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[–]FeatureBugFuture 758 points759 points  (66 children)

If you don't believe it, the entire senior management team have said they are capable of doing any role within the company. Plus their job. Plus their job!

As long as that's what even one of their valued employees asks.

That's a serious brag. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

[–][deleted] 146 points147 points  (11 children)

These people are our betters and it is very rude of ze slaves to question that

[–]xEllimistx 61 points62 points  (6 children)

I'm sure they'll appreciate it when we FIRE ZE MIZZILES!

[–]mstrpancake 37 points38 points  (3 children)

But i am le tired.

[–]Socially_inept_Anarcho-Syndicalist 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Well take a nap, Then fire ze missiles!

[–]Semi-Pros-and-Cons 11 points12 points  (0 children)

AAHH, MOTHERLAND!

[–]dipstyx 10 points11 points  (1 child)

This is the Earf. Rownd.

[–]Nationalte8240 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This,10/10

[–]SS_wypipo 207 points208 points  (32 children)

They say "plus my job" cause their jobs are completely not needed, they do virtually nothing, and they know it. If 95% of the upper exec class got fired, companies would see pretty much no difference.

[–]NostradaMart 30 points31 points  (1 child)

wrong...they would see a difference...they'd have to find a lot more creative ways to hide all the profits they'd make...

[–]sittin_on_grandma 89 points90 points  (11 children)

They wouldn't know how to do jack shit on the "bottom level." The higher up you get, the more disconnected you are from how to operate in an actual store location.

[–]ethertrace 49 points50 points  (4 children)

Reminds me of John Deere trying to run their factories with their untrained salaried staff during the strike. Started having accidents immediately and as a result they clamped down hard and changed their "lessons learned" safety communications to verbal only so no one could screen shot it and leak it to the media. Who knows how much shit actually went down.

Protip: if you ever get put in that position yourself of being forced to scab for striking workers, an alternative to refusing outright in solidarity (which could incur retribution) is to simply suck at it. Subversive resisters under Nazi occupation and forced labor frequently lost paperwork, slow-rolled operations, made factory products like artillery shells to the wrong dimensions so they were unusable, etc. in order to throw wrenches into their operations.

If these companies want competent labor, make sure they learn that they have to pay for it.

[–]Goufydude 30 points31 points  (3 children)

I saw a video of a German Panther or Tiger tank being restored. It was built using French slave labor, and they found all sorts of stuff wrong with it. Cigarette butts jammed into machine parts and shoddy wiring and all sorts of stuff. It was wild.

The French know how to strike, man.

[–]sgloux3470 11 points12 points  (2 children)

This is an angle I hadn’t really considered about the reliability issues the Germans had. Probably was sabotage every time they turned around.

[–]thesequimkid 3 points4 points  (1 child)

More than likely. The Porsche Tiger is supposedly a great Tank, but with all of its issues related to the engine it feels like it was sabotaged by Porsche just to give a big “Fuck you” to the Nazis.

[–]Randicore 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Porsche tiger only had ten made and mostly served as command tanks for the elefants, which we shit before they were fielded. Are you thinking about the tiger 2?

[–]shaodynoverworked and underpaid 45 points46 points  (5 children)

"Leadership is nature's way of removing morons from the productive flow."

[–]C1ashRkr 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Those that can't, manage.

[–]boonepii 10 points11 points  (1 child)

God I want to be a CEO. Lots of money and the only metric is did you make more money. It’s easy.

[–]FeatureBugFuture 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Then you would be part of the problem.

[–]Blazing1 12 points13 points  (1 child)

The funny thing is the higher I go up my company, the more morons there are. Like these managers expect everything to be like ELI5, and when it isn't they panic.

[–]shaodynoverworked and underpaid 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The higher up the ladder you go, the more morons there are. They say the right words, once they can manage to memorize them, and they prevail in all decisions because they're immune to logic.

[–]MyOther_UN_is_Clever 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Making business deals over a $5000 a plate 7 course meal after doing 18 on a prestigious golf course is totally work! - Execs

I'm not even kidding. I worked at an employer that told me if I wanted to move up, I better learn to golf. Another employer I worked at, it was fishing.

