17 years of bullying, intimidation & harassment. I feel like I’ve been ruined for any other employment after Coles!
When I joined Coles I had a strong work ethic. My previous employment was in industries where if you put in a hard days work you were rewarded & recognised. I tried to continue on this angle at Coles but eventually realised I was wasting my time.
The repetitive nature of the work started wearing my body down. I would ask for a break & perhaps to be trained on an easier task but would be constant given answers such as “We don’t have any allocated training hours for this week “ or “Yeah sure, I’ll send an email “.
The micro-management is ridiculous. Getting asked what you were doing between 10:40am & 10:48am over a week after the alleged time gap. How the hell am I supposed to remember that?
Of course, that too is all part how Coles management to break down the employees spirit. No matter how hard I worked I would be counseled & asked to lift my rates just that little bit more. Nothing is ever good enough.
Looking back I actually wish I had never started working for Coles. I’ve never felt so used & abused.