Winn-Dixie Stores Informative - Apathy
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA -- The topic line says it all. I am a new poster to this site, and I had to sign up to get this off of my chest. Winn-Dixie is a horrible company. I would not recommend it to customers nor would I offer my position to anyone looking for a job. What I would do, however, is point them across the street to... you guessed it... Publix. I worked at Winn-Dixie a few years ago, and it actually was not that bad. Granted, the company "forget" my raises a few times, and (whoops!) the office girls conveniently messed up my tills on several occasions causing me to be taken off of the schedule more than once. That sort of thing can be overlooked. However, the Winn-Dixie where I presently work in Gainesville, Florida is a complete and utter joke. If I can even get the registers to run at any given time during the day, it's a miracle.. and finding an out-of-date product on the shelf is an everyday adventure. I listen to complaints about our dirty store and rude employees every day at the service desk. I give refunds for bad meat, opened products, etc constantly, and I cannot begin to describe to you how tired I am of hearing that the price is SUPPOSED to be 1.79 when the product is ringing up 5.49. Why does all of this happen? Apathy. From the highest position down to the carryout clerks, nobody seems to care about the consumer anymore. Am I the only one who is willing to dust the candy machines? Can anyone else spot mop? What is the problem? If I can make 6.00 an hour and still be willing to do my part plus more, why can't anyone else hold their own? In addition to this, the company does not operate properly. They used to give raises based on experience, how well an employee works, etc. Now, it's once a year.. within a specified range, and JoeBob who won't even sweep the floor will get a raise for letting me do all his work just because he's in with the store manager. However, I haven't had time to get in with my store manager because we've gone through four different ones in a matter of months. What a superb company you have become, Winn-Dixie. I know that life is not fair or just. That's reality... and Winn-Dixie truly is "the real deal."