I am currently an employee of Rural King. I can not begin to describe how poor our management teams are at some of our stores.
That is from all the way at the top down to some assistant managers. If our president of the company, Alex Melvin, knew how his stores were being run he would be embarrassed. We have buyers, regionals, managers, and assistants that very vindictive towards any employees that are under them. Very poor management.
I have been to several stores now, roughly 13, and I hear the same stuff. I would advise Alex to stop worrying about the Ohio stores and worry about the stores that are being run into the ground. He need to come and spend time at the stores with ALL employees, not just managers, and ask them what is really going on. If the founders of our company knew how these stores were run they would be pissed.
All of the employees deserve a bigger piece of the pie. My store for example is number one in increase, ran our second million dollar month in a row, made the company over 10 million in sales, yet all they can do is nine dollars an hour and no bonuses like the management teams get, and I have seen those bonus checks..... Not that good. This company needs to show ALL employees that they care about them.
If it wasn't for our loaders, we would not have carts. If it was not for our cashiers, we would not have customer service or money. If it was not for our part time employees we would not have knowledge or help. If was not for our department managers, we would not have knowledge, we would not have clean, orderly departments.
If it was not for our office managers, we would not have correct payroll, we would not have correct deposits. If it was not for our receiving, we would not have correct inventory, we would not be able to correct mistakes, we would not have a continuous flow of product in. If it wasn't for management the store could not be open, the store could not be closed, issues that the store may have would not be resolved.
Alex, Fred, Gary, Greg, Rob, wake up and ask your employees how they feel. My best guess is the same way I feel.
Product or Service Mentioned: Rural King Customer Care.
Store Location: Chicago, Illinois