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2012-06-06 08:19:13 PM  
If you need a resume to get a job bagging food, something is realy farking wrong
 
2012-06-06 08:40:33 PM  
Vons or Ralphs need to buy that chain. There's one in my town and it is clearly the biggest shiathole of all the grocery stores in town. Not surprised it is dying.
 
2012-06-06 08:48:02 PM  

cman: If you need a resume to get a job bagging food, something is realy farking wrong


I was about to say that obviously not everybody at a grocery store is a bagger, but this does make it sound like it will be mostly "front line" people getting the axe:

Senior employees will be allowed to accept lesser positions, so the people who will be laid off will be the newest employees or those with the least experience, Conger said.
 
2012-06-06 08:51:01 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Vons or Ralphs need to buy that chain. There's one in my town and it is clearly the biggest shiathole of all the grocery stores in town. Not surprised it is dying.


Really? I haven't been in one in years but it was the best of the area at the time. Of course, it's "upscale" for a grocery store, or at least it was, so it will die first.
 
2012-06-06 09:17:27 PM  
It's Joe Albertson's supermarket, but you're fired.
 
2012-06-06 09:48:40 PM  
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2012-06-06 09:58:13 PM  

GAT_00: AdolfOliverPanties: Vons or Ralphs need to buy that chain. There's one in my town and it is clearly the biggest shiathole of all the grocery stores in town. Not surprised it is dying.

Really? I haven't been in one in years but it was the best of the area at the time. Of course, it's "upscale" for a grocery store, or at least it was, so it will die first.


Where my dad lives the Albertsons is really nice, it is the best supermarket in town and the people are really friendly. They also have the best meat and produce, fark wal-mart.
 
2012-06-06 10:07:04 PM  

violentsalvation: GAT_00: AdolfOliverPanties: Vons or Ralphs need to buy that chain. There's one in my town and it is clearly the biggest shiathole of all the grocery stores in town. Not surprised it is dying.

Really? I haven't been in one in years but it was the best of the area at the time. Of course, it's "upscale" for a grocery store, or at least it was, so it will die first.

Where my dad lives the Albertsons is really nice, it is the best supermarket in town and the people are really friendly. They also have the best meat and produce, fark wal-mart.


I've got a Food City and Kroger near me at my new place. Only going off inspection so far, but I didn't realize Food City had that good of a meat department.
 
2012-06-06 10:32:31 PM  

GAT_00: violentsalvation: GAT_00: AdolfOliverPanties: Vons or Ralphs need to buy that chain. There's one in my town and it is clearly the biggest shiathole of all the grocery stores in town. Not surprised it is dying.

Really? I haven't been in one in years but it was the best of the area at the time. Of course, it's "upscale" for a grocery store, or at least it was, so it will die first.

Where my dad lives the Albertsons is really nice, it is the best supermarket in town and the people are really friendly. They also have the best meat and produce, fark wal-mart.

I've got a Food City and Kroger near me at my new place. Only going off inspection so far, but I didn't realize Food City had that good of a meat department.


The Food City by me has the best tortillas but their produce and meats are not that great. Safeway and Fry's(which I think is owned by Kroger) both have really good meat and produce.
 
2012-06-06 10:39:58 PM  
Albertsons opened and closed here in Houston in less than a year.
 
2012-06-06 11:24:34 PM  

simplicimus: Albertsons opened and closed here in Houston in less than a year.


Sounds like the one here in Monroe,LA a few years ago. Was open two years at most, then closed.

But, to be honest, Brookshire's and Super 1 Foods were kicking their arse locally.
 
2012-06-06 11:29:14 PM  

albert71292: simplicimus: Albertsons opened and closed here in Houston in less than a year.

Sounds like the one here in Monroe,LA a few years ago. Was open two years at most, then closed.

But, to be honest, Brookshire's and Super 1 Foods were kicking their arse locally.


The one in Baton Rouge is still in business and seems to be doing OK.
 
2012-06-06 11:45:49 PM  
simplicimus:
The one in Baton Rouge is still in business and seems to be doing OK.

People in south Louisiana aren't as bright as in the northern part of the state from my experience. They'd probably overpay for anything!

