I worked in the actual store. I left Winn Dixie since they offered better pay, etc. They considered full-time a promotion, so I was hired on as part-time. They told me that if I worked hard, I would get full-time within a month. Well, considering my past management experience with Winn Dixie, I thought this would not be very difficult. I was wrong. Months passed by, and I was constantly put off whenever I inquired about the position. After they hired a black man off of the street (who actually had LESS experience than me) as full-time, I had enough. I had a sit down with my manager and let him know how I felt this was racist. I asked him if I was doing anything wrong, and if so it was his job to correct me so I would become a better employee. He continued on telling me how great of a worker I was, etc. I eventually got full time. There is a guy there (white guy) that has been with the company for a year. He has worked hard, been promised full-time, etc. Well, they consistently made him work full-time hours even though he was only part-time. A few months later, a black man off of the street gets hired in as full-time.
They claim they promote from within, which is not entirely true, since they considered full-time a promotion. Not to mention, the black man who was hired off of the street FULL-TIME was a horrible worker and constantly violated company policy including sexual harassment. He got a lot of weekends off, unrequested, while the rest of us had to work on weekends. It took them a year to fire the guy. (he was fired for stealing time, although he had been doing this for quite sometime)
I worked my ### off only to be fed candy coated lies. I suppose that is what I get for being white. I feel there is some racism going on.
I have many complaints, but not enough time to list them all.
I'm glad I am no longer with Publix.