For example, one part-time check-out clerk is 72. Another is 64.
That graying of the front of the store is the reason I made it my mission to shop first at Marc's. Only when it didn't carry items such as my dog's fav wet food did I take my business somewhere else.
That was then.
A source informed me of what might be called "Sinister Scheduling."
It goes like this. Management tells, not asks, those working their shift to leave early if the gross sales don't total a certain amount. The same applies to those who haven't yet reported in for their assigned hours. If the numbers aren't where management assesses they should be, the brass contacts the employee and says: Don't come in.
Of course, employees are counting on the pay from those hours which had been assigned. One part-timer told me she "felt" in her pocket the three and a half hours of her shift she hadn't been able to put in that day.
When I worked part-time in settings such as Marc's and business had been slow, management asked us if we wanted to leave. Never were we told to leave.
If the allegations turn out to be true, the lawyers at the labor department should parachute in and take a look at the scheduling at Marc's. Meanwhile, I have shifted my shopping to Walmart.
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