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2018-09-19 02:14:59 PM  
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2018-09-19 03:10:25 PM  
According to the report, more than 200 rat droppings were found in the back storage area of the Dollar General and on top of products.

Inspectors said they also found two dead rats in snap traps.


Otherwise okay?
 
2018-09-19 04:52:59 PM  
Maybe the droppings were left by a couple of bucks.
 
2018-09-19 04:53:21 PM  
When you think your job sucks, just remember....you could be the intern counting rat droppings.
 
2018-09-19 04:54:57 PM  
For the last time, Dollar General (and Family Dollar) aren't 'Dollar Stores'....they are more like a mini Walmart (or Woolworth for the oldtimers). Any place that sells food is subject to a health inspection..CVS, gas stations, etc. are all inspected in PA.
 
2018-09-19 04:57:32 PM  
I would expect that find live rats would
 
2018-09-19 04:58:15 PM  
I hate my phone
 
2018-09-19 04:58:46 PM  
Oh it was just in the back storage area.  I don't shop in the back storage area so it's all good.
 
2018-09-19 04:59:27 PM  
Waffle House Is Dirty WE ALREADY KNEW THAT
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2018-09-19 04:59:53 PM  
Wipe your cans before you open them. If they taste like mice or rat urine, it is too late to learn the lesson but you should any way.

Rodents are incontinent and get waste everywhere. They are very short-sighted and often move in the dark, so they explore a new territory thoroughly to map the location of walls, bolt-holes, food, shelter, bedding and so forth. They drag food into quiet corners to eat in greater security. You would be surprised where they explore and where they eat.

Know your rodents well.
 
2018-09-19 05:01:16 PM  

brantgoose: Wipe your cans before you open them. If they taste like mice or rat urine, it is too late to learn the lesson but you should any way.

Rodents are incontinent and get waste everywhere. They are very short-sighted and often move in the dark, so they explore a new territory thoroughly to map the location of walls, bolt-holes, food, shelter, bedding and so forth. They drag food into quiet corners to eat in greater security. You would be surprised where they explore and where they eat.

Know your rodents well.


That reminds me. I'm having family over for Thanksgiving this year.
 
2018-09-19 05:01:44 PM  
The answer is apparently "hantavirus bad".
 
2018-09-19 05:05:14 PM  
I've never been in a Dollar General.  But apparently they have 15k stores and $24billion in revenue.

/still not going into one
 
2018-09-19 05:07:01 PM  
You don't have to get all dressed up like you're going to Wal Mart or something.
 
2018-09-19 05:08:12 PM  
How bad?  The same as any other business that gets a similar health inspection.

They're usually called out for expired refrigerated/frozen foods.  Better check your microwave burritos.
 
2018-09-19 05:09:19 PM  
Well we know it wasn't for dress code violations.
 
2018-09-19 05:13:22 PM  

gingerjet: I've never been in a Dollar General.  But apparently they have 15k stores and $24billion in revenue.

/still not going into one


The best deal I ever found food wise was at a Dollar Tree. they had pallets four feet tall full of 6 ounce packs of beef jerky. $1.00 each. I don't know how I still had teeth after all of that jerky.

The industry was down-sizing content and raising prices. I think they went to 5 ounce packs. I believe they're now at 3/4 of an ounce packs now.
 
2018-09-19 05:13:51 PM  

Sugarbombs: How bad?  The same as any other business that gets a similar health inspection.

They're usually called out for expired refrigerated/frozen foods.  Better check your microwave burritos.


Unless it is from like 1937, how does frozen food expire? That's why we freeze it. So it stays good. If a scientist can eat a frozen wooly mammoth, I think I will be okay with a 2 year old burrito. Most  expiration dates are bullshiat anyway. I have a bottle of rubbing alcohol that expires this month.  Not gonna throw it away. Hell, my salt expired two months ago. Salt. Been around for a million years. Just expired. I just found some atomic fireballs my mom sent me when I first joined the army. 22 years ago. They still taste good.
 
2018-09-19 05:14:21 PM  

gingerjet: I've never been in a Dollar General.  But apparently they have 15k stores and $24billion in revenue.

/still not going into one


They have good uses.  Want some solar powered LED lights to line a walkway or driveway?  Dollar General.  Who cares if a couple die or get run over/stepped on.  Balloons for parties are super cheap there, glassware like pint glasses, cleaning supplies, coffee filters, dish towels, on and on.

http://bargainbabe.com/draft-10-thing​s​-you-should-always-buy-at-a-dollar-sto​re/

/I'm also a fan of GoodWill (you never know what you'll find for cheap) and pawn shops (power tools are cheeeeeaaap at them).
 
2018-09-19 05:14:39 PM  
I used to work for a store here in Jersey, it's honestly very easy that this could happen. The company is excessively cheap with labor, so most of the time except for truck days there most likely would only two employees in the store. Except when taking rolling pallets (pallet on wheels with 3 sides of metal cage and one with a cheap net, way overweight and overloaded) from the back of the store, there isn't any time available to actually inspect the property for things that shouldn't be there due to the fact that beyond making the supervisor employee be the stocker (rather than actually able to supervise anything) and the cashier working on the front of the store (if not with customers, supposed to be "front facing" the whole front end, i.e. basically making it look like the store is fully stocked, even if there are only two items of the product remaining). Dollar General doesn't just appear like a mini-Walmart, it seems to have the same employee policies as Walmart.
 