/ex-wife from the southern part of the state
 
2012-06-06 11:57:53 PM  

albert71292: simplicimus:
The one in Baton Rouge is still in business and seems to be doing OK.

People in south Louisiana aren't as bright as in the northern part of the state from my experience. They'd probably overpay for anything!

/ex-wife from the southern part of the state


Maybe that. It's also located in a nice neighborhood.
 
2012-06-07 12:11:28 AM  
Socal can burn for all I care.
 
2012-06-07 12:20:59 AM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: Socal can burn for all I care.


Wait 3 months.
 
2012-06-07 12:26:17 AM  
I miss Lucky

/ Just because the bags said "Lucky"
 
2012-06-07 12:58:38 AM  
I used to work at an Albertsons, so I'm really getting a kick out of these responses.
 
2012-06-07 01:04:05 AM  
There is an Albertson's down the road from me. It's the most expensive grocery store in town. They charge four bucks for a pound of butter. I can go to another store a few minutes down the road and pay two fifty for the same butter.

They do have good meat though.
 
2012-06-07 01:08:55 AM  

Whatthefark: I can go to another store a few minutes down the road and pay two fifty for the same butter.


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2012-06-07 01:18:52 AM  

Whatthefark: There is an Albertson's down the road from me. It's the most expensive grocery store in town. They charge four bucks for a pound of butter. I can go to another store a few minutes down the road and pay two fifty for the same butter.


this x1000! i quit shopping at albertsons almost a year ago. their prices are so much higher than all the other grocery stores in the area. winco moving into las vegas probably didnt help either.
 
2012-06-07 01:19:50 AM  
Albertson's has always made some tasty fried chicken.
 
2012-06-07 01:46:45 AM  
There is an Albertson's down the road from Bellevue Community College that is just a stone's throw from the highway exit.

I use the bathroom there when I don't feel like waiting until I get all the way to Issaquah.
 
2012-06-07 01:53:43 AM  

violentsalvation: The Food City by me has the best tortillas


what the... I dont even know how ... huh?
 
2012-06-07 02:13:50 AM  
I have a Von's and an Albertsons near me. Both are expensive and the selection isn't all that great. But I go to the vons a lot because I can walk there and don't mind paying a bit more for the convenience. But if i'm out running errands i always go to Food for Less. I can get things like mustard, coffee, and other non-perishable items for a lot cheaper.
 
2012-06-07 02:33:50 AM  
I like how they say that they "suffered a decrease in customers and sales throughout the division and did not respond adequately to customer needs". I wonder if any of the VP's of sales, marketing or customer service are getting laid off? I mean...they FAILED.

/rhetorical questions are rhetorical.
 
2012-06-07 02:35:43 AM  
Sadly EVERY grocery store is expensive in Seattle. :(

But yeah, we have a few Albertson's up here. You walk in and they feel like Walmart. They're clean and brightly lit, but they just feel run down for some reason.

Anyway, it always sucks to hear about big layoffs. The economy is supposed to be getting better damnit!
 
2012-06-07 02:41:00 AM  

jst3p: violentsalvation: The Food City by me has the best tortillas

what the... I dont even know how ... huh?


They have a tortilleria at one of their nearby locations on the American side of a border city and they are shipped to my Food City. They don't taste like plastic, they taste like tortillas. They aren't tortillas from Mexico or tortillas from my friends' mom's kitchens but they are really good compared to what else is out there. At least the alternatives they have here, anyway.
 
2012-06-07 03:00:23 AM  
I bought one of those deli meals at an Albertson's a few weeks ago - the ones that you just reheat and eat. Not only was it nasty, but I spent the next hour vomiting. I'll never eat there again.

My chicken salad sandwich from Vons today was full of bones (really), and it was still better than the food at Albertson's.

/I need better lunch options....
 
2012-06-07 03:14:31 AM  

CitizenTed: I like how they say that they "suffered a decrease in customers and sales throughout the division and did not respond adequately to customer needs". I wonder if any of the VP's of sales, marketing or customer service are getting laid off? I mean...they FAILED.

/rhetorical questions are rhetorical.


Don't go placing blame on the job creators. Clearly, this is a object lesson in choking government regulation, and punitive tax rates.
 
