I have been working at Murphy USA full-time (More than a year)
Pros are that sometimes you come across other employees who are very interesting and fun to work around. The branch of Murphy's I'm at has a nice core group of workers. At least we don't have to make coffee.
Seems to be constant tension from management which leads to tension overall. Can't get a good role on with the customers when you're constantly worrying about the next shoe to drop, usually on you. The pay is not at all worth the amount of stress you're under due to 'rules.' Carding is the worst of it all; too many people out to get you; over 28 or get you fired. ??18..
Advice to Management
I know you have to card people. It's enough to get the lines of people out without them getting angry; lottery folks and all taking up TOO much time. When you have to 'worry' every moment whether the person is under/over 28 or not is a really hard one and the ID's NEVER scan as advertised.. always typing in dates. One/I can tell 18 pretty clearly... 28 another deal and then under duress of being fired for it? It's just hard and I don't know what to advise you except to keep a long list of possible employee candidates if this policy is kept in effect. The pressure to get/keep the line moving at every moment there's more than one person in line is worth way more than pay scale shows, then add carding of ciggs when there's no real focus on the caffeine products which any pharmacy in town would have hid behind the counter. No carding option on registers there... or the speed drinks that are killing people, etc... just seems things are not quite equal which makes cashiering an overly stressful experience that it should not be. I know you don't run the DMV but if their electronics work properly and our registers work, carding might not be such an overwhelmingly maddening experience. Customers give you nasty looks from demons when you 'waste' their time typing in numbers; why is not us just 'checking the dates' good enough anymore? Used to be fine as long as we looked at the date... the typing takes up time that people don't have. It may sound dumb and minor but you should try it for 3 or more hours and you will get a clue of what I'm writing about. As well as again, the pump numbers ARE NOT visible. At a minimum 7 of every 10 customers DO NOT know their pump. Again, makes for wasting time and losing patrons. Frustrating to all involved.
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Murphy USA (Indianapolis, IN).
You apply online. Take a test and then fever a call for and interview. After the interview you get your background and drivers history checked and then go and take a drug test.