I wanted to post this anonymously because, who knows who's watching my Facebook page? So anyway, I need some advice.
Ever since the holiday shopping season was over, my hours tanked. Which is to be expected... for the first few weeks of the year. Except, since the beginning if January, I've barely been getting more than my minimum hours, which is only 12. Can't really do much with that. I know that one of the reasons the hours have been so low for longer is that my manager is purposely keeping us at our minimum. (Having gotten permission from the store director to only give the min.) so that she could get a bigger bonus at the end of the period. She's awkward enough around us without her pulling shit like this.
Another thing that's been bothering me is that one other employee seems to get more hours than me consistently. She's only been there about two, maybe three years. I've been there almost 5. I have open availability. She only "works" nights. I'm also constantly scheduled to work the opening shift, because the person who did it for the last 5+ years is on leave until she retires. Which left a 40 a week slot open.
When I closed, I averaged 35 hours a week. Then they moved me to openings to cover the 40 hour person who left and moved away. My hours went down to about 24 hours a week. Does any of this make sense?
I almost feel like I'm being taken advantage of. I've been at that store longer than the managers. And one manager hasn't even worked for the company as long as I have. And I'm sure she's the one that's making sure that the other cashier gets more hours than me. And doesn't make her do any of her actual work. Because when I get in in the morning, there's usually something that needs to be re-folded or picked up off the ground.
What I want to know is, should I try talking to one of the managers, or start applying for another job? One of the places I'm thinking of is Costco. That seems to be the only retail place around here that seems decent enough to work for. So, any advice on Costco would be good too.
I've already talked to my parents about this, and they think I should apply. What do you guys think?