I worked at sportchek for a couple of years. Overall the job isn't hard in the slightest regard with mundane tasks given out daily and most staff are pleasant, where the foundation starts to get shaky is with the attempted hierarchy they present. People with seniority more often than not managers act as if they are entitled to treating you poorly whether its by verbal abuse, unsafe work scenarios, or disrespectful mannerisms. Even if you perform adequately on countless occasions you will be berated when you slip up one time, most managers hound you to multitask and are never satisfied with what you have accomplished. Its best not to take what is said to you at face value as their intentions are to manipulate you into thinking they are proud of you when in reality they are talking about you behind your back, again this isn't all managers but its shocking that most act this way when they are in their mid twenties to early thirties. Upper management inst exempted either, i understand the ideals of retail and how companies try to create profit in any shape, way, or form by squeezing every ounce out of their workers but its uncharacteristic for it too be done in such an immature manner with little to no actual respect (they pretend to like you) given to part time employees.
Highly recommend unionizing the workplace to better protect the rights of the employee.
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