Kroger getting rid of people with higher salaries and longer tenure. Also age. They do the standard it’s a reorganization but it’s a mass layoff of talent and expenses. Starting this past week. People have till nov 30 2020 until they are gone
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My wife survived the SM layoffs of 2019 of those who made to much money -but resigned shortly thereafter due to a crazy DM - skeleton crews and absurd metrics. I see they are at it again. I really hope Rodney is fired - I really hope so many ppl leave that they collapse and have to get rid of him.
We see it coming, we have trained our low pay replacements and replaced a whole tier of support with off shore contact CO.
This should make every single one of us angry: https://boondoggle.substack.com/p/ghosts-in-krogers-kitchen?r=jz72&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=email&utm_source=twitter
Over the summer, I saw that Kroger, the big grocery store chain, received a 15-year, 75 percent sales tax exemption for setting up two new data centers in Ohio.
A new bit of information, though, makes those subsidies more ominous: Kroger is moving into what’s known as the “ghost kitchen” business.
That’s bad news for local, independent restaurants and other entities attempting to serve or deliver food. Ohio taxpayers are helping a massive retailer potentially bury their favorite corner eatery.
It’s also bad for workers. As this piece details, ghost kitchen sites are going to depend on low-wage kitchen workers and low-wage drivers who don’t receive benefits to pump out delivery food.
Helping big companies make inroads into the local food business is one more way in which the character of local areas will be stripped away, leaving everywhere looking like everywhere else, with big corporations providing all the same goods and paying the same low wages.
Apparently this has been a plan "for a while". Remember this next time they send out a "we're all in this together" BS. Because every time Yael and Rodney spewed how proud we should all be this past 6 months they were already plotting to put majority of us out without jobs in time for Christmas.
I totally plan to bomb any interview they may deem to give me. 13 years with the company and this is what we get. Good luck with that. I feel sorry for the stores
For the last 5 years many of our teams have been reduced to skeleton crews trying to keep the lights on. Now there's no one left to flip the switch on in the morning... Hilarious, this will fail within 24hrs and impacts will be at the store level.
It won't be an easy or successful transition for whomever takes my role. It's not something you can teach over 5 weeks, let alone a year. There's no chance I'll be making my own documentation accessible after treating me like a number - I have a family to feed.
Kroger can't even afford the going rate for my equivalent, I'll make 20% more elsewhere. I honestly don't want to be around to have to clean up these messes any longer. I'm done being a janitor, I'm kind of excited to work for a real technology company next.
If you want to avoid the upcoming theatrics, apply for a role out of your league. Bomb the interview panel and move on with your severance. We deserve better, good luck everyone.