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Ed Contolopus

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I don't know if I need counseling or not, but I don't want to work at Kroger anymore.

 

On my days off I'm exhausted.  I have to catch up on my laundry, and other responsibilities, etc. and I can't think straight to determine a new path/career.  Just about the time I think I got things fixed up, it's time to go back to work and I did not make much in the way of progress.

 

Should I flat-out quit and use the time off to look for a new full-time job, without a  job?

 

Should I deliberately do a poor job so I can get fired so I can at least draw unemployment?

 

Feeling trapped.



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How many people do you already know that do a poor job at the store and still have their job? I wouldn't advise to do anything to get yourself fired, they can still fight your unemployment case and you wouldn't get it then. Start looking for a new job, there are plenty of retail jobs out there (just might be the exact same issues). Also, if you have insurance remember this might not be offered or delayed after getting a new job.

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Find another job or take extra day off without pay sometimes.



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Anonymous

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Kroger is an insane puppetmaster that will try to break and exploit you.  Save your pennies, study and look for opportunities.  Wanting out is a healthy sign.  The economy is going to get very busy soon and lots of us are getting the f out.



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Look up any employment agencies in your area or temp services.  My friend left Kroger for a job with the school District.  Full-time worker making 14.00+ just boxing up medicine for the school.  Can listen to music and do his own thing, 40hrs a week.  I understand your frustration, but it's not the end of the world.  The store I'm currently at is hiring Overnight Stockers with 11.50 an hr starting pay, Overnight Premium 1 dollar.  So 12.50 an hour.  I make near an overnight manager's pay without the headache.  Can't see how people survive on that in my area.



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Anonymous

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You didn't state how much time you have invested in Kroger.  I will tell you what I tell anyone who is young enough to start over,  RUN AND DO NOT LOOK BACK,



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Anyone feeling the pinch from immigrants being dropped off in your town and competing for your job(s)?  When the supply of labors exceeds the demand, your pay stays stagnant and the respect management would have for you drops because you can be easily replaced.

 

How many of you that voted Democrat in 2020 are regretting that?



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I worked at kroger for two years. left them for somewhere else. after that job ended abruptly, I figured getting rehired at kroger was an almost certainty, as i left on good terms. I was correct, and they even rehired me into a department new to me at a decent pay rate. three days into it, I started to see reminders of why I left. I returned the apron, badge, and discounts card, and said thanks, but no thanks. the whole environment is exponentially more miserable than it was years ago. thankfully I have another job to fall back on, and staying there was not necessary. as a workplace, kroger seems to smugly pride themselves on getting worse as the years go by. 



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I worked at kroger for two years. left them for somewhere else. after that job ended abruptly, I figured getting rehired at kroger was an almost certainty, as i left on good terms. I was correct, and they even rehired me into a department new to me at a decent pay rate. three days into it, I started to see reminders of why I left. I returned the apron, badge, and discounts card, and said thanks, but no thanks. the whole environment is exponentially more miserable than it was years ago. thankfully I have another job to fall back on, and staying there was not necessary. as a workplace, kroger seems to smugly pride themselves on getting worse as the years go by. 


 Yes, this seems to be true.  Employees in all departments,  and ranging from the lowest baggers,  up to store managers and co-managers around the country are leaving in droves........quitting with or without notice.  It is getting worse.  More and more hours being cut across the board. Expectations higher......meaningless and time consuming paperwork is expected to be produced, for no reason other than the say "we did it"........ more busywork.   Boxes and boxes of paperwork are churned out and stored that no one needs or will ever look at again (invoices, status sheets, out of stock items, allocation charts, top of the morning bullcrap,  instructions on every little detail that most employees already know and don't need to go over again and again and again all  the time) ...... the stupidity in much of this is mind boggling.  Meanwhile, the floors are filthy, with stains, marks, holes, cracks in the floor that no one cares about.  Dirt is everywhere. No one has time to do real cleaning at my store.  

And Kroger is making billions in profit.  Does everyone in Corporate have some kind of blinders on? Do they know how to search the internet and read up on what a poor reputation Kroger  has as an employer????  Anyone ...... are you awake up there in the Cincinnati office?????   



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I worked at kroger for two years. left them for somewhere else. after that job ended abruptly, I figured getting rehired at kroger was an almost certainty, as i left on good terms. I was correct, and they even rehired me into a department new to me at a decent pay rate. three days into it, I started to see reminders of why I left. I returned the apron, badge, and discounts card, and said thanks, but no thanks. the whole environment is exponentially more miserable than it was years ago. thankfully I have another job to fall back on, and staying there was not necessary. as a workplace, kroger seems to smugly pride themselves on getting worse as the years go by. 


 Yes, this seems to be true.  Employees in all departments,  and ranging from the lowest baggers,  up to store managers and co-managers around the country are leaving in droves........quitting with or without notice.  It is getting worse.  More and more hours being cut across the board. Expectations higher......meaningless and time consuming paperwork is expected to be produced, for no reason other than the say "we did it"........ more busywork.   Boxes and boxes of paperwork are churned out and stored that no one needs or will ever look at again (invoices, status sheets, out of stock items, allocation charts, top of the morning bullcrap,  instructions on every little detail that most employees already know and don't need to go over again and again and again all  the time) ...... the stupidity in much of this is mind boggling.  Meanwhile, the floors are filthy, with stains, marks, holes, cracks in the floor that no one cares about.  Dirt is everywhere. No one has time to do real cleaning at my store.  

And Kroger is making billions in profit.  Does everyone in Corporate have some kind of blinders on? Do they know how to search the internet and read up on what a poor reputation Kroger  has as an employer????  Anyone ...... are you awake up there in the Cincinnati office?????   


All good points and facts. I just dont care anymore and do the bare minimum. We got a guy who missed the whole week during the snow storm then no call no show for 2 days always 40 mins plus late and he called in this past Saturday and Sunday lol. He had 32 hours for the week I had 30. Guess this place dont care.



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Do you have any vacation or personal days?

Use them all to look for a better job.

It's not hard to find a job that pays better, but it's hours that make the paycheck.  Full time wagecuckery is hard to come by these days.

You work for Kroger, so that means no savings unless you live in Mom's basement (underrated).  Otherwise, quitting will really put you into a bind.

Doing a poor job won't get you fired unless you deliberately (and regularly) screw up, as Kroger is a bottom of the barrel employer.  However, attendance "problems" are an easy way to get fired unless they really like or need you. 

But getting fired for such may interfere with future employment unless you are a kid or have worked there long enough not to be able to explain the gap on a resume.



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