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This is my first post in awhile.  I use to work at Kroger for 12 years then got the hell out.  Now I work at a local hospital and stop at the store I use to work at from time to time on my way home.  Since all this covid stuff the deli and bakery is rarely open past 5 pm and there is hardly ever more than one register open on the front end and the u scan is sometime the only way to checkout in the evenings.  This happening elsewhere or just this store?



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Some of it has to do with covid but some of it is due to the fact that a lot of people quit and they can't actually find people to replace them. No one wants to work for the low wages that retail offers and put themselves in danger, who would have guessed.

btw, good to see you again Krogerman77. :)



-- Edited by BagBoy on Tuesday 8th of June 2021 09:37:59 PM

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Same at my store.

We got a new store manager and several people quit because of his personality.  One lady with 20 years quit to start from scratch somewhere else.

This new manager is trying to get everything done per what the budget calls for.  

With everything gradually opening up, there are a lot of better jobs available elsewhere.  

I think most of it is people don't want to work in retail doing an insane amount of work for low wages.  Some of the reason people are not applying at Kroger is because other companies offer better jobs.  My friend works for Meijer and it is the same at his store.  People are not interested in working retail.



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The government is paying people to sit at home and play Fortnite. Thats the biggest problem.



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The government is paying people to sit at home and play Fortnite. Thats the biggest problem.


 If companies can't pay more than unemployment then something is wrong with the company - not the unemployment system.

Also if someone declines to take a job offered to them they lose their unemployment.



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The government never paid this kind of money before. printing money out of thin air causes massive inflation and a devalued dollar. Any non communist economist will tell you that



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The government never paid this kind of money before. printing money out of thin air causes massive inflation and a devalued dollar. Any non communist economist will tell you that


 The money isn't coming out of "thin air" it's coming from tax payer dollars. Unless you're talking to an arm-chair economist they will tell you that the current pandemic has caused people to stop spending and pull back into their future savings. Lots of people lost their job at the beginning of the pandemic due to stay at home orders. Without a job they have no extra money to spend leading to a recession. Unemployment and Direct payments help encourage people to spend more and save less.

The fact that unemployment "pays more" than garbage minimum wage jobs ISN'T a failing of the unemployment system - It's a failure of the companies that exploit low wage workers and the tax system that takes money away from those people in the first place.

As for inflation: The dollar accounts for an inflation cost of 2% per year. The inflation rate of the dollar in 2019 and 2020 was 1.81% and 1.25%, respectively, which is well below the standard amount. Your crys of inflation are unfounded and irrelevant.



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I rediscovered this sight since I've been stuck at home with a stress fracture on my ankle and can't work for a few weeks and I've been bored to tears.  lol

 



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Spread the word.  Discourage people from applying.  Warn them.  Good time to be looking for a better company to work for.  Heard from a new hire recently that all new employees are part time.  See the union contract about how this may eliminate benefits.  



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Anonymous wrote:

The government never paid this kind of money before. printing money out of thin air causes massive inflation and a devalued dollar. Any non communist economist will tell you that


 The money isn't coming out of "thin air" it's coming from tax payer dollars. Unless you're talking to an arm-chair economist they will tell you that the current pandemic has caused people to stop spending and pull back into their future savings. Lots of people lost their job at the beginning of the pandemic due to stay at home orders. Without a job they have no extra money to spend leading to a recession. Unemployment and Direct payments help encourage people to spend more and save less.

The fact that unemployment "pays more" than garbage minimum wage jobs ISN'T a failing of the unemployment system - It's a failure of the companies that exploit low wage workers and the tax system that takes money away from those people in the first place.

As for inflation: The dollar accounts for an inflation cost of 2% per year. The inflation rate of the dollar in 2019 and 2020 was 1.81% and 1.25%, respectively, which is well below the standard amount. Your crys of inflation are unfounded and irrelevant.


 You obviously have no clue how the economy works. The government caused people to lose their jobs due to unnecessary state at home orders, which have proven not to work. Therefore, the feds are printing even more money, paid for by taxpayers, and the dollar loses value. Its a fiat currency, not backed to anything. Look up how the Federal Reserve works. Look at how much a dollar in 1913, or even 1971 is worth today.



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BagBoy wrote:
Anonymous wrote:

The government never paid this kind of money before. printing money out of thin air causes massive inflation and a devalued dollar. Any non communist economist will tell you that


 The money isn't coming out of "thin air" it's coming from tax payer dollars. Unless you're talking to an arm-chair economist they will tell you that the current pandemic has caused people to stop spending and pull back into their future savings. Lots of people lost their job at the beginning of the pandemic due to stay at home orders. Without a job they have no extra money to spend leading to a recession. Unemployment and Direct payments help encourage people to spend more and save less.

