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The store I work at especially so it is always cold! There's a Wind Chill Advisory below zero for my location it'll last till tomorrow I work tomorrow and Tuesday I'm just concerned about weather conditions and if I'll be able to safely get there tomorrow. I don't live too far honestly 15 minutes away I'll just make sure not to be out in the cold that long. I honestly found this site when I wanted to look up if Kroger will close due to weather conditions. 

 

 

 



-- Edited by WorkerGirl94 on Sunday 31st of December 2017 05:59:14 PM

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Kroger does not close due to bad weather. Even in extreme weather, people will still make it to work because they want to be paid. I know if the weather is severe enough, absences will not be punished as long as you call in at an appropriate time, 2 hours before your shift. The question you have to ask yourself is, where are regular people going to buy their groceries if no one in a Kroger uniform showed up? Department heads and managers usually always make it regardless of the weather since they have important things to do everyday.



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Thank you smile 

Yeah that is a good question. I know that I will be needed especially in my department.

I will say I am a worker in a online service for Kroger called Clicklist. I'm one of the morning people that will be needed to collect items for the order and such. I'll have to be there @ 6:00am and it'll be 18 degrees out by then with wind chill weather is reporting below zero. 

And my boss even mentioned how cold it was in the back I hadn't once gone outside during my shift either. I know stores have to keep things cold especially for perishables I just wonder how we'll be able to work being exposed to the cold and for other co-workers having to go out in the cold and deliver and load groceries. (I did so before when it was a bit cold wasn't too bad I'm praying I won't have to do so tomorrow)

The cold doesn't bother me but a warning for the Wind Chill even noted about Frostbite and Hypothermia from The Weather Channel that kind of made me worry but I honestly understand that it's part of the job.



-- Edited by WorkerGirl94 on Sunday 31st of December 2017 07:28:38 PM

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Since WEATHER-COLD is something new, I would suggest associates wear clothing that is appropriate and warm. If you are required to go outside in the cold, I would suggest wearing a hat and gloves!

I think people forget to remember, people have worked outside for thousands of YEARS! Wear a sweater, get a coat, find a hat, borrow some gloves!

Before you tell me I do not know what I'm talking about!! I have been around to do most everything in the store......and being outside for 3-4 hours in 0 degree weather wasn't unexpected. Most people that dress appropriately will tell you, after the first 20 mins your burning up if your really doing any work. If your outside in snow/slush that is the worst, since you cant get footing!

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Thank you youre absolutely right. 

Unfortunately I don't own any sweaters but I can make it work with a small and big jacket to wear for tomorrow.

And snow and ice would definitely be the kicker especially going out to the parking lot. You have to use a pallet bringing out the totes down a ramp to the designated parking spot and show the customer the order has been filled ask if they could kindly fill out a survey about their service and load the groceries taking off the tote label and breaking down the totes going back in 



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I know at my store they instructed the plow company to give "Extra Love" to the Clicklist area.  I would suggest you have the store invest in shovels and salt, when you have down time......shovel and salt the area of highest traffic form the door. (Just salt where the cars go.....since the car weight/heat should melt snow/ice)



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try working in WI and IL right now. It's actually worse up by me as normal temps are 0 or below, and with wind chill, -12 to -28. Anyone who is to be outside is to follow the cold weather policy (No employee is to spend more than 15 minutes outside in cold weather conditions, even if ordered by a superior, as our CSRs and Service Desk personnel are responsible for us UCs health n safety, and management won't like it period if something happens)

One of my superiors told me once to do 30 minutes in -15 weather. Well I was coming in after 35 or so because I lost track of time and was mindlessly pushing, when one of the service desk peeps who was on register at the time and one of the CSRs asked me how long I'd been out, I asked what time it was, and it was near 40 minutes after, so I get reprimanded by Service desk peep "what have I told you! 15 minutes, right?" "yes, my bad, lost track of time." "Don't do it again, get inside."

We salt outside and scrape as well but only the exit areas, the lobby entry sidewalk, and sometimes the handicap parking if assisting a customer, but otherwise the rest falls to the plow company and we are not to touch anything else. If we need help with lot plowing to be done so we can get carts in, we just tell a manager or the service desk to have a manager call for the plow. 



-- Edited by UC151 on Monday 1st of January 2018 11:25:42 PM

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Kroger needs to revise it's policies  in regards to closures, especially in cases of severe weather like a lot of the country is experiencing. Many people in my store in the south do not drive and rely on public transportation to get to and from work. Why is Kroger so reluctant to close when other stores like Publix will close for the safety of their employees and customers?



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