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(The Hill)   Aldi is giving employees paid time off to get the Covid-19 vaccine   (thehill.com) divider line
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2021-01-19 4:00:48 PM  
Aunt Eazy loves Aldi. I'm too snobbish to want to go.

But, they have the fastest checkers/cashiers I have ever seen.

/And the aisle of shame is always fun.
 
2021-01-19 4:01:57 PM  
Difficulty: It's the Aldi-branded vaccine, and you have to insert a quarter into the syringe first.
 
2021-01-19 4:16:38 PM  
That's cool.  They have to deal with so many of the unwashed on a daily basis.
 
2021-01-19 4:28:19 PM  
I love ALDI. Went to my first, while in Australia. We shop whenever we're in a city that has one.
 
2021-01-19 4:38:27 PM  
This should be normal, not heroic.
 
2021-01-19 5:15:44 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Difficulty: It's the Aldi-branded vaccine, and you have to insert a quarter into the syringe first.


Yea but you get the quarter back at the end and it save them from having to collect shopping cart needles from just being left everywhere by inconsiderate assholes.
 
2021-01-19 5:17:22 PM  

Nadie_AZ: This should be normal, not heroic.


For Aldi it's normal. Aldi and Costco were light years ahead in the wages grocers pay employees.
/White Castle did the same in the restaurant business
 
2021-01-19 5:19:21 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Difficulty: It's the Aldi-branded vaccine, and you have to insert a quarter into the syringe first.


And it's some kind of off-brand vaccine made in Estonia. ("COVVID-AWAY Vaccine, now with 20% real fermented goat in every dose!")
 
2021-01-19 5:19:59 PM  
the first time I went to Aldi's a really large old man pegged me in 3 seconds. somehow he could tell I was fresh to Ohio and straight from the NY area. he was busting my balls about how could I get around without walk / don't walk flashing signs on every corner.

he was loud.

when he started announcing Aldi's raises the prices of milk and eggs when welfare checks come out I was praying the cement and tile floor would open up and swallow me whole. It got even worse in the parking lot when a friendly old brother tried to get me to attend the local Jehovah's Witness house of worship. that was a tough farking day.
 
2021-01-19 5:34:40 PM  
I like Aldi too. I have not been able to go since March, but looking forward to going back. They have stuff you can't get anywhere else. I know that it has a reputation of being for "poor people", but ours will have a combination of 1997 mini vans and  Mercedes and Audi parked outside.
 
2021-01-19 5:55:07 PM  

sinko swimo: the first time I went to Aldi's a really large old man pegged me in 3 seconds.


Gross.
 
2021-01-19 6:14:07 PM  
Good on them. Every now and again not every corporation behaves like penny-shaving bastards.

CS,B:

Did some contract nerd work for the company that more or less owns every franchise gym in North America, and they had a blood drive.

Asked my "report-to" if I could sign out for an hour and donate blood. He said to report it as working time. And I was expensive! Momentarily restored my faith in humanity.
 
2021-01-19 6:22:16 PM  
Aldi is one of my two go-to grocers. The other is Publix. Aldi mostly has good stuff, but I have a name-brand cereal and name-brand coffee I like. Publix often puts both on "buy one get one" so there's that. Also, I like decaf teas if I want tea after lunch, and Publix has a variety of those.
 
2021-01-19 7:12:53 PM  
How much paid time off are they given if they get COVID?
 
2021-01-19 8:41:18 PM  

Anenu: NikolaiFarkoff: Difficulty: It's the Aldi-branded vaccine, and you have to insert a quarter into the syringe first.

Yea but you get the quarter back at the end and it save them from having to collect shopping cart needles from just being left everywhere by inconsiderate assholes.


You get A quarter back...not necessarily YOUR quarter back.  I've gotten Canadian quarters back a number of times thanks to the inconsiderate arshole who checked out before me.
 
2021-01-19 9:32:41 PM  
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2021-01-19 9:34:49 PM  
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2021-01-19 10:14:26 PM  
So that was why there were 18 people on line yesterday and only one register was open.
 
