager that first turned on me died. The other comanager was shunned from their religious group. As for the new comer, they were transferred back and forth and started being a little nicer. 

During all this time I was belittled, threatened, had extra work piled on me, everything that could be done to make me crack. But I didn't let them. They wanted me fired. I'm still working. And as of now there are no more bullies or idiots to deal with. But I will expect the unexpected. 



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I'm a courtesy clerk. Been with this company for a few good years and even had stints in a few other departments. I did my job, got along with a lot of my coworkers and most of the managers that came down the line. However, there were some, both coworkers and managers that I couldn't stand. The coworkers were easy to deal with. But the managers were a different story. There were also a few front end heads as well. 

This first group goes back when there was only one CC that worked opening shift. The main manager was a power-drunk who was both verbally and physically abusive. They got fired. One of the comanagers was an arrogant jerk. They retired. Another comanager was racist. They moved out-of-state. The two comanagers that replaced them were both idiots and got fired. One of them died. A front end lead was an iron-fisted jerk. They quit because the manager at the time, who was a nice person, wanted them to step down because of their attitude.

Fast-forward a few years later. A comanager that I had worked with previously and got along with turned on me. And one of the comanagers that was a former department head and a new comer decided to join forces. The comanager that first turned on me died. The other comanager was shunned from their religious group. As for the new comer, they were transferred back and forth and started being a little nicer. 

During all this time I was belittled, threatened, had extra work piled on me, everything that could be done to make me crack. But I didn't let them. They wanted me fired. I'm still working. And as of now there are no more bullies or idiots to deal with. But I will expect the unexpected. 


 The consistent problematic theme I see in all this is you confuse



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I'm a courtesy clerk. Been with this company for a few good years and even had stints in a few other departments. I did my job, got along with a lot of my coworkers and most of the managers that came down the line. However, there were some, both coworkers and managers that I couldn't stand. The coworkers were easy to deal with. But the managers were a different story. There were also a few front end heads as well. 

This first group goes back when there was only one CC that worked opening shift. The main manager was a power-drunk who was both verbally and physically abusive. They got fired. One of the comanagers was an arrogant jerk. They retired. Another comanager was racist. They moved out-of-state. The two comanagers that replaced them were both idiots and got fired. One of them died. A front end lead was an iron-fisted jerk. They quit because the manager at the time, who was a nice person, wanted them to step down because of their attitude.

Fast-forward a few years later. A comanager that I had worked with previously and got along with turned on me. And one of the comanagers that was a former department head and a new comer decided to join forces. The comanager that first turned on me died. The other comanager was shunned from their religious group. As for the new comer, they were transferred back and forth and started being a little nicer. 

During all this time I was belittled, threatened, had extra work piled on me, everything that could be done to make me crack. But I didn't let them. They wanted me fired. I'm still working. And as of now there are no more bullies or idiots to deal with. But I will expect the unexpected. 


 The consistent problematic theme I see in all this is you confuse


No. It was a case of being bullied when all I wanted to do was simply come to work, do my job, and go home after my shift was done. But they decided to pick on me for their own stupid reasons. 



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I'm a courtesy clerk. Been with this company for a few good years and even had stints in a few other departments. I did my job, got along with a lot of my coworkers and most of the managers that came down the line. However, there were some, both coworkers and managers that I couldn't stand. The coworkers were easy to deal with. But the managers were a different story. There were also a few front end heads as well. 

This first group goes back when there was only one CC that worked opening shift. The main manager was a power-drunk who was both verbally and physically abusive. They got fired. One of the comanagers was an arrogant jerk. They retired. Another comanager was racist. They moved out-of-state. The two comanagers that replaced them were both idiots and got fired. One of them died. A front end lead was an iron-fisted jerk. They quit because the manager at the time, who was a nice person, wanted them to step down because of their attitude.

