Thread regarding SUPERVALU Inc. layoffs

Complete disconnect between management and workers

It's obvious that SUPERVALU is suffering from complete disconnect between its leadership and regular workers. Just look at the amount of work that is expected to be done, the people who are getting laid off, the recognition some of us (especially specialists) deserve and never get...

There is something seriously lacking between these two levels, and it has to change. Management should start walking the floors, seeing how much work is being done, who pulls their weight, who doesn't...

For as long as things stay the same, good people will break under the unreasonable amount of work and leave. And we can't afford to lose any more good people...

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There is zero uphill communications in supervalu. The specialists are scared to death of being downsized out of work. So they micro manage to try to impress their bosses, hoping to save their jobs. Low level in store employees are considered dirt and it's insubordination for anyone to communicate uphill in this company at all. This includes everyone.

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Post ID: @3zbsz+OMUHLa8

I worked there for 20 years, there is a huge disconnect between workers and management. I remember a few years after I started I seen how they figured what time we were getting off work and in that calculation was the average unit per hour we selected. Over the 20 years following we seen engineers come in and do time studies and every time they left our average units per hour went up..... not faster machines, not less congestion, not improved methods, not shorter runs, or wider aisle. At the end of 20 years we were getting orders that were 60 minutes long and were many times over 320 units...... so, they just kept turning up the work like a frog in boiling water. When they ran the study they had little congestion, extra lift drivers.... they set it up to where there was no delays and when things went back to normal.... people screaming for letdowns, crowded departments, no where to park on the dock, a search for equipment, superviser cant be found.

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Post ID: @1xmz+OMUHLa8

hahah - "who pulls their weight" - you must be a millennial - it's not how things work in large companies - it's always who you know and who protects you, that's what counts. no corporate organization has a true meritocracy, companies are like political organizations - people group together in packs and if you are not part of a pack you need to take care of yourself on your own which is borderline impossible

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