Working at Publix, you are told that it's a growing company, where you can grow in "rank" while having to start from the bottom. That is a complete lie.
I have worked as a bagger for a year now in Columbus, Ga, being told to wait 6 months before being trained as cashier. I waited 8, whereas a brand new bagger from the streets(samg age/experience) will be hired and trained as cashier in the same month. At a year and a half now after showing my competence to be promoted several times, I have watched my co-workers being promoted, in less time than i have worked here, still a bagger, with more responsibilities. I, myself, am not the only person with this same problem. I and a few other of my co-workers have worked here for a year, a couple years, or more and while you're NOT on the good side of my manager, you will not be promoted. I was told in my interview that I can grow in this company (within reason of course). All i see in this company are a bunch of greedy bastards who cannot pay a dollar more with the same employees that has been with them for at least a year, while they bring in other people to start them off at the lowest pay possible.
On my evaluations, instead of getting the "grade" i expect myself to have, they give me the standard numbers and advice. "Bring in more carts" "Always offer the customer help" Basically what is it, I am being told to do better, at something I have already been doing the entire time I've been working here. I bring in carts, EVERY TIME i leave the building. The managers excuse? you have to make sure your co-workers are doing the same thing and become their role-model. Where on my job description does it say "mentor?" Unless I have manger's pay, I am not going to boss my own peers around.
I feel like, with as much work and effort I put into this company and the customers, none of my actions are recognized by anyone but myself. And no I don't expect rewards for fetching the forgotten loaf of bread, but when it effects my evaluations and when I'm being told I'm NOT doing something that I DO, there's a problem. Yes, I am currently in the process of getting a new job in real estate and is studying for the test I have to take.