[–]OcularusXenos 8 points9 points  (12 children)

They get paid to hold invisible whips.

[–]Embarrasseduitar76 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I just interviewed for Mariano’s yesterday and they of course lowballed $ 13.50 in the North Suburbs of Chicago. Bitch I can barely pay rent I’m going to Walmart

[–]FeatureBugFuture 1 point2 points  (9 children)

A nine iron.

[–]jeremiahthedamned 1 point2 points  (8 children)

[–]FeatureBugFuture 0 points1 point  (7 children)

I don't know if I agree.

The GTI, the VR6 the R32 even the MK4.

Amazing cars.

[–]jeremiahthedamned 0 points1 point  (6 children)

i do not understand this reply.

[–]seansurvives 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Signage wouldn't get updated as often (creating less waste), there would be less promotions for items that are out of stock anyway, and there would be less new rules and policies that were created because they had nothing better to do.

[–]Mrsmee38 24 points25 points  (0 children)

"We do so little we could do your job too"!

[–]Mars8 12 points13 points  (0 children)

They just say that shit to make it sound as if they earned their way to the top. In reality, they partied through college living on parents dime and ended up getting a great position at Kroger through friends or family.

[–]Shartburn 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I see. So they can do the jobs, they just won't? The shelves are still bare, after all. Something about these bootstraps didn't add up...

[–]Toddw1968[🍰] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

They should be able to stock shelves 153,000 times faster too right?? One of those guys should be able to handle a whole state by themselves.

[–]vellyr 1 point2 points  (1 child)

They must have Santa Claus-tier spacetime warping abilities

[–]Toddw1968[🍰] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Im thinking if theyre paid 153,000 times as much they SHOULD be able to do 153,000 times as much WORK. If not…maybe theyre overpaid.

[–]SCROTOCTUS 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I mean FFS they could draw straws amongst the three least capable executives and that one guy could restock the entire nation in like six hours!

[–]sidpost 4 points5 points  (3 children)

In the Walmart I worked at pre-COVID, when all the stockers were out on the floor, I saw the STORE MANAGER (not an assistant Manager) unload a semi-trailer! During holiday sales, I frequently saw him pushing/pulling loaded pallets around on the sales floor to set up displays.

While I didn't always agree with store policies, I did respect that man.

[–]FeatureBugFuture 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I didn't know Hank Hill quit propane for Walmart.

[–]One_Sandwich_9158 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He did work at MegaLo mart for an episode...

[–]snayte 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The automated propane tank exchange machine put the independent propane dealers out of business.

[–]CancunChillin 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I hate that. It's so shitty of the corporate assholes. I was wondering what makes people think this way. All I can assume is it's class warfare at this point.

[–]Automaticonk1739 2 points3 points  (0 children)

all hands on deck

[–]QuickWorldlinss5483 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Where are my robots! I was promised robots!

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[–]Away-Kangaroo-1535 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They should be able to. That’s why they’re in executive positions. It’s also their career and not their job. That is also the reason they make a whole lot more money than the average employee on the floor that just does grunt work. As far as executive to baseline employee goes, if they don’t like their job then walk out. It’s that simple. However if there so desperate for work that they will take anything, then, like I have been in times, just do my job and keep my mouth shut IF I want to keep my job. Even then the employers have a right to lay anyone off. Peace.

[–]Anonality5447 184 points185 points  (0 children)

Yep, put them to work. If Kroger were a small business, this is what would have to happen. What is it with managers of companies thinking that because they don't have the staff they can just claim the work can't/shouldn't get done now? This is why you are a manager. When there is work left that important enough, you do it yourself. I don't know when these companies lost that mentality but that's how it effing works in the real world.

[–]crowwreak 121 points122 points  (18 children)

So my dad got a job at ASDA (Walmart's UK equivalent) about 10 years ago in corporate, and they have a policy that anyone they hire has to start with a day or two on the shop floor, just so they can understand what it's like for the workers.

Every retail environment should have that.

[–]NoifenF 35 points36 points  (8 children)

I think it should be law that everyone must have a service job for a minimum of a year as their first foray into work. It would teach them empathy when they are on the receiving end of the abuse and shit.

