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I got no problem bagging my stuff. I unload the cart in a way where frozen stuff, meats and such stay together, likewise with canned goods, bread and produce.

Gives me a chance to chat with the lady running the register. The place I go is still old fashioned and most of the staff are nice and after 30 plus years they know me.
 

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It was fun when a young gal came in and you said want these Nuts in a sack mame. as you grabbed a bag of cashews or almonds.

And they walked away giggling. It took them a minute to catch on..
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I got no problem bagging my stuff. I unload the cart in a way where frozen stuff, meats and such stay together, likewise with canned goods, bread and produce.

Gives me a chance to chat with the lady running the register. The place I go is still old fashioned and most of the staff are nice and after 30 plus years they know me.
I also place perishable/frozen items first and like items together after that on the conveyer belt; the cashier has an easier time of loading these items in their approriate bags (blue for perishables at my local Food Lion, white for everything else) and not mix up my cold cuts with laundry pods. As mentioned the cashiers do the bagging and they tend to have a nicer attitude when they get help from the customers :)
 

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The Kroger I go to seems to have about one sacker for every three checkers. If I don’t get a sacker and the checker is nice, I sack my own groceries, if not I let the checker bag everything and put it in the cart. Everyone there is usually pretty nice and helpful. I am giving them a lot of slack during this chicom virus thing. I would not want to be working in a grocery store right now.
 

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I was once a bagger. If I remember we had one bagger every two registers or so. We would bounce back and forth.
 

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I can’t wait until I have absolutely nothing else going on in my life that something as trivial as having to be bothered to bag my own groceries ruins my day and causes me to come to the interweb and vent my frustrations of how my rights were infringed.

But for now, I had a very busy day at work, took time to make some parts for a chick at work to help keep her new puppy from digging out of the fence, came home and cooked, cleaned, and relaxed with a beer.

Life is great and not much really bothers me. :cheers:
 

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See my post #7. He was a few feet away staring at his phone.
Now days it's not just the young kids, I often see middle aged cashier managers standing around talking to the young kid employee about the awful neighbor or whatever it is they stand around and talk about while ignoring customers.

Often when I walk up to Walmart customer service I feel like I'm breaking up their little party and it gets a little uncomfortable for a moment as they briefly just glare at me. They have 5 workers behind the customer service registers and one customer needing help while at the same time they have only two checkout lanes/registers open and lines to the back of the store.

Oh well bigger issues now days but I really don't like when two or three employees are standing around BS'ing while the grandma working the register is also trying to pack all my groceries and of course I stop her and do it myself, bless her.
 

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It seems to be happening alot lately. I get in line to check out and there is a person bagging groceries. This is not the cashier but an actual bagger. I am next in line to check out and when I look up the bagger is gone. Yes, most of the time our buggy is fairly full to full. This really irks me. I end up having to bag my groceries. These young folks are lazy.
You would really enjoy shopping in Germany. Not only do they not have baggers....they don't even have bags. You are expected to bring your own containers for whatever you purchase.
 
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The Kroger near us hires special needs adults to bag groceries, which I appreciate. They don't "spike" my taco shells and bananas in the bag like the usual baggers.
Here too, except they’re usually teenagers. The kids bust their butts. It’s good to see.
 

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Now days it's not just the young kids, I often see middle aged cashier managers standing around talking to the young kid employee about the awful neighbor or whatever it is they stand around and talk about while ignoring customers.

Often when I walk up to Walmart customer service I feel like I'm breaking up their little party and it gets a little uncomfortable for a moment as they briefly just glare at me. They have 5 workers behind the customer service registers and one customer needing help while at the same time they have only two checkout lanes/registers open and lines to the back of the store.

Oh well bigger issues now days but I really don't like when two or three employees are standing around BS'ing while the grandma working the register is also trying to pack all my groceries and of course I stop her and do it myself, bless her.
Remember when Wal-Marts were well-run? It’s been awhile.
 

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lol listen guy you’re living a life of luxury. Plastic grocery bags are actually illegal in NYS and most stores don’t provide paper either. I’ve had to bring my own bags and bag my own for quite a while now.

also, wtf is a “buggy”?
 

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We usually go thru the self checkouts. If we do go thru the "regular" checkout line I prefer to bag our stuff. Like posted earlier I can't stand it when the baggers mix up non-like items. Nothing like detergents in with vegetables or can goods laying on bread.
 

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Plastic grocery bags are actually illegal in NYS and most stores don’t provide paper either.
First time I heard "paper or plastic" at the checkout, I was visiting Cali and thought they wanted to know cash or credit.
 

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I reserve the term “lazy” for the kids who don’t work at all. Baggers in grocery stores are taking the first step in their work life. Learn to show up on time, do what you are told.

Once you master that, move on to jobs where you start to make larger decisions and your employer begins to depend on you.

I suspect baggers just go where they are told.
 

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I reserve the term “lazy” for the kids who don’t work at all. Baggers in grocery stores are taking the first step in their work life. Learn to show up on time, do what you are told.

Once you master that, move on to jobs where you start to make larger decisions and your employer begins to depend on you.

I suspect baggers just go where they are told.
 

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lol listen guy you’re living a life of luxury. Plastic grocery bags are actually illegal in NYS and most stores don’t provide paper either. I’ve had to bring my own bags and bag my own for quite a while now.

also, wtf is a “buggy”?
I guy I know from WV called them buggies. He also called a stocking cap a toboggan.
 
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