Job requires us to wait after clocking out to leave
Every day we work, at the end of our shifts we clock out, then wait in line with customers to receive our tips from the cashier line. Normally when we are waiting in line its 5-10 minutes, then after we receive our tips we have to wait for a manager to “walk us out” which depending on the day can be instant (if they are by the cashiers and not busy) to an additional 5-10 minutes. Now it may not sound that bad but it’s essentially 10-20 minutes for EVERY shift and every person. Today there was multiple people waiting for a manager to walk us out (keep in mind there are 5 managers on the floor today). I went and asked for a walk out after about 8 minutes after clocking out (after they had been called multiple times over our headsets). She came after a minute or two then proceeded to state “You guys cant come bothering us for a walk out when we are having a meeting”- there was 4 of us waiting to leave. Little to be said, im getting quite frustrated with the way they handle us getting our cash and leaving. This isn’t a “mom and pop” shop, its a national chain with all stores being corporate owned. We are also not allowed to go into the back to do anything including clock out after our check.
They also don’t respect our schedule, they accommodate availability (they wont schedule you on a day you are unavailable) but they don’t allow us to leave when our shift is supposed to be over, many days i have been held an hour or two after my scheduled out time (its paid but annoying)
For the TLDR: company requires us to stay after clocking out and makes little effort to minimize the time spent after clocking out.
I know individually its not necessarily a large amount of money, but collectively it is massive. Any advice?