Foodland Super Market – Hawaii
Receivers are responsible for all functions and paperwork relating to receiving. They will operate machinery including baler, compactor, and forklift… Foodland Super Market
Foodland Super Market – Hawaii
Assistant Bakery Managers are responsible for performing all the duties and job functions of an experienced Bakery Clerk. They must follow approved… Foodland Super Market
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I worked at Foodland Super Market part-time (More than 3 years)
A supermarket is a large social environment where you will see old friends and make new ones. Prepare to be happy and friendly. As a grocery clerk, you will mostly be working on tasks by yourself on our own time, which gives you a lot of freedom and independence. Responsibilities are to keep items on the shelves at all times, breaking delivery loads down and checking them in, and strategically displaying sale items. Completing tasks will leave you with a feeling of self-accomplishment. The company is union so there are great benefits including a pay raise every year and a paid day off on your birthday. Shifts will go by fast due to the fast paced environment. Lifting and carrying items can be a great exercise too. On those hot days, working in the chill can be very refreshing. There are always some fun characters shopping there, or even working there, so you can always get a good laugh in as well.
There are issues with the management at the stores. When the front end gets busy, you are assigned as a back-up cashier, which will make you fall behind on your own tasks. Although the store closes at midnight, grocery clerks will have overnight shifts. The shifts may be peaceful but it will be hard to find sleep, especially since your schedule will not be entirely night shifts. There are times when I would finish working at 6 A.M. and I would have to come in at 4 P.M. on the same day (our shifts are required to have 10 hour breaks between them and they are not ashamed to only give you those 10 hours). Since everyone has a loose independent agenda, things will sometimes go unfinished. Some coworkers tend to always leave something undone for someone else to finish. Cleaning up after everyone can be annoying. Finally, be prepared to miss out on life. When everyone else is enjoying holidays, you will actually be working harder since the store will be busier. The only day that the store is entirely closed is Christmas day. If you have no friends or family (or if you hate them), this could actually be a good thing.
Advice to Management
First, there has to be a better way to train ALL employees. Some guys are great workers but don't know enough about what they are doing. Also, treat everyone equally. Every worker, good or bad, has an important role in the company and should be treated that way. Finally, let the employees know that their efforts are being appreciated. It really makes a difference.