2012-06-07 04:13:16 AM  

jaytkay: I miss Lucky

/ Just because the bags said "Lucky"


Approves.
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2012-06-07 04:54:16 AM  

taxandspend: cman: If you need a resume to get a job bagging food, something is realy farking wrong

Thanks to a poor economy, I had to apply at a Grocery Store with a resume complete with 8 years of previous grocery experience (high school and college) and a college degree. For the first four months I was just bagging groceries.

My life sucks, so long cruel world.


College degree in what? Just wondering.
 
2012-06-07 05:22:20 AM  

cman: If you need a resume to get a job bagging food, something is realy farking wrong


Hell, you need a resume to get a job where I work. In fact there are instructions in the area where you get blank applications and on the application itself that tells the applicant that they're required to attach a resume to said resume.

There's a two-fold reason for this. Firstly, it cuts down on the amount of paper used by the two HR employees and secondly, and most important of all, it's a test of how well the applicant reads and follows instructions. If they can't do the latter, the application is discarded and the HR people move onto the next applicant.

When we're conducting market research or political surveys we're expected to read them 100% verbatim. The same goes for any open-ended questions. We're expected to type those into the text box 100% verbatim & to edit when we're through with the survey (correct any misspellings we've made, make sure that certain words are capitalized, etc.)

And you'd probably be amazed at the number of applicants we get on a weekly basis that look at the application and ask the receptionist what "verbatim" means. Half the time they don't even know how to pronounce the word.
 
2012-06-07 05:54:57 AM  
"The company downsized in February... Albertsons suffered a decrease in customers and sales throughout the division and did not respond adequately to customer needs, he (Albertsons Southern California President Dan Sanders) said."
You cut the number of employees. Customer service suffers so the customers go elsewhere. And how does Dan Sanders try to fix the problem? Get rid of more employees. That's like drilling holes in a leaking boat to get rid of the water.
 
2012-06-07 05:56:48 AM  
All the Albertsons here in Florida have closed, as far as I know. I know they're all gone in Tallahassee.

They were neither the nicest nor shiattiest grocery chain here -- those would be Publix and Winn-Dixie respectively. It was just a meh store with a pretty good liquor store attached that had a good number of imports and craft brews. And the line was never that long, because people would drive past an Albertsons to get to a Publix if they were buying anything other than booze.
 
2012-06-07 06:16:25 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: cman: If you need a resume to get a job bagging food, something is realy farking wrong

Hell, you need a resume to get a job where I work. In fact there are instructions in the area where you get blank applications and on the application itself that tells the applicant that they're required to attach a resume to said resume.

There's a two-fold reason for this. Firstly, it cuts down on the amount of paper used by the two HR employees and secondly, and most important of all, it's a test of how well the applicant reads and follows instructions. If they can't do the latter, the application is discarded and the HR people move onto the next applicant.

When we're conducting market research or political surveys we're expected to read them 100% verbatim. The same goes for any open-ended questions. We're expected to type those into the text box 100% verbatim & to edit when we're through with the survey (correct any misspellings we've made, make sure that certain words are capitalized, etc.)

And you'd probably be amazed at the number of applicants we get on a weekly basis that look at the application and ask the receptionist what "verbatim" means. Half the time they don't even know how to pronounce the word.


"Verbatim"? Isnt that when your bait falls off your hook and you lose said bait?

/I kid, I kid
 
2012-06-07 06:41:42 AM  

cman: If you need a resume to get a job bagging food, something is realy farking wrong


Just for fun, go try applying for a job like that. You wouldn't believe the hoops that people have to jump through these days for the lousiest jobs. Having to pee in a cup being of course the most obvious one.
 
2012-06-07 07:43:53 AM  
Do the people who manage Albertsons ever set foot in other grocery stores? Because if they do, their whole pricing structure makes no sense. I mean if they had no IDEA that WalMart or Kroger was charging 30 percent less for everything, I could see them thinking they are competitive.
 
2012-06-07 07:44:44 AM  
The Albertson's in my area is the cheapest grocery store in the neighborhood but it's not a clean store and the lines are long and there are running advertisements on TVs while you wait. It's a horrible place to shop.
 