2018-09-19 05:15:49 PM  

MattyBlast: Maybe the droppings were left by a couple of bucks.


oh deer.
 
2018-09-19 05:21:33 PM  
I still think finding dead rats should count as "at least you tried " instead of a ding
 
2018-09-19 05:23:33 PM  
I bet they would still be writen up if the inspector just found a single cat
 
2018-09-19 05:30:15 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: I bet they would still be writen up if the inspector just found a single cat


Those can be hard to spot.

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2018-09-19 05:30:47 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: I bet they would still be writen up if the inspector just found a single cat


<------- Free cat
 
2018-09-19 05:31:13 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Vlad_the_Inaner: I bet they would still be writen up if the inspector just found a single cat

Those can be hard to spot.

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^--------------- Free cat
 
2018-09-19 05:31:55 PM  
Apparently the General should have bribed with more than a dollar.
 
2018-09-19 05:33:59 PM  

gingerjet: I've never been in a Dollar General.  But apparently they have 15k stores and $24billion in revenue.

/still not going into one



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"I solicit my nearest Dollar General once a year in order to procure a grip of rags with which to mop my brow in those earliest of sultry summer months and the weeks beyond."

"The regulars are something of a rough crowd, but I find the experience of their interactions positively bracing."
 
2018-09-19 05:36:32 PM  

WelldeadLink: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Vlad_the_Inaner: I bet they would still be writen up if the inspector just found a single cat

Those can be hard to spot.

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^--------------- Free cat


I think you mean "free LONG cat", don't you?

/clever of you
 
2018-09-19 05:37:32 PM  

gingerjet: I've never been in a Dollar General.  But apparently they have 15k stores and $24billion in revenue.

/still not going into one


I recommend buying stock in them. Seagrams and Altria too.
 
2018-09-19 05:38:31 PM  

MythDragon: Sugarbombs: How bad?  The same as any other business that gets a similar health inspection.

They're usually called out for expired refrigerated/frozen foods.  Better check your microwave burritos.

Unless it is from like 1937, how does frozen food expire? That's why we freeze it. So it stays good. If a scientist can eat a frozen wooly mammoth, I think I will be okay with a 2 year old burrito. Most  expiration dates are bullshiat anyway. I have a bottle of rubbing alcohol that expires this month.  Not gonna throw it away. Hell, my salt expired two months ago. Salt. Been around for a million years. Just expired. I just found some atomic fireballs my mom sent me when I first joined the army. 22 years ago. They still taste good.


I think I've seen your youtube videos on tasting WWII rations.
 
2018-09-19 05:43:49 PM  

MythDragon: Sugarbombs: How bad?  The same as any other business that gets a similar health inspection.

They're usually called out for expired refrigerated/frozen foods.  Better check your microwave burritos.

Unless it is from like 1937, how does frozen food expire? That's why we freeze it. So it stays good. If a scientist can eat a frozen wooly mammoth, I think I will be okay with a 2 year old burrito. Most  expiration dates are bullshiat anyway. I have a bottle of rubbing alcohol that expires this month.  Not gonna throw it away. Hell, my salt expired two months ago. Salt. Been around for a million years. Just expired. I just found some atomic fireballs my mom sent me when I first joined the army. 22 years ago. They still taste good.


The expiration date is when the manufacturer can't guarantee the quality of the product anymore because it doesn't know if the packaging has degraded.
 
2018-09-19 05:56:11 PM  

gingerjet: I've never been in a Dollar General.  But apparently they have 15k stores and $24billion in revenue.

/still not going into one


I work for a company that provides some services for them . Family dollar alone makes over 25 million a year from balloon sales alone .DG is also somewhere in that area too.
 
2018-09-19 05:57:45 PM  

MBZ321: For the last time, Dollar General (and Family Dollar) aren't 'Dollar Stores'....they are more like a mini Walmart (or Woolworth for the oldtimers). Any place that sells food is subject to a health inspection..CVS, gas stations, etc. are all inspected in PA.


Yeah, wonder if this was a regular inspection or someone ratted them out?
 
2018-09-19 06:06:39 PM  
If Dollar General would start carrying and selling frozen vegetables, that would probably go a long way towards fighting the obesity epidemic.  A lot of folks in food deserts shop for groceries at them, and are basically living off of junk food and TV dinners.  You can get milk, eggs, bacon, hamburger, cheese, and lunch meat from the freezer section, but the only veggies in the store are canned pees and corn, and canned veggies are super high in sodium.  Frozen are actually technically better for you than fresh.
 
