(Closed) Bees who work retail..

posted 5 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

That’s usually not a good sign. I’d look for another job.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yeah I’d say that’s a red flag. Hours will be less after a busy weekend, but at the same time, its summer season. More hours should be getting allocated (I guess depending what type of retail you work in) Because its busy season. We can a varying amount of hours each week so hours vary for each associate, but my boss never just completely leaves someone off the schedule with no hours at all. You can’t live like that!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@Girasole:  I’ve worked at my retail job for 2 years now. I was a manager at one point, and somone I was planning to terminate wasn’t shifted at all for a week. It wasn’t because we overhired, but because she was saying some pretty mean things to other workers. 

I’ve never had that happen to me (usually around this time of year though the traffic gets slow and steadily builds up). We have daily targets that we are supposed to hit (Saturdays should have a revenue of $14,000, whereas Tuesdays would be around $6000, etc.) and I usually never got shifted during the week. Just one shift a week last year for three weeks.

I would think that this isn’t a good sign in your situation. Maybe start applying at stores nearby.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

  @Girasole:  aww! Yes look for something else! You shouldn’t have no hours, unless you have really crappy availability or something. I wish I could hire you, you seem eager to work!! People don’t know how hard it is to find good help in retail. 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

It really depends on where you work, I know alot of retail places don’t like to give full time, so they don’t have to offer you insurance… with the obama care thing trying to be pushed, companies are opting to hire twice as many employees and give them half the amount of hours.

In my area, this includes almost every retrail stores, such as big chains like Kmart, Walmart & Target.

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Girasole:  yeah that’s good availability for retail! I’m at a loss. Please move to MN so I can hire you. Ill give you hours! LOL. Good luck and I hope you find something soon!

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@Girasole:  It probably isn’t anything personal. They may just want to cut payroll and the best way of doing so is to eliminate some new hires. 

And if you aren’t getting enough hours, definitely do get a second job. Just make sure the availabilities don’t overlap for both positions and you’ll be available for closing shifts/weekend shifts if it’s a requirement of either company. Places will be more inclined to keep you if you have a broader availability.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Also, if they only have 3 employees on at a time and over 20 workers, they have way too many employees!

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