Strenuous manual labour specially on truck receiving days, no benefits, minimum wages
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 March 2018
One of the worst places you could work at: minimum wage, strenuous manual labour specially on truck receiving days (truck shifts should pay three times as much as none truck receiving shifts but they don't! Truck receiving shifts are back breaking), no benefits, unorganized with scheduling.
Franchise owners just care about enriching themselves on the backs of Canadians. I have experienced several instances where I was not paid for all the hours I worked. Only after realizing the discrepancies and protesting I was able to get my full pay in the next pay period with a two week delay. Those situations happened regularly, I had to keep a very close eye on my hours and my pay to make sure they paid me for all the hours that I worked.
The franchise owners demand that employees solicit donations from customers when in effect they make profits in the name of donating to shelters instead of selling those product donations at cost.
Most employees quit after a very short stay. I already quit and went to one of PetValu's competitors who appreciates me, treats me like a human being, gives me health benefits, pays me significantly more and provides me with a healthy work environment.
Minimum wage, strenuous manual labour specially on truck receiving days, no benefits