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    after being semi-retired for a few years i decided to offer my services on a part-time
    basis to a local CT store. While I do agree with some that their policies
    and sales practices leave alot to be desired I would also like to point
    out some things I witnessed:

    Long term staff coasting through the day and getting 5 weeks paid vacation
    Medium length staff in middle management acting like power monger bullies
    on shit like tagging, holes and minor shit like a flyer left in a buggy that is
    tattered....
    Constant b.s. letters about employees needing to work harder
    and no guarantee on extra bonuses....lots of excuse making
    cheap product mix, no wonder they cant make margin any more all the shit is coming
    from China, and after a while you realize that all CT is a power reseller and mini
    warehouse full of shitty products, bare bones service etc.

    I had a middle manager trying to blame me for a store report not getting 100%
    because the back row wall was missing a tote or a tag and I told him to go
    fuck himself and quit the b.s. bullying....yes I got terminated, but I also
    have a side business and could give a flying rats ass about the chump change
    wages I will lose out on....

    If you work for them, you better watch out for the middle management types
    who think they are going to ascend the ladder, they are the biggest problem
    morale-wise in the store - always pointing out people's mistakes and missed
    product fills etc.

    It is what it is - a low end retailer and will get a big wake up call when Target
    and Lowes start pumping in more locations in Halton Region. American
    retailers are much more predatory in pricing and this will kill a few CT stores
    who have weak staff and weak marketing skill. The fact is some of these
    store managers are just lowly piss on doormats that the dealer knows
    he can manipulate without retribution.
    Thanks for posting - it's useful for consumers to get an insider's view of this retailer.

    My guess is that the word "Canadian" on the front of the store (undeserved as it is), will continue to pull in people with a mis-placed sense of patriotism.

    The powers at CTC seem to be anticipating the challenge from U.S. retailers, but they are responding only at the top level, with acquisitions and by boardening their menu of services, without really addressing the issue you described, down in the ailes of the stores.

    We'll see who wakes up first: the consumers who will realize there are better alternatives, or the Crappy Dealers who might decide they might have to provide better service.
    We'll see who wakes up first

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    this must be my e-stalker from Dundas,ON Mr Barry Wagner lol

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    I agree....wake up calls are in order. What I also noticed is the dealer owners are very good
    at trying to manipulate perceptions of what is going on within the store and lie about
    salaries and opportunities within the company....here are some examples of whopper lies...

    This is a direct quote from a 40yr dealer in Halton Region -----
    "My store manager makes 100K and my middle managers make about 50-70K year".

    This is a boldfaced lie, they actually make the following:

    Store Manager 55K plus profit sharing - about 25.00 per hr - BIG WHOOP !
    Middle Managers - 26 to 35K TOPS - I know this for a fact because I worked with 3 of them
    at one of the biggest CT stores in Ontario (not Kingston)
    Supervisors - 13 to 14.00 per hr TOPS !!! This is poverty level wages and they have NOT had
    a pay increase at this particular store since 2008 ! Its NOW 2011, and gas, food, housing have
    all gone up 13 to 20% in last 3 yrs !

    CT has become an employer who exploits suppliers and staff just like Wallymart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I agree....wake up calls are in order. What I also noticed is the dealer owners are very good
    at trying to manipulate perceptions of what is going on within the store and lie about
    salaries and opportunities within the company....here are some examples of whopper lies...

    This is a direct quote from a 40yr dealer in Halton Region -----
    "My store manager makes 100K and my middle managers make about 50-70K year".

    This is a boldfaced lie, they actually make the following:

    Store Manager 55K plus profit sharing - about 25.00 per hr - BIG WHOOP !
    Middle Managers - 26 to 35K TOPS - I know this for a fact because I worked with 3 of them
    at one of the biggest CT stores in Ontario (not Kingston)
    Supervisors - 13 to 14.00 per hr TOPS !!! This is poverty level wages and they have NOT had
    a pay increase at this particular store since 2008 ! Its NOW 2011, and gas, food, housing have
    all gone up 13 to 20% in last 3 yrs !

    CT has become an employer who exploits suppliers and staff just like Wallymart
    $25.00 an hour, big whoop?? 35k a year? $13.00 to $14.00 per hour when min. Wage is just over $10.00?
    Good luck finding any retail paying more than that. Those are good retail wages. Then again the attitude from this poster was what probably got him fired from his job in the first place. Just a disgruntled former employee.

