The worst job I ever had was for Kmart.
It was the summer of 1992, and I took a summer job at Kmart after my first year of college. It was close to our house, and they were hiring, so why not?
Even though I was 19 and my previous jobs were fast food, I learned what not to do far more than what to do at that job. While, clearly, it took another 30 years to get to the point of three stores out of a high of over 2000 remaining, if the Kmart in St. George, Utah, was like the other ones, the writing was on the wall even back then. Your business will go the same way as Kmart if you’re making these mistakes.
They lied to get me on board.
I needed money for school, so I wanted as many hours as possible. Kmart advertised and offered me 20-24 hours a week. Great! I turned down an offer at Walmart for more hours at Kmart.
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