Fast-forward a few years later. A comanager that I had worked with previously and got along with turned on me. And one of the comanagers that was a former department head and a new comer decided to join forces. The comanager that first turned on me died. The other comanager was shunned from their religious group. As for the new comer, they were transferred back and forth and started being a little nicer. 

During all this time I was belittled, threatened, had extra work piled on me, everything that could be done to make me crack. But I didn't let them. They wanted me fired. I'm still working. And as of now there are no more bullies or idiots to deal with. But I will expect the unexpected. 


 The consistent problematic theme I see in all this is you confuse


No. It was a case of being bullied when all I wanted to do was simply come to work, do my job, and go home after my shift was done. But they decided to pick on me for their own stupid reasons. 


 I u understand and agree its NOT you. Just do what you came to do and no more. I advise NOT getting them out of ANY jams THEY get themselves in. Let them figure it out for themselves. That's why they are in management. 

 

And as for bullies in the workplace, you can take a flying fu*k at the moon for all I care. 



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kroger is loaded with psychopaths. no ethics at all. no regard for the law or their bs rules, which constantly change.

bullying is a serious problem. company will call a halt to any bullying they don't sanction. controlling everything that goes on, always watching. acting innocent. they have to be nice to have anyone to hire or get anyone to work for more than a week. that can change. do not apply.

i remember one really determined sexual harrasser. got well busted by the gov. transferred. promoted. 



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My story started at a Kroger affiliate in North Spokane Washington in 2018 where I proudly worked until I transferred to the Clackamas Oregon store over three years ago.  A few months after my transfer to the Clackamas store I noticed a few employees and management referring to me as Big Boy and Fat Ass because I am over http://www.sparklit.com/images/captcha.img?cID=268098380&context=forum&rnd=824861 weight. In fact, my department lead in the meat department would never give me the time of day because of my weight. Soon I taking photos of some graffiti including such names written on my locker. After I informed the store manager and a.s.m., they only laughed and played it down. So I started documenting the incidents by taking photos and reporting it to my HR and Union representative only to be ignored. So then I posted the incidents on social media and thats when the retaliation started. For the last six months of my employment I was face with manager harassment, threats from the Loss Prevention team, department leads avoiding me, and finally when my fith anniversary arrived, everyone who had an anniversary received gift cards and other prizes, but me. I gave my two weeks notice and I now work for a company that appreciates me.



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So on my break today I needed to use the restroom. As I walked in some one blasted **** on the wall behind the toilet.... I almost hurled! I didn't even report it no way was I gonna clean that **** up. People can be so disgusting...

 



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I work here but don't live with my parents.



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So on my break today I needed to use the restroom. As I walked in some one blasted **** on the wall behind the toilet.... I almost hurled! I didn't even report it no way was I gonna clean that **** up. People can be so disgusting...

 


 I do that as well. Cleaning someone else's fecal matter is WAAAAAAY BEYOND my pay scale. So if it's really bad in a stall I shut the door...some doors you can "lock" from the outside. (There is a silver backside to the door lock that if you take a coin you can lock it shut. It is circle shaped and has a l in the middle of the circle).

If it's a regular log on the floor, I somehow ALWAYS fail to "see" it.

Once someone told me after I clocked out someone shat all over the wall and toilet in the bathroom middle stall. 

My reaction was "that's nasty."

Their reaction: "Really?!?" Wow.....



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So on my break today I needed to use the restroom. As I walked in some one blasted **** on the wall behind the toilet.... I almost hurled! I didn't even report it no way was I gonna clean that **** up. People can be so disgusting...

 


 I do that as well. Cleaning someone else's fecal matter is WAAAAAAY BEYOND my pay scale. So if it's really bad in a stall I shut the door...some doors you can "lock" from the outside. (There is a silver backside to the door lock that if you take a coin you can lock it shut. It is circle shaped and has a l in the middle of the circle).

If it's a regular log on the floor, I somehow ALWAYS fail to "see" it.