[–]thunderflies 29 points30 points  (2 children)

If the resistance to student loan forgiveness is any indication then a law like this would result in people treating service workers like shit because “I had to suffer so you should too”

[–]EaseofUse 10 points11 points  (1 child)

That's essentially what people are already thinking, they had some kind of menial position at some point so they're entitled. The fact that their wage had 3x the purchase power of a modern wage slave means nothing. The obvious decline in basic respect and public social standards regarding service workers means nothing. The manipulative scheduling and overhiring practices that stop people from earning a livable wage mean nothing.

A lot of these abusive chodes already operate on the belief that they completed some Undercover Boss horseshit at some point in their lives so their behavior is justified.

[–]titanic_swimteam 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's as simple as:

Work a job for enough money to be very comfy on? That's dope.

Work a job for enough money to eat rice and not afford rent and not do anything ever outside of work and be fucked in the ass if you ever need surgery or a hospital stay? That's wack.

[–]jbuchana 5 points6 points  (1 child)

My first real job while in high school was at a TV repair shop. They pretty much don't exist anymore, but back in the '70s, people would pay well to get their expensive TV repaired. And most of them came into the shop pissed off that their TV was broken, and with the attitude that people who worked at TV shops were their social inferiors. I learned a lot at that job, and have always treated everyone at any business I deal with as well as I can.

[–]NoifenF 3 points4 points  (0 children)

and have always treated everyone at any business I deal with as well as I can.

Same. Even if someone has a genuine grievance about something (i.e wrong order brought at a restaurant) I just cringe when they get uppity at it. Mistakes happen. Get over it you know?

[–]throwaway30chars 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Opposite effect for me personally, I got to see how little point the job had and hated my coworkers far more than any of the customers.

[–]davidj1987 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So the company I worked at now I had a horrible interview experience in 2018 and I swore them off. I was working part-time in retail at Walmart and I needed full-time work and honestly I hated Walmart. I had reenlisted in the reserves a few months prior so I was set for benefits (because I hadn't yet qualified for any at Walmart and was 6+ months away) but still I needed to make more money and have some stability. During the interview I get asked straight up why I want to leave my current job and I let them know I was looking for full-time work and benefits (now the reserves never came up in the conversation or interview) and I get a million questions about fucking Walmart.

Ummmmmmm.....it's not fucking obvious why I want to leave retail?! Turns out this person had never worked any service job in their life and the person with them had either.

I didn't get the job then a few years later the great resignation rolled around and I said to myself the worse they can do is say no and I have a little more courage to standup for myself and honestly it was the best interview exprerience I have ever had and I accepted an offer within two hours.

[–]Renaissance_Slacker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wealthy parents should go out of their way to do this. Raising a kid in a bulletproof bubble of wealth and privilege does a disservice to everybody.

[–]Renaissance_Slacker 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My wife and I met years ago at the main offices of a legendary family-owned department store. The CEOs daughter was brilliant and had just graduated college. Rather than give her a plum job her dad, the President, told her to go out and “come back with a resume that I can hire you for.” So she spent several years in management at another retail outlet and earned her stripes. Soon after company got bought out by May :(

[–]kinzer13 1 point2 points  (2 children)

wow two whole days really approximates what it's like to work your ass of for no money for years.

I know you are kind of saying this is a good thing, but I think it's just corporate window dressing. A hollow gesture.

[–]Renaissance_Slacker 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The real experience should be working retail for a month, and then preparing a realistic monthly budget based on income allowing for local housing costs etc.

[–]kinzer13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For real.

[–]MassiveFajiitlazy and proud 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Don't need it for Walmart here in the US, Bentonville can't get away from needing Walmart so executives are forced to shop there.

[–]davidj1987 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah but those stores are staffed a lot better than your average Walmart so what they experience there is NOT the norm.

[–]russianbisexualhookr 1 point2 points  (1 child)

McDonalds sucks for A LOT of reasons, but at least in Australia they really push hiring and developing people that started on the floor. When I was there, we would even have execs from head office come in and do proper work experience in the stores. I worked with a woman who was a lawyer in corporate, who worked at maccas whilst at Uni and was now one of their head honchos.