2021-01-19 10:18:10 PM  
Cool and when are we going to get PTO for people to vote?
 
2021-01-19 11:29:35 PM  

sinko swimo: the first time I went to Aldi's a really large old man pegged me in 3 seconds.


Umm, which Aldi's was that?

/asking for a friend
 
2021-01-20 3:39:56 AM  
Aldis is one of those places that I love to go to, but I hate being there.  Ours is a little run down and showing its age.  It's a hassle in there, and I feel judged the entire time.  But they recently hired a cashier who can smile and chat without being any slower, and when nobody's at her lane she's actively dusting, so that alone makes going there better than Walmart.
 
2021-01-20 7:02:35 AM  

the unabomber was right: Cool and when are we going to get PTO for people to vote?


The company I work for allows us to vote on the clock already.
 
2021-01-20 8:06:41 AM  

Jack Sabbath: That's cool.  They have to deal with so many of the unwashed on a daily basis.



unwashed, smart enough to buy real food from Europe over the processed food laden with sugar, etc, from Murca.
 
2021-01-20 8:08:35 AM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Difficulty: It's the Aldi-branded vaccine, and you have to insert a quarter into the syringe first.



you have to insert a quarter.

otherwise Murcans steal all the syringes and/or won't throw them into the biological waste container when done.
 
2021-01-20 8:09:42 AM  

Nadie_AZ: This should be normal, not heroic.



true

Murcan's are a bit different than Europeans.  not in a good way though.
 
2021-01-20 8:12:39 AM  

Nadie_AZ: This should be normal, not heroic.



the only thing dumb working class/middle class murcans can think about is that poor lazy sit at home stock owner and his free capital gains money at 15% tax rate.

the Labor that puts value into those stocks matters not in Murca.


Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.

A. Lincoln
 
2021-01-20 8:15:48 AM  

dagoonite: Aldis is one of those places that I love to go to, but I hate being there.  Ours is a little run down and showing its age.  It's a hassle in there, and I feel judged the entire time.  But they recently hired a cashier who can smile and chat without being any slower, and when nobody's at her lane she's actively dusting, so that alone makes going there better than Walmart.



the ONLY thing i don't like about Aldi is that they tend to understaff.  this makes the staff who is there run around like chickens with their heads cut off.  they expect too much out of them.  they are not robots.   not yet anyway.

Aldi needs to focus more on keeping their stores staffed because, in the long haul, that will hurt them.   and it will lower their turnover rate too.
 
2021-01-20 8:18:26 AM  

Gramma: the unabomber was right: Cool and when are we going to get PTO for people to vote?

The company I work for allows us to vote on the clock already.



white collar or blue collar??   hourly or salaried??
 
2021-01-20 8:21:44 AM  

Unobtanium: Aldi is one of my two go-to grocers. The other is Publix. Aldi mostly has good stuff, but I have a name-brand cereal and name-brand coffee I like. Publix often puts both on "buy one get one" so there's that. Also, I like decaf teas if I want tea after lunch, and Publix has a variety of those.



Pubix has great selection but prices suck.   no pun intended.
 
2021-01-20 8:22:40 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: sinko swimo: the first time I went to Aldi's a really large old man pegged me in 3 seconds.

Gross.



relax

i think it was just a fantasy of his.
 
2021-01-20 9:41:35 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Nadie_AZ: This should be normal, not heroic.

For Aldi it's normal. Aldi and Costco were light years ahead in the wages grocers pay employees.
/White Castle did the same in the restaurant business


Meanwhile, Whole Foods and Amazon employees get t-shirts, cut hours, and anti-union propaganda.
 
2021-01-20 9:51:09 AM  
Dollar General stores giving employees four hours paid time off to get the vaccine.
 
2021-01-20 10:18:57 AM  

Linux_Yes: Gramma: the unabomber was right: Cool and when are we going to get PTO for people to vote?

The company I work for allows us to vote on the clock already.


white collar or blue collar??   hourly or salaried??


White, salaried
 
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