The fact that unemployment "pays more" than garbage minimum wage jobs ISN'T a failing of the unemployment system - It's a failure of the companies that exploit low wage workers and the tax system that takes money away from those people in the first place.

As for inflation: The dollar accounts for an inflation cost of 2% per year. The inflation rate of the dollar in 2019 and 2020 was 1.81% and 1.25%, respectively, which is well below the standard amount. Your crys of inflation are unfounded and irrelevant.


 You obviously have no clue how the economy works. The government caused people to lose their jobs due to unnecessary state at home orders, which have proven not to work. Therefore, the feds are printing even more money, paid for by taxpayers, and the dollar loses value. Its a fiat currency, not backed to anything. Look up how the Federal Reserve works. Look at how much a dollar in 1913, or even 1971 is worth today.


 Alright, I can tell that you're completely unreasonable and would rather say that I have no clue to what I'm talking about than actually doing research on the topic. It's fine, keep your talking points and believe whatever you want.



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Unreasonable? I know far more about economics, real economics than you ever will. You probably believe communism is the way to go, the way you are talking.



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Unreasonable? I know far more about economics, real economics than you ever will. You probably believe communism is the way to go, the way you are talking.


 I understand far more about the way our financial systems work than you ever will. I'm not a communist wannabe, either, don't pretend like you know anything about me.



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And yet, you spew nonsense. You have no clue what causes inflation. Study currencies that have failed and why they did. You cannot operate with enormous debt and deficits forever. Economics 101. You cant squeeze more taxes out of people and expect the problem to correct itself. You cant continue to print money especially when not backed with anything and not expect the dollar to decline.

 

Study some real economics and not whomever the government is pushing. They dont care if the dollar crashes because they will be fine no matter what.



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Whatever you say there, buddy.



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Whatever you say there, buddy.


 You do sound like you support a communist system, considering all of my points are against it.



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And yet, you spew nonsense. You have no clue what causes inflation. Study currencies that have failed and why they did. You cannot operate with enormous debt and deficits forever. Economics 101. You cant squeeze more taxes out of people and expect the problem to correct itself. You cant continue to print money especially when not backed with anything and not expect the dollar to decline.

 

Study some real economics and not whomever the government is pushing. They dont care if the dollar crashes because they will be fine no matter what.


 Very good points there



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The problem with communism, is uh, like, uh... communism is bad.  Very bad.  The worst.

The future is pay cuts, hour cuts, and benefits cuts, bonuses for Rodney, and stock buybacks.  Well, only until Bezos comes along, and he is taking his sweet sweet time.  Rocket trips are distracting, true.

The invisible hand (that grabby boi) agrees.



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Communism is good in some situations, but in reality not everyone is "equal" in this system and there is no incentive to change or invent. Capitalism is build on evolution and changing the status quo, but in reality its only successful if everyone is wanting to work for a better existence. In reality you can't want Capitalism and then expect the government to mandate everything. Capitalism is build on the customer, if they want employees to make more $$, then they should be ok with paying $$ for their merchandise. But then the capitalist system has never had a handful of companies/organization, controlling so much of the playing field, which is then controlled by large financial stockholders.

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Communism is good in some situations, but in reality not everyone is "equal" in this system and there is no incentive to change or invent. Capitalism is build on evolution and changing the status quo, but in reality its only successful if everyone is wanting to work for a better existence. In reality you can't want Capitalism and then expect the government to mandate everything. Capitalism is build on the customer, if they want employees to make more $$, then they should be ok with paying $$ for their merchandise. But then the capitalist system has never had a handful of companies/organization, controlling so much of the playing field, which is then controlled by large financial stockholders.


 An Economics professor did an experiment on socialism.  He was discussing it in class and a student commented about how great it is.  The professor told the class that for all tests in the class, he would take the highest grade and give it to everyone.  By the end of  the course, everyone failed the class.  There was no incentive to study for anyone.



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EUID_Unknown wrote:

Communism is good in some situations, but in reality not everyone is "equal" in this system and there is no incentive to change or invent. Capitalism is build on evolution and changing the status quo, but in reality its only successful if everyone is wanting to work for a better existence. In reality you can't want Capitalism and then expect the government to mandate everything. Capitalism is build on the customer, if they want employees to make more $$, then they should be ok with paying $$ for their merchandise. But then the capitalist system has never had a handful of companies/organization, controlling so much of the playing field, which is then controlled by large financial stockholders.


 Communism is evil, period.



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