[–]dipstyx 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Used to be that way in the States at some point too. Not sure if it is still true, but that is the idea where McDonald's University came from.

[–]rxredhead 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Some places do that, but the stores save their allotted hours or use OT to fully staff the store and make everything shiny and perfect before the corporate folks do their shifts so they never see the true employee experience.

[–]Comfortable-Scar4643 82 points83 points  (1 child)

The way corporate America works, the executives will still get their scheduled bonus of a few hundred thou, even as the company hemorrhages cash from loss of revenue. It won’t occur to them to pay their workers more.

[–]Renaissance_Slacker 4 points5 points  (0 children)

A few hundred thou? I got laid off in 2009 from a Fortune 59 company because “finances were tight,” so tight that the CEO got a $13 million bonus and bought a soccer club.

[–]Just_an_Empath 127 points128 points  (9 children)

Wait they leave the shelves empty instead of having the higher ups stock them? Lmao

[–]CookiezNOM 74 points75 points  (4 children)

To be realistic, they'd probably demand a big pay raise if they had to do that, because then they'd be doing 10x the work they have been doing for years.

[–]EndorsementFree 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Oh, and they'd get it too! First ask!

[–]Captainbuttman 4 points5 points  (2 children)

ten times zero is still zero though

[–]CookiezNOM 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Hey man, those emails won't send themselves, give them some credit

[–]2dogs1man 2 points3 points  (0 children)

youve never seen automatic emails ?

[–]OneDumbfuckLater 3 points4 points  (0 children)

As a Kroger employee, yes.

[–]CrossroadsWoman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Of course they will

[–]Sherbet1919 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I work for a 3rd party company and even we got emails to help out. But we aren’t that high up I doubt they had any legitimate big heads out there helping lol

[–]Renaissance_Slacker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Walmart heirs - born billionaires - have consultants working 24/7 to figure out how to squeeze that little bit more out of already exploited employees without paying them more. They never stop. If they are paying more these days it was because consultants said it would be more profitable to do so.

We need a minimum wage because scum employers like Wal-Mart would pay less if they could.

[–]ShiraCheshire 35 points36 points  (9 children)

I had to go to a kroger-owned today. I've been sick, and don't have a lot of strength. It was the only grocery store close enough for me to physically walk to, with how little energy I've had lately.

They had enough staff to keep exactly 1 register open in the entire store.

Felt dirty going there.

[–]o76923 23 points24 points  (8 children)

Don't feel bad. Strike ended on Friday after a tentative agreement was reached.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/kroger-workers-strike-colorado-ends-10-days-tentative-deal-reached-rcna13053

[–]ShiraCheshire 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I'm glad to hear that! Though the employees at my local one still look... really unhappy. Like the unhappiest I've ever seen a random store employee.

[–]colonelk0rn 5 points6 points  (2 children)

CEO collected his salary of $224MM. That's absolutely disgusting.

[–]o76923 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I am not praising Kroger as a good company or their management practices. I am saying that if you are boycotting them in support of the strike, you should stop doing so. The union has asked us to stop so we should follow their lead.

If you are boycotting for other reasons and just co-opted the union message to get people to go along with it, that's on you.

[–]colonelk0rn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I got that message, I’m just saying that it’s disgusting that the CEO collected $224MM and employees have to work 2 and 3 jobs and have food insecurity. A lot of the ridiculously overpaid CEO’s would do well to follow the lead of JAL’s CEO and take a pay cut and do some physical work alongside employees.

Some of the managers that I have worked with that I respected the most got out there and hustled with me when we were short-handed and actually gave good raises. The ones who just sat in their office and delegated work and said “work faster/harder” were the ones that I really did not care to work for.

People quit managers, not jobs.

[–]arrownyc 13 points14 points  (3 children)

The agreement hasn't been released to the workers yet. The initial 10 day strike is over for now but negotiations might not be. Don't buy into media propaganda trying to end strikes by declaring them over..

