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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 6
    More: Sappy, Publix, groceries, Winn-Dixie, egg carton, Lighthouse Point, South Florida metropolitan area  
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2014-03-29 08:59:04 AM  
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Unobtanium: Publix stores are usually awesome. The staff there seem to be happy and are usually helpful. The only issue is that their store layouts are inconsistent, I think because they vary in size. But also because they will cater to local needs and tastes (Kosher delis in the stores with a large Jewish demographic, with pictures of the Rabbis on the wall).

 I travel a lot by car in the SE U.S., and if I need some grocery items to have in my motel room, Publix is my first choice for shopping.

Even though it is cold, their "Grab and Go" Cuban sandwich is tasty. I went into one store a few months ago and they were out. An employee saw me looking through the sandwiches and asked what I was looking for. I told him and they didn't miss a beat. They were busy but got two people to start assembling a supply of those sandwiches.

Also, the "SAPPY" tag color resembles Publix' green.


Publix is generally excellent when it comes to customer service, and my understanding is that a lot of that comes from the company actually treating the employees well.

Publix is employee owned and not publicly traded, so you don't have asshole investors trying to wring every dime of profitability out at the expense of employee and customer welfare. The ability to 'buy in' and share in the profits of the company also probably acts as a motivational force for the employees - they have a personal stake in the success of the company.
2014-03-29 06:07:43 AM  
2 votes:

taurusowner: jake_lex: This article shows why news organizations should stop putting comment sections on news articles. You read this nice article about what sounds like a nice man, then you get derp like this:

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Wow, he did this without the government propping him up. He somehow survived without Obamacare and other costly mandates. Good old fashioned hard work. 

Who woulda thunk it?

Yeah it sucks when you get slapped in the face with truth while you're just trying to read an article doesn't it.


I think he was just saying that threadshiatters, in general, suck. Everything in the whole damn world doesn't have to be asshole politics 24/7.
2014-03-29 06:52:06 AM  
1 votes:
Just another example of how kids are getting f**ked today. When I was a teenager, back in the sixties, bosses like this were common. Half the guys I worked for were good guys like this.
Try to find bosses like this now. Not in Reagan country.
Not to paint everything in rose - there were plenty of bad bosses to - but labor laws were enforced, and unions still had a few scraps of political and social power. Now, labor law is being dismantled, and the unions are being legislated out of existence by people who claim to believe in non-intrusive government.
You kids are so screwed. You only have one channce (and it's a slim one) - and that is to get your asses to the polls and vote like you never have before. But you probably won't. The list of excuses is too long:
Both sides are bad (true).
Both sides take money from corporate manipulators (true).
Both sides are just alike (false).
Democrats aren't real progressives (true).
I can't stand (lesser-of-two-evils candidate of your choice). I don't care - suck it up and do the right thing for your country./
I care more about some single issue than about the overall welfare of the nation (possibly true, but is so you are an asshole and need to change).

I mean it.
Vote - or don't utter another single whine about "The Boomers" as long as you live.
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2014-03-29 05:32:22 AM  
1 votes:

Pointy Tail of Satan: And then, one customer from retirement, he is killed by a insane grocery activist! Just like Arch Duke Ferdinand! "Sophie!!!! Stay alive for the children....." as he faded away, blood pouring out over two  cans of Green Giant Peas and a loaf of Whole Grain Wonder Bread. And so began the feared Publix/Winn-Dixie War of 2014.


You should go work for FOX, such story telling would be a big step up in their integrity.
2014-03-29 05:02:36 AM  
1 votes:
And then, one customer from retirement, he is killed by a insane grocery activist! Just like Arch Duke Ferdinand! "Sophie!!!! Stay alive for the children....." as he faded away, blood pouring out over two  cans of Green Giant Peas and a loaf of Whole Grain Wonder Bread. And so began the feared Publix/Winn-Dixie War of 2014.
2014-03-29 01:22:11 AM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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