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  •  The "benefits" start out with a huge deductible (3+ / 0-)
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    which makes it impossible for many employees to visit a doctor the first year of employment.

    Because the employees vote on benefits they do not cover things that most will never need such as for fertility issues etc.

    •  kinda... (1+ / 0-)
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      Their deductible is similar to mine in another workplace, however they get a health savings card, pre-loaded with a set amount of money to help with things like doctors visits, prescriptions etc. So in essence, you're wrong on that.

      •  They do not get the card for at least 6 months (0+ / 0-)

        I think it is a year.  So for that period they cannot really afford doctor's visits.  At least that was the case during the brief  dehumanizing time that I worked there.

        They also required us to travel long distances for training at our own expenses before we ever get a paycheck.

        And I took off one day for the flu (which I got from being stuck in a car with my supervisor who was ill).  I never heard the end of that, even though I put in extra hours to make up for it.

        •  3 months. At least that's what is now. (0+ / 0-)
        •  sorry you had such a sh*tty experience (1+ / 0-)
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          but I know many people in WF corporate as well as people on the floor that all love their jobs and wouldn't leave for anything. I hope you found a better job.

          •  No one at my store in Florida loved thier job (3+ / 0-)
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            I reported to 8 different supervisors who all contradicted each other.  When I started working theree, they were ranked as one of the best places to work, so I know other locations could not possibly have been as bad.

            I worked in the floral department but went through the same training as the food service employees.  
            They did not stress food safety at all.  I knew enough to take off my apron before entering the restroom, none of the food service employees did until they finally posted a sign.

            They could also care less about the environment.

            The actual policies of the company sounded awesome (other than the anti-union speeches), and we were excited to start working there.  The reality was so different.

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