Once someone told me after I clocked out someone shat all over the wall and toilet in the bathroom middle stall. 

My reaction was "that's nasty."

Their reaction: "Really?!?" Wow.....


I saw one of the custodians coming out of the restroom after hearing about a Similar incident.  Took like $3 out of my wallet and handed it right to them.  Is it not enough for what they did?  Yes.  Does it show I recognize they had to deal with unimaginable horror?  Also, yes.   



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Which to start with?

The time I had to checkout ONE ORDER of THREE CARTS? About 260+ items, about 30 minutes (with customer packing help), $100 or $200 in savings, bill was AT LEAST $400.

Or the time I had to deal with a cart and a half, in the liquor dept, when my offloading section was literally no bigger than the distance between your fingertips and elbows, and elbow-to-wrist in width. Lucky they had an entertaining kid to keep me from going insane.

Liquor dept: customer drops food off at counter, I scan it. They go off and grab bottles of wine, 2 at a time, and add them to their order. Not giving me an ID to scan. ALL while I got 3 other customers waiting in line. (Thats why I dont start scanning until they have ALL their items at the lane)

The balloon lady: lady comes in literally 5 min til close. Says she overslept, alarm didnt go off, her moms birthday, shes in a nursing home, really needs/appreciates it. We begrudgingly fill up balloons, she says shell check out bakery real quick. Ten minutes past closing, we got balloons filled up. Wondering where she is. I go looking. Find her browsing the shelves as if its her own private store. Convince her to checkout. She repeats her excuses. Wants to pay with check. Needs driver ID. Doesnt have driver ID. She leaves with nothing and weve wasted helium and voided the order. Oh, and its 15 min PAST closing time.

Be at SCO. Checkout order. Lady says she canceled her cards, doesnt have cash. Tried paying with check. We transfer her to the main SCO station. Doesnt have driver ID. Heres the twist: our hand scanner WOULD NOT WORK. So we couldnt void the order normally (needed to scan an override) AND it was the end of my shift.

We have rotary doors at one end of the store with an automatic door. Super windy AF. Auto-door cant even close without manual assistance. Violent gust of wind happens. CRASH, outer pane of glass shatters. We put plywood over that door, leaving the rotary door open. We have customers trying to get their big carts out the doors that are only designed to hold one person. Im watching several of them try going through with turkeys hanging on the side hooks. It fails. (Theres BARELY ENOUGH clearance for the cart itself). Even have some ask me if the plywood-covered door is open. Thinking Of CoUrSe iT iS. No, we like making our customers lives as painful as possible (sarcastic thought btw)

Another incident at same doors. Its winter, cold AF. We got one mini fast express lane there. Im positioned just enough so when the door opens, I get blasted with cold air. I got no jacket on. I even TELL customers I dont like it when the door opens because I get blasted with cold air. Know what they do? They push the HANDICAP BUTTON, forcing the door open ALL THE WAY and inviting the cold into my bones. Next day Im there with my coat and snow pants on. Didnt even bother to take them off.

Main entrance is airlock-style double-auto-doors. Classic outer and inner door layout. Got two doors jutting out of the building and facing west and east. We lock the west doors at 9 (to keep customers from running out), but lately have been doing it at 9:15, 9:30. One day Im like lets lock these up at 9 sharp. So we do that. At 9:10 our new (3 days old at the time) asset protection device (aka locking wheels) activates. We hear the alarm go off. I see one clown trying to pry open the doors, not realizing theyre locked. My CSR is like You gotta pay for that.
Clown: No we dont.
CSR: Uh, yeah you do.
Clown and his Buddy manage to make it around into the produce and book it right out the back fire door by seafood (according to the fire door display). Im still thinking: If I didnt lock those doors at the time, they couldve taken off with $200 worth of expensive meats.
Reported it to loss-prevent. He pulls up pics of the same clowns from other stores.

