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Posted on: Mon, 01/06/2003 - 9:30pm
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Having worked in a supermarket chain throughout highschool and part of college, I am appalled at what I have read. We weren't even allowed to chew gum at the registers never mind eat or drink. (Heck, I wouldn't scratch my nose or move hair off my face with my hands...at least not without washing first!) If we were really swamped, the store manager, the front-end (check-out) supervisors, and anyone who knew how to operate a cash register would cover breaks. By law, every 2 hours they are entitled to a 15 minute break. If they work 6 hours or more, the 2-15 minute breaks can be a 30 minute instead. And you'd think these cashiers would have some common sense about their own health. I mean, money is one of the dirtiest things you can put your hands on and they are handling it constantly. You should see your hands after working just a few short hours with money. It's digusting.
As far as the kitchen sanitation is concerned, all the posts are 100% correct. DH is a chef. He has worked in kitchens before of restaurants he will not eat in. Thankfully, he is a perfectionist and a neat-freak. You could eat off the floor in his kitchen.
Of course, this doesn't help your problem. I have to agree that I believe that eating at the registers is a violation of health codes. If you looked this up...and it is probably on-line or easily accessible through calling the health department...I would call Wal-mart and tell them about the violation and insist they put this policy into effect or you will be calling the health department.
Just my 2 cents.
Andrea

Posted on: Thu, 03/04/2004 - 1:05pm
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Just raising as it's good information for the newbies
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