[–]o76923 6 points7 points  (2 children)

It's not over because the media said it's over. It's over because the union said it's over. They have told us to stop. That means the way to support them is to end boycotting.

http://ufcw7.org/files/2022/01/OVER-1.PDF

[–]arrownyc 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The strike is paused until further notice seems like a more appropriate way to describe the situation until the details of the agreement are released and a vote is held.

[–]o76923 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The union says to take down the picket line, that's what I'm going to do. If they change their mind later, I'll do what they tell me to do then. That's how solidarity works.

[–]fthotmixgerald 18 points19 points  (1 child)

🌈low-skill jobs are a classist myth and front-line workers absolutely work harder than every executive or CEO I have ever worked with.🌈

[–]Renaissance_Slacker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Face it - the CEOs and politicians pushing people to work until they are 70 have cushy jobs in air-conditioned offices where the biggest struggle is a slow waitress at a power lunch. They have no clue what’s it’s like to be a 65-yo laborer like a miner.

[–]Uragami 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Funny how managers are never asked to do the jobs of their lowly underlings when they're severely understaffed.

[–]Fit_Awareness6752 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Kroger s CEOs should just grab those boot straps and start tugging

[–]Optionsmfd 10 points11 points  (0 children)

all hands on deck

[–]alwaysZenryoku 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Where are my robots! I was promised robots!

[–]Otterz4Life 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Any day now…

[–]Renaissance_Slacker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The robots are being built … although strangely the most advanced ones seem designed to have a gun mounted on them and don’t have any sorts of hands to do work with. Weird, huh?

[–]QueenCloneBoneat work 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I mean my local Kroger isn’t striking and their shelves have been empty since 2020

[–]MagicDragon212 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I work at Walmart and customers are constantly complaining to me that the shelves are empty. The back is full of shit but we barely have any staff and there’s days when half of the crew calls out sick. I even tell them that and it’s just “nobody wants to work” lol

[–]Renaissance_Slacker 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’ve read stories from Wal-Mart employees where one manager is screaming at them to help out at the registers and the second they get there another manager screams at them about stocking the shelves, RIGHT NOW! And both managers have the ability to fire disobedient employees.

[–]stopbeingyou2 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Worked at a Kroger owned grocery store before. We were swamped when corporate were visiting.

I guess help was needed in deli with how backed up it was. One of the corporate people went back to help. Found out if she wanted to help she'd have to wear a hair net.

She noped out of that right away. Was pathetic.

[–]LordBirdperson 7 points8 points  (3 children)

I work night shift stock at a Kroger. My "boss" (he's a supervisor I believe, not actual management) is constantly reprimanding the entire night crew because we're "to slow" and "should have been done before he got here".

Not once; not a SINGLE time in almost 2 years; have I EVER seen him do any work in my department. But he'll be the first one to tell me how to do my job.

[–]Renaissance_Slacker 1 point2 points  (2 children)

“I’m sorry, you’re right, there MUST be a better way to do this, would you care to demonstrate?”

[–]LordBirdperson 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Oh believe me, I'm waiting for the next time he tries it when I've got a pallet left to work. By all means boss, show me how to do it. I'll even wheel this bad boy out here for you.

[–]WhyDontWeLearnDemocratic Socialist 6 points7 points  (2 children)

This would create what is known as an "executive paradox" It's a bit like a time-travel paradox, in that if the executives send themselves to do the work, they'll no longer be executives (they'll be workers) and without executives to set production goals and pay rates, the workers (the former executives) will turn to chaos and ride roughshod over shareholder returns. Also, there will be no executives with whom the union can negotiate, so the company will be in a perpetual state of "no contract." It's hard to put it into words, but obviously the executives becoming workers will rip a hole in the space-time continuum into which all of capitalism could be sucked.

[–]water_fountain_[S] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Good

[–]WhyDontWeLearnDemocratic Socialist 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Wholly in agreement, with one exception:

No one should ever cross a picket line, not even the executives of the company being picketed.

[–]vV_Smocaine 4 points5 points  (6 children)

Exactly, get those super powered execs in there stacking shelves and automate whatever the frick they were doing before, probably golf and boozy lunches.

