Team Member (Casual) in Seaford SA, Woodcroft SA, Aberfoyle Park SA,
Night Management Emasculate and Demean Male Subordinates
An absolute abomination to have as an employer!
Now Job Work/Life Balance was meant to get two stars out of five - but the sheer fact that the harassment perpetuates even after the highest point of Lower Management and People and Culture are made aware gives this a solid one. Not to mention the self-worth and self-efficacy of the employee being tarnished!
Any Learning and Development Manager at Head Office should surely know that when a high degree of external factors caused by the store start to impact internal factors in your daily life beyond work, like your sleep, relationships, and the human drive to go on, you know you need to leave them high and dry for a comparable chain.
When the sun is down, you have to behave however neurotic the Nightfill Manager left in charge is. It's dubbed, "You have to meet the status quo of the store." one Manager said. So what you have here, is a company that actively tarnishes itself with some of their own managers. Singling people out and being hostile and yelling at the target employee while the store is trading in front of everyone and whispering threats to you to assert masculinity, steers away from the common goal of the business and when that happens, what you get is a toxic culture that negatively implicates the practices a responsible manager must take, orchestrate high-performance teams.
It is the very fact that some of these young male Assistant Managers that pass through the recruitment phase, into an in-house course with Drakes, indicates to me that the training is not set right because their understanding of the Field of Organisational Behaviour is sub-par as they lack the foresight to understand how counterproductive their work behaviours are to orchestrating high-execution teams, human drive and organisationally accepted behaviours. A hostile, machiavellian Manager better think twice before singling out a conscientious introverted being, because all it takes is a few more machiavellianistic people to wrong me before they rewind and ensure everything those Managers have done, come to fulfilment.
One Former Inventory Coordinator promoted to Night Manager caused so much grief with his big lying lips, that after 4 Years I singlehandedly engaged conflict resolution of my own, by opening my big lips just as wide. The last straw was when he was enquiring about whether I was a casual as he was contemplating finding a way for me to get sacked. I said enough was enough and I regurgitated the same tactics, which I knew I would get away with. Not only that, because he threatened to pot rivet my car. Right so an expected workplace behaviour is have screws loose? So I went up to his car, did some research and creeped him out by talking about comparable objects to that, which appeared in my car. I also went to the loading bay and outed his pot rivet threat by playing dumb pretending I saw a pot rivet. If you cannot beat them, join them. You know what? Because at Drakes, you can simply get away with it by covering your tracks with Lower Management and Human Resources. If you target just only a select few, your coercive forces will not unravel.
I also have a bone to pick with recruiting, if you really want to work here, you have to fit the status quo in an interview as the recruitment sensors tend only give the jobs to those that are hostile and reckless in their demeanour. Sometimes, the Recruitment Sensors can be nasty and dangle the job in front of you and I have actually been shouted at in one interview. I have had many interviews with Drakes. One criterion is that you must play sports, to get the job and it shows you can work as a team. Do you reckon? Because I tend to see Drakes pick the outliers that are bad eggs and cause destruction and havoc once the Store Manager drives off home for the day. It is probably best to have a wander around to gauge the vibe of the workplace and regurgitate the culture back at itself in the interview, then you have a free pass to a job. That simple.
Retail Assistant in Adelaide SA
good people to work with management not great
I worked at drakes for almost two years and experiences great struggle in trying to receive regular shifts and pay every week. I suffered from an injury (not caused by me) and was told not to go to the hospital (chemical burn to my arm), they also told me to not get compensation for the shifts I'd be missing, the staff were great to work with but management needs a change, I didn't receive proper training for either of my positions at drakes
Baker's Assistant in North Brisbane QLD
Management don't look after their workers. Especially those as Casual employees. Even though you show that you are a good worker, they would rather play favourites. Unless you are a suck up, don't expect any shifts.. People in managerial roles do not know how to do their job but are still allowed in that position! High turn over of staff!