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Old 05-11-2010, 04:24 PM
 
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You might want to also consider Williams Sonoma if you are drawn to culinary related careers.

(And I'd love to work as Keller's pastry chef, so I know what you mean!)
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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And, yeah, they probably DO favor the children of ex-hippies who are named Rainbow or Skye and who have green hair and nose rings. They cultivate that hip image, so why wouldn't they.
The majority of people working at my Whole Foods are Africans, the rest are 'average looking' people of various races. Not a single hipster or hippie or anything like that :/
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:47 AM
 
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The majority of people working at my Whole Foods are Africans, the rest are 'average looking' people of various races. Not a single hipster or hippie or anything like that :/
Which probably represents the demographic in your area pretty well.
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:38 PM
 
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You do NOT want to work at Whole Foods Market. I worked in their store for two years, a new store that I helped open in 2008. My pay has stayed at $11.75 since I was hired and has not budged since. In the meantime, there are all kinds of front end managers and marketing managers moving into Assistant Store Leader positions that they are clearly not qualified for. They don't live up to their core values and have goofy little 'feel good' meetings once a quarter that are mandatory to attend. Scheduling practices are awful. Their work week goes from M-Sun. You could be working Wed-Sun and then notice on the new schedule that you are working Mon-Wed. Eight days in row with no day off inbetween! They are now charging $10.00 a paycheck for full-time health benefits, if you last that long. They 'green wash' their products and sell apples out of season all the way from New Zealand. Gogi berries they strip from the Amazon Rain Forest and sell in the bulk section. I am not impressed with this store and glad to have moved on to something else. I only worked here after being laid off from a prior career, where I made twice the money. This was merely a job for me to get off unemployment benefits. It was an easy job physically, but emotionally leaves you frazzled and disappointed. Dept. managers will only humor you and not take you seriously if you have a request or suggestion, and store management will not even condescend to speak to the employees that make the store tick in the first place. Only point out what you're doing wrong, rather than help you out. The recycling and organic stuff is merely a facade. Their chickens may be organic, but they are still barn roaming. Whole Foods Market is not unique an is run just like any ordinary grocery store (I've worked in two others, MUCH better stores in the past). You can do better than this- please!
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