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Friday, April 18, 2008

Anti-Wage-Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations 215, 216

I work at Trader Joe's in Issaquah, WA. It is unbelievable what gets thrown away every day. If ONE egg is cracked in a carton, the whole carton gets tossed. A tiny cut in the cellophane covering the tray containing a New York steak, and that gets thrown in the garbage. Anytime a package has a tear, out it goes. It amounts to several thousand dollars each week (the totals for the weekly "spoils" are posted in the employee break room). It would be so easy to replace the one cracked egg, but that's too much work. Collecting these perfectly good edibles for a homeless shelter is apparently also too much trouble, or maybe Issaquah is too upscale to admit that they, too, may have hungry people in their town. It is very upsetting, but as a "part-timer" you don't have any say and are unlikely to be able to "change the system". At a minimum, you should think that they would let their employees take home (or buy at half price) the perfectly good items or at least the flowers or plants in broken pots, but I was told that's against company policy. Things sure change when a "neighborhood grocery store" becomes a corporation.
Posted by: ilsewdm on Apr 1, 2008 7:50 AM
RE: "Yeah, we could get food poisoning, or rabies" - oh someone will
Comments section, Food Bills Getting You Down? Try Dumpster Diving
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than enough for us all.
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