Palm City, Florida

nepotism is in bloom at publix. Worked there ten months and not full time yet.

Called out with back problems and they told me to relinquish a doctors note. Hello no insurance. Managers think they can dominate you outside of work. Make you feel like they are going to exploit you finachally if you quit.

One manager said I want you to keep close to me for ovious reasons. Worst place to work ever, nothing good to say about them.

Also received complaints from other associates that have no family connection. I'm not the only one that has things to say about nepotism there.

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I know someone who works for Publix. The produce manager hired his COUISIN.

They keep it a secret, but she gets all kinds of special treatment, including being lazy, insubordinate, and is being fast-tracked for assistant manager. DISGUSTING how Publix has fallen to one of the worse places to work.


From our family, The manager will be heartless on day.

@brown brothers



listen i don't think you have to grow up to not have back problems.Back problems are a growing factor

in todays hardened work place . Not everyone is spoiled enough to pay for the insuance that an employer offers either.

it can chew up your paycheck pretty fast and leave you without food or shelter.

I don't understand how such a great workplace as some of you say it is,didn't understand his pain and

suffering.i guess what he's saying is if your family they understand pain ect. if your not they don't.


Yes there are laws in place to insure nepotism is insolvent. Get enough people together, and file a complaint with the EEOC.

And for the fraud slanders, talk to an attorney about the tort law. Sounds a bit hostile as well.


man your store mush be ***. if i called out sick for back problems my manger would not be an *** about it. i worked for winn dixie and they treated me better than they treated you at that store.


The real truth about promotion is how you perform,(1-pull your pants down and do what your manager tells you to do,(2- and if you perform on manager make sure you swallow,(3- do not scream that is a no-no(4-and do not show and tell,


Lmao this made my day!


not true at all publix is a great company your just mad cause you didnt get full time


And your probably someone who benefited from nepotism at publix


Try again ***,there is some truth to what he is saying.


Nope. My son works for Publix.

He has worked his tail off for the last couple of years to get promoted to Asst Manager of a dept (won't say which). His boss (the Manager) is black and promotes only blacks and gays/bis/trans/etc. He uses my son to do all of the work he doesn't want to do. My son should have been promoted at least a year ago.

The manager also has a very cozy relationship with a woman who turns out is his COUSIN. She gets to come in at 3:00 am and 'work' (LOL) a couple of hours with no one around. She doesn't do anything but walk around on her cell phone and eat free food. She is also on the 'fast track' to be promoted.

This Manager also hired another black who looks like he's homeless (no offense to homeless people). He comes in for a few hours a few days a week drunk and leaves without telling anyone. It's either his daughter has a brain tumor (she's been in the 'hospital' a few months, or he has to go to the 'hospital' to get his blood pressure checked. It's disgusting and infuriating.

However, if anyone says anything about the crap the Manager is up to, they would probably be fired, hours cut, or some other retaliation. Publix has really gone down hill since the family sold it.


First, everyone starts at part time and has to earn full time. It is considered a promotion.

Sounds like maybe you weren't earning it. Promotions are based on performance, not tenure.

Second, you have the option, as we all do, to have insurance, even part time. Not many other companies offer that.

As for that, if a "call out" goes past two consecutive days a note is required. There is no malicious reason for this.

As for co-workers complaining about you, maybe that is why your manager wanted you to "stay close" to him/her. A good manager will observe and coach struggling associates so as to them succeed. It is their responcibility to train and retain the right people for the job.

Your managers approach may or may not have been tactful, I don't know; but people are people and are fallible. No matter where you work you will have good and bad managers. Suck it up and don't take it personal.

If you do deal so attacked however there are avenues you can take to get support anonymously.

Wherever you work now, I hope you will keep an open mind and pay for insurance if it's offered.


The real truth about promotion is how you perform,(1-pull your pants down and do what your manager tells you to do,(2- and if you perform on manager make sure you swallow,(3- do not scream that is a no-no(4-and do not show and tell,


Nepotism can occur in a lot of places, but unless there is a rule against it, there isn't anything wrong with it. You don't need to have insurance to get a doctor's note.

IF a person's back problems are so bad they can't go to work, you had best be going to a doctor.

People have a tendency to use back problems in order to get out of going to work. It's time for you to grow up.

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