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Store Manager – new

Tom Thumb Cantonment, FL +6 locations

• Supervise all associates in a fair, consistent, impartial, and timely manner, in accordance with all EEOC… CareerBuilder

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Maintenance Manager – new

Tom Thumb Crestview, FL

• Assist Facilities Manager in developing effective trouble-shooting guidelines. • Meet with contractors/suppliers as required, to… CareerBuilder

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Category Manager – new

Tom Thumb Crestview, FL

• Keep informed of new products and programs by competitive store visits, vendor contacts and trade magazine articles… CareerBuilder

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Robert L. Edwards
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    Management by intimidation

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    Former Employee - Grocery  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Grocery in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Tom Thumb full-time for more than 8 years


    The comfort of working for a large corporation; health insurance to a select few, dental, LTD, STD 401
    Location can sometimes be selected making commuting a breeze.


    Stating The Obvious? Or The Jungle 2014

    Speaking with several common workers about their job struggles, I began to see a new common thread that is running through today’s working man’s survival dilemma. An employee takes a new middle class /retail job. In the beginning all are happy about the situation. Employee has income to take home, employer has coverage in desired job department. Time goes on and as this current economy will, it tests the strength of companies to handle any disparity between the profit to employee pay ratio. To solve this dilemma the management of this new employee starts to add tasks to the employee’s everyday responsibilities to the point that the employee now is doing two jobs, with no pay raise. Company numbers level out because instead of adding labor to level the dip in production, one employee has now been made into two.

    This method may work, but some negative changes must take place to make this happen. No one is going going to do the work of two people for no incentive or more money without feeling a bit angry. To create this scenario where one employee is transformed into producing the work load of two, a slow process of random belittlement from management must take place to make this employee concerned for the loss of their job, remove enough self-esteem to convince this employee they are not good enough to do any better elsewhere. This concern is only made easier for management by the climate of the economy, i.e., jobs are near to impossible to come by in this particular economy. If the economy where not so unforgiving, the average employee would have a quicker breaking point and seek other employment where 1) he/she is treated with respect 2) he/she works the shift of one person.

    Because of the no where to run economy, more employees are having to remain in jobs they hate, feel unappreciated, and over worked. Then the minute the employer has another dip in sales and uses the method of adding even more tasks to this employee now doing the job of two people, then the employee just can not stretch thin enough to please management. What happens? Mistakes on this employee’s part because he/she can not do everything that is asked. Now we have an employee problem, which is remedied by several easy write ups because the employee is too exhausted to complete the myriad of tasks being put on him/her. A conference call later with the local Workforce agency and now we have successfully created a new entry into the unemployment base and crushed the self-esteem of this new job seeker making it more difficult to find employment because this entire adventure with this employer has sucked the life out of him/her.

    Sad story huh? Too bad it doesn’t end there. We now return to the place of employment from which this poor broken sole came from. Logic would dictate that some lessons in management may have been learned at this corporation that is now underemployed by nearly three times the labor one person would have provided and they are having to pay unemployment to this person who now does no work, is just frantically sitting at a computer looking for work that is not there. Adjustments could be made for future employee retention such as more appreciation shown to a new employee, small but constant raises each time a new task is added to an employee. Maybe even go as far as adding staff and make it easier on everyone to complete their job. Employees stay with the company longer, work harder, because they are treated well and the company doesn’t suffer hiccups of employee replacement nightmares and maybe, just maybe makes a little more money because of the new workers treating their job like home because they are respected. Hopefully over time this company can grow and with it, grow a healthier economy.

    It was just a thought. I would love to stay and chat, but I need to get back to my job search. Have a nice day.

    Newly Unemployed

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    Try rewards, as simple as "thank you" verses treats, such as if don't do this, you will be transferred, or your hours will be cut and the best and my personal will be terminated.

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