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    If you want to feel like a slave rather than an employee, work here!

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    Current Employee - Checker/Cashier in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Checker/Cashier in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Safeway part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They are a large company; so they will pay you on-time every time. that being said; you better keep track of your hours if they don't have a sign-in/sign-out machine..

    Cons

    Where to start. The work environment is lackluster, most other employees are either constantly depressed; or complaining about something, or they are (no offense to them) too dumb to know they are being treated horribly. I have to BEG, if not argue, in order to get any LEGALLY REQUIRED breaks. Pay is horrendous starting out; and you shouldn't have to wait until the 2nd Thursday to get paid the first time; when you first start out a job; (especially one like this) you are already hurting financially; I can imagine that the turnover is pretty bad considering this information...

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    Today was my 3rd day. I was scheduled from 8am-12pm. I have a spine problem called disk disease where I get extreme pain in my lower back and side and it is sciatica so I also get pain in my leg. Well 2 other checkers called out sick so around 11:00 they asked if I wanted to stay for longer; I said that was fine; but I would like to be able to eat lunch at some point around noon. They informed me that you do not get a lunch unless you work 8 hours; and that I would just get a (15 minute) break I said I understand (I do know the law is 2 15-minute breaks and 1 30-minute lunch for an 8 hour shift/ 8.5 hours including the lunch) So they told me that I could leave at 2 or 3 (less than the 8 hours so they wouldn't be required to give me a lunch). I told them word for word: "I am sorry, but I was scheduled 8am-12, I didn't eat breakfast, I am hungry, I would like to eat a lunch, if I can't then I will just leave at 12 like I was scheduled. A different manager gave me my first break at 11:30, (15 minutes is not long enough to have a lunch break; 30 is already unpleasant having to rush). Once I came back I had to essentially beg some of the lower managers to let me have a lunch; finally around 1 someone said that I could stay till 4:30 and have a lunch, but had to wait another half hour before I could go. Then around 3:30 I had to beg another manager to have my second break; remember I have been on my feet for essentially 7.5 hours at this point with a back problem. I should not have to beg a manager to take my legally required breaks. I also am very much over-qualified for this position; though regardless of that fact; ALL employees should be treated like people. not slaves.

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