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Grocery-stores don't have 'cultures'. A culture is something that forms over hundreds of years, sometimes thousands, within a nation.

Farming techniques, religions, festivals, and the like. That is only a small sampling of the *** you will have to put up with if you decide to work here. I know, doesn't sound like much, but after three years of working here, after three years of having Corporate ***-offs micromanage every aspect of your work, and then fly in your face and say we're an employee-owned company and we're what makes this store great, meanwhile I'm listening to a deli coworker SOBBING in the back room because she was shrieked at for one of her sub-kits weighing .37 instead of the mandatory .38.

Publix is a great place to work for, if you're in Corporate. You don't have to deal with angry customers or chicken fat or working eight hours without a lunch break because three *** decided to call out on the same day. But, fair warning, yes, if you work hard and you're friendly, people will like you. Your managers might even like you, but that isn't all it takes to get into Corporate, to be, 'above it all'. You have to kiss ***. I know what you're thinking, 'are you just angry and bitter? Do you hate your managers or your coworkers?' No. I liked them, I liked all of them, and I was so sick and tired of seeing them having to constantly apologize for things that weren't their fault. "Sorry the rotisserie chickens that we neither raised nor fed broke the 'publix promise' by weighing less than the sticker said they did" or, "Sorry that homeless man ran upstairs to your office, store manager, screaming that he wanted a free chicken because we wouldn't give him a free potato-ball". Yeah, get used to apologizing, get used to fake-smiling, and get used to praising, 'The Glorious Nation of Publix', because it's your only way into corporate.

Just throwing it out there.

Product or Service Mentioned: Publix Manager.

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ransom
#897626

What a bunch of whiners, just be glad you have a job these days. Don't cry when foreign workers who are not afraid to work take your jobs.

Anonymous
#879071

In response to one of the comments, Mr George made the decision to open on Sundays.

Publix has done very well against Kroger in Georgia. However, when Kroger entered Florida in the 80‘s under the Florida's Choice banner, they didn't do so well.

All 35 stores closed after a few years.

Mr. George cared about his people and his company.

One of Publix‘ biggest challenges is perpetuating the "culture" he created. Though he wouldn't be happy with every little thing, I think would be very pleased overall.

Anonymous
#864044

Getting screamed at by management is unnecessary and unprofessional. That employee should file a complaint or switch grocery stores!

I would never stand for such disrespect over something so ridiculous as a tiny fraction of weight.

Anyone who's worked in a deli knows it's not an exact science and the prices are purposely higher that if the customer made it themselves to account for the luxury of the service. That manager deserves to be reprimanded or if publix sides with her, then the manager to should try to get the exact weights (and good luck to her).

Anonymous
#869140
@none

WHAT MANAGERS ??? THEY ARE JUST GLORIFIED CORP.

SLAVES THAT HAVE NEVER HAD ANY MANAGEMENT TRAINING OR EMPLOY TRAINING. JUST DO WHAT CORP. TELLS THEM TO DO BECAUSE CORP KNOWS FULL WELL MOST OF THE MANAGERS DONT KNOW HOW TO MANAGE. PUBLIX DOES NOT KNOW WHAT THE WORD TRAIN MEANS.

BECAUSE OF THE BUSINESS IN FL THEY HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL BUT OUT SIDE OF FL LOOKS TO ME THERE GOING TO GET INTO BIG TROUBLE AS KROGER WILL NOT STAND BY AND LET PUBLIX GET AHEAD OF THEM.

PUBLIX IS THE BEST AT TEACHING CUSTOMERS TO BE DISHONIST AS THEY LET THEM GET BY WITH MOST ANYTHING. IF AN ASSOCIATE WERE TO DO AS THE CUSTOMERS DO THEY WOULD BE FIRED.

PUBLIX CONTINUES TO MAKE UP RULES AND ONE SET FOR MANAGEMENT AND ONE SET FOR ASSOCIATES

WHEN A MANAGER CORRECTS AND EMPLOY IT IS NEVER A POSITIVE CORRECTION BUT ALWAY VERY NEG.

AS THEY TELL EVERY ASSOCIATE MR JEORGE WOULD ADDRESS ALL PROGRAMS AS THE MANAGEMENT DOES NOW IS A BUNCH OF BULL.

JEORGE HAS TURNED OVER IN HIS GRAVE MANY TIME. PUBLIX NEED TO CHANGE BY TREATING ASSOCIATES LIKE REAL PEOPLE, CLOSE ON SUNDAY AGAIN AND MR JEORGE DID AND GET THE GREED OUT OF THERE POCKETS AND JUST MAYBE LOOK AT CHIC FILA,S SUCCESSFUL OPERATION.

Anonymous
#869170
@Anonymous

WELL SAID, AMEN

Anonymous
#890353
@Anonymous

Absolutely. Mr.

George didn't found his brainchild upon the narcissistic desires and domineering behavior of a greedy, manipulative, egotistical populace. He saw genuine, wholesome delight in the faces of both crew and customer and it warmed his heart to see how happy people were as a direct result of his actions. Think of him as the Warren Buffett of his time. Now, compare the innocent ideals and forward-thinking of this kind-hearted, intelligent gentleman to the nepotistic, self-serving business model that this company now embraces as though it's the holy grail.

And it's probably true that the majority of upper management in most medium to large companies is composed of delusional sociopaths who see dollar signs instead of faces, because they never had to serve as one of the proverbial "soldiers in the field" prior to their big promotion. Yet, it seems as though these other big daddies of business still retain the slightest bit of common sense: the customer isn't always right; Sometimes the customer is a lying, self-absorbed, cheap ***. Publix is the only company I've seen that rewards and encourages such behavior. Yes, it is highly likely that any job in retail will require frequent interaction with unpleasant people.

However, it's much less likely that hard-working, grossly-underpaid employees exercising inimitable customer-service will be berated, demeaned and unfairly punished as a result of the infantile behavior of spoiled *** Unless they work for Publix. For sure, ol' Georgie boy would be doing backflips in his grave over the disgusting mess that these *** children with fancy titles have made of his company.

I would eagerly welcome the day that he and Sam Walton could return from the dead and obliterate those who've raped and pillaged their legacies. Zombie George, ftw!

Anonymous
#969476
@Anonymous

Ummmm, Publix is well ahead of Kroger. Also, quit yelling.