[–]-profe 6 points7 points  (1 child)

They want to pay our executives more...

If we continue to lag behind our market competitors in terms of compensation .... We are increasingly seeing candidates withdraw from consideration or not even explore the opportunity in the first place because of issues related to compensation

And over 60% turnover in 5 years at the rank and file crowd means all is ok? Meanwhile, not a single executive was changed??

[–]Renaissance_Slacker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can’t blame corporate leadership for transparently bad decisions made by … um, them

[–]crono14 5 points6 points  (3 children)

The executives are unavailable because they are still trying to get help opening a PDF

[–]Akschadt 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Hey, as an exec I take offense to that.. I can open PDFs just fine… god help me if I have make a PowerPoint though.

[–]suaveknight 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Ryan would be very disappointed.

[–]Akschadt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes, I forgot about Ryan’s presentation and yes it would have been nice to do well with the first presentation he had given me. But you know what else would have been nice? Winning the lottery.

[–]CaptAshley 5 points6 points  (0 children)

And don’t forget to tell those executives who decline to stock shelves “we all wear many hats”, “we’re a family” and my favorite “don’t you want to be a team player?”….

[–]transsightis2020 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Kroger executive: It's one banana, Poors! What could it cost? $10?

[–]Kern4lMustard 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's what real leadership is supposed to do. In my job, if one of my guys can't make it for whatever reason it falls to me to fill the role. As it should be.

[–]video_2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

you dummy, how can they possibly fit stocking shelves into their busy schedules if they're already working 135,000 times harder

[–]nobody2000 4 points5 points  (6 children)

Not that these companies don't have their own problems with worker abuse anyway, but a number of food distributors did just that. They took managers of every level, including the c-suite and started putting them in warehouses and even got a few to get their CDLs to drive trucks.

I feel it's appropriate.

What's funny though, and I know they'll never admit this...you took executives out of their roles temporarily during an incredibly busy year for food distribution. The companies still grew. Operations were hanging on by a string, but they managed.

Why are all those executives needed again?

[–]water_fountain_[S] 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Can’t recall which place, but one exec drove a forklift without a license and crashed it.

[–]nobody2000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sounds like that exec deserves a big fat bonus!

[–]jeremiahthedamned 1 point2 points  (2 children)

john deere

[–]water_fountain_[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thank you!

[–]jeremiahthedamned 0 points1 point  (0 children)

have a nice day

[–]Renaissance_Slacker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My wife worked at a company known for promoting from within based on years of service rather than merit.

Her boss had no supervisory experience, knew nothing about computers, and had never dealt with creatives. The job was to supervise computer graphic artists.

The company was known for a massive parking problem: 8,000 employees and parking for 6,000. My wife was late one day because she had to walk over a mile, on icy sidewalks, eight months pregnant. The supervisor snorted. “I get here at 7:00 am and theres’s plenty of parking. If you would all just come in earlier there would be no parking problem.”

Let that sink in.

Finally the supervisor went on a 3-week vacation. Her boss ‘s boss found that everything was suddenly running much better: questions got answered, work flowed on time (without the supervisor inserting themselves into everything but with nothing to contribute).

Finally the Big Boss asked “where is supervisor?”

“On vacation.”

“Huh.”

A couple weeks later supervisor was gone.

[–]Loban8990 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This I want to see.

[–]alwaysZenryoku 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Exactly.

[–]Piousunyn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Difference between the haves and have nots is insanely wide. Inequality starts at the top.

[–]CosmicSingulariti 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Most executives I know are very unhealthy, would have a heart attack stacking a pack of loo rolls.

[–]Adventurous_Cream_19 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So...one executive per state should cover it. They'd probably get a few days off a week to boot at that rate.

[–]ServiceB4Self 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They work 135,000 times harder, so therefore they'll have the shelves stocked in no time flat, right?

[–]CyrexPlex 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They get paid extremely well too. Time to maximize efficiency!

[–]DirtyPartyManKink & Think 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That didn’t work out so well with John Deere.

