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  • December 11, 2011 - zilada5

    Time To Quit!

    I was hired on as a Seasonal Early Morning Flow Team Member back in October. I should have known right from the beginning when, a week after my interview (when they said they’d contact me the next day about hiring), they still hadn’t called. I called them to inquire and they invited me in that same day for a formal job offer. Yay!

    Next came orientation. It was me and a few other Flow Team new hires, all seasonal (one of whom quit her first week). They told me during orientation, and during the interview, that I would work Flow Team and after 60 days, would have the opportunity to crosstrain for additional hours. When handed my training schedule, lo and behold, “Cashier” was my day 3. Not a happy camper. There’s a reason I didn’t apply as a Cashier. When I asked about it, they said it was a requirement to be trained as a Cashier. I asked why I wasn’t told about that and they said, “Surely, you were.” I think I would have remembered that.

    Flow Team training seemed to be ok – my trainer was pretty cool, but the Team Lead has a way of guilting us into staying past our end time on days when we’re running behind. I caught on early and have since refused to stay late, even though he can sometimes make it uncomfortable and awkward to say no to a couple extra hours. About a week into it, I figured out that my trainer had told me quite a few things that weren’t correct about how to do the job – “Just put the dog food and chemicals on the same backstock cart.” “Yes, we have to break down even these really tough boxes.” “Go straight to HB after A and B are done every day.” (Team Leader usually wanted me somewhere else after A and B and told me not to assume anything. I said that my trainer said to and he said HE was the leader, not my trainer.)

    Then, 3 weeks into my work there, my Team Leader “trained” me on stocking food and on the Flow Team job itself (Yes, THREE weeks after starting, I was “officially” trained). This training consisted of him sitting beside me at the computer and literally telling me the answers to the questions on the test before I even had a chance to read the question, and I never read the booklet. Great job, Team Leader. I feel super prepared.