by Donna on December 19, 2021 7:51 am
Ok, I see where you're going. I'm guessing that close to half of Kroger's workforce are part-time and don't get paid for 52 40-hr workweeks. They do that to keep from having to provide workers with benefits.
The grocery industry is competitive, no doubt, but that's true for most industries, including corporations that Kroger buys its merchandise from. In fact Sheri and I are boycotting two of those companies, Nabisco and Kellogg's, because if their horrible labor practices.
In 2019, as part of a cost cutting measure, Kroger laid off hundreds of workers in middle-management. I know one of those ex Kroger managers. He works at Smart & Final now and is still bitter that Kroger laid him off after 30 years of employment. I read that Kroger fired those managers to stay competitive with their fiercest competitors which the article's author said are Amazon and Walmart - a classic race to the bottom. Somehow through all that, Kroger managed to give its CEO a 45% ($6.4 million) raise last year.
Btw, Kroger has been busy buying out grocery stores over the many decades it's been in business, possibly some of the grocery stores you listed as having gone out of business.
by Donna on December 24, 2021 9:55 am
Amazon distribution favility worker dies of a stroke on the job after requesting to leave work because he was feeling ill and then being told he was out of sick time and would be fired if he left work.
Another Amazon worker died on the job at the same warehouse within hours of the other worker dying!
Employees there allege that 6 workers have died on the job at that distribution facility in 2020 and that Amazon has been trying to cover it up.
Sounds like a Dickens story. What a hellhole.