2012-06-07 08:11:40 AM  
Union busting has begun. 2500 union jobs. 2500 more people out of work that they can blame on Obama. Welcome to Bain capitol strategies. Thanks Gov Scott Wanker.
 
2012-06-07 08:13:40 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Don't go placing blame on the job creators. Clearly, this is a object lesson in choking government regulation, and punitive tax rates.


Should we then blame it on the unions?

/lutz
 
2012-06-07 08:38:04 AM  
I've only lived in Florida, but are there better grocery stores than publix?? I can't imagine. Target and publix here rock. Everything else is complete shiat. Albertsons is gone as far as I know and winn Dixie is for poor, smelly people.
 
2012-06-07 08:42:48 AM  

Cretony38: Union busting has begun. 2500 union jobs. 2500 more people out of work that they can blame on Obama. Welcome to Bain capitol strategies. Thanks Gov Scott Wanker.


That troll might have garnered a 3/10 if a) Scott Walker was governor of CA or NV and b) you didn't misspell "capital".

As it stands, we're all dumber, no points, may God have mercy, etc.
 
2012-06-07 08:47:37 AM  

Cretony38: Union busting has begun. 2500 union jobs. 2500 more people out of work that they can blame on Obama. Welcome to Bain capitol strategies. Thanks Gov Scott Wanker.


Actually I was privy to a conversation with an owner of a food processing company who said the margins on food throughout the entire chain are razor thin, from production, to processing, to wholesale, to retail. Lots of people are barely hanging on.

But whatever you want to believe.
 
2012-06-07 08:51:24 AM  

simplicimus: Albertsons opened and closed here in Houston in less than a year.


I thought they were around longer than that. I remember AppleTree didn't last very long though.

Where I live now King Sooper was the nicest but they just remodeled their store and now I hate it. They eliminated a lot of the selection and moved everything around. The only thing they have going for them now is that the only other grocery store that's open 24 hours a day is WalMart and they're still better than that.

Grocery shopping between midnight and 4AM is great.
 
2012-06-07 09:10:15 AM  

CitizenTed: I like how they say that they "suffered a decrease in customers and sales throughout the division and did not respond adequately to customer needs". I wonder if any of the VP's of sales, marketing or customer service are getting laid off? I mean...they FAILED.

/rhetorical questions are rhetorical.


you're right. that stumped me too. they knew and had identified their problem. their response is to fire a crapload of grunt workers that are key to the workings of a grocery. farking incredible.

these limp dicks should be axing whatever management dropped the ball and replace them with fresh eager faces full of ideas. instead they knee-jerk react to whatever will provide immediate overhead savings. it won't take long for their customer service to fall farther behind than it is now. people like having their purchases bagged and the shelves fully stocked. this is like watching a slow motion suicide.
 
2012-06-07 09:18:27 AM  

KrispyKritter: you're right. that stumped me too. they knew and had identified their problem. their response is to fire a crapload of grunt workers that are key to the workings of a grocery. farking incredible.

these limp dicks should be axing whatever management dropped the ball and replace them with fresh eager faces full of ideas. instead they knee-jerk react to whatever will provide immediate overhead savings. it won't take long for their customer service to fall farther behind than it is now. people like having their purchases bagged and the shelves fully stocked. this is like watching a slow motion suicide.


When a few management people get axed, it doesn't usually make the news.

Do you really think firing a bunch of low-level staff was their first reaction/course correction attempt?

It's expensive to fire people and even more expensive to re-hire if you turn it around.
 
2012-06-07 09:47:33 AM  
Albertson's near me is "ACME", but it's terrible. Label your store brands with the name of the store so I know what I'm buying, morons!
 
2012-06-07 10:01:42 AM  

YixilTesiphon: Albertson's near me is "ACME", but it's terrible. Label your store brands with the name of the store so I know what I'm buying, morons!


Not even worth it. Even when they label their stuff, it's usually terrible and backfires.

www.coyoteblog.com
 
2012-06-07 10:16:02 AM  

KrispyKritter: it won't take long for their customer service to fall farther behind than it is now. people like having their purchases bagged and the shelves fully stocked.


People say that. Surveys say that. And then Walmart sells more groceries than any grocery chain in America. People like customer service. They like a shiny quarter more.
 
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