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Dress Code

Complaint Rating:  64 % with 42 votes
64% 42
3.2
It is ridiculous that I work for a company that forces you to beg for donations from customers that not only for obviously reasons have no money or would not be shopping there but are made to feel bad for not donating their money.<br /><br />
Plus, once again our dress code is changing and guess who has to pay for the change? Employees! DG will not even provide the uniforms but they sure will be nice enough to sell the shirts to us for regular price. Then of course we have to buy the pants to, which I can not afford the shirts little long the pants. If I had money I would not be working at Dollar General. I need regular clothes, food & so on, I can not imagine trying to find the money to buy for the new dress code so I can continue to work there. They expect us to make a living on what they pay plus they just cut the pay roll again so I only get 20 hours a week now!
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 23rd of Sep, 2008 by    0 Votes

Dollar General Eagle Lake Tx 77434 Store#3426 - mangerment
dollar general store#3426
Eagle Lake
Texas
United States
Phone: (979)234-5140

I STARTED WORKING SEP.14 2008 .THEN SHE WORKED ME A WHOLE WEEK WITH NO DAYS OFF. SHE SCHEDULED ME FOR SUNDAY, 21 2008 AT 8:00 IN THE MORNING. I SHOWED UP FOR WORK TO FIND OUT THEY DIDNT OPEN UNTIL 9:00. I JOKEING TOLD THE MANGER WHEN SEE SHOWED UP. THAT SHE SCHEDULED ME FOR 8:00 WHEN YALL DIDNT OPEN UNTIL 9:00 (AND I POINTED AT HER WHEN I SAID IT PLAYING).THEN SHE GOT MAD AND SAID DONT POINT AT ME IN PUBLIC IN FRONT OF CUSTOMERS. MY COMPLAINT IS WERE DOES SHE GET OFF TALKING SMART TO ME WHEN SHE IS THE ONE MADE THE MISTAKE. SHE DIDNT SAY SORRY ABOUT ME COMING IN AT 8:00 IN THE MORNING . THE PROBLEM I HAVE WITH THIS IS I HAVE FOUR KIDS AND MY HUSBAND AND I AGREE TO WORK WITH ONE ANOTHER SO I CAN HAVE A JOB. WHEN I AM AT WORK HE WATCHES THE CHILDREN FOR ME .THEN WHEN I GET OFF HE DOES HIS WORK, AND THE MANAGER KNEW THIS BEFORE I STARTED . HOW CAN I CONIUE TO WORK WHEN THERE IS NO SCHEDULE . WHEN I STARTED SHE SAID EVERYBODY UNLOADS TRUCK ON FRIDAY WE ARE TAKING TURNS. BUT I HAVE UNLOADED THE TRUNK TWO TIMES IN A WEEK (MONDAY AND FRIDAY). IT WAS JUST ME AND DEVIN UNLOADING TRUNK WHEN BONNIE WAS ON PHONE WITH MANAGER CHERYL . WHEN CHERYL KNEW WE WERE UNLOADING TRUCK (FRIDAY).I LIKED MY JOB UNTIL THE MANAGER ? SHOW HER TRUE COLORS.(GETTING RUDE) THIS IS WHY YOU CANT KEEP HELP IN THE STORE . YOU NEED TO FIND A NEW MANAGER.I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON WHO HAS WORKED THERE THAT FEELS THAT WAY. TIME WENT IN SATURDAY AND TO DAY IS TUESDAY AND SHE DOESNT HAVE A SCHEDULE UP YET. I CANT WORK THERE ANY MORE WITH THIS. GET A NEW MANAGER AND THEN YOU WILL KEEP HELP. MARY ALLEY
 5th of Oct, 2008 by    0 Votes

Dollar General Eagle Lake Tx - not getting payed after three weeks.
dollar general eagle lake tx
407 west main st
Eagle Lake 77434
Texas
United States
Phone: 979 234-5140

