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at my store it's the grocery department or dsd clerk about 99% of the time.  Now let's look at who uses the baler, hmmmm....every department in one way or another.  Now we have a few produce clerks who will help and occasionally the dairy or frozen guys will lend a hand in tying it, but look out if you even think about asking a meat worker..."no, i don't tie bales, it's not in my contract"  Well buddy, you're reading into this the wrong way...  you are correct that your contract doesn't say anything about tying bales, but that doesn't mean you don't have to do it!  My grocery contract doesn't say I'll have to work in extreme heat or clean, but you know what, it comes with the territory!

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It's not really a set job function. I guess the non lazy people do it at my store. Although, I will say I've never seen a meat department employee make a bale. Nine times our of ten they are the ones who start stacking boxes to the side.


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I don't use it but maybe once or twice a month for 1-2 boxes. So, I sure as hell don't tie the bale. :)

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Not sure about other divisions but in Mid-Atlantic we're a small store, 120,000 wk avg sales, non pharmacy, fuel, or deli store. We get 3.1 fixed hrs in elms for bales per week in grocery task list.  However we all still tie them... even our meat dept.



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Not sure about other divisions but in Mid-Atlantic we're a small store, 120,000 wk avg sales, non pharmacy, fuel, or deli store. We get 3.1 fixed hrs in elms for bales per week in grocery task list.  However we all still tie them... even our meat dept.



What???? mead department make bails????????????? Viotate contract since it is not in there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I try to do it as often as time permits and there is many times that we ( in the market) will make one just to get a break and out of the cutting room or from custom,ers sometimes.

 



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At our store, it's either the Receiver or the third shift crew.

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At our store, it's either the Receiver or the third shift crew.




must be a slow store, if we waited for the night shift to tie the bales, we'd have cardboard overflowing (we quit working truck at midnight when the store closes and we have both day and evening trucks) our store makes bales a couple times a day due to a higher volume of cardboard waste.  Anyone know how they "recycle" the cardboard? 


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Not sure about other divisions but in Mid-Atlantic we're a small store, 120,000 wk avg sales, non pharmacy, fuel, or deli store. We get 3.1 fixed hrs in elms for bales per week in grocery task list.  However we all still tie them... even our meat dept.



What???? mead department make bails????????????? Viotate contract since it is not in there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I try to do it as often as time permits and there is many times that we ( in the market) will make one just to get a break and out of the cutting room or from custom,ers sometimes.

 

 



Here's the average person's position on tying bales at our store:  "I have too much to do to help you tie it"  well, sir, you use the baler just as much if not more than grocery does.  I wonder how much time key retailing allows for tying bales...and if all those hours go to grocery because we tie it 99% of the time (1% goes to the extreme chance a friend/coworker will ask if you need help)

 



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Try getting a deli clerk at my store to tie a bale.  They wait until just before they leave and pile a days worth a crap in there.  Had one deli clerk actually say "thats man work"

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Well as a female I make one 3x a week minimum we have too make one 2-3x a day if it's full you make one
I also unload trucks and then break the truck down
lift and move 100+ pound patio furniture
and that is just part of it (Drug GM is so fun)
This I'm a girl thing is a cop out but coming from the deli I believe it our people over there are some of the laziest bunch of women I've ever had to deal with,

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Only the boys in grocery. I told them that if they train me on how to do it, I'll start helping them out by making some bails, but so far they haven't been annoyed with it enough to show me.

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THE BALE FAIRY, THAT'S WHO???!!!

Apparently, besides me and maybe one other fella, the rest of the humans (if I can call them that) that populate our store are not fit for the task at hand...

Somehow it always gets tied (usually when it's beyond capacityevileye), but I've yet to see most of the people I work with even make ONE BALE EVER IN THEIR LIFETIME!!!

When someone asks,"Who tied the bale?", I say, "The Bale Fairy! Who else??? What? You expect most of the people HERE to make one?", and they just look at me funny...

THIS IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE, PEOPLE!!!

I say, let's put a sign up that says, "ANYONE CAN MAKE A BALE. EVEN YOU!!!"

Then again, maybe it's more inclination, rather than ability...

As you can tell, this store is making me lose my mind!!!

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Never saw one meat guy ever make a bale...in all the years I've worked in the grocery biz!

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Have been in a few stores where they tried to set a sceduel as to what departments had to make a bail on set days. It never lasted long.

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Never seen anyone but us poor saps at night on stockcrew bale it. Although many departments are willing to fill it up then stack their boxes next to it when its full.

You'd think is was rocket science to bail it. Oh wait, it is the "grocery store" don't need a high IQ to work here aparently for some.

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I say, let's put a sign up that says, "ANYONE CAN MAKE A BALE. EVEN YOU!!!"



i did that once,  I said "if it's full, empty it!"  everyone got mad bc they consider themselves more busy than the grocery dept.  maybe meat, deli, produce and front end would like it if we [grocery] dumped our empty boxes in their departments



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The optomotristmeee and The new bill will spend equalls Recycled Cardboard Bundle

who needs a bail fairy?

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me. i make the bale. every god damn day

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me. i make the bale. every god damn day




DSD person I assume?



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Shouldnt the receiver make the bale  after all it is right in his area. Other wise besides recieving from vendors and walking around doing nothing all day he should be the or to make the bale. 



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Try getting a deli clerk at my store to tie a bale.  They wait until just before they leave and pile a days worth a crap in there.  Had one deli clerk actually say "thats man work"


 lol Your feminist predecessors have created this marvelous world of equality for you. Please partake!

 I don't play that BS. Thinking you don't have to take trash out at night because you're a woman. Trust me, no one wants to kidnap your ugly ace.



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me. i make the bale. every god damn day


 And Im sure no one appreciates it in any way. Lazy bastardas



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At every store I've worked at it's the receiver who does this. If they're not there then the responsibility falls to the 4th manager on duty. 



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At every store I've worked at it's the receiver who does this. If they're not there then the responsibility falls to the 4th manager on duty. 


 At my store, the receiver NEVER does it.  To be honest, this is because they already are overloaded with stuff to do with all the vendors and paperwork and markdowns, but the main reason why they would never do it is because of their physical condition, age, and weight (don't want to give details on age, sex, etc) . Literally could not easily fit behind the baler, or do the physical work involved. This is not to disparage them at all, just to be honest.  

The baler is usually  taken care of by daytime replenishment, sometimes dairy,  sometimes produce, and overnight by the night stockers.



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At our store, it's either the Receiver or the third shift crew.




must be a slow store, if we waited for the night shift to tie the bales, we'd have cardboard overflowing (we quit working truck at midnight when the store closes and we have both day and evening trucks) our store makes bales a couple times a day due to a higher volume of cardboard waste.  Anyone know how they "recycle" the cardboard? 


 Possibly the trucks that deliver product. At least ours does. But we ONLY tie bales when someone is there to "watch" them if they are placed in the back outside area. We've had way too many "good sameritans" take it upon themselves to "help" us recycle. In other words they take our tied bales, and keep the cash gotten from them. 

We've caught an employee doing this. They said they didnt get paid enough when asked why they did it, so we "helped" them find a "new" job. 

So that's why we sometimes get loaded up on loose cardboard.



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HA HA Hardly anyone made a bale when I worked. Bailer would get so full half the time the wires would break cardboard would scatter everywhere. Then everyone in back room would disappear. Now you have put some sticker with a barcode and scan every bale before it goes on salvage truck. I hated when Kroger started that, and I hardly ever did it I just put it on the truck and close the door. 



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