I am going to try to make this short but no promises. So 8 months ago I was hired as a bagger at Fred Meyer. For a 25 year old with no job experience outside of dog sitting I took what I could get. I also parcel(get carts, clean bathrooms, clean up spills, help elder customers to the car, etc etc) when they need me to. I rarely call in sick, and almost never late, and when I am late is usually because the public transit is running late. (I leave an hour early just in case even though I am a 24 minute bus ride away). The cashier like me and I like to think I work hard. These days I usually work the opening shift, which means waking up at 5:30 am and getting to work between 6:30 to 6:50. I clock in at 7 and my job is basically to help the opening cashier in between bagging customers groceries. The opening cashier has requested to the manager that I be the one to open with her since I know what to do and don't mind doing it. Lately my opening job has included doing the work that the closing PIC and parcel didn't do the night before; such as emptying register and self-checkout trash and making sure all the register have been fully stocked with bags. By time I get done with this and fully ready to do nothing but bag am hour and half has passed. So here is my problem.. When I was hired I was told I would most likely be cashier trained at some point. They always need cashiers and it is easier to train someone already employed there. All my PICs and even the assistant managers have suggested to my manger numerous times that I be trained. The first time I asked her myself she simply said they needed to hire more baggers, and then she would look for dependable people who interacted well with customers. As a shy person with anxiety I found talking to customers nerve wracking, but I still always manage to say hello and smile at everyone. At the same time I feel uncomfortable joining in on the conversation the customer and cashier are having with each other. I just feel it rude. All the same, I got that she was telling me I needed to be more outgoing, so I started trying harder as well as working harder. Meanwhile all around me I watched baggers quit or get fired. I watched her offer others cashier position, two of which accepted and another declined (he was fired for drinking on the job a couple of months later). One of those that accepted is now being trained to become a PIC. Not once in the last 8 months have I've been offered cashier training. My assistant manager talked to my manager about it two weeks ago and was told I still wasn't engaging with the customers enough. This is during a time where we are short cashiers and baggers and parcels on the front end. My assistant manager thought it would be great to have me trained as cashier to simply help when needed, but remain a bagger the majority of the time. So now cut to 2 days ago. She suddenly seems to notice all the hard work that I have been putting in, talking about how she is considering giving me more responsibility since I have been taking on more and more on my own with out asking. I was excited at first, thinking I might finally be considered for cashier training...But then I realized that 2 people gave their two weeks notice. She is considering me for cashier training only because she has no other choice, and I am both sadden and pissed by this. On top of this is the drama that goes on in the front end. Specifically, this one girl (Angel), who has been starting shit ever since the bagger turned cashier started his PIC training. In fact that drama she has started is the reason so many cashiers has left or switch departments. It also why one of our PICs is transferring to the pharmacy, while another is looking for a different store to work at. The managers and PICs actually held a meeting to talk about what they should do about her, but sadly there isn't much they can do. Angel has finally gotten the hint that she will never make PIC and that she has made her self unwelcomed on the front end, so she has tried switching departments. She got turned down at the pharmacy. She told me our manager refused to sign her internal application, saying that she hadn't worked there long enough to transfer. I learned that she didn't pass the pharmacy's background check due to past substance abuse and having been in jail. She tried at the meat department since they always have an opening, after three weeks she hadn't heard anything back from them. I happen to learn that it is because they don't want her switching to their department, mostly because she can't work weekends and that is when they need people to work the most. And that is where my current internal conflict comes from. The assistant manager of the meat department has asked me two times in the last week if I wanted to come work for her as a meat wrapper. She asked me in front of my current assistant manager so I just laughed it off, but I have been thinking about it more and more. I want to work somewhere where I feel appreciated. The pay is better and I can get raises, meanwhile as a bagger I am currently at the top of my pay scale. They can work around me having school on Tuesdays and Thursday, especially since I have open availability every other day. But sadly I am a loyal person. I love my PICs and Cashiers and don't want to leave them even more short staffed. When I brought this up to one of them she basically told me to look after myself first. I have no idea what to currently.