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My deli's getting a new kind of meat and we all have to take a mandatory, 4 week training course or else we can't get certified and can't work in the deli anymore.  They fall on my class times and I don't know what to do. I told the manager that and he said I have to be there for them. I'm paying thousands of dollars for my classes, I'm not skipping them for this.

Did anyone else have something like this happen in their store?  Everyone has had a course on how to cut meat when they were first hired, I don't know why we have to take one because we're getting a new type of meat.



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Request a transfer to a different department; if thats not possible, transfer stores; if that's not possible, quit. A Kroger job is NOT worth your higher education.



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wtf 4 weeks training for a new meat..this sounds pretty farfetched even for kroger

e: don't give up on finding a compromise just yet, if your manager is unwilling or unable to work with you on this, work your way up the chain of command, all the way up to the store manager, until you think you've fully exhausted the avenue of trying to find a reasonable solution. i think you should try to do this before you start talking about switching departments or quitting.

and have you previously notified HR in regards to your class schedule and work availability?



-- Edited by styles on Monday 7th of January 2013 02:22:35 PM

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Must be Boar's Head.  Frankly, I don't like the way they do business.  Any store that carries their products is not allowed to carry any other brand except for the store brand.  Kroger must be getting a lot of kickbacks if they're agreeing to that.



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styles wrote:

wtf 4 weeks training for a new meat..this sounds pretty farfetched even for kroger

e: don't give up on finding a compromise just yet, if your manager is unwilling or unable to work with you on this, work your way up the chain of command, all the way up to the store manager, until you think you've fully exhausted the avenue of trying to find a reasonable solution. i think you should try to do this before you start talking about switching departments or quitting.

and have you previously notified HR in regards to your class schedule and work availability?



-- Edited by styles on Monday 7th of January 2013 02:22:35 PM


 Yes they've known about my schedule for a long time.  I can make it to one of the training sessions per week,  the rest fall on my school schedule (there are three per week). I told him I could attend one but that apparently wasn't good enough.  So I'll keep trying - hopefully they can do something about it. 

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Must be Boar's Head.  Frankly, I don't like the way they do business.  Any store that carries their products is not allowed to carry any other brand except for the store brand.  Kroger must be getting a lot of kickbacks if they're agreeing to that.


 Yep, it's Boar's Head. Why is there meat so special that we have to go to training courses for it? It's meat. Put it on a slicer and slice it.  The manager said "they want to educate you about their flavor profiles" but they could just give us a pamphlet or something.



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I don't understand why they're threatening to kick you out of the deli. Couldn't they just put you on Baking/Frying Chicken, Sandwiches, Chicken Sandwiches, etc?


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AnonymousCutter wrote:

I don't understand why they're threatening to kick you out of the deli. Couldn't they just put you on Baking/Frying Chicken, Sandwiches, Chicken Sandwiches, etc?


 They want it for everyone for some reason. Including people who work with chicken, and for some reason the people who work in the coffee shop. (They share some of their employees with us but some are NEVER in the deli, yet they still have to attend training..)



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Boar's Head training is ridiculous. We got it back in August. After your training they want you to push boar's head. They get pissy if you offer private selection. In my town not a lot of people want to spend 9 dollars a pound for turkey. And they never give you enough product. We constantly run out. Your training is going to consist of sitting for 4 hours a day hearing them talk about how awesome they think they are.


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Four weeks? Our Boar's Head training was a week long and veery lenient. Basically, if you worked during the day, you went to it. If you didn't, your coworkers who did were suppose to "pass it along" and then the BH reps came in and did quick selling lessons that were basically identical to Kroger's ... just upsale the BH. 3 of the days was just tasting the product!

Guess we just have good BH people; they prefer you to upsale the BH, but if private selection is on sale for half the price of BH, they understand people are going to lean more for those meats that particular week. Especially the knowledgeable customers who already know PS is gluten free and sometimes has less sodium that their BH counterparts. I agree with the stocking though - I mean if black forest ham is on sale, can you not only send us like only 3? Or put 6 in the window and 2 in the cooler?



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it wont be for 4 weeks trust me.  a week at most.  i work in cincinnati at the by far most extreme boars head deli ever.  we even have a computerized system.  they will never ever fail you b/c that is not their intent.  you will only fail if you are a complete total moron (and yea i guess i have seen 1 or 2 but that is just rare).  have fun and learn it.  boars head is by far the best deli meat out there.  think of it this way - do you realize what kind of crap is in the deli meat that you sell?  first and foremost -WATER!  but besides that tons of FILLER!  what are fillers?  crap like cereals or additives and preservatives.  it is called mechanically seperated meats.  its rolled around and around and aaarrrrooound then they roll it some more the other way arrrrouuuund and squirt out a "butterball".  YUMMY!  then you wonder why, after 57 years on earth, you are told that you have colon cancer.

Boars Head, on the other hand, is 100% pure meat with very little if any processing involved.  Its artwork compaired to fingerpainting.  Trust me, if you go in with an open mind, you will love the product.  Allow the customer to choose.  Some people just want to buy the cheap stuff.  Fine!  Don't push it.  They got their reasons.  But do this - taste a piece of BH hard salami then a piece of Kroger's.  You will then understand or you are just a total moron.



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i noticed boars head deli items never get marked down in my store.

it's way too expensive and not all of their meats are nitrate free anyway.



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thedude wrote:

it wont be for 4 weeks trust me.  a week at most.  i work in cincinnati at the by far most extreme boars head deli ever.  we even have a computerized system.  they will never ever fail you b/c that is not their intent.  you will only fail if you are a complete total moron (and yea i guess i have seen 1 or 2 but that is just rare).  have fun and learn it.  boars head is by far the best deli meat out there.  think of it this way - do you realize what kind of crap is in the deli meat that you sell?  first and foremost -WATER!  but besides that tons of FILLER!  what are fillers?  crap like cereals or additives and preservatives.  it is called mechanically seperated meats.  its rolled around and around and aaarrrrooound then they roll it some more the other way arrrrouuuund and squirt out a "butterball".  YUMMY!  then you wonder why, after 57 years on earth, you are told that you have colon cancer.

Boars Head, on the other hand, is 100% pure meat with very little if any processing involved.  Its artwork compaired to fingerpainting.  Trust me, if you go in with an open mind, you will love the product.  Allow the customer to choose.  Some people just want to buy the cheap stuff.  Fine!  Don't push it.  They got their reasons.  But do this - taste a piece of BH hard salami then a piece of Kroger's.  You will then understand or you are just a total moron.


 Whether it's better or not, I don't like their business practices.  It's unethical.  If Boar's Head was as great as they say it is they wouldn't have to resort to such unscrupulous business practices.



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can you please be more specific and list a couple of the 'unethical practices' you are talking about? i cant think of any but apparently you know of a few. i honestly dont care what i sell- i'd sold it all from Queen City Triple Hot Souse to Sara Lee to Krogers to Boars Head.  put it in front of me to sell and i will cut it.  but in got no idea what you are referring to.



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