Back in the day I worked for Publix as a cashier and quickly worked my way up to the front office. Back then treating all employees with respect and fairness was high on Mr. Jenkins list.
Recently Publix went to a Pay for Performance policy as a way to save money and ***-out poor performers. Now senior citizens who work for Publix are expected to keep up with teenagers. The result is a cut in their paychecks. Have you ever noticed how many older employees there are at your Publix? Surprised that this has not been challenged in a courtroom as a Class Action Discrimination Suit. Long term older employees can't be expected to work at the same pace as younger employees.
No Publix employee is really safe. What's to say if you rub any manager the wrong way, that you will not receive a low evaluation even if you are a top performer? What if managers are able to increase their bonuses by keeping employee wages down due to this pay system? This could be wide open for abuse.
The Distribution Warehouses have also been hit with this greedy, I mean cost-saving idea. Workers are expected to work at super-human levels in order to keep within VERY strict time limits. Fall below your time quota and you are given a choice to resign or be fired.
But wait, there's more, if too many employees are able to make their quota the time limit is shortened so that those employees are paid less for their higher performance. I know this for a fact since it happened to a family member. Not only is this practice unfair it also puts their employees in danger. Having workers race around a warehouse full of racks, product, carts, pallets, pallet jacks and forklifts etc... is an accident waiting to happen and perhaps a lawsuit, too.
Talk about poor employee relations! Looks to me like the spirit and values of George Jenkins are no longer with Publix. I have decided to take my business elsewhere and so have many of my friends and relatives.
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