I need advice... so I took a comment I made one someone else's post and made my own... I did some revisions for this post but here it is:
I don't even know where to start on this, or if anyone will ever read it... I have worked for Aldi about 3yrs now, started as a cashier and am now head SAM (Shift Assistant Manager). Our store is located in Oklahoma.
This past year our division changed and things changed. We were left with only 4 employees to run the store, each of us working 80+ hrs each week, with no breaks or lunches and no days off, we did this from August until the middle of October before they hired a part-time cashier to help replace the ones that quit. The DM cracked jokes about how tired we looked, or he would laugh about how long we had been there that day or week. We had 3 people leave us the end of July and it took them that long to decide to hire someone else... Our DM this past December sat us down individually and told us our yearly raise of .50 was going to be broken up into .25 cents and the other .25 cents was to be put into a bonus check according to the SAM hours worked between certain dates in 2010. He showed each of us the amount we were receiving... we were told we would see the .25 cents start on Jan. 3, 2011 and the bonus check will be issued Jan. 21, 2011. January 21st came and went no check… so we all figured the checks would come the following Friday… that came and went too and no checks. I called our new DM and ask when we were getting our bonus checks... he didn't know anything about them, come to find out the DM we had (he is now in the Dallas area) told not only our store SAM's this but also the other Oklahoma stores the same thing... no one got their bonus checks and we are not getting the other .25 cents that is normally given in raises each year. One of our SAMS has already left and this is only a couple of the things that are happening right now... I don't know what to do about it.
All of us were expecting our bonus checks, and because of that each of us spent money before the checks were supposed to be delivered. Now we are all trying to get back on track financially...not fun!! But what does one do?? Sue the company and fear loosing a job??
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