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0 hours per week I work at Shoppers and I’m lucky to get 2 shifts a month

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I worked full time for 2 years in the downtown core. When I first started it was a very friendly and positive atmosphere, but I left after a lot of my coworkers had left and it really didn't feel the same. Management is tricky to handle, not open to hearing any complaints either and don't expect newcomers to train or learn as much as the older employees creating a difficult environment amongst coworkers. All shoppers are owned separately, so I'm sure other locations are a little more fair, but the store I worked at was very cheap, especially after the minimum raise. I knew people who had been working there 2-3 years prior to the wage increase and were making the same amount as people hired on with zero experience. Supervisors only made 60 cents more, assistant managers barely more than that. So if you are looking for something to fill time between jobs or aren't sure when exactly to leave, I wouldn't recommend working beyond the one year point. Having the extra year of work really did not impact my life in any way professionally or financially.

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9 am to 3 pm

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Help your customer and should respect the culture all of them (customer and worker).

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They give the minimum of vacation by law (2 weeks- year for the first 5 years; then 3 weeks for the next 5 years.....they could be flexible it depends of the owner pharmacist. mine they did not authorise ANY any days off without salary. People who needed 4 weeks on the firts 5 years they had to resign an come back (they agree with that)

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