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Rumour I heard was that it was rats and that the management was blaming the employees for eating on the floor and leaving food underneath the shelves.

I also heard that the pest control had warned Kroger of the problem and management had done nothing about it.



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I work for Wal-Mart. You simply wouldn't believe the mouse and rat infestation we have there....Really, it's the whole reason grocery retailers keep those fkin burdensome swing doors between the back rooms and the sales floor...to keep those bastards from crawling out EVERYWHERE.

Restaurants (which I've managed too) are another interview for another magazine, lol~~

In my store, I have personally had to contract pestilence controllers twice: we have birds that fly in through the front auto-open doors and make themselves quite at home in the Produce (dept.94), Pets (dept.8) and Lawn n Garden (dept.16) departments. What is funny to me is how many customers BITCH about the birds: "...JAYZUS, whut kinda place y'all RUNNIN' here?? We got BIRDS flyin' and a' poopin' in whut we're all s'possed to buyyy!!" I once had a guy threatening us with the E.P.A. over this...HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Because, what else are you supposed to do but laugh at this kind of childishness? DUDE: IT IS NATURE. OPEN DOORS WILL INVITE IT.

Yeah....Blaming employees for pestilence? That's like blaming hospitals for A.I.D.S. ~~

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I don't think they're rats - they're mice or field mice.  In big boxes like wal mart, lowes, home depot, target, meijer this is quite common. There is plenty of food like bird seed, grass seed and whatever for them to eat plus great places to burrow and live.  if i was a mouse it would be heaven!

As far as other pest like **** roaches - man i got storys to tell about them in restaurants.  but just remember - there are waaaay more of each of these than there are humans.  just for some reason we get grosed out over them being in our stores and restaurants when the funny thing is most likely they are all around us in our very own homes. Oh well what can you do



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Buildings full of food. That's life and the mice (I'm with TheDude on this one... they're not rats) are taking full advantage of it.

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I saw a mouse fall from the roof in our break room once. I laughed. The girl beside me screamed.

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Oboro718 wrote:

Buildings full of food. That's life and the mice (I'm with TheDude on this one... they're not rats) are taking full advantage of it.


 Bowevils, mice, oh MY!

Have you ever seen what creatures crawl under a dock plate? I have! They are LEGION, and will feed off anything you carelessly toss to them. NATURE WILL FIND A WAY~



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when they first built the kroger i worked at, it was in front of feilds, and forests. when they started cutting it all down, we got huge problems with critter, mice, rats, squirells, birds, even a deer once got in.

i used to think it was funny, watching our super rich customers freak out over a bird, like a fraking shark was in there smile



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I can sympathize with them barada....I hate nature lmao

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once a bird got into our store and was flying around the bakery/deli area. unable to get out on its own & now some what freaking out, several employees were now trying to wrangle the poor thing out somehow. here is where it gets funny! there is this older west virginia lady employee who thinks she is Dr. Doolittle and has some kind of psychic thing going on with all the animals of the world. she comes rushing over and says to everyone "hey ! ley me handle this" and holds out her finger and begins to whistle bird talk. we all stared at her in disbelief and just wanted to bust out laffing. needless to say, the damned bird did not suddenly fly down to her finger and after her feable attempt for several minutes she muttered "huh... gess he is just too scared of ya'll to fly down to me."

it was priceless and always worth repeating this story to whoever listens....confuse



-- Edited by thedude on Saturday 9th of April 2011 11:23:37 AM

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thedude wrote:

once a bird got into our store and was flying around the bakery/deli area. unable to get out on its own & now some what freaking out, several employees were now trying to wrangle the poor thing out somehow. here is where it gets funny! there is this older west virginia lady employee who thinks she is Dr. Doolittle and has some kind of psychic thing going on with all the animals of the world. she comes rushing over and says to everyone "hey ! ley me handle this" and holds out her finger and begins to whistle bird talk. we all stared at her in disbelief and just wanted to bust out laffing. needless to say, the damned bird did not suddenly fly down to her finger and after her feable attempt for several minutes she muttered "huh... gess he is just too scared of ya'll to fly down to me."

it was priceless and always worth repeating this story to whoever listens....confuse



-- Edited by thedude on Saturday 9th of April 2011 11:23:37 AM


 

 LMAO! Screw that...I talked management into buying a big net on a big pole! When birds get in now I just ask one of the baggers to grab the net if he/she wants to go hunting! They will do anything (and everything) to sneak off front line anyway so this just gives them a legitimate reason :) 

They also make fun of me for being scared of the birds and critters but hey, I'm cool with that biggrin



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big ass net on a big ass pole? HELL YEAH! Tha **** sounds fun :D



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I worked in an older store once where there were RATS. Big ones- and they got so used to us that they would just raise up on their hind legs and look at us. I am not kidding. The employees were chasing them down with brooms. They were chewing through the walls. They were jumping out in the aisles. They would raise up and eat half a loaf of bread off the vendors racks. Why upper management turned a blind eye, I will never know. That store closed,and not because of the rats. Piggly Wiggly is in there now. Anyways, when we cleaned out the mess, you would not believe the nests we found. Full of pink, wiggly babies. I got so disgusted with the place, and I was afraid of the health risks. This was not that long ago either.



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Flowerchild- HOLEY MOLEY! There is no way in hell I would have put up with that. I would have reported them!
Heck, if I just go outside to do a little gardening I look like I'm decked out in a bio suit. It's a good thing my husband looks past my oddities lmao

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i find candy bars by the u-scan sometimes that the top half is all gnawed off and torn up.we even have mouse traps under them. ive also seen them run in and out of the store.

in the summer when we have a cash register outside with all the flowers and patio furniture, the mice get in the flowers and run around all over! gives you something to do while out there since the register gets maybe 5 customers per day lol. water the flowers and watch them scurry out.

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Krogerman wrote:

http://www.whas11.com/home/Metro-Health-Dept-119360994.html

Rumour I heard was that it was rats and that the management was blaming the employees for eating on the floor and leaving food underneath the shelves.

I also heard that the pest control had warned Kroger of the problem and management had done nothing about it.


 Oh you must be talking about the store on Getteysburg Ave. here n Dayton it closed 4 years ago. However they had rats running across the isle with loafs of bread. Classic lol

 



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i find candy bars by the u-scan sometimes that the top half is all gnawed off and torn up.we even have mouse traps under them. ive also seen them run in and out of the store.

in the summer when we have a cash register outside with all the flowers and patio furniture, the mice get in the flowers and run around all over! gives you something to do while out there since the register gets maybe 5 customers per day lol. water the flowers and watch them scurry out.


 One time I was outside moving some big pots of mums around on the sidewalk, and I picked up one, and a rat jumped out! It was just a small one-maybe about 4 inches long. I did scream a little bit on that one, seeing that he jumped out and all.doh

 



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