2018-09-19 06:12:18 PM  
I worked at a DG back in during HS/College in 2000-01 or so.  They are minimally staffed.  Our store was over stocked with crap all the time.  I could see this happening especially in the storage room.  Food wasn't stored there, but our store would have been a great nesting place for hundreds of rats.  The storage room was stacked floor to almost ceiling with boxes of seasonal merchandise mostly.  Stuff like wrapping paper that was sent every Christmas no matter how much you stored from the previous year.  You could barely move back there.  It was like a corporate hoarders episode.   DG didn't really sell perishable foods back then, and I don't ever remember seeing any type of inspector in the 2 years or so I worked there.  I'm sure we would have failed miserably.
 
2018-09-19 06:18:55 PM  
Dammit. I knew I should have dressed up. Sorry.
 
2018-09-19 06:22:16 PM  

mcsiegs: When you think your job sucks, just remember....you could be the intern counting rat droppings.


Wait wait, I could do that and not get paid?  well, I'm doing that now and not getting paid.

Sign me up.
 
2018-09-19 06:24:50 PM  

Azz Pumper: I worked at a DG back in during HS/College in 2000-01 or so.  They are minimally staffed.  Our store was over stocked with crap all the time.  I could see this happening especially in the storage room.  Food wasn't stored there, but our store would have been a great nesting place for hundreds of rats.  The storage room was stacked floor to almost ceiling with boxes of seasonal merchandise mostly.  Stuff like wrapping paper that was sent every Christmas no matter how much you stored from the previous year.  You could barely move back there.  It was like a corporate hoarders episode.   DG didn't really sell perishable foods back then, and I don't ever remember seeing any type of inspector in the 2 years or so I worked there.  I'm sure we would have failed miserably.


Boy it burned down really quick, huh?

shiat you said NOT to mention you burned the place down by using their over stocked stock room for the glorious conflagration.
 
2018-09-19 06:31:20 PM  
If a Dollar General has rat droppings I'm afraid to see what 5 Dollar Hooker has.
 
2018-09-19 06:32:30 PM  

Katwang: If a Dollar General has rat droppings I'm afraid to see what 5 Dollar Hooker has.


I bet she has hooks for hands.
 
2018-09-19 06:40:47 PM  
This is not news
 
2018-09-19 06:43:24 PM  
Ag department inspections are no joke.  I had a family member who worked at a sketchy grocery store in the hood and they were the only people they didn't screw with.
 
2018-09-19 07:08:14 PM  

pdieten: MythDragon: Sugarbombs: How bad?  The same as any other business that gets a similar health inspection.

They're usually called out for expired refrigerated/frozen foods.  Better check your microwave burritos.

Unless it is from like 1937, how does frozen food expire? That's why we freeze it. So it stays good. If a scientist can eat a frozen wooly mammoth, I think I will be okay with a 2 year old burrito. Most  expiration dates are bullshiat anyway. I have a bottle of rubbing alcohol that expires this month.  Not gonna throw it away. Hell, my salt expired two months ago. Salt. Been around for a million years. Just expired. I just found some atomic fireballs my mom sent me when I first joined the army. 22 years ago. They still taste good.

The expiration date is when the manufacturer can't guarantee the quality of the product anymore because it doesn't know if the packaging has degraded.


That and it's also a CYA maneuver - after a certain time frame  manufacturers can't give a reasonable guarantee that the product is safe for consumption.

I've read studies on preserved foodstuffs that say in general most products if preserved and stored correctly can stay safe for very long periods.  There are exceptions of course (stuff with a high water content / low acidity / low sodium and such) but overall a lot of food is tossed out just to be on the safe side.
 
2018-09-19 07:13:09 PM  

LewDux: According to the report, more than 200 rat droppings were found in the back storage area of the Dollar General and on top of products.


You know you have a rotten job when the job description is:  Count rat droppings.
 
2018-09-19 07:34:31 PM  

Habitual Cynic: LewDux: According to the report, more than 200 rat droppings were found in the back storage area of the Dollar General and on top of products.

You know you have a rotten job when the job description is:  Count rat droppings.


Assistant Rat Droppings Counter.

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2018-09-19 07:59:31 PM  
I had a joke about the Johnstown flood, but it's probably too soon.
 
2018-09-19 08:04:23 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: gingerjet: I've never been in a Dollar General.  But apparently they have 15k stores and $24billion in revenue.

/still not going into one

The best deal I ever found food wise was at a Dollar Tree. they had pallets four feet tall full of 6 ounce packs of beef jerky. $1.00 each. I don't know how I still had teeth after all of that jerky.

The industry was down-sizing content and raising prices. I think they went to 5 ounce packs. I believe they're now at 3/4 of an ounce packs now.


That wasn't beef.
 
2018-09-19 08:23:47 PM  

NINEv2: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: gingerjet: I've never been in a Dollar General.  But apparently they have 15k stores and $24billion in revenue.

/still not going into one

The best deal I ever found food wise was at a Dollar Tree. they had pallets four feet tall full of 6 ounce packs of beef jerky. $1.00 each. I don't know how I still had teeth after all of that jerky.

The industry was down-sizing content and raising prices. I think they went to 5 ounce packs. I believe they're now at 3/4 of an ounce packs now.

That wasn't beef.


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2018-09-19 08:54:32 PM  
But where else is Trump going to get his canned Mexican tamales from?
 
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