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    $25.00 an hour, big whoop?? 35k a year? $13.00 to $14.00 per hour when min. Wage is just over $10.00?
    Good luck finding any retail paying more than that. Those are good retail wages. Then again the attitude from this poster was what probably got him fired from his job in the first place. Just a disgruntled former employee.
    It wasn't my attitude that got me fired, it was the fact that the store manager was worried I would be promoted into the upper office as I have 15 plus yrs experience in corporate B2B sales, an Econ degree from Wilfrid Laurier and run a successful renovation business on the side where I can earn 2K per day in deposits and job billings. I am a sales machine, always have been and was one of the top dept sales staff with over 10K merchandise sold on average per day in the store..yes they keep track of what is sold on a minute by minute basis.

    Before you spout off, just realize that some highly educated people have given CT hard work and been shit on for it - thats the point I'm trying to make - they want you to kill yourself for 11-12.00 per hr as a floor associate and then get the bums rush for commissions or Breakaway Challenge bonuses.

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    It wasn't my attitude that got me fired, it was the fact that the store manager was worried I would be promoted into the upper office as I have 15 plus yrs experience in corporate B2B sales, an Econ degree from Wilfrid Laurier and run a successful renovation business on the side where I can earn 2K per day in deposits and job billings. I am a sales machine, always have been and was one of the top dept sales staff with over 10K merchandise sold on average per day in the store..yes they keep track of what is sold on a minute by minute basis.

    Before you spout off, just realize that some highly educated people have given CT hard work and been shit on for it - thats the point I'm trying to make - they want you to kill yourself for 11-12.00 per hr as a floor associate and then get the bums rush for commissions or Breakaway Challenge bonuses.
    I take it no one was putting a gun to your head to go and work there. And you didn't quit, you were fired, suggesting poor performance. With all your education and sales excellence, why not work at a place that actually pays what you're apparently worth? I'm sure you see how it appears.

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    I take it no one was putting a gun to your head to go and work there. And you didn't quit, you were fired, suggesting poor performance. With all your education and sales excellence, why not work at a place that actually pays what you're apparently worth? I'm sure you see how it appears.
    Not fired for poor performance or lates or any other reason than telling this assistant hdwe
    manager to go fuck himself, go bully someone else on his time and that kind of thing - I have
    amassed over 20yrs experience since joining the working world and there is a such thing
    called RESPECT and this particular jerk is HATED by ALL STAFF, to the point he is never
    invited to any staff social committee parties or anything of the like. I will not
    accept bullying and neither should you or anyone else working at CT.

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    Not fired for poor performance or lates or any other reason than telling this assistant hdwe
    manager to go fuck himself, go bully someone else on his time and that kind of thing - I have
    amassed over 20yrs experience since joining the working world and there is a such thing
    called RESPECT and this particular jerk is HATED by ALL STAFF, to the point he is never
    invited to any staff social committee parties or anything of the like. I will not
    accept bullying and neither should you or anyone else working at CT.
    We see this type of arrogance and bullying from the Crappy People on this site all the time.

    Good to know that it's not just directed at customers who tell the truth about Crappy Tire here - it's also being dished out to staff who dare describe their experiences and observations.

    Nice attitude, Crappy People! You sure do seem to be winning lots of loyal staff and customers, LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Not fired for poor performance or lates or any other reason than telling this assistant hdwe
    manager to go fuck himself, go bully someone else on his time and that kind of thing - I have
    amassed over 20yrs experience since joining the working world and there is a such thing
    called RESPECT and this particular jerk is HATED by ALL STAFF, to the point he is never
    invited to any staff social committee parties or anything of the like. I will not
    accept bullying and neither should you or anyone else working at CT.
    It's called insubordination and is actually worse than poor performance....it's one of the few reasons that you can be fired for "cause", meaning, no severance. If it truly was a case of harassment, moving your concerns up the ladder would have been more prudent, and then legal measures if that didn't work. Letting your anger management issue get the best of you wasn't a bright move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    We see this type of arrogance and bullying from the Crappy People on this site all the time.

    Good to know that it's not just directed at customers who tell the truth about Crappy Tire here - it's also being dished out to staff who dare describe their experiences and observations.

    Nice attitude, Crappy People! You sure do seem to be winning lots of loyal staff and customers, LOL!
    "ex-staff". Big difference. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, doesn't mean it's correct though. But you already knew that, that's why your a faker!

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