That's right, Aaron's is now going to require thier employees to work from 8am - 9pm!! This is a very long shift, and who is the space cadet that came up with this plan!? Aaron's can expect even more employee turnover as a result of this, and good help will now be going to other Rent to own competitors. But it looks great on paper so that Aaron's can advertise that they give their employees 3 days per week off. This will prove to be a big mistake I can assure you. Store numbers will now suffer because employees will have more time off to forget about their duties, and when they are at Aaron's all they will be thinking about is how long and horrible the shift really is, not to mention they will try to sneak out early as much as they possibly can. So I have to give Aaron's a gigantic double thumbs down for future earnings and growth and obviously poor managment that is in control of this sinking boat.
So just that i understand you correctly. You are saying that employees in the retail environment are going to be required to work 12 hour days?? Oh no the horror. 9 to 5 doesnt exist anymore. Aarons is one of the only companies I can think of that a General Manager can make up to $250,000 a year plus bonuses and other incentives and only work 50 hours a week. As a matter of fact Aarons culture is that "if you cant get the job done in 50 hours you probably cant get it done at all" They encourage almost insist on a good quality of life
In this economy I don't envision people leaving a paying job for the unknown. Additionally, the current unemployment numbers coupled with diminishing unemployment payouts doesn't bode well for those leaving a paying position. I think they'll stay employed for those longer shifts.
Here is some really good advice. Instead of inquiring about your work schedule on a yahoo message board, why dont you simply pick up the phone and call your manager or regional manager. They will most likely provide you with the most accurate estimate of your schedule