Although I am grateful that I have a job, I find that there is a definite amount of favoritism. Certain people are being paid more then others because of their relationship with the store owner, while others are sitting at 11 dollars an hour. (Me!) I've been here for almost a year now, and have been sitting at 11 dollars an hour, while over four people who have been hired after me have been making anywhere from 13 to 15.
There's a lot of gossiping that's goes on around the store. While most of the management is great and try their best to make a good work environment, there are a few other people who do not. I have gotten in trouble for things that most of the other employees in my department have done, and have gotten in trouble for attempting to tell my side of the story.
That aside, I have better learned customer service, I have a better knowledge of different food types, ways of cooking, and I have also learned the proper way to clean and sanitize meat slicers. I have learned how to prepare meats, how to make sure that the meat is stored properly and safely.
My co-workers are pleasant and efficient. The job is fairly easy for the most part, save for the fact that we are very short staffed. That being said, the day seems a lot longer then it really is, and the environment is a little rushed.
occasional free lunches, volunteer work, staff parties
long hours, short staffed, favoritism, pay differences, most of the management