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I Work At a Grocery Store

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    What Is Your Favorite Grocery Store In Florida? - I've worked for 3 of the 4 major grocery stores in my area. I am about to be employed by the 4th and only grocery store chain in...
    DJM8 DJM8 31-35, M Apr 9, 2013

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    The Teacher - The coworker with which I got along the best quit at the end of last month. He was more my age because all the others are in their twenties. He worked two jobs. In...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 4, 2008

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    So Many Good Times - I worked at two different stores, these are from both: - the time I got so bored I danced the Elaine (from Seinfeld) dance for my co-workers - the time they...
    Vancity89 Vancity89 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2009

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    Weekends - I hate to go to work on weekends, and it is not because other people have the day off, but because of the crowds of costumers in the store. I don't like the added...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 18, 2008

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    Question Of The Day - For those of you who work in a grocery store you know as well as I do, we get some strange and unusual questions, let alone customers. My people will tell you...
    tinkerbell2067 tinkerbell2067 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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    Publix - the company may be small but at least they treat our associates right, its been 2 months working here and i love it love it love it. at 6 months i get 401 K options then...
    Disfiguredreality Disfiguredreality 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 19, 2012

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    I Work At the Grocery Store -     I work in a Smith's grocery store. I'm currently a deli clerk but I am hoping soon (as in a week or two) I will be promoted to...
    JessieR23 JessieR23 18-21, F Sep 28, 2009

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    Want to - I just called work to check my hours for tomorrow since I can't find my schedual. The superisor offered me 5 hours today and I turned her down. I'm too tired and my wrist...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2008

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    Im Getting Trained !!! - I have worked in the bakery department for over 2 yrs now. My old manager kept telling me that she was going to train me on decorating cakes, but she never...
    bambi32 bambi32 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2008

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    Lesson Learned - I must say I do love my job. But this week I learned what the phrase of keep your friends close your enemies closer. Only I didn't know that your friends become...
    tinkerbell2067 tinkerbell2067 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 17, 2013

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    All I Can Say Is - i can't wait to get off of front end cash, or get a better job
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F Dec 13, 2007

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    H E B Only In Texas - I HAVE WORKED IN A GROCERY STORE MOST OF MY LIFE ,,SOMETIMES IT CAN DRAIN ME AND AT TIMES IN CAN VIGIRATE ME IS THAT A WORD? (VIGIRATE) HMMM....
    yayagirl yayagirl 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 5, 2008

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    Things Are Getting Ugly In the Frozen Foods Department - This Sunday in the afternoon shift we were supposed to be two people. The other one left early without saying anything, and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 3, 2008

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    An Event To Remember - True story! Now, this was before security cameras. While working in the liquor section of a grocery store, we noticed an elderly woman (in her late 70...
    Shuhak Shuhak 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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    Aaaaahhh - they finally start calling me in for extra hours, but they do it when i haven't had any sleep or even a shower! I also wish they'd give me an hour's notice at least...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 7, 2008

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    7 Day Work Week - After 2 days work, I find out I have 5 more to go. And this is on top of working until 11pm tomorrow and at 7am the next day. 8 hours between my shifts and I have...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2008

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    Climbing The Ladder 1 - I work for Sweetbay as a Cashier and recently spotted another position for full time center store at another location in my city. So I got an internal...
    DJM8 DJM8 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 11, 2013

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    Sweetbay Turning Into Bi-lo Supermarkets Or Winn Dixie - By now it's no secret that the company I am working for (Sweetbay Supermarkets) was bought out by Bi-Lo and is going to...
    DJM8 DJM8 31-35, M Sep 28, 2013

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    No Need For a Diet - Everyone that enters the frozen food section seems to lose weight. I guess it's carrying them heavy boxes of frozen goodies. I lost 20 pounds (I've since...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 23, 2008

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    The Bakery - i work in the bakery at a grocery store. It is always go go go! there is never time to rest! I think it has to be one of the most non stop places in the store. I love...
    bambi32 bambi32 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2008

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    My Job - I'm kind of ambivalent about it. On the one hand, I don't like it and don't get along with almost all of my coworkers, but on the other, it provides sustenance and I'm not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 10, 2008

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    It Was a Tough Day At Work - Almost all of the freezer section needed to be stocked when I got there. I had never seen it in such a bad state. And the other guy didn't come, so I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 14, 2008

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    Winn Dixie -     i work at a grocery store winn dixie . i work at the fort myers beach store . i work in the cash office . i am the one in the collard oxford shirt...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 8, 2009

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    It Gets Me Money - All I can say is that it's a part time job to make me money while I'm in school. This job has taught me just how annoying and mean customers can get. Some of...
    BleedingMascara BleedingMascara 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2008

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    Grr - people need to wake the **** up. today at work i was servicing a customer who was the mother of the cashier in the lane next to me. she was talking to him while checking out...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F Dec 22, 2007

