I worked for Family Dollar for almost ten years, and am sad to say, that the bad out rate the good. Family Dollar is aware of the demands that it puts on it's store managers, and over all, know that they are asking to much. But if they can find someone to roll with the program, and keep their mouth shut about their unfair demands, then you are exactly what they are looking for. Company policies and employment laws are broken all the time, but doesn't matter as long as no one says anything about it. Only if you open your mouth about anything you think is unfair, and can possibly cause the company a lawsuit, are these situations even brought to the light. Other than that, it is just common place to work along with conditions, because if you say anything about it, sooner or later, they will find a reason to get rid if you. Anything from having to work 60 to 80 hours a week, to unloading trucks by yourself, to not being given enough payroll to have suffient number of employees in the building at all times, too having to do work as if your are a store clerk,(and not a store manager), meaning, running a register, stocking shelves, mopping floors, cleanig bathrooms, cleaning parking lots, etc. You are no more than the "Family Dollar" flunky, a gloried stocker. When they can find people who work as managers under these conditions, you are Family Dollar gold. I know, I was one of them for almost ten years. Family Dollar just needs to take a good long look at how they "REALLY" treat their store managers. If they had to work like that, meaning those at corporate level who set these standards, who they do it? I don't think so. It saves the company a tremendous amount of money to be able to use it's managers in the way that it does. You are paid a salary weekly so that they don't have to pay you for overtime. They also won't have to pay a store clerk to do the job because they can just use you and save the money. If you say anything about the work load, you are looked at differently, and as a possible threat to the company. To speak out is only to jepordize your job. So you are put in the position to just close your eyes to a lot of the unfair practices you know are going on, or risk being fired yourself. H*ll of a choice to have to make.