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(Orlando Sentinel)   Grocery store executive who spent his entire career with Publix spends his last day on the job just like he spent his first: Bagging groceries. "It's a personal thing for me"   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 55
    More: Sappy, Publix, groceries, Winn-Dixie, egg carton, Lighthouse Point, South Florida metropolitan area  
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2014-03-29 04:30:53 PM

me texan: My first real job was bagging groceries.  I really miss that time of my life and I learned a lot of valuable life lessons (the easy way and hard way) while in that job.  Good for him to honor his past and thank the customers that helped him make it up the ladder.


Yep!  Same here- but I was a stocker.  Although we did have to bag if crap got busy.  Indeed- learned more from that job than any other.

/Went 4 years without missing a shift
 
2014-03-29 05:39:22 PM

arkansized: hubiestubert: arkansized: Aramark began as a uniform provider. Coats, shirts, towels and the like. They did rentals, and then realized that was money to be made by providing the same services as the folks that they had as customers--essentially bidding on spaces, and then splitting profits from the food service with their hosts. That got them into corporate and campus food service, and then they got into the Sports/Entertainment side, which brought some high value clients.

Aramark does corporate, college food service, as well as parks and recreation sites. It's a frippin' huge company. And they still do uniform service as well, which is nice because you get some great coats, and a neigh inexhaustible supply of towels and table service.

OK, I did the Wiki search (which I was too lazy to do first). Notices that ARA wasn't the *same* company as SAGA... but they may have bought SAGA.

Great corporate ethic.


ARA isn't the same thing as Aramark. ARA did food service for UMaine Farmington too. I have less enthusiastic things to say about them...

They do similar bidding for concessions, but, at least in the 90s, they were not a great outfit, but they were at least solid employment while I was in school. Hopped to Boston Concessions Group who did most of the food on Sugarloaf Mountain, and those cats were on the ball, paid well, and my liver is still trying to recover from a couple of company parties. BCG were flat out mercenaries, but damned if they didn't get the job done, and with a smile.
 
2014-03-29 05:48:12 PM

hubiestubert: arkansized: hubiestubert: arkansized: Aramark began as a uniform provider. Coats, shirts, towels and the like. They did rentals, and then realized that was money to be made by providing the same services as the folks that they had as customers--essentially bidding on spaces, and then splitting profits from the food service with their hosts. That got them into corporate and campus food service, and then they got into the Sports/Entertainment side, which brought some high value clients.

Aramark does corporate, college food service, as well as parks and recreation sites. It's a frippin' huge company. And they still do uniform service as well, which is nice because you get some great coats, and a neigh inexhaustible supply of towels and table service.

OK, I did the Wiki search (which I was too lazy to do first). Notices that ARA wasn't the *same* company as SAGA... but they may have bought SAGA.

Great corporate ethic.

ARA isn't the same thing as Aramark. ARA did food service for UMaine Farmington too. I have less enthusiastic things to say about them...

They do similar bidding for concessions, but, at least in the 90s, they were not a great outfit, but they were at least solid employment while I was in school. Hopped to Boston Concessions Group who did most of the food on Sugarloaf Mountain, and those cats were on the ball, paid well, and my liver is still trying to recover from a couple of company parties. BCG were flat out mercenaries, but damned if they didn't get the job done, and with a smile.


Ah. Thanks for the enlightenment..

I was impressed by the two owners who were involved with the day-to-day operations of their business, and it kinda shaped my concept of management practices...which served me well in later years.

Again, keep telling your stories. They are mighty instructive.
 
2014-03-29 06:45:32 PM
Weeks after I turned 14, yes 14, I became a bagger at Publix.
It really is a great company although I didn't make squat for money.
I now wonder where I'd be if I stayed there after 25 years. Although I don't recommend starting work that young as you miss a lot.
I won't step foot In any other grocery chain though they just seem scummy compared to Publix.
 
2014-03-29 08:00:15 PM

ryano913: Weeks after I turned 14, yes 14, I became a bagger at Publix.
It really is a great company although I didn't make squat for money.
I now wonder where I'd be if I stayed there after 25 years. Although I don't recommend starting work that young as you miss a lot.
I won't step foot In any other grocery chain though they just seem scummy compared to Publix.


Winn-Dixie makes killer chicken salad, seriously, it's not just good for a grocery store deli, it's spot on great.  Their pimento cheese is also excellent.  I mostly skip WD for actual grocery shopping though.
 
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