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WITTDJR strike 2/14

WITTDJR strike 2/14

realsd2020

Sorry to say but this strategy is pointless. Even if for some odd reason you got 50% of the employees working this Sunday to join you in this, corporate would just blame it on "lack of leadership" or not having the right people working on Sundays. They would turn up the pressure on your SM which would then increase pressure on all the employees to perform, hence making this job more tedious than it already is. If you're serious about effecting change, look into unionizing. Very long shot, but hey, Google employees did it recently and they're among the best paid people in the US.


TheFullHelix

Oh shut up already. At most you’ll pull 3 people from this, and I’m pretty sure at least one other is your second account. Grow up and be an adult.


RiseoFascism

3 is more than 0 and nope. I don't have a second account. Good try tho


pancakes8u

Just quit if you hate this company so much, its not that hard to find a job that pays as much as az


RiseoFascism

Do you also suggest I buy a new car when my brakes start squeaking?


Bloomed_Lotus

This analogy doesn't work very well; in your scenario, you own the car, and have the full capability and rights to either fix the brakes or buy a new car. This isn't the case with "your" job, it's a job you have currently, nothing gauntees it to you forever, and it certainly doesn't give you the capability or right to "fix" it. The problems I've heard people have with AZ are literally the same problems almost every company in America face. Corporate is tone deaf to the workers, expect far more than what they pay for, and are savage about "compliance". I get the desire to change those facts, but I don't think a small scale reddit community movement is going to push the bar even slightly. Have fun potentially losing your job, a lot of Witt stuff is actually helpful to people and can keep them from having to come back to the store upset they forgot something you were asked by the company to mention anyway. Imagine selling somebody a radiator and not bothering to tell them the radiator cap is sold separately before they leave, then have them come back upset thinking its "missing" from the box. Ruined that customers day a bit and probably just your coworker's shift if they have to deal with that bad mood.


RiseoFascism

We have the internet and the ability to spread the messaging further than without it. This might be a small community but there's lots of larger reddit, Facebook groups, Twitter, etc etc etc that are more than willing to help spread the message


Bloomed_Lotus

What message? To not comply with your job on a personal level all at once to send "a message" what message is that? All the above plus more issues addressed and resolved? Because I feel like to corporate its just gonna look like bad numbers and bad workers, not a reason to change policy, and that's to be said of any company, not just AZ. Life is what you make of it, I agree with your cause, but I feel the execution isn't quite there; perhaps a more vastly unionized workforce (but I don't wanna just get labeled a commie or something, just, you know, the means of production should be within those who are producing, no?)


pancakes8u

If your brakes start squeaking and have the opportunity to get a better car without the problems with no real personal cost to you, then you're the fool for fixing the car and not getting the new one.


RiseoFascism

That's the dumbest shit I've ever heard. Don't fix the problem just scrap it and start over. You do realize that getting a new job comes at a cost; lost wages, loss of health insurance, no guarantee of the same level of income, etc etc etc. Also it should be the company's responsibility to do better by its employees.


Method82

Sounds like your fault for being stuck where you're at. Just walk away and burn the AZ bridge. You'll be replaced pretty quickly. I just ordered extra grease packs to keep our witt score up.


RiseoFascism

And go to another company where the shit is the same. Good idea bud. Its almost as if most jobs pay minimum wage and offer no benefits


Method82

So go back to school, get a degree, get a corner office in a sky scraper in a major city and complain about that instead. Work isnt easy, retail isnt easy. Autozone retail is a dumpster fire. But, only you can make it better. Go apply at a bigger box store and deal with the same crap there. Or your local DPW wouldn't mind you I bet. City benefits are always nice. Dont complain because nobody will listen. If it makes you feel better, the only Witt I get is for batteries and brakes. Do NOT sell sparkplug antiseize. It even says it on the spark plug box not to use it.


RiseoFascism

I'm paying off debts before I go back to school but that doesn't mean that everyone can do that. Especially with the fact that AZ doesn't pay enough, most people work 2 jobs to get by, and alot of them have kids. Not everyone can just pack up and leave AZ willy nilly. Those people need representation that'll get heard ie for better pay, better benefits, etc. Having that defeatist attitude never helped anyone. I can understand trying to move up if you have the ability to but alot of people especially now don't.


AZCOVID

Advance Auto dont care about Witt. www.advanceautoparts.jobs


Us_4_Her

So I'm just starting at AZ Monday and I gotta ask what "Witt" is?


TheChattyMonkey

“What it takes to do the job right” it’s selling brake grease during brake sales, bulb grease during bulb sales, battery installation kits during battery sales, that kinda thing. Wiper fluid with wiper blades, etc.


Us_4_Her

Thanks for filling me in, I'm not really sure what all the complaining is about, seems like a common sense up-sale tactic to me except in this case the items aren't useless like they usually are in retail


TheChattyMonkey

Yeah idk either, I’m tired of seeing this guy’s posts. It’s definitely not anything crazy, witt is just part of the job


Us_4_Her

I've only seen this post by this guy but everyone else seems familiar with him, but yeah I feel ya "Witt" is a part of basically every retail job just with varying names


Vivec51723

Plot twist: we sell WITTDJR, but only the tiny packet of oil for your oil filter install.


RiseoFascism

Red locktite but only for the spark plug threads


Zetrick0

Ahhh the good old rich convincing the poor and working class to shit on each other for wanting to take a stand against bullshit never fails. 💜✌


Tru5a1nT

He's in favor of fascism...of course he likes strikes and work stoppages


Tru5a1nT

*takes a deep breath*...I fucking smell commies...