I made a comment yesterday to the assistant manager about the food aisles at work.
I said that I like to recover the food aisles, because I'm in charge of food that needs to be clearanced due to it getting ready to expire.
Then I said that the stockers aren't doing their jobs correctly, because time after time again, I see food being stocked wrong. Not being placed in the wrong area or looking bad, but they will put things that expire LAST in front of things that expire FIRST. So, customers buy things first that expires in say October versus something that expires next week.
This is a real issue at my store. I am always pulling carts full of food that is expired or needs to be clearanced because of this, and in turn we lose money because people are not buying them or because they are paying less for them.
My coworker heard me (and she doesn't do stock) but she told me I needed to stop *Running my mouth* about the stockers.
Excuse me but how the fuck is that running my mouth? I made an observation and brought it up to a manager. It's not like I said the stockers are all worthless bimbos who can't pull their heads out their asses. I just said that they needed to start doing the food right and explained how they were doing it wrong.
The manager told me that I didn't know what all they had on their plates so I shouldn't say anything. And OK, I admit, I don't know. But I do know that it's a very simple concept to put OLDER food FIRST and NEWER food LAST so you don't get food expiring because it sat on the back of the shelf where customers don't reach.
I'm going to bring it up to the head manager today. The assistant manager that I told, I get the feeling she doesn't like me, but I'm sorry. I feel I have a valid concern that needs to be addressed.