Orchard Supply Hardware, LLC - – South San Francisco, CA
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Orchard Supply Hardware, LLC - – Foster City, CA
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I worked at Orchard Supply Hardware part-time (More than 3 years)
Started out as full-time cashier, but they were flexible and gave me time when I needed it so I could go to school. I got to gain experience in many different departments. They often had new things for me to do and learn. Loved most of the people working there.
However, with all those new experiences and new duties, my pay was never increased. I was an employee for almost 3 years and I never got a review. The last few months that I worked there, I worked in the back unloading the trucks 99% of the time and occasionally worked in garden or in Customer Service. When I approached them on the subject of my pay and how I should get a small raise for my work, they shrugged it off and said technically you're still a cashier! I don't even know what that is supposed to mean? Also, I'm a big 6 foot tall beast of a woman that could handle unloading the truck multiple times a week for months and hoisting Christmas Trees for 8 hours a day for a month, but when I asked if I could be trained in pick-up department, it was all-of-a-sudden "man's territory." I was literally brushed off and told that I probably couldn't handle it several times. I could have sued them for not allowing me to work there even though I am strong enough, but.... I honestly really have always liked the company and the people and I wouldn't want to do that to them. Instead, I got a better job with my degree, told them I had better things to do and left.
Advice to Management
Stop being so cheap. I'm not speaking to middle management, but to the payroll of the whole company. I wasn't asking for an outrageous amount, I just wanted what I deserved for the job that I had been doing. Also, don't be sexist and tell a woman she can't handle the job, that's how you're company gets in BIG trouble.