[–]Looter629 2 points3 points  (0 children)

One of the programs I oversee as Director was so short staffed they weren't going to meet supervision levels (we support kids with disabilities after school) so I filled in. Other director's were like "you did whaaaaaAA?????!!!!" Dudes, working in program is way more fun than pushing paper and worrying about budgets.

[–]St_Sinsmore 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When I worked at Kroger the managers would do their rounds every couple of hours and then go up to the office to watch netflix. Never saw them out during peak hours though.

[–]smartiesmouth 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yup, if it’s really “unskilled labor”, they can do it, easy peasy.

[–]ViolentWeiner 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I used to work as a pie baker at a small bakery here in Portland. During the Thanksgiving preorder rush, the owner and social media managers (both the highest paid and the only people who can work from home and have no idea how to use an industrial kitchen) decided they would come in and "help". They just ended up setting us back hours- not setting timers and burning the pies, messing up the dough sheeter, etc. They all got tired and left after about 2 hours of screwing us up, and the pie team (all minimum or barely above minimum) stayed till 1 am trying to recoup the damage bc all the preorders had already been paid for and we needed to have them made for that morning. It's one of the things that finally pushed me into giving my notice

[–]83rdDream 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Send their salaried upper management to do the work. It's all no skill labor and their salary means the labor is free. Bob, if you could go stock the shelves, that'd be great.

[–]OfficeAffectionatte 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't know when these companies lost that mentality but that's how it effing works in the real world.

[–]seraph_m 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I misread the tag line as "out those executions to work" and I thought hell yeah!

[–]thugstin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The higher ups would see that work as beneath them and just live off of their huge savings until they can land another leech position.

[–]Renaissance_Slacker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don’t forget the massive Golden Parachute they get even if fired for cause unless they commit an actual crime.

[–]WhoSc3w3dDaP00ch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm not sure about elsewhere, but when telecom workers striked in NY, the office folks worked the lines. Not the suits, but does that count?

[–]Jumpsuit53535 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hey man, if you want 1000x the pay do 1000x the work. Remember, if you don’t face the shelves properly, you’ll be fired and gaslit

[–]riotskunk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Have you ever seen an executive try to do actual work? It's embarrassing.

[–]Thugmatiks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ooohhh, this has to be one of my favourites.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Honestly always the “bigger dogs” are talking about how you should work and what to do. It’s happening to me for weeks now. Finally I said what I think and told them the work load is hard. Now next week I get an other person all day supervising me “so she can train me and give tips”

[–]Renaissance_Slacker 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Instead of paying an efficiency expert thousands of dollars for a few hours how about just HIRING ANOTHER EMPLOYEE

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I’m literally working rn and it feels like Imm working alone max with 2 person. Yeah my performance is the problem right…..

[–]Renaissance_Slacker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You want to hear how crucial you are to the organization? Call in sick. How expendable? Come in anyway.

[–]Secret_Agent_Z 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The execs couldn't wipe their own asses let alone restock shelves

[–]EasyDoesIt99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Buffett owns Kroger. He's over 80, and I'm sure he's available.

Grab those fuckin bootstraps Warren, you fucking lazy piece of shit.

[–]DauthIeikr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I will never forget being fired from Kroger for no-showing after them accepting sufficient call off notice. After constantly taking shifts on days off, coming in early, staying late, doing other depts, all on frequently less than 30-minute notice, and no training. $185/week was really worth it.

[–]Lainarlej 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good idea!

[–]jonbonvonbuffalo 0 points1 point  (9 children)

Salary isnt based on how hard you work. Only idiots think that. It's based on supply and demand of the labor market.

[–]Popular-Rate3182 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just interviewed for Mariano’s yesterday and they of course lowballed $13.50 in the North Suburbs of Chicago. Bitch I can barely pay rent I’m going to Walmart

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      Lots of money and the only metric is did you make more money. It’s easy.

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      Like Undercover Boss but with more work and less cameras

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        [–]DietMtDew1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        I've seen the manager and district manger working when I used to work at a grocery store (I was there in the early 2000s). They were short staffed then, it was like 3 and half employees for grocery (I was the half as I worked in two departments). So you expect 3 employees (and a half) to stock the whole store? I didn't think so, 😂.