I have a friend i used to work with who went to another region, and they said their stores are no longer required to communicate positive Covid-19 cases to their team members, despite having current positive cases. If this is true, that is crazy. Is... — read more
I know our new overlord believes that everything can be automatized and we can function on just a few employees but that's simply not true. We are losing customers left and right because we are chronically understaffed and we can't do the most basic... — read more
I was sick of all the BS. So what did I do? I quit instead of bi-----g about it. I laugh at all the people that comment about how bad things are but just keep doing those things. Either you are being overpaid for what you do and that is why you... — read more
Several leadership are leaving or stepping down or thinking about doing so. The replacements are terrible and get paid nearly as much as long term tm's so why should anyone work hard? On the other hand the turnover for new hires is at an all time... — read more
Do you ever get the feeling that global/regional is just playing the game of - how fast can we get good team members to quit? So many stores have lost actual good members of team leadership (a rarity), buyers, and dependable team members due to... — read more
Even though the last 2 years have been a nightmare of increasingly horrid work conditions, I had a tear in my eye when our leader's rocket ship soared into the heavens. OUR hard work and dedication helped Jeff archive his goal of being in space for a... — read more
the best part for me is when you have been short staffed for months and can't physically keep up with everything that needs to get done on a daily basis and then a regional person tells you how bad your store looks and you explain that you have been... — read more
Global leadership and regional leadership are directly opposed to each other. They are literally fighting over every little detail stores are being held accountable for. If you reach out for support to your regional or global leaders you get... — read more
It's so hard to believe I used to actually enjoy my job at one point, considering what it has morphed into. The stress these days is unbearable and it's getting worst each day. It's only a matter of time before this company and brand are destroyed... — read more
I don’t have very many options and can’t afford to be picky in my search for a new job. The only thing that matters to me is that it is not a much worse place than WF and that it happens as soon as possible. People here write that they found much... — read more
Someone asked a good question: Do they even have a clue about running a grocery store? It seems to me that they do not, in fact, this is far from how to run a successful grocery store. I haven't been in this company for a long time, and I won't be... — read more
Been with WFM 10+ years. Never seen the conditions so bad. Morale has been shaky for a long time but hey, WFM hires a lot of people with mental health issues to be honest. That’s never been the canary in the coal mine to me because I don’t put a lot... — read more
Does anyone here feel respected? I don’t know if I’ve ever felt that way here. Still, I have accepted the extremely humiliating working conditions here because the bills will not pay themselves. However, I was a little younger then, so I could... — read more
I liked the term “Amazonification” that someone used. I have a colleague who is trying to get a job at Amazon, but I'm not sure if the situation there is better? I think that the working conditions here and there differ only in small nuances. It's... — read more
Does any one have any info around the regional reconstruction? I heard pretty much all roles are going to global and everyone has to reapply for the few jobs left at regional and if they dont get one of those they can go to a store or take severence... — read more
"Carelessly, dishonestly and inhumanely, : how Amazon treats it's workers" June 17, 2021. Is whole foods next???
I see a lot of people on here ask- 'if it is so bad, why don't you just leave?' consider for a moment the person who, somewhat stupidly at this point, dedicated their life to a job as a career possibility for 5-10-15+ years. it's not easy to just... — read more
Waiting for things to change here for the better means wasting time. People don't leave after the first red flag, even when there are already a lot of red flags because they think the situation will change, but unfortunately that never happens. I... — read more
I suppose this charade is supposed to make me forget that they run me into the ground every week of the year. Team member appreciation week, the morale survey, and the core value about "supporting team member happiness and excellence" need to go... — read more
I send a lot of job applications to get out of here as soon as possible and I remembered the time when I sent a job application here. I didn't have high expectations from WF, but I didn't think that one day I would regret so much the decision to... — read more
I'm really interested in what they are: fear of a new beginning you can't find a new job you had a job offer that means much worse working conditions you still feel the situation here is bearable you suspect that the grass is much... — read more
Do they have any vision at all? I am afraid that we are going in the completely wrong direction and that those at the top will only become aware of it when it is very late. Until then, I hope that all talented people who have a lot of potential will... — read more
As of June 1st, vaccinated employees (at least 14 days after second dose) can go maskless as long as their state no longer mandates one.
What are everyone's thoughts on the vaccine email? Any info is appreciated, thanks!
Within the last year we have been losing many experienced coworkers in leadership and support roles. They have either been fired or have left voluntarily. Each time we hire someone whether in management or TMs they never seem to last. At most the... — read more
As a full-timer, I've realized that the time off I get is nowhere near what I need these days to recover from the cr-p I have to take here from customers, managers, and other employees. By the time I get home, I'm so stressed out it takes me two days... — read more
The way WFM has been going, chances are you might be next in line. Show some decorum.
It's not that I thought that jobs were falling from the sky, but I believed I would find it much sooner. It is now the fourth month since I have been looking and I am already getting a little desperate. Admittedly, I could have gotten a job at one... — read more
I would most like to leave this company, however, until I find a new and better option I have to stay here. However, it seems to me that there is no way anyone can ensure that they will be at least a little safer when it comes to cuts. Is there any... — read more
We pay newly-hired people the same wage they can earn anywhere, we deny them full time hours, and demand open availability, making a second job difficult to get or maintain. For this pittance, we run people into the ground, threaten them with corny... — read more
i've noticed increased talk about a potential store closure in the midwest region. anyone hear this as well?
I don’t like this whole reorganization story at all. I just hope I won't be here when its effects are seen, that is, I hope to get a new job and forget the experience here as soon as possible. It's only getting worse here day by day and I don't... — read more
Someone has already asked this question, but no one seems to have a more detailed insight?
For once, it's good to know that stores are not going to be impacted. I do feel for our corporate colleagues, though. Whole Foods told Insider that it expects the layoffs to impact a small, but at this point unknown, number of corporate employees... — read more
Even at $15 an hour, we are having trouble getting new people to join. This was never the case before but I am assuming the word about how people are treated here has gotten out (our managers are out of control - lying, bullying, the whole nine... — read more
There are A LOT of hateful/spiteful people here. I’m not sure if it’s just a select few who are posting over and over again or if it’s actual employees with complaints. The funny thing is I’ve never run into any of your negativity in real life while... — read more
Let's see if leadership and store leadership does their yob.