(Side note: more recently found a cart where the locking wheel literally was broken off. Laying in the cart. Even got a picture of it. Wrote DO NOT USE on the cart, cause its got 3 wheels. It gets used.)

SCO story again: lady comes in with big cart FULL of stuff. Like, Sams Club or Costco levels of full. She only fills 3 bags, telling me she doesnt want any windex. I ask about the other stuff under the bagged items. She says she paid for it. Then I spot windex under the cart. So if you didnt want the previous windex, whats this?
Oh I didnt want that. And this other windex? Didnt want that.
Im getting pretty suspicious. Call over a coworker. Hey can you do me a favor and reprint the transaction at this SCO?! To make the story shorter, she had $150+ worth of stuff she didnt want. (Didnt pay for). Biggest kicker? On-break-uniformed-police-officer steps in as were calculating how much stuff the thief didnt want. No arrests were made, just a warning, but I was laughing at the perfect timing.

At SCO. Couple asks me to punch in $20 to their food card. I notice they didnt scan another 40pk water. Point out the second one wasnt showing up. (Im aware it couldve been an honest mistake). I press go back and inform them of such. Lady tells husband bring the cart over, he thinks were stealing. Then to me: go away, we dont want you near here. (Malicious Compliance activated) As you wish. :). They ended up charging the whole order to their credit card.

SCO. Guy wants some BodyArmor brand water. Computer is like set aside item and continue. I reach over to explain that the water didnt scan. He tells me dont f**king touch my stuff! I dont want you near here! As you wish. :). Computer wouldnt let him pay due to unknown item scanned. He walked away without his stuff.

Customer A checks out at liquor, I scan items. A puts his card in. Customer B comes in, I scan his items. Accidentally charge it to customer As card. I feel absolutely mortified! (Customer A, please forgive me!)

Similar incident, only A didnt pay. (Scanned Bs alcohol and didnt get an ID prompt.). Run out to find A. Customer C tells me A tan right into a van that suddenly took off. VERY sour about that one.

We got plastic carts. The smaller ones backs stick. Customers will yank UPWARDS on the flap. Theyre bending it past its normal range of motion. The result? Plastic pegs holding the upper backs break and we now have to put No Back signs on those carts. And somehow customers are like hey this doesnt have a back on it. Yeah, we know. Thats why we put a sign on it.

Mens bathroom. The urinals drain VERY SLOWLY. How tf do you clog a freaking URINAL?!?!


(Yes I realize some of these arent really horror stories but I wanted to include them. Thank you for reading)


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Drunk driver plowed into 3 cars in our parking lot. I got a call saying my car was hit. It was the car next to me (customer recognised my car and called then store.) Said driver peeled out of our lot and hit another car on the way out-driver used personal car to pit the guy until cops arrived.



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Drunk driver plowed into 3 cars in our parking lot. I got a call saying my car was hit. It was the car next to me (customer recognised my car and called then store.) Said driver peeled out of our lot and hit another car on the way out-driver used personal car to pit the guy until cops arrived.


 Driver who did the pit was the MVP.  You see him, tell him I think what he did was very selfless of him and I hope the drunkards insurance will cover the damages. 



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Don't say anything that could identify you.

Goofball manager of my department (sometimes called a "pilot" to save money) would tell me to do wrong things. Counterproductive, illegal, dangerous orders. If I do as he says, he will tell who did it. If I don't, he will report me to the team of psychos he works for. They have been ordered by the team of invisible off-site psychos to NEVER tolerate disobedient snitch-types. Just had to explain to them that I will disobey all of them to avoid getting seriously injured, arrested, killing somebody or whatever.

Don't visit the web sites where they accept applications.

You have been warned.



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Don't say anything that could identify you.