I HAVE WORKED FOR THREE WEEKS . THE MANGER NEVER SAID IF WE DIDNT TAKE A DRUG TEST WE WOULD NOT GET ARE PAY CHECK. SHE GOT THEM ON WEDENSDAY AND DIDNT TELL US SHE DIDNT GET ARE CHECKS UNTIL FRIDAY AT 7:00 PM. AND I KNOW SHE HAS HIRED OTHER PEOPLE SO I KNOW SHE KNEW IF WE DIDNT TAKE THE DRUG WE WERENT GETTING PAYED. SHE HASNT TURNED IN MY HOURS. SHE WAS TO MUCH IN HER LIFE AND NOT WORK. I AM NOT GOING BACK UNTIL I GET MY PAY CHECK AND I WILL WRITE ONE OF THESE EVERY DAY . SO DOLLAR GENERAL NEEDS TO GET THERE STUFF STRATE . AND START PAYING THERE HELP. ARE GET NEW MANGERS. MARY ALLEY (3426) STORE
 24th of Aug, 2009 by    0 Votes

Dollar General - Dawnkendall
DOLLOR GENERAL
3209E THOMPSON LN
INDIANANAPOLIS, Indiana
United States
Phone: 317 791 0244

I would like to tell everyone not shop at 3209 est Thompson ln store mge daen kendall usea mgr postion in wrong way for 1 she barrows money from customer !Also uses company time 2 go online 2 dating site 2 meet men online!Also takes markdoen product from store for home use is the behavior of good mgr is this what dollar general hires 2 lead there stores.
 24th of Aug, 2009 by    0 Votes
she must have pissed u off lol where is this located again and wht is her name'?
 5th of Feb, 2010 by    +1 Votes
I dont think they should make the employee's pay for their own uniforms, since its the yellow shirts :P who would want to wear yellow? I was annoyed when i found out that we had to wear the black and yellow. I haven't worked for dollar general very long and already I know that there are things wrong with the store im at and with the company not willing to acknowledge them or change it. The DM says that its the employees fault that the stores theft is so high. We do what we can to catch shoplifters, but we don't have enough payroll to have people just walking the floor looking for thieves, nor do we have the best anti theft systems. All stores should have the tags on the clothes that the beeper goes off if someone tries to steal it. I know that the previous company that I worked for had them, its not a certain technique that is guaranteed to prevent theft but it does help. It would also help if the store was relocated to a better neighborhood. However from what i understand with this company that will never happen.
 14th of Feb, 2010 by    0 Votes

Dollar General Store#3505 - Sorry store manger and assisant
Dollar General Corp
Kents ridge rd
Richlands,va
Virginia
United States
Phone: 276 964-5066

The store manger expects her workers to work like slaves then she takes credit for it. She talks about her employes like a dog. The Assistant Manger and her have been best friends for years and she lets her by with everthing. She never does recovery she tells the cashiers to run backstock all the time and not to do recovery. Then the cashier gets in trouble for it . But when the cashier tells her that the assitant manger told them not to recover to run back stock she dosn't say anything to her. She lets her by with everything. In my personall opioion i think that the store needs a new store manger that cares about there employees and cares about what goes on there. As long as she is there, there is no hope for that store. She puts her personall live before her job and that is so wrong. She dosn't do EZ PLanners like she should and most of the time the schedule is'nt made before saturday night.
 14th of Feb, 2010 by    0 Votes
Write to corporate. But before you do, give them specifics: dates, times, what happened, where, when. They need to have details before they can investigate further. Get everybody who works there to sign a petition... If one person complains, that doesn't do much, but if everybody sees the same thing then change is in order. Good Luck!
 30th of Mar, 2010 by    +1 Votes

Dollar General 0131 - bad
dollar general 0131
1011 s. baldwin ave
Marion
Indiana
United States
Phone: 7656622228

