GROW and PIP for clerks

GROW and PIP for clerks

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Since: Dec 12

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#1 Feb 24, 2013
I think the time is coming soon for WAG to cut the old expensive meat off. During a meeting, my SM said that WAG does not want any employees to be stagnant. The staff needs to be constantly growing and improving and moving up in the company. So they brought out some huge flipchart to gather comments and question. It's placed above our time clock. We are to write in our answers to the monthly questions. The first question for Feb/March was "how did I improve this year?" and "what do I expect from my career in the future"

It is my assumption that WAG is planning to use this as a tool to get rid of those lifelong cashiers who has accumulated so many raises that they make close to management salary. We all have a few of these in each store. 10, 15, 20, 30+ year employees who want nothing but to be a front end cashier. Nothing wrong with that, you are who you are, but I don't think WAG wants to pay a cashier $40k/year

So you lifelong clerks beware. You're on target to be pushed out. IMO.
Anonymous

Eugene, OR

#2 Feb 24, 2013
If cashiers are performing to company expectations, they have nothing to worry about.
waglicious

Garden City, MI

#3 Feb 24, 2013
OutCastEXA wrote:
I think the time is coming soon for WAG to cut the old expensive meat off. During a meeting, my SM said that WAG does not want any employees to be stagnant. The staff needs to be constantly growing and improving and moving up in the company. So they brought out some huge flipchart to gather comments and question. It's placed above our time clock. We are to write in our answers to the monthly questions. The first question for Feb/March was "how did I improve this year?" and "what do I expect from my career in the future"
It is my assumption that WAG is planning to use this as a tool to get rid of those lifelong cashiers who has accumulated so many raises that they make close to management salary. We all have a few of these in each store. 10, 15, 20, 30+ year employees who want nothing but to be a front end cashier. Nothing wrong with that, you are who you are, but I don't think WAG wants to pay a cashier $40k/year
So you lifelong clerks beware. You're on target to be pushed out. IMO.
The flip chart is filled with the questions from the annual engagement survey...its meant to help management gain feedback on how to raise these scores and to help employees understand just what the questions are asking.
You're reading way too much into it.
nolunchforu

Chicago, IL

#4 Feb 24, 2013
They will die off sooner than any program implemented will get rid of them. Yes, they are expensive. So is everything else. It's called the cost of doing business. We still have customers asking about long timers who died at our store. They would go out of their way to come to our store because of them. Now we have clerks up there that no one would go out of their way to see, and we do save money that way.
They are nearing death or retirement. Most have horrible health problems in their legs/veins from prolonged standing. Don't worry about them, they are one foot in the grave or one step closer to retirement everyday.
GAYexa

United States

#5 Feb 24, 2013
nolunchforu wrote:
They will die off sooner than any program implemented will get rid of them. Yes, they are expensive. So is everything else. It's called the cost of doing business. We still have customers asking about long timers who died at our store. They would go out of their way to come to our store because of them. Now we have clerks up there that no one would go out of their way to see, and we do save money that way.
They are nearing death or retirement. Most have horrible health problems in their legs/veins from prolonged standing. Don't worry about them, they are one foot in the grave or one step closer to retirement everyday.
Time is money to Wasson & gang. Sooner they go the more money they get.

Since: Dec 12

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#6 Feb 25, 2013
waglicious wrote:
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The flip chart is filled with the questions from the annual engagement survey...its meant to help management gain feedback on how to raise these scores and to help employees understand just what the questions are asking.
You're reading way too much into it.
If it was just the chart as is, I wouldn't think so much into it. But it's what my SM said at the meeting that's the tip off. Specifically how the company wants EVERYONE to move up, not stay in one position forever. In other words, they want high turnover with minimum wage.

Since: Nov 12

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#7 Feb 25, 2013
The flip chart was simply to help improve understanding of the annual Gallop employee engagement survey that comes out April 22nd.(Or to manipulate engagement scores, depending on your level of cynicism.)

The company doesn't want ppl constantly moving up. There is hardly any room to move up.
newShift

Harrison, NJ

#8 Feb 25, 2013
The question is who is going to move up when it means moving out (transferring to stores farther away).

Since: Dec 12

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#9 Feb 25, 2013
disgovernment wrote:
The flip chart was simply to help improve understanding of the annual Gallop employee engagement survey that comes out April 22nd.(Or to manipulate engagement scores, depending on your level of cynicism.)
The company doesn't want ppl constantly moving up. There is hardly any room to move up.
well if you take the company's word at face falue then the clerks have nothing to worry about.

If anyone takes the current GROW and PIP at face value, then you're foolish too. In my community, there's been a 100% failure rate with these programs. But I'm sure in WAG's eyes, it's a 100% success rate with cost cutting.

Since: Feb 13

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#10 Feb 25, 2013
Our managers have already started engaging with employees on the upcoming "evals" and the Gallop survey. My guess is when it first came out there wasn't knowledge relayed out to the stores about it besides " answer these questions." Now they want the managers talking in depth with each employee about what each statement means and not to to take it so literally.

OutCast, I don't Wag is far from trying to get rid of aging, overpaid cashiers. I mean, why would they pay a 65+ y/o $14+/hourly that can't lift a gallon of milk when they could hire an 18 y/o at half the rate that could lift the ridiculously packed totes on truck day?
GAYexa

United States

#11 Feb 25, 2013
wagswag wrote:

OutCast, I don't Wag is far from trying to get rid of aging, overpaid cashiers. I mean, why would they pay a 65+ y/o $14+/hourly that can't lift a gallon of milk when they could hire an 18 y/o at half the rate that could lift the ridiculously packed totes on truck day?
Try $19 an hour in my market. Many make more than mgt rate let alone sfl.

Since: Jun 12

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#12 Feb 25, 2013
Moving up? Hell, you can forget that with all these changes they've implemented in the past year and in the coming couple of years........I do agree with the opening poster that they are looking to get older employees out..........
exa

Buffalo, NY

#13 Feb 25, 2013
The flip chart was simply to help improve understanding of the annual Gallop employee engagement survey that comes out April 22nd.(Or to manipulate engagement scores, depending on your level of cynicism.)

The company doesn't want ppl constantly moving up. There is hardly any room to move

I generally enjoy your insight to most posts but there is one caveat to this one... They want to work like you are trying to move up.... the problem is they know there isnt much room to move. But they want you to act as though there is....

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