I mentioned today to my sister that the employees of Market Basket (and I've been to several) seem so much more cheerful than workers at Stop & Shop (also been to several of these). She told me that Market Basket employees (in addition to being non-union) get profit-sharing! No wonder Stop & Shop employees seem relatively glum -- no profit-sharing and getting soaked for union dues! ;-)
That had taking up the slack from their fellow “workers” day in and day out. Hard to be cheerful doing the job of two or more people, not getting paid for it, and having the “managers” hand tied by the union so they cant’t fire the dead weight.
Market Basket department managers can get HUGE profit sharing.
The Big check comes around Christmas.
They are extremely happy.
I shop Market Basket whenever I know I’ll be near one - great prices.
Funny thing, recently read that Market Basket also has the highest margins in their business too. Nice to hear that.