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Ok Now Lets Be Honest Part II--Copping Grocery Items!


This segment is really going to be dicey. Every department had a go-for.

When I first started I was the go-for. It would go something like this. Phil, we need fresh parsley for display purposes for the meat loaf mix. Ground beef, pork and veal. We would put a sprig between each product. Now don't let the produce manager see you. Bring back a few bunches.

Phil, we are low on sugar for the coffee, (we had our own coffee pot in the department) go to isle 5 and bring back a 5 pound bag. Don't let the grocery guys see you.

Phil, we need a few rolls of aluminum foil, ( all of our ground lamb patties where rolled in foil)its in isle 6. Don't let the grocery guys see you.

Phil, we need bleach for the cutting tables, same isle as the foil and pick up a bag of salt to do the blocks, same isle as the sugar.

I was careful and never got caught, (just following orders, LOL>LOL> )

OK NOW ITS YOUR TURN!! 



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I was great at stealing rose colored saran wrap to place over sliced smoked picnics, which turn grey in color in a day or two. Mine always looked rosey!

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Allen that's a great one, I wish I thought of that. LOL>

One thing I know for sure anybody working in the meat department before scanners knows how important it was to take care of the "checkers". I mean we bent over backwards for them. On the old registers their were keys for groceries, meats and produce. If you pissed off a checker your gross could be in trouble. LOL> When I was first cutter my dept. manager came from a big family and every week he would ask some of his 13 brothers and sisters to shop in his store and buy meat. Then he asked them to check the register receipt. To see if a checker was shafting him, and a few times he turned the tables on the store manager. LOL> This was no joke back in the day.

Back in those days a meat supervisor were promoted from the meat departments and they wouldn't take any crap from store managers especially if they were giving the  meat dept. the shaft on the registers.  I have witnessed many arguments between meat supervisors and store managers.

 



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That wouldn't fly where I worked (Pathmark). They had cameras everywhere.  Also everything in the department that didn't come from the department (coffee, sugar, milk, people's lunches, etc.) had to have a receipt taped to it signed by a store mgr., asst. store mgr, or front end mgr. Later the coffee, sugar, and milk was not an issue because coffee makers/making in the dept. was prohibited. You had to buy it from the same machine available to customers.  Since I left the trade the two companies I worked for all offered FREE coffee to the employees. As to the other stuff, if it was legitimately for department use you could just write it up in a boo at the front end and sign for it. Anything else, you had to pay for it.  I saw a cutter get fired for taking a 39 cent cigarette lighter.
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This segment is really going to be dicey. Every department had a go-for.

When I first started I was the go-for. It would go something like this. Phil, we need fresh parsley for display purposes for the meat loaf mix. Ground beef, pork and veal. We would put a sprig between each product. Now don't let the produce manager see you. Bring back a few bunches.

Phil, we are low on sugar for the coffee, (we had our own coffee pot in the department) go to isle 5 and bring back a 5 pound bag. Don't let the grocery guys see you.

Phil, we need a few rolls of aluminum foil, ( all of our ground lamb patties where rolled in foil)its in isle 6. Don't let the grocery guys see you.

Phil, we need bleach for the cutting tables, same isle as the foil and pick up a bag of salt to do the blocks, same isle as the sugar.

I was careful and never got caught, (just following orders, LOL>LOL> )

OK NOW ITS YOUR TURN!! 


 



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