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I work for a privately owned company- walmart to be exact. I am closer to Buffalo, in between Rochester and Syracuse
Thank you. what I specifically posted was a link to a news article talking about under staffing of the stores. I also posted a status update that said the following " I wonder when I am going to be paid $1 extra an hour for being a stocker?" ( Our stocking team on overnights gets paid extra an due to the lack of staffing, I end up having to do their job plus my own) My post was commented on by at least one other employee who complained that we don't have enough help. I am not sure if that is considered a personal grievance or concerted activity. Also, my manager has not tried to reprimand me yet, but I would like to have a meeting with him and the HR representative and state my rights before they even try to coach me.
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