I worked for the company for 6 years. I stepped up for almost a year. Do you know I got a dollar raise for stepping up? Instead of me getting offered the job permantely, they hired an outsider and took all but five cents off the raise away from me. And the new people likes to tell strangers that the reason everyone was gotten rid of was because of stealing. maybe they should be watching what they say or maybe the store manager, district manager and the rogional manager needs to get off of their backsides and pay attention to what is going on...
 21st of Apr, 2010 by    +2 Votes
They cut payroll every week it seems. And yeah, we have to pay for everything, donchaknow. The joys of retail. *rolls eyes*
 4th of May, 2010 by    +1 Votes
In one store in fla the store manager makes them put in money if they do not meet the min.
 23rd of May, 2010 by    0 Votes
Yeah i agree.It is freakin hottttttttt enough with out the whole black pants thing but what they are doing to me is just wrong.They over paid me and come on yeah i knew i couldn't keep it but but instead of taking it out of my check they want me to buy a money order 4 the amount and a stamp and send it back to them and come on i know it's just like 2 bucks but still they maid the mistake not me and i am the one paying for it
 23rd of May, 2010 by    0 Votes
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 23rd of May, 2010 by    0 Votes

Dollar General - Corprate
Dollar General
Bells Street
Alamo
Tennessee
United States
Phone: 7316964958

Well i have been working for Dollar General about 6 months now and i love my job and the ppl that i work with however, i was recently over paid and which we all know that i couldn't keep it even though it was their mistake but anyway it has been almost two weeks and they have not taken it out of my check so i haven't thought anything of it until today when i was informed that i will have to buy a money order and stamp and send it back to them instead of them taking it out of my check and i know it is only like 2 bucks but the point is that it is their mistake and i don't think i should have to pay for it
 24th of May, 2010 by    -3 Votes
Your begging for donations is asking people do donate to charity. If you find this embarassing find a new line of work.
 26th of May, 2010 by    0 Votes
While I agree that the company should not constantly change the dress code, this is still a free country and you are allowed to look for another job.
 26th of May, 2010 by    +3 Votes
It's not about being allowed to look for another job, it's about being able to even FIND a job in this economy. Do you think people work at places like DG because they want a career in it?
 29th of May, 2010 by    +1 Votes
People shoplift at DollarGeneral? Why, is junk now the in thing? Doesn't one go to jail for bottom of the barrel as for top of the line? Oh well, I guess thieves are stupid like Jay Leno says...
 29th of May, 2010 by    0 Votes
Sometimes, I do agree that if you work for a company and they want you to wear a specific uniform, especially one with the company name on it, they should pay for it. Especially a big franchise operation like DG. Maybe you should charge them for advertising fees, after all when you wear their shirt with their name on it you are essentially advertising for them. On the other hand, no-one is forcing you people to work at Dollar General. The last time I checked you can still quit a job and go somewhere else in the U.S. If you don't like working at places like DG then better yourself with education or find a way to start your own business and then you can make up all the silly rules they want. Especially woman and minorities. There are so many programs through the SBA and Government that will help you start and expand a business you can't count them all. So please stop whining and get off your minimum wage you know what and do something with your life, besides whine about how your employer runs it's business.But don't be surprised if you do start a business and to the point where you are turning a profit, you understand where your employer was coming from when they charged you for that uniform. In case you didn't know it, that so called minimum wage job means your employer is really paying out around $10.70 or more per hour. You can thank the Government that, and with this idiot we have in the White House means it's certainly not going to get any better.
 3rd of Jun, 2010 by    -3 Votes
How bout you not work there if you dont like your job. With a 10% unemployment rate in this country there is someone who is glad to take your job and make your wage while you sit on your lazy, whiny ass.
 5th of Jun, 2010 by    -2 Votes
I dont need a time out chair but people in this county need to quit bitching about having a job and a paycheck. People without one are sick of listening to it and those who are happy with the job they go to like myself are tired of listening to the whiners who think they deserve more and arent willing to go out and get it. Im mean no one is coming to anyone ones door and saying oh sorry we overlooked your potential .. heres 50 grand a year. thanks for sitting anround and bitching .

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