GROCERY CLERK (Former Employee), Delta, BC – November 18, 2013
I worked as a grocery clerk for Thrifty Foods for roughly three years, this company taught me how to become a hard, diligent, honest worker, I stocked shelves, did customer service calls, cleaned/stocked and worked in the dairy department.
Cashier (Former Employee), Port Place Mall – May 31, 2013
Pros: deli sandwiches, conversations in the coffee room, employee relationships
Cons: short notice
Often we were short staffed and I would receive a call to come into work. I work on average 12-18 hours a week. I would finish school, or my volunteer work in the community and run in to help out. Rushing upstairs, grab a quick sandwich which deli had made...put into my mouth as I am throwing on my apron and putting on my black shoes. Ran into the produce – more... to do the produce check and still had time to smile and greet as I headed to the front end. Turning the corner to the customer service desk to see where I was assigned. I headed to my till, lifted my close sign and switched on my light....I am ready to serve. "Paper? or do you have your bags today?" would ring out, "do you have your thrifty's card?" My mind is focussed on only the customer in front of me and the job I am to do. – less
Cashier (Current Employee), Nanaimo, BC – February 19, 2013
Pros: free sushi, the engagement team, boss likes to play country music
Cons: sobey's took over! not enough hours; not being able to have water at the tills, talking for 2 hours straight without water.
A typical day at Thrifty's consists of happy faces and a fast pace environment. There is always something to do, let it be helping a lost customer or cleaning your till or the SOP's. I have learnt about where our food comes from and codes for all of the produce that comes in, including some of the bulk codes and most of the bakery codes. My co-workers – more... are amazing most of the time, but what work place doesn't have drama? I stay clear of that. The hardest part of my job is getting enough hours to support myself and also trying to get the recognition and appreciation of what I do for the store without being told or asked upon. The most enjoyable part of my job, is those busy busy saturdays where you have happy customers who greet you with a smile and you have no time to look at the clock and by the time you know it, your shift is over and you get to go home.
Cashier (Current Employee), Campbell River, BC – November 27, 2012
Pros: good people
Cons: short hours
Great your co workers. Check communication book. Start work. Often hard to get customer service calls answered. Judge some managers moods before asking questions. Good about saftey and keeping everyone and everything clean and tidy. Hardest part of the job is getting help when really busy and needed. Co-workers are great and will help when possible – more... but not enough of us at times. It is very difficult to qualify for benefits and could take years as you must work a certain amount of hours per year to qualify and it is very hard to get those hours. Even after qualifing you are only guaranteed to average 24 hours per week. The wages are minimal most start at minimum wage. You are able to try working in different department if you are interested, and a position opens, this is great but does not usually result in any extra hours. Alot of the shift are only 4 or 5 hours per day. Most of the Staff and managers are really great and helpful people! – less