10 years with this company.
Within the first 6 months i went from cashier to DM over grocery (when grocery was ALL of grocery, not split up 5 ways) i thought the company had potential to become a good career.
I learned as much as i could, managed as many areas as i could and even became a csm just so i could learn how to run the front end.
It took 2 months with this new system in place for me to step down.
Never had i moved backwards, a couple latteral moves but never down.
So now im a stocker.
Just like a new hire and nowhere to go because there arent any positions left to go to.
Before when you would start to get burned out there was always a department manager position somewhere in the store you could go to.
Youre either a management or a grunt.
The best employees have all left the company because they were having to do 10 jobs at once and not having the satisfaction of being able to complete any of them.
The training new hires get is rediculous so none of them understand what to do or how the system works.
So the same mistakes keep getting made and more people who get it leave cuz theyre tired of being the ones having to fix it everyday on top of doing their own job.
I hope these real time statistics go to someone who sees the big picture and understands what it means.
At store level alot of the management shouldnt of become managers to begin with but they watch each others backs when it comes to corporate.
When my store gets a visit from someone higher up the managers are getting text messages from other stores letting them know who is coming, how many are coming, what they looked at, when they left their store and where theyre going next.
It gives management enough of a heads up to scramble everyone to those areas real quick to try and fix everything and make it look like everything is running smooth without problems.
Smoke and mirrors.
Higher ups dont get a realistic view of whats really happening or real problems with the store.
Management is just covering it all uo so they keeo their job but then problems continue to go unnoticed so they dont get fixed.
I filled out an application with a different company for the first time in 10 years.
Ive lost all faith in the company and all hope that it will get better.
Im hoping to be gone before they close for good and have to compete with everyone that will be looking for a job too.