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Food Lion / Employee Inequity

1 27501, United States Review updated:
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Company won't allow cashiers the same privileges everyone else in the store has. Other employees are free to leave their work stations any time they choose to get to the bathroom, break room, water fountain or for a smoke. Managers generally allow cashiers bathroom breaks on demand, but cashiers can only get a drink if it's their break time or customer traffic is low, and that's wrong.
In customer service, we talk to customers non-stop for hours which is excessively dehydrating.
Because of that and because the store is HOT all the time, cashiers should be allowed to at least have bottled water near our work station, especially because there are ample places well away from the electronics to put a bottle of water if they're not wanted in view of customers.
We're just asking for WATER, not beer or a mixed drink for crying out loud.
Additionally, one cashier is diabetic. She brings her temperature-sensitive meds to work in a small insulated bag and until recently was permitted to keep that under her work station too. Now they make her take it to an unsupervised common break room where it can be tampered with or stolen, and that is wrong.

Jun 12, 2015
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  • An
      12th of Jun, 2015
    0 Votes

    I have the same problems and comments about my Food Lion store. We just want bottled water at our register, water which is more easily accessable to other employees working in other store departments yet isn't in ours.
    Why is that such a problem for Food Lion?

  • Be
      13th of Jun, 2015
    +1 Votes

    Of COURSE you have the same problems and comments about your Food Lion - YOU WROTE THE INITIAL COMPLAINT! Nice try though.

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