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At Kroger is a head of a department allowed to date a backup of the same department? I heard you can be fired for it. 



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Anonymous

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The grocery lead and backup at 642 have dated for years. So it should not  a big concern. headbang.gif



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Mr Frontenac

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Oh my aww



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It is technically against policy to have relationships with your superiors or subordinates. Doesn't mean it doesn't happen, but it is indeed something you can be fired for. Most likely if they were going to actually take action it would be ask you to transfer to either a different department or different store.

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Bakerchick25

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Yea, I would think that they would have to be in separate depts. As I know at my store there are two ladies that are dating and the one that became a lead had to be switched over to another department. But they are like right across the way from each other still. So it's not much of a hardship for them to "see" each other so to speak.



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One of our best courtesy clerks got moved out of the front end earlier than he anticipated (he was still 17 at the time) because his brother got promoted to a floor supervisor. On the flipside to that situation... said brother is dating one of the cashiers and has had times of slacking off to flirt with her when he should be keeping an eye on the floor -_-

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Bakerchick25

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Guess it is true about the relative thing as well. As we got a new employee the other day and he is related to a older lady that works in the chicken shop(his mom). Albeit one of our deli back up managers already know about it. And she isn't holding it against him. I think she also might have told him to just keep it on the DL about that. As we need far more help in the deli at the moment with some of the other employees putting in their notices. And I don't thinks he wants any sort of bias affecting a potentially good worker solely cause he has a relative in the same department.



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Bakerchick25 wrote:

Guess it is true about the relative thing as well. As we got a new employee the other day and he is related to a older lady that works in the chicken shop(his mom). Albeit one of our deli back up managers already know about it. And she isn't holding it against him. I think she also might have told him to just keep it on the DL about that. As we need far more help in the deli at the moment with some of the other employees putting in their notices. And I don't thinks he wants any sort of bias affecting a potentially good worker solely cause he has a relative in the same department.


 Relatives can work in the same department as long as one of them isn't a supervisor over the other.  Personally though I don't think I could work in the same department or even the same store for that matter as my mom. 



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I think if you date a co-worker on the same level it is OK just supervisor/subordinate relationships are against company policy



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Take no concern.  No rules against this.  The only time they might is if they marry and work in the same department.  At my prior store we had about four family members working in the same store.  Several of them ended up in positions of management while the other family member was on duty.  Started becoming favorites.  Started becoming an issue.  Legally family members can not even work in the same store...



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Bakerchick25

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Take no concern.  No rules against this.  The only time they might is if they marry and work in the same department.  At my prior store we had about four family members working in the same store.  Several of them ended up in positions of management while the other family member was on duty.  Started becoming favorites.  Started becoming an issue.  Legally family members can not even work in the same store...


 That's interesting to know. As one lady I work with, I believe her daughter and son were working at Kroger and then she came along after a while. But she is in Deli. The son is a bagger and the daughter is working Starbucks.

But yea, I can see how playing favorites would be an issue like in your example. I'm surprised they even let all 3 of the fam members get into management at the same place. I've been told plenty of times that if I were to move up the ladder I'd have to change stores and I don't even work with anybody I'm related to.



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Bakerchick25

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Bakerchick25 wrote:

Guess it is true about the relative thing as well. As we got a new employee the other day and he is related to a older lady that works in the chicken shop(his mom). Albeit one of our deli back up managers already know about it. And she isn't holding it against him. I think she also might have told him to just keep it on the DL about that. As we need far more help in the deli at the moment with some of the other employees putting in their notices. And I don't thinks he wants any sort of bias affecting a potentially good worker solely cause he has a relative in the same department.


 Relatives can work in the same department as long as one of them isn't a supervisor over the other.  Personally though I don't think I could work in the same department or even the same store for that matter as my mom. 


 I totally agree. Even though it's been 2 years since my mom passed. And we had our own kind of rapport. Other times we butt heads left and right cause she was always a very much "My way or the highway" kind of person in so many things. Heck for that matter, I don't think I could work with ANY of my fam either to be honest. I mean I'm the youngest grand kid and my fam is so stuck in seeing me as being the youngest in that regard. That I doubt they would ever really listen to me if I said how to do something better. Soooo don't have time for none of that.



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Anonymous wrote:

At Kroger is a head of a department allowed to date a backup of the same department? I heard you can be fired for it. 


 I once had a couple manager from another store come to mine to help out for a short while. Asked for my number, wanted to date me. He told me to keep it a secret. Needless to say that went absolutely nowhere. So I do think it is frowned upon.

 



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Anonymous

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I dated someone in another department. We were both backups. Didn't hide it and had no issues.



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Old post, but was wondering what district/division you're in. Contracts are supposedly different. Would be awesome to work with a relative. 



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Anonymous wrote:
Bakerchick25 wrote:

Guess it is true about the relative thing as well. As we got a new employee the other day and he is related to a older lady that works in the chicken shop(his mom). Albeit one of our deli back up managers already know about it. And she isn't holding it against him. I think she also might have told him to just keep it on the DL about that. As we need far more help in the deli at the moment with some of the other employees putting in their notices. And I don't thinks he wants any sort of bias affecting a potentially good worker solely cause he has a relative in the same department.


 Relatives can work in the same department as long as one of them isn't a supervisor over the other.  Personally though I don't think I could work in the same department or even the same store for that matter as my mom. 


 Screwed up the reply. This is what the other post was in reference to



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So if you have a family member that is higher up than you in your department, you would have to transfer? If that's the case, then at 687, there are 2 sisters who essentially run front end. Both are supervisors. At one point, there where all 3 sisters working in the same department at different levels. One was a cashier, one a courtesy clerk, and one a supervisor. Wouldn't that be a violation?



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Anonymous

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What about the produce lead dating the floral lead is that against the rules? 



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I would never risk to date a colleague. You know in other firms they always start dating you, but when you break up with her she claims sexual harassment. Why would you need that? Better to go url checking and finding someone for dating from the outside. At least there will be no conflict of interest, right?



-- Edited by Edwardian Times on Friday 8th of January 2021 11:14:09 AM

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You can't be fired for it but you can be requested to move to another store or department so long as you're not managing them. It's always been a company policy. Because it leads to favoritism. 



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