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As nobody else has written an opinion on here yet, I feel it is my duty as a Safeway employee to do so! The main problem with the Safeway that I work in (apart from the fact that as a part time worker still being at school I get quite evil shifts sometimes) is that with it being a Safeway in a small town, it is the main employer. So it means that half the population of the town works in Safeway or is related to someone who works in Safeway. Also, half the store are related.... It gets pretty confusing and if you end up on the bad side of your boss, chances are you end up on the bad side of someone else too due to these family ties. It's not all bad however. It can't be as some people have worked in the same store for years. I've been there for nearly a year now and although I'm going to be going off to university in September and my lifelong plans don't revolve around Safeway, I am hoping that they will still employ me during holidays from uni to get some much neded cash. As I work as a front end cashier on the tills, the customer makes the shift either good or bad depending on how they want to be. Sometimes I have absolutely lovely people come to my till and as I am quite friendly and outgoing, I talk to everyone and I can have a right laugh while I'm working. Other times though, it seems like the customers go out of their way to look down on you and make your job difficult. I have to say that normally my customers are really nice. The social side is quite good, as I suppose it is in most places of work, but as I am only a part timer, I often don't find out about events that are happening until afterwards (maybe they're just trying to tell me something though.... hmmm.....) but I did go to a work party a couple of months ago and had a great time! I did get quite drunk and had a conversation with a lady in Human Resources about how she looked so much younger than she was. She keeps laughing about i
t now but hey, she likes me for it and it may well benefit me in the future! Anyway, that's about it. Just thought I'd be the first to write about Safeway in the world of work and to give those who shop at Safeway a chance to see the other side of it all. *****UPDATED REVIEW***** Well, I figure I'd better come back and tell you a little bit more about working in Safeway especially since they're just given me a pay rise! :) As a part time front end cashier I earn £4.70 per hour and I am on a 9 hour contract. This means that Safeway have to employ me for 9 hours per week though I do often work more than this. Sundays are not included in the contract time but they're great to work because you get paid time and a half! :) As an employee of Safeway, you are also entitled to paid holidays. The amount you are entitled to depends on your contract, I get roughly 4 weeks in a year. Whilst you are on holiday, you get paid your contract hours, so if you are one of these people on say a 12 hour contract yet, per week, you work more like 25, you're gonna lose money. One bad thing about working in Safeway, is that when you want time off, even just a day, you need to book it at least 4 weeks in advance because the shifts are planned and known to you 3 weeks in advance. This can also be an advantage as you can plan things around your shifts. Well, I can't honestly think of anything else but if anyone wants to know anything, post a msg and I'll update!