As soon as Amazon bought Whole Foods and Wall Street told Kroger they had no strategy Rodney and the anti-American board of directors embarked on a mission to let greedy sales people from consulting companies guide the company's destiny. Always making huge un-attainable promises these consultants have sold them on cloud strategies and "lean transformations" that don't work but look good for the stock holders. In the end none of these will work and Kroger will become a target for a takeover or worse due to their debt accumulated by so many failed initiatives. Thanks Rodney if you hired/kept managers based on skill and experience rather than politics maybe you would have a team that could actually manage something, good luck with the future I can't even bring myself to shop there even with the measly employee discounts.
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Store managers use to be treated great but now they are treated poorly. Scheduled sometimes 6 days long hours with no comp time. No work life balance. Always calling or texting them on their day off and no matter what it’s their fault. Few years back you were treated with respect. If you worked long hours or 6 days you were comped down the road. Those days are gone. Managers could make the decisions that worked for their store but now micromanaged. We just have to keep our mouths shut and do what is asked.
Nobody wants to be a store manager. No win at all .
Perfectly stated. When these schemes fail, they always use SM as their scapegoats. They burn through them in Nashville like a wildfire through CA.