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hey, so i'm a bagger and it is super cold where my store is. i'm a bagger/cashier but mostly a bagger and they've been putting me out on lot/buggy round-up, which they normally don't do. but i'm not really complaining about having to do it, even in this cold weather. however, i did not have a suitable pair of gloves... the buggies have been sitting in the cold all day and touching them even with one pair of gloves my hands start burning. it is reminiscent of touching snow with bare hands.

thursday night i told the manager and she got two pairs of gloves for me to wear. from the shelf, that she apparently bought herself (at the time i thought she was just using her managerial power, or i would have been extra thankful). told me to leave them in customer service

so i went to go get both pairs from customer service and turns out another bagger was wearing one pair. so i told supervisor the job was undoable without the second pair. she was really awful to me about it, like i was trying to slack off, which i have scarcely done since transferring to the front end. i have been a diligent no nonsense worker who does what they ask him to do. i thought, why would i be trying to slack off if i did lot thursday and last night -- no, i just am not going to risk getting nerve damage putting myself out of work. really resented the response. and apparently the store isnt required to furnish this even tho logically shouldn't they. it's protective gear. besides that, couldn't they have switched him out with someone who had their own gloves

now i couldn't even find the second pair and i'm presuming he took them home with him. i don't get paid till thursday im broke and i resent frigging having to buy gloves

the store closed at ten instead of 11 and i wanted to get a drink before they closed since i was scheduled till 10. this is what we did on christmas eve which the supervisor encouraged us to do, but in training i remember them saying that if we bought something on the clock we'd risk automatic termination. when it was 9:59 i left bagging and clocked out and a couple girls at the front who are sort of my friends asked where i was going and seemed like they were pissed but its just a few customers that were supposed to have already checked out. and i get a ride not drive myself so that's why i left at that time. is it guaranteed fire if you bought something on the clock?

 

geez its cold, so cold it feels wet and the smell of it is still in my nose



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I bought a couple things before clocking out before. Havent gotten fired yet.

Also ya just buy gloves, I know its a pain to spend your money but sometimes its necessary so you're not suffering from hospital bills when you got frost bite.

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I always purchased/expensed gloved for the baggers. These gloves might have only lasted a 2 weeks, but I could at least tell everyone they were provided. But I also, made signs and placed them at the Time Clock early Fall telling everyone to dress appropriately and what is allowed to be worn. Your completely fine about what time you clocked out at, the FES was just being "Special". If you accomplished all the tasks (Lot cleared, FE Clean, etc) I wouldn't care what you did as long as its productive, accomplishing something and not giving a bad impression to customers. But again, I was the FES you either loved or hated, but was also the one right there bagging/getting carts with you.

Don't worry, if anything tell the Manager what happened and don't worry about it. You also need to understand most FES were never were Baggers and do not understand.....

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EUID_Unknown wrote:

But again, I was the FES you either loved or hated, but was also the one right there bagging/getting carts with you.


 So are you a CSM now? Store manager? How long have you been with Kroger? Just curious.



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Not going to specify my current position, but I have around a few years, I would be considered a "Lifer" :( This might blow your mind, I started before SCO and Fuel centers basically existed in Kroger Land. I have lived a lot of different changes in the stores, some good, some bad. The saddest part I have seen over the years is people not taking pride and ownership in their stores. But then again, your being dictated how to use 100% of your time with 50% less hours from before. I started as a courtesy clerk, so I never told people to do something that I hadn't already done.


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