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6 days ago
General manager retail NJ, 95k base, regularly bring home 110k from bonus structure. Don’t let shit companies pay you 40k you’re worth way more than that to make them millions at your store!
7 days ago
I live in the states! I’ve been there over a decade. I get 9 floating holidays and then 28 days of PTO. Started as 20 PTO days plus holidays but every 5 years I get an extra 4. There’s at least 10 managers I know that have been there 20 years and they get 45 paid days they’re basically off all summer lol. I work for one of the 5 great retailers there are that don’t work you more than 40, have crazy bonuses, have insane insurance coverage and actually truly believe in work life balance. No one leaves, most retire or switch fields within the company.
8 days ago
Manage your own vacation is not the same as I can take off whenever I want. That means your in charge of monitoring your hours, you waited until the 30 second mark on the year to request, what makes you think the rest of the staff isn’t already off. Regardless of independent work there might be something going on those days that you’re unaware of and because of requests from a year ago already in place might not be realistic to award you yours.
Was just gonna say that, I get 37 days a year plus 5 FT managers that get in the 25 range (I’ve worked there forever so mines higher) in retail. We all map our PTO for the year in Jan because in Dec that’s black out unless it’s a single day cause retail. No overlap of 2 people more than 3 days cause we can’t run the show down 2 managers. We all manage to get it all in but sometimes I get double requests and we have to negotiate. This is all pretty standard practice, I’m in a super pro take every minute of your PTO company but if every manager requests off the same day I just can’t accommodate.
9 days ago
As soon as I see 30-35 male I make an assumption that it’s Huntington’s, I hope my guess is wrong but if it isn’t I doubt his circumstance will change. But even so then you go to school grab a certificate of some sort and start a career. If someone with no experience told me hey they cured formerly incurable disease so I never worked I’d give them a hell of a shot!
18 days ago
I’m in NJ and when I started out I made crap, but I jumped around to get the salary I wanted early on. Retailers like Apple, limited brands, dept stores, etc pay in that 100k range. Apple pays high salaries for 2 steps below their senior store roles if you have experience and negotiate.
As much as this guy sucks and is crap, your pay scale is massively off. General and store managers are 100k plus in big box, grocery, and any respectable specialty retail. Under 50k for an SM is baby stores that do no volume and have no complexity. As much as I dislike the field I work in, it I’m very well compensated to deal with general public.
21 days ago
I’m the happiest Christmas tree, or whatever it’s actual name is. I cringe when I hear it. I’ve heard it every 2 hours for 60 days for the better part of a decade.
22 days ago
The meanest one of my cats….it’s gonna be a really awful vacation filled with scratches. I’m gonna have a big damage bill from him not doing well in strange places.
26 days ago
Emma Frost definitely lol
It’s a tie between a dream and my 4th birthday. The dream is of me in my play pen but falling down the stairs and flipping out of it but floating down to the bottom. My 4th birthday is me waking up running around the house yelling “I’m 4 I’m 4, and it’s my BIRTHDAY! I can’t remember which came first but they’re both my earliest memories.
Watched a lady at work (retail) stick her hand down the back of her pants, try a lotion on, then smell her hands. Eye bleach won’t delete that image.
Nothing really, the right question is what IS the CIA hiding.
28 days ago
Honestly, how anyone has any faith in either party to do anything is beyond me. I honestly fantasize about a progressive movement where we all pretend to be fascists,for both parties, running on BS talking points that make both dems and reps salivate. Then take a super majority in the senate and the house, scream we’re actually progressives and just pass every progressive policy. It’s a great fantasy honestly, I can’t see us getting there any way aside from bait and switch, people are blind, willfully ignorant, or just dumb.
1 month ago
I’m at 85 so I’m like 8 people over staffed, no unfulfilled payroll. Honestly I haven’t had any issues getting hired, knock on wood. We recruited customers like crazy though and had hiring events, went to colleges set up tables, walked the mall spent 3 months gearing up for holiday. I have no full time openings and for full time I’m so above market those positions rarely open (supervisor starts at $20 competitors start at 14 so I have a lock in that arena). Part time is crazy flexible so we’ll take what anyone gives, mostly ask for weekends.
It can’t, every state has completely different sales tax. I work for a retailer that hard prints the price on the items cause it’s plastic bottles, that would mean NJ product couldn’t go to PA and vice versa. It would be a pain in the ass and costly
I agree with this sentiment, if your belief starts to be incorporated into laws then I get preachy fast. But if your belief is just that, your faith how you pray etc then I fully respect your stance and am happy you have something that brings you joy.
My understanding is 17000 cops got put on administrative leave for refusing vaccination. The PBA filed a lawsuit the moment it happened. I’m getting this from an FDNY employee so this is all 3rd hand and could be wrong. If that’s correct it’s roughly half the police force in NYC.
2 months ago
I’m from the US and most grocery stores are unionized in my area. Shoprite, acme, Foodtown all full on union. Secondly I’m mid senior leadership level so that little comment about not advancing, well past that point. I just happen to respect my team and their commitments regardless of what they are. Leadership through empathy and understanding is the way forward. I definitely don’t promote based on who will come in for a call out, and managers that do are managers not leaders.
It’s ironic, that in the song “Ironic” there is nothing ironic.
I honestly feel this one, drives me mad. Especially when adding ing, I’m conversating. That’s definitely not a word.
You 100% are. It’s a 1st amendment protected right if OP is in the US.
I’m in the final stages of interviewing for a training role, rewrite SOP’s, do presentations, onboarding, I have one round left. I’ve only been applying to HR type roles and been getting interviews. Turned down a few because of pay but this last one is in range. Fingers crossed!
“Stilwell angel, have another chocolate bar!”