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Old 05-21-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: The Ranch in Olam Haba
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Try Walgreens. The only complaints I here about them are the weekly plan-o-gram changes (mgmt is required to do them and not the workers).
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Target and Whole Foods come to mind.

Why are you only into chains? [Just wondering]

A local business may be hiring for a manager and they may offer better pay, better atmosphere, better benefits, etc.

Just a suggestion.
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Target and Whole Foods come to mind.

Why are you only into chains? [Just wondering]

A local business may be hiring for a manager and they may offer better pay, better atmosphere, better benefits, etc.

Just a suggestion.
moveability. and the bigger companies will have training programs.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN
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I ditto Target. I just worked there part-time as a cashier for a 2nd job, but it's a great 2nd job. And a reputable company to work for.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I wouldn't enjoy working in an office, unless I worked alone, with no other contact.
Yea then we could spend that alone time gabbing on Citydata with no one to hassle us !
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Try Walgreens. The only complaints I here about them are the weekly plan-o-gram changes (mgmt is required to do them and not the workers).
EEKS!!!
My other half is serving a life sentence with them. I think about 16 years now. Pay sucks but bennys are a bit better then average. They do match dollar for dollar in your 401K which is unheard of these days. That adds up real fast. 15 to 20% employee discount. First choice of clearence items which is usually 10 cents per item, even for $5 + items. We travel and live full time RVing so she just transfers at will and they never hassled her on that. I never heard of a plan-o-gram but I never ask either.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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moveability. and the bigger companies will have training programs.
I figured the ability to move around was a factor.

Costco?
We don't have any here in AR but I hear they treat their employees much better than Sam's Club and Wal-Mart.

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Costco vs. Wal-Mart
Comparing some workplace statistics, as reported by the companies.

Employees covered by company health insurance
Costco 82%
Wal-Mart 48%

Insurance-enrollment waiting periods (for part-time workers)
Costco 6 months
Wal-Mart 2 years

Portion of health-care premium paid by company
Costco 92%
Wal-Mart 66%

Annual worker turnover rate
Costco 24%
Wal-Mart 50%


Worker pay, benefits and job quality have been hot topics in the retail industry. While employees in many fields are worried about generally stagnant job growth and spiraling health-care costs, already-meager retail wages also are threatened by retail-pricing pressure, partly fueled by Wal-Mart's growing dominance in toys, electronics, groceries and other categories. Grocery workers in California recently waged a brutal four-month strike (http://reclaimdemocracy.org/articles_2004/supermarket_union_failure_california.html - broken link) to protest health-care cuts that large supermarket chains were imposing to stay competitive with Wal-Mart.
http://reclaimdemocracy.org/articles...s_walmart.html
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:03 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Retail jobs are for

highschool dropouts
people with highschool diplomas
teenagers
college students during the summer


That's about it
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:47 AM
 
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Retail jobs are for

highschool dropouts
people with highschool diplomas
teenagers
college students during the summer


That's about it
You are wrong. If you are thinking of retail as the guy who stocks the shelves, or the person at the register, yes, those jobs have low entry requirements.

Managers of retail stores need to know not only a great deal about their product, but accounting and finance as well. Most will have college degrees, and depending upon their store size, position and industry, will make a reasonable wage.

Some companies are know for working managers to death. Others are quite good.

A manager of a big box store will make a very good living, well above median income for the area.
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:36 AM
 
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Retail jobs are for

highschool dropouts
people with highschool diplomas
teenagers
college students during the summer


That's about it
That is one of the most ridiculous statements I've ever heard from you--and that's saying something.

I know several people(without collsge degrees I might add) in retail who make over $100K a year--and they are not management. That's a number you won't hit in your lifetime, even with your college degree. So until you know the FACTS, you really need to put a sock in it.
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