Goofball manager of my department (sometimes called a "pilot" to save money) would tell me to do wrong things. Counterproductive, illegal, dangerous orders. If I do as he says, he will tell who did it. If I don't, he will report me to the team of psychos he works for. They have been ordered by the team of invisible off-site psychos to NEVER tolerate disobedient snitch-types. Just had to explain to them that I will disobey all of them to avoid getting seriously injured, arrested, killing somebody or whatever.

Don't visit the web sites where they accept applications.

You have been warned.


 Sounds like you should check if your state is a one party consent state.   where you can record audio if one person (you) agrees. 



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I have an insane Kroger horror story



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Heres kind of a funny oneLets just say the store manager needs to be more carefulOur store manager happened to inform mewell our department in generalthat we needed to step it up and work a little bit fasterThis particular manager is always trying to get everyone rattled and we all know itSo I said to myself, You want faster? Ill be the fastest worker youve ever seen! I was throwing up product left and right until I had a pile of empty boxesWorking so fast, itd make your head spin! It was late at night, I was the last employee in my department, manager was working late and no customers were around, so I thought Ive got to get this back to the baler and do two more last-minute things before leaving for the nightIve got no help, so I have to work quicklySo, I quickly push my cart to the back room and as I turn to go into the back room, who should be walking out at the same time, but this manager, who I did not expect to be there and who I almost ran over with my cart!!! Of course, I was very sorry and apologetic to this managerI said, Sorry, but I guess Im just too fast for my own goodOnce I get started, I just cant stop! And I do get like that when Im workingOf course, this was quiet time late at nightI am much more careful when things are busier and I have customers needs to attend toHowever, one, this manager may think twice about walking through a door when Im around and two, the manager knows how fast I can work now, so next time Im told Im too slow, I might have to remind this manager about almost getting run overBe careful how you try to motivate me because it just might backfire on youI also understand the mind games managers can playI also know that two can play that gameAnd lastly, I believe in something I like to call unintended consequencesBelieve me, it was not on purposeA total accident as I couldnt see the manager come out until the last second, but they might think twice and might be careful about what they say and do next timeAnd as Ive been around the block a time or two, I know that managers come and go, and often quickly (Ive never seen one last longer than two, maybe three years at the most in one place, and often, less than that), but the real employees will be there much longer than that! Trust me, its never worth it to get bothered over a manager who wont even be around in a few years, but I love that they spend more time thinking about us than we do about themIt means weve taken up real estate in their heads that they could be using forummmore productive things, perhaps?



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We're are hiring people with open sores while specifically not drug testing.

Near minimum wage.  Part time only.

Personally, I just hope it provides sufficient shareholder value.



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I worked at the Clackamas Fred Meyer until 6 months ago. The management team often ridiculed me because of my weight problem. I tried many times to transfer, but my interior application was tossed in the trash. When I finally quit, and applied for other employment, I wasnt hired because the manager of Fred Meyer kept giving me a bad reference. The nightmares wont stop. Im at the end of my rope so I plan to end it all tonight.



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I tied my turd to a string on a balloon and let it float up to the ceiling in the front end. No one could reach it. After about 5 days it finally dried up a bit and half of it broke off. It hit one of the resisters and lots of little pieces broke off in the process. I saw the little girl spitting something from her mouth so Im thinking a few fragments got in her mouth. 



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Not a horror story but saw a kid fall out of a cart. Kid said "Mommy I am SUPERMAN!" stood up and fell on his head. 

Saw several drug deals go down in our parking lot

Found several used needles in our parking lot one morning. 

Bunch of shoplifting cases-people ran out the store with a full cart and took off

Bank that used to be in our store got held up twice-both times it was on my day off thank goodness!

 



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Not a horror story but saw a kid fall out of a cart. Kid said "Mommy I am SUPERMAN!" stood up and fell on his head. 

Saw several drug deals go down in our parking lot

Found several used needles in our parking lot one morning. 

Bunch of shoplifting cases-people ran out the store with a full cart and took off

Bank that used to be in our store got held up twice-both times it was on my day off thank goodness!

 


 haha that kid story 



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