Thread regarding Hy-Vee layoffs

Nobody seems happy here

Is there anybody who can still honestly say they like their job?

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I worked for Kroger or 16yrs in the Midwest goes under the Dillon's banner and when I left Dillon's I left because I didn't like the amount of work expected of each employee as well as management and how it had gone from a Privately run Grocer to a Corporate run Grocer. Chose to work for Hy-Vee since I thought they were like what Dillon's used to be and at first they were. Each store was run as an individual store and could make decisions about how to run there business for there market. Then Things changed and the same thing that happened at Dillons 25yrs before started happening at Hy-Vee. You will see Hy-Vee become more and more like there competitors as a way to survive. In the grand scheme of things Hy-Vee is trying to do there best to survive in the new climate. Alot of what they did they did the old fashion way and not really the economical way and they had to buckle down. Better to loose or furlow 1000 rather than 80K plus loose there jobs because the company goes under. Might be kind of dramatic but that the way Hy-Vee is looking at it. If that ever happened there would be a company that would probably step in to take over Hy-Vee but in that corporate negotiation people would get cut other reassigned and even others if not most get there pay and or benefits cut. Just the way it works and it happened at Kroger 25yrs ago and even more so even recently about 5yrs ago so was it really a surprise Yes and No. I thought Hy-Vee was a more Upstanding company than that and I was wrong. I went back to Kroger and in the grand scheme of things should have never left but I did learn a few things along the way that helped me in the position i hold now which is an Assistant Store Manger. The take away is that No company can keep on surviving doing the same thing the old ways and they have to evolve and change. People as a general rule don't like change but alot of times it's necessary in order to survive. Look at JC Penny K-Mart and almost any department store even Macy's the advent of shopping online has done them in.
I just wish that Hy-Vee would have been more upfront and transparent about what they intended to do starting since Randy took office as CEO. The employees deserve that much and just goes to show how much of a Corporate Company Hy-Vee really is and not a Family company. I remember a store director saying Hy-Vee pays your salary and benefits why would you not want to shop at Hy-Vee??? and said this Family at this store is not making money because of You. Pretty much said if you don't shop Hy-Vee go find a job where you shop at. Well if your on a budget and you have only so much to spend on groceries like most do well then you go where your dollar goes the farthest even if it's the competitor.
It's not the same company and will never be so each has to draw a line in the sand and figure out whats best for them and there family and not be concerned about how Hy-Vee will do. Hy-Vee doesnt care anymore about everyone and really the employee needs to adopt the same attitude. Hate to say it but it's the truth.
Sorry for the long post but was it really that unforseen that this would happen and it's not over it will go through the same path as Kroger did 25yrs ago and they way kroger is currently. Just Though Hy-Vee was different and it's not.

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Post ID: @6zjz+1gx5ydkn

I'm absolutely miserable got cut last week and took a store position just to keep money flowing for now,, had 3 interviews this week, and 2 more next. The first offer I get I'm out!

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Post ID: @5ztl+1gx5ydkn

I don't like having to do by myself what was formerly done by 2 and sometimes 3 people for the same amount of wage and then being held accountable when the work doesn't get done. I work myself to the point of being exhausted by the end of the day trying to take care of the increased workload and it is never enough.

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Post ID: @zac+1gx5ydkn

Hyvee isn’t a bad company to work for. I’d say it’s far from the best company to work for. HyVee used to be a company you would work for part time in high school then end up being a career job because the company would treat you well. Now it’s just a part time job anymore. No longer would it be a career path I would take. With that being said good luck retaining talent to work at these store. The smart ones will just move on.

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