Family Christian Stores

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  1. Brother Adam

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    Think twice before you shop at Family Christian. I mean it seriously. And I work there. They may seem fine and dandy when they know the customer is looking, but when you watch what happens behind the scenes it isn't so pretty. I work at the warehouse which is more like a prison with its slave-drivers (I mean senior processors) and its moles (tattletales). They could give a rats behind about their lower end employees and their idea of "discipline" is worse than Meijer Stores- and there's is pretty bad.

    I have a manager who's 19 who's daddy was the CFO of the company (I wonder how he got the position). He's bent on getting me fired and he's doing a good job of it, despite my pages of documented evidence showing that most of what I'm written up for is not true. This company says "Christian" but the way they treat employees hardly is.

    And I'm normally a calm, cool, collected person, and I'm at my wits end!!!! I want to quit but its so hard to get a new job and I've been told if I don't put on a happy face and act all excited like I'm outta there.

    If it wasn't for insurance I would quit in a second.
     
  2. Gina B

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    Telling everyone not to shop there and how horrible they are definitely won't encourage them to keep you on with that insurance.
    Never know who's watching what you say, so as a friend I'd say to delete this and rethink when you're cooler. You can always repost it if you decide it really was a good idea!
    Gina
     
  3. Brother Adam

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    Well, honestly it would not hurt me at all if they fired me. We're set for at least 4 months even if both of us lost our jobs... but your probably right- delete this for right now. i'll probably post it again later after I have a new job.
     
  4. Precepts

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    The sooner you leave this position the better for the both of you.

    You'll have an instant stress reduction and they will become aware of either two things; they were right or they need to improve in company and employee relations. Either way, you should be a Christian, grin and bear it, make light of the whole situation, laugh at yourself, ask the Lord for peace.

    You could ask the moderator to delte the post, but then again, if the right one viewed your frustration, it may well prove to be positive. If the adverse should happen, well, that seems to be your desire for now anyway.

    Remember, it's just a job, not an adventure. My advice is you learn a trade. Learning a trade will increase your ability to be employed, even to the point of becoming self-employed.

    Advance, don't stagnate.
     
  5. ScottEmerson

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    If a brother has offended you, then you should go to that person and try to make amends. If that doesn't work, take two or three people to him and try to make amends.

    What did Christ say about what we should do if we have a problem with another believer? That would be my encouragement - don't go and tell others how mean and sinful they are, confront them specifically. Who knows? You may gain a brother that way.
     
  6. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Adam,

    We are only getting one side of the story here. I would never make a decision based on one side.
     
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    Does a person have to be a christian to work ther? Do they only hire chirtians? Especially in the warehouse. Then some of the poeple you are dealing with may not be christians.
    Do not expect anyone, even christians to be perfect. There may be just as much about you they do not like too.
     
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    Sorry double post.
     
  9. Brother Adam

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    I could give you many, many other stories from other disgrunted employees, everything from the warehouse to corperate, to the stores themselves. One chap i go to church with quit a managers position after one day when he read their company policies towards employees.

    But I didn't tell you to stop shopping there, I jus told you to think twice.

    Finally, they can't hire based solely on religous preference. So yes, there are many non-Christians who work there.
     
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    Job stress has got to be horrid in a position like that. I hope venting helped!
    I can tell you haven't found "my world" yet. LOL It's sounds perfectly idiotic, but it's a method used validly by disgruntled employees and the mother's of multiple children all across this beautiful land.
    There's no way to teach you how to use it. You must discover this on your own. I can tell you that when you are in this world someone can be yelling at you or screaming bloody murder or even throwing up their dinner on you, and you have the ability to just nod and say uh-huh with a slightly dreamy look on your face. Occasionally your world will be disrupted by something that DEMANDS your attention, so you'll have to snap out of it, deal with the problem with either words or action, but then you must IMMEDIATELY go back to "my world" before the recipient replies. That way any favorable or unfavorable response get the uh-huh grin and nod, and everyone is still at peace.
    The less one talks the more psychotic they are believed to be by others. That isn't a bad thing. People tend to be nice to you if they think that. So just be quiet when it comes to this 19 year old. Try to use as few words as possible. At some point in every conversation stare into his eyes and hold that stare for just a few seconds longer than is comfortable, then look away but immediately look back as if you just noticed something horrible behind him and then just look away again. Don't forget your uh-huh grin before he leaves. It shouldn't take long before he starts keeping his distance.
    Gina---your not so very mentally stable friend. [​IMG]
     
  11. Brother Adam

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    The only problem with that is he "demands my respect and that I have a very good attitude at all times starting immeaditaly."

    Now I can put on a happy face, but respect....


    oh- and I think I should be on discipline. I know I had a really bad day last week and wasn't working as hard as I should have. But how far they have taken it is just plain wrong and shows very poor management style.

    Pray though I'll be able to find a new job soon! I'm sure my days have been numbered and I'm having my wife get all of the medical check ups she needs right away since I'm the only one with insurance right now.
     
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    Adam,

    If you do in fact lose you job you can keep your insurance. There is a federal law know as COBRA. Through COBRA you get to keep your insurance, but you must pay 102% of the premium. That means you are paying your portion, the companys portion, and 2% more. It is an expensive option, but you can keep your insurance.

    Bill
     
  13. Precepts

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    Adam,

    Go into your new job with the attitude to at least respect the position, no matter how little you may think the person deserves respect.

    When you let personalities get in your way, that's when you stumble, so be humble, respect your authorities, God commands it, plus it'll help get the attention of your superiors as the guy who respects them. It's positive, your negative vent is not, only damaging.
     
  14. Brother Adam

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    I cannot respect a person who does not deserve respect. God commands us to obey our authorities, not necessarily to respect them. I had the upmost respect for my superiors at the beginning but the treatment is horrid and they have lost my respect. I'm putting in my two weeks tomorrow, but could be fired before that.
     
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    Moderator, please delete my first post, as I found out reading my policy book today it is against company policy for me to say anything negative about the company.
     
  16. Precepts

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    Just so you'd know, with the attitude you continue to portray, well, YOU'RE FIRED! :mad:
     
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    And why should I give respect when no respect is given? Respect is to show honor for.

    I am not rude, I communicate clearly, and I am kind, but I do not honor poor policy.
     
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    Adam, I'm confused! You admit in a post a few lines back that you've not been working to your potential and that even YOU feel you should be disciplined at work.

    Sounds to me like you're not being the type employee this company expects you to be and they're hoping you'll leave. It would look much better on future resumes if you could leave under good circumstances.

    I no longer shop at Family Christian Stores because of their decision to be open on Sunday and the more eclectic literature they're adding to their stock. However, I think you're going to have a hard time keeping a job anywhere with a bad attitude.

    Diane
     
  19. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Brother Adam,

    I think you need to look a little deeper into your own feelings. "Looking diligently (unto Jesus)...lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled" (Hebrews 12v15)
     
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    I wouldn't jump on his case folks. I've worked at one of the local stores here in town and they are just in it for the money. I had a manager that expected everyone to kiss his back end and most did...I don't kiss up to anyone. Well let's just say he got rid of those who didn't worship the ground he walked on. Speaking from experience your desire to work hard goes down when you have a boss like that. And it's not just a the local level it all through the company.

    I now HATE to work anywhere and haven't (thanks to my husband agreeing to let me stay at home) since 2002. Adam I feel for you because I've been there with that company. Don't let them get the best of you. They are a Christian company in name only. Until you've worked for this company don't judge him on his attitude towards it.
     

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