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I Work At a Grocery Store

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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 enemies too. Mngr and I, I thought we were friends, stabbed me in the back, and played dirty. She has had mngrs...
    tinkerbell2067 tinkerbell2067 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 17, 2013

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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 customer assistance. Of course - it's all about the customer! I like the fact that everyone needs to go to the grocery store, so you see all...
    doe333 doe333 31-35, M 6 Responses Nov 21, 2009

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    Why do managers shoot themselves in the foot

    (metaphorically speaking of course)? I've been working at Winn Dixie a total of a year and a half (since I came back) in that time I have went from part-time cashier to part-time seafood associate. I did not ask for this position I asked for produce and I still want to be in...
    DJM8 DJM8 36-40, M 5 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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    Been working at an old sweetbay store converted

    into a Winn Dixie, it's not as bad as I thought it would be. I've been working before and after the switch. I Started off (when we were Sweetbay) as a Cashier/Bagger, then (while we were still Sweetbay) I was put in the Seafood/Meat department (I still help this department out...
    DJM8 DJM8 36-40, M Mar 5

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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 left me in charge and one of the stock guys blew up a latex glove, and taped it to the till in such a manner that it was...
    Vancity89 Vancity89 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2009

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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 I have a good customer service attitude. Today when I got to work a note was left for me to check the bread some needed...
    tinkerbell2067 tinkerbell2067 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 6, 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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    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 the morning he was an elementary school teacher. So I guess I will have no one to talk to from now on
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 4, 2008

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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 my area that I have not worked at yet. My first job and grocery store experience was Albertsons they were okay. I worked for Albertsons for 4 years off...
    DJM8 DJM8 36-40, M Apr 9, 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 change into one of 2 grocery stores by the end of the year. I've heard that this is a positive change from some people in management as far as company benefits...
    DJM8 DJM8 36-40, M Sep 28, 2013

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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 was alone. Then I got a mild anxiety attack, and had to take the lunch break early. As the day progressed, the list of things to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 14, 2008

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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 hurts. But I just want to shoot myself now. I always want to after toruning down hours. I need all the money...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 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 application and applied for that position. Yesterday I had my interview with the manager at the other store, I feel it went very...
    DJM8 DJM8 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 11, 2013

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    I have worked at a local grocery store

    for 6 months this time...10 years ago; I worked there for 3 years. I love the fast pace of the ever changing grocery industry. I have worked in the deli/food court, cashier, produce, scanning/pricing manager and now human resource officer and I love them all. It isn't always...
    germainec germainec 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2014

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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 did. We just got a new manager early this month and I am getting trained on cakes today!!!! I have been wanting to learn...
    bambi32 bambi32 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 28, 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 display glass doors LOL
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 27, 2008

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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 them want to rip your head off when you don't have an answer they want to hear.
    BleedingMascara BleedingMascara 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9, 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 days off in a row to get ready for it too. time for me to really work now
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 4, 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 course, they couldn’t be up front all the time. Since the store had entrances at both ends of the front of the store, we’d...
    Shuhak Shuhak 51-55, M Dec 9, 2009

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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 an hour commute to get home, 40 minutes to get TO work. Maximum amount of sleep for me: 6 hours. That's if I somehow...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2008

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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 not honestly say that I had integrity, as I am very lax in my observance of many rules. It has a bit to do with my relativism and my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 11, 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 that counts the money and tells the front end associates what to do . i am also the one with the override key and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 8, 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 pressure of having to restock the merchandise more frequently, and also having to zig-zag down the corridor to avoid...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 18, 2008

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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 me. Sometimes I have no clear idea why people are mad at me. This is one of the cases.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 8, 2008

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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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    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 of these situations and hopefully it will make you laugh after a long day of work.   Pass it along to your...
    leeandtheboys leeandtheboys 22-25 Aug 7, 2009

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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 the whole thing.   I remember being asked to ask a customer what they thought of something and I remember...
    mariekharaz mariekharaz 22-25 2 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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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 checking. Working in the deli is awful! The customers are so rude! Some are just plain stupid or something... I don't understand how a...
    JessieR23 JessieR23 18-21, F Sep 28, 2009

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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 my manager and assistant manager, they have become friends to me. I have worked there for almost 2 yrs. I also...
    bambi32 bambi32 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2008

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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 asked why. Yesterday I found out. It's just to keep the expired items, which may be contaminated, apart from the merchandise...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 26, 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’s/early 80’s) slowly walking down the aisle. Suddenly she stopped, took hold of the shelf and shook her...
    Shuhak Shuhak 51-55, M 4 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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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 I was alone on a payday weekend. The department ended up as a mess. A coworker asked me maliciously if I was alone. I was annoyed so I answered that the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 3, 2008

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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 soon i get stock options. i love my job
    Disfiguredreality Disfiguredreality 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 19, 2012

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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 gained back 10 of them LOL). Another  guy lost 35 and his pants keep falling down. So now you know. No diet plan, no lo...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 23, 2008

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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 almost six years since I've done any significant math. But the job I have found suits me in an odd way. I suffer from paranoia and anxiety...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 30, 2008

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    This afternoon I ran to the grocery store to pick up a couple of things and while I was there I noticed these two boys, probably about 6 or 7 years old, and they were just running...
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    She's a great older lady, can talk to her about anything. But working with her makes me want to run into oncoming traffic. She is soooo slow, doesn't look customers in the face...
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