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Old 07-06-2016, 08:48 PM
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I had applied for a stocker position. Hope it's different from the night-stocker,which DOES require night shifts.

I'm just afraid they're going to assign me the graveyard shift and that for me is a no-no. (In part, having no car, I'd have to rely on others, who have day schedules, to get there. Plus, I have medicine and it's normally worn off at night and I cannot function well without the meds working.)

I guess I'm just nervous about ANY 24/7 joint because of the fear of the dreaded 3rd shift.

(Anything going after midnight or before 5 a.m. is a deal breaker for me.)

Also, another thing, though not quite related to the night shift, is what does a Hy-vee stocker do? Their job descriptions often are the same (or close) for each position and it keeps appearing like each person is doing the job of five people.

While I can do stocking and stuff, it also mentions a bunch of direct customer interaction stuff mixed in there with the stocker position and with Aspergers, I'd like to avoid those types of duties if at all possible.

(Also, I do have a CS Bachelors and have a shot at getting a job in my field, but may have to wait 1-3 more months to get the 2nd interview due to a staffing issue or something.)
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Old 07-07-2016, 12:38 PM
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What is a Hy-vee?
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:05 PM
Location: Southern California
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Originally Posted by joe from dayton View Post
What is a Hy-vee?

A grocery chain.
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Old 07-08-2016, 10:26 PM
Location: North Carolina
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Tell them you want to interact with customers. You in Iowa Illinois or where? Either way you're working with good folks there.
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Old 07-08-2016, 10:37 PM
Location: USA
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Usually the job description states whether or not it's overnight or not. If you get to the interview and it is overnight, politely ask them if there is something else available. They would rather fill some position than have you walk out the door.
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Old 07-11-2016, 02:52 PM
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In my experience (10 years of retail, most of it overnight) the 3rd shift jobs will be specifically for that shift only.

Stockers (as the name implies) stock shelves. I wouldn't know the particulars, but most likely you would be pulling items from the stockroom and placing them on the shelves. Since you are on the floor during store hours, you are expected to interact with and help customers - you can't just say "it's not my job". Also you will probably be expected to cross train as well with other jobs like cashier so that you can back them up.

If your local Hy Vee store is like ours, it is huge and crowded. If you are on the spectrum, something on the floor would probably not be a good fit. I would maybe see if you could work in the stockroom/warehouse unloading trucks, moving pallets, etc or being the cart attendant. A lot less interaction with customers that way.
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