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    I Had More Computer Based Training - There was this module about integrity. I guess they added it because in Mexico we tend to bend rules a lot LOL It made me realize that I could...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 11, 2008

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    Grocery Store Comic - Hi...this is an online comic ***** about life working at a grocery store.   Check it out at www.leeandtheboys.com We're sure you can relate to most...
    leeandtheboys leeandtheboys 22-25 Aug 7, 2009

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    A Bad Day At Work - Several people yesterday told me with sarcasm that I was working very hard. I dunno if they actually believe their criticism, or it is just because it bothers...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 8, 2008

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    More Hours - well, hey asked me what availability i had for january and i said i'm doing 4 days a week now and i'd like 5. I got what I asked for, 5 days in a row next week, with 4...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 4, 2008

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    Funny Mistake - Management put locks on the main sliding doors of the walk in refrigerator and freezers. The funny thing is that you can get in by any of the more than 20 side...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 27, 2008

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    M&s - I worked at Marks and Spencers when I was 18.  It was my first real proper job and I remember being very nervous and shy at the interview.  I felt really intimidated by...
    mariekharaz mariekharaz 22-25 2 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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    Talk About Stupid - Today we had sanitation inspection. We usually put the expired merchandise in a cart and put a sign on it. I've been doing this for a year, and I never...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 26, 2008

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    More Stories From The Grocery Store... - Dirty Minds. When I worked for a store that was open 24 hours, the night crew had to run the front end as well as throw the load. Of...
    Shuhak Shuhak 46-50, M Dec 9, 2009

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    I Am Jack's Sense Of Fight Or Flight - I have about 5 years under my belt in the grocery business and currently under the whip. I stock, mostly dairy and frozen, and provide...
    doe333 doe333 31-35, M 6 Responses Nov 21, 2009

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    I Don't Appreciate My Job Enough - Since I have a college degree, I feel frustrated working in a supermarket. The skills I learned are being lost due to lack of use. It's been...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 30, 2008

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    I hate it, i thought i'd be more than this but i work for a **** wage at a **** grocery store. Sorry but there's a few thing I have to rant about. One it smells. For many...
    stryk stryk 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    A couple of years ago, I decided to go into a retail store to purchase flip flops. But, I decided to be humorous by not wearing any shoes or socks (the implication being I didn't...
    barefootfan29 barefootfan29 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    Caught by the boss! Well, one of them anyway... So last year, while I trying to public barefoot, I was once again low on gas. Having not gone anywhere barefoot that day, I...
    Barefootconservative Barefootconservative 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    ******* hate grocery shopping. Would rather starve. Why **** can't she go by herself? I really need to set boundaries... For **** sake.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Mar 23

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    I should state that I am a prospective social worker. I am a 33 year old student, with 10 years of military experience. I deployed three times. I'd like to use my degree to do...
    cw2pieper cw2pieper 31-35, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    New Zealand is a continent country that offers fantastic career opportunities, great job options for skilled workers in numerous specialized industries along with a very family...
    ImmigrationNewZealand ImmigrationNewZealand 31-35 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I get impatient with people who are lazy to improve themselves. Especially at work, they constantly ask for help without trying on their own. They seriously need to know that I am...
    mytinycupcake mytinycupcake 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I work for a national wireless company and hate my job, not only do I have the shittiest hours ever (our store is open from 9-9 so our shifts range from 830am to as late as...
    magazinex3 magazinex3 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Who says that you can't be trendy if you don't have a lot of money? My idea is that you can still look fabulous even if you're on tight budget and going to thrift stores is what I...
    janem3 janem3 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    you back down like a pvssy because you are one. Thats how everything in life works. You are a pvssy therefore you back down like one. Prove me wrong. If youre not an...
    RichardIsaFFFFaggot RichardIsaFFFFaggot 70+, F 9 hrs ago

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    I'm officially a single working mom now!
    Annwithlove Annwithlove 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    I went to the book store and a guardian angel was there. He lead me to 2 books that couldn't be any better for my situations. thank you, thank you, thank you.
    Lucky1217 Lucky1217 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Life is full of surprises, irony and twists, and one night at work I had one in mine. A few years ago after a satisfying Easter dinner with my family, I set off for an overtime...
    Justint2014 Justint2014 31-35, M Mar 24

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    The first time went barefoot at work I was 15 & started working at the horse farm(stable)mentioned in the I love horses story. Brooke who was the lovely young woman who owned the...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    i've just started to workout with the marines again and i feel like working out even after the workouts and i got nothing to do on my spare time -.- it's not the same to workout...
    josh906 josh906 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    When your job is like....here, if you do this you get a raise and a promotion...and I am like, why would I want that? The only reason I work, is to play my part in the preposterous...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 21

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    I work at hardees and my boss is the most immature rude 57 year old I've ever met or even heard of. He says mean things, talks **** about everyone, embarrasses us in front of...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F Mar 23

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    Please respond with authenticity,