The first time I heard of Quantum Services was over a year ago when one of the Wilson Farms district managers (they call them “supervisors”) decided that he was going to try Quantum in some of his stores. Quantum specializes in convenience and gas station stores. It seems that Quantum Services must do a decent job since, as far as I know, they still inventory all the stores that RGIS used to inventory. Based on Quantum’s website their focus is very different from RGIS. They found a niche and they sticking with it. Based on what I have heard, the promise of accuracy isn’t an empty one. If you believe their website, they pay their employees better than RGIS and manage to have better benefits.
Well, I’ve not posted about my employer the multi-national inventory service, RGIS, LLC, for quite some time. What could I say except “same shit, different day” ?
Since pay has been “standardised” under the P4 “Count or Die” policy, I’ve come to realise that running stores efficiently and effectively does not benefit me. If a fuck-up teamleader takes 4 hours to do an inventory and I take 3 hours to do an inventory, which one of us makes more money? I’ll give you a hint, it’s not me. Several of my “peers” milk the clock to compensate. But, as for me, homey don’t play that. I do it for real or I don’t do it at all. Which is why I decided that I don’t want to run inventories anymore.
I first mentioned my desire to stop running stores around Halloween to my area manager. It was the first time I’ve ever seen him shocked. He talked me into continuing to stores on a reduced schedule in November and December. I think he was hoping I would change my mind. Well, I talked to him on the phone on Monday and he said that he would think about it and that we should meet face to face today. Much to my surprise, he didn’t try to talk me out of it when we met today.
I feel a whole lot better.