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Publix in Atlanta, Georgia - Consider the alternative?
First of all: I've worked for Publix for 10+ years. I've seen a lot of the bad... in particular, I think folks in this forum are correct that a lot of low-level managers in the company are not cut out for management. Too many low-level managers treat their associates poorly. But have you considered the alternatives? Low-level managers suck all over the place! They get abuse from the big-wigs above them, and BS from the common employee beneath them... and end up jaded. Welcome to the real world. Publix at least has redeeming qualities: clean stores, good opportunities for advancement, great stock performance, and a reputation to take pride in. If you are a good worker, you have a great shot for success in Publix. But it's retail (DUH!) so, of course, the hours are going to suck. Again: welcome to the real world. At least the days of 70-80 hours a week are passing... Publix (to its credit) is cracking down on excessive work weeks, even demoting/firing managers who can not get their work done in a timely fashion. As for some of the other complaints: In my experience, mgmt. doesn't cut hours on good employees. Rather, the "weak links" get this sort of treatment... and it absolutely is a ***-out mechanism. This is the most common way that bad employees are shown the door... your hours just dry up. The moral of the story should be: don't be a bad employee and you won't get such treatment. Again: I can't understand why folks would single out Publix in this regard... bad employees are going to get weeded out everywhere. I would really be interested in seeing any of the complainers in this forum actually produce a good argument that any similar business does it better than Publix. Especially in the geographical area of the Southeastern U.S. Only Whole Foods comes to mind as being on the level of Publix, IMO. Every other complaint made in this forum would be true of any Publix competitor... while most every competitor doesn't have the positives that Publix brings to the table.
Beware Publix Pharmacy
I picked up a prescription and obviously should have counted the pills before I left. After about a week I noticed a red circle on the side of the bottle- I had filled this script several times before and none of my other bottles (AND I STILL HAVE THE OTHER BOTTLES) ever had a circle on them. I noted the number 60 was circled, but there had only been thirty pills in the bottle. I called and spoke to a female pharmacist - I am a professional and own my own business - her response was, "Oh well. Next time insist that we count them in front of you." There will not be a next time - I advised HER to review her video from that day because one of her staff took 30 of my pills and then charged my insurance company for the amount of 60 pills. That is fraud. Unfortunately, I later found out that this is not the first time a Publix pharmacy has been accused of this. Needless to say, I may only have three prescriptions, but they will now be filled with a reputable pharmacy like CVS or Walgreens.
Publix pharmacy's lack of professionalism
I'm speaking of one particular store,located at 12026 Anderson Rd,Tampa Fl. As far as I know there are only two Pharmacists,a woman and a man both are rude. If you question something, they have a short fuse and think nothing of telling you,your doctor doesn't know what he's talking about.This is what the man pharm.,yelled out to me one day. I called one time and spoke to the lady pharm.,I wasn't feeling good and she got upset with me and started yelling at me over the phone. Today I called in for a refill,the wait was 5 hours. I ask if it could be sooner and I got "snapped" at and this was a "clerk" telling me they we're backed up.When I went to pickup my meds.,it wasn't a friendly atmosphere at all. Either they have alot of customers or not enough pharmacists,is what I was thinking. What kind of Pharmacist criticizes the doctor. Well very soon I will be getting my meds transferred out of that store,because I don't need this kind treatment. Your pharmacist's really have a lack of respect for the customer whom keeps them in business,provides them a job.I think its time for some new faces with some new attitudes. Maybe theses two are just too comfortable in their job and think we the customer have to except their "***". I find it unexceptable,so I'll be one less rx you have to fill,thankyou...Sue Mcfarland
Publix in Wildwood, Florida - Lack of product
This is not really a complaint.., it is more of a request. I am a senior citizen and my wife and I reside in one of, if not THE most wonderful retirement comunity in the world. That place is the Villages in Florida. Publix plays a big part in making The Villages such an ideal residence with at least 5 or more stores here. We enjoy shopping in Publix. However, there are a couple items that we've come to favor over the years that aren't available and I'm hoping you can rectify that. Belive me there are loads of customers who would purchase what we're requesting... and, the fact is, no other grocery store or chain in Florida has it as yet so you could certainly get the jump there. Two items we miss here are: Breyer's cream soda & BUN candy bars made and distributed by Pearson's in St. Paul, Minnesota 55116.
I wanted to know if they had any green leaf lettuce in the back so I walked to the double doors and Chris, the produce manager, was leaning on the ice cooled so I motioned for him to come, and I was smiling and it wasn't a rude gesture at all, and he looked away twice...View full review
It is inappropriate situation. I usually do groceries shopping not in Publix. But today in the morning I needed the easiest way... I bought two pieces of food and a box with chocolates. Paid for my purchase, I took my Publix bag with no checking and went home. And only...View full review
Publix in Birmingham, Alabama - Horrible Management
I frequent the 1065 store in Birmingham, Alabama. I have never seen such a lazy staff! On this day they appeared to have 3 cashiers working as well as 2 baggers and 1 customer service person. I was in that store for about an hour and in that time I know I saw this one bag girl run from the front to the back several times then when I'm checking out she's running buggies back and forth and before I got to my car she had helped an elderly woman with her groceries and had started watering the tomato plants outside that were near death. All the while ALONE. The other bagger is just standing around talking to random people about nothing much and yet still continues to receive I'm sure just as much as that FEMALE bagger that was putting him to shame. THEN she never lost her smile. The WHOLE time she's busting her tail she never forgot about the customer. I hope she gets recognized for her efforts because she deserves it as for that chubby bag boy... McDonalds is calling!
i just wanted to be pissed off because of hatred against the employees that publix managers from coconut creek have, they have no education, and should be charged with discrimination against employees and i hope they do one day i see it everytime i go shopping...View full review
My name is stan chaner , i frequent publix in coconut creek fl on coconut creek blvd, twice a week every week , and i am pissed off about the way the trained managers lol dont open their eyes to see whats going on in the store they rather walk around proveing that...View full review
Publix - Slave labor, Store Mgr hates people
The new store in Florence AL is just another case of a corrupt and ignorant corporate group putting one of their sociopaths in charge as mgr. The work and hours are brutal, try living on 11+ dollars an hour, and all the hourly staff is treated like slaves in a field. Our hrs change without notice, even the work we do changes at times. And, we are told what must be done before we leave - worked to death - and then asked to show up the next day at 4am. It is ridiculous and against the NLRA - I suppose one of us will have to go to the National Labor Review Board, but reprisals (also illegal) will be swift and folks will be terminated. People of Florence are good folks and almost all of them come from craft backgrounds. Our customers should know what is going on and BOYCOTT the store until working conditions IMPROVE. We are always dedicated to our customers, and we want to keep our jobs - but either Publix wakes up, they fire us, or we all walk out. SUPPORT us Florence citizens. Help us stay and work with dignity, free from constant harrassments and with a decent living wage. The ONLY thing that will help us is for you to BOYCOTT the store, until you see "OK" signs posted in our cars parked against the rail that separates our store from the adjoining shopping center. Plse HELP us make a living and work in peace free from constant threats and demands. Publix workers Florence AL
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