The workload at this establishment is meant only for the strong-willed. Oftentimes they are too understaffed to run things correctly, 1 person managing a department, with 1 clerk stocking, shelving, running for price checks and customer service calls, all on top of pushing shopping carts across a parking lot for customers to use and place back in the same place you just pushed them from. The store owners seem to believe that the entire product load should be the responsibility of 1 person, so they will place a person on a shift for 8 hours to work in a freezer or cooler alone. I have been told various times by customers that (especially as a female), I should not be pulling skids of water bottles, or glass containers, or pushing carts for 30 minutes outside in the snow or rain, for minimum wage. The only relief recently was the hiring of students to work on the carts outside, and to handle price checks, but the workload is still insane. The owners also like to give tasks which they do not want to other employees, and spend too much time at the coffee shop nearby. Nice, friendly individuals, staff is friendly enough as well, but they the staff all need to be paid more or at least be rewarded more for their hard work and dedication to that awful workplace. Very high turnover rate. The owners are not mean people, just cheap. No abuse or neglect goes on, just blatant disregard for the effort and life that the employees bring to that establishment, and they need to go easier on the work given.
Paid 15 minute breaks, vacation pay
Long hours, heavy workload, low pay