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Omg really? What's with food safety ****?

 
 
Angel23
 
Reply Fri 7 Sep, 2012 05:52 am
K so like I give out samples at Sam's club and yesterday, I was demoing a hot product. I microwaved it for 15 minutes like I was supposed to. Then it cooled down as time went by. I was supposed to keep it warm by reheating it for 30 seconds from time to time. I didn't. Several customers complained it was cold. The mgr in charge simply reminded me to keep it warm and told me how. She said if upper mgt woulda found out, I woulda got wrote up and canned over food safety.

I complied and kept a good attitude, but i'm thinking wtf. I didn't do it on purpose so I should be off the hook. Besides, I corrected every wrongdoing I made in the past. I no longer have accidents and I no longer forget stuff, especially after getting wrote up for accidentally burning someone with a hot baking tray. I even upped my professionalism and think nothing but work. When the boss knows about this and I get in trouble, I'd just have all the good points on my side. She's above the mgr in charge that day and has canning power. Why can't ppl just understand it was an accident?
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Atom Blitzer
 
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Reply Fri 7 Sep, 2012 06:02 am
@Angel23,
Shut up, get back in the kitchen and make me a sammich.
Angel23
 
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Reply Fri 7 Sep, 2012 06:24 am
@Atom Blitzer,
Hell I'm flattered u trust me with ur food lol.
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 7 Sep, 2012 06:48 am
@Angel23,
It doesn't matter if it was an accident if someone gets food poisoning from bacteria in improperly heated food. The microbes don't give a damn if you meant it. Start Googling terms like food safety and E coli contamination if you think it's just a bellyache you might give someone. Your manager was doing you a favor by telling you what the problem was and giving you a chance to correct it.
Angel23
 
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Reply Fri 7 Sep, 2012 06:55 am
@jespah,
Favor? U mean I shoulda gotten worse?
jespah
 
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Reply Fri 7 Sep, 2012 07:04 am
@Angel23,
You could have been fired on the spot for that. After all, you've had problems in the past and you were getting numerous complaints from the customers. Your manager gave you a second chance.

Listen, I know you're young. But the economy sucks. Getting fired from a job can haunt you for a while in terms of finding another one. And in a crappy economy, people who have bad reputations - e. g. reputations for not following directions, poor customer service, etc. - are less likely to be hired.

You are getting a steady paycheck. Love this job or hate it, only you can decide whether you are going to pay attention and do it correctly and make a good reputation for yourself. A good reputation means you're kept when others are fired. It means that you get a good recommendation from your supervisor.

Basically, decide whether you want to remain employed, because I am certain that there are plenty of people in your area who would love the chance to be able to serve customers properly.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 7 Sep, 2012 07:10 am
@Angel23,
Angel23 wrote:
Then it cooled down as time went by. I was supposed to keep it warm by reheating it for 30 seconds from time to time. I didn't.


a number of employers would have fired you for that

Quote:
I didn't do it on purpose so I should be off the hook.


life's not like that. Employees are generally measured on result, not intention.
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Angel23
 
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Reply Fri 7 Sep, 2012 07:36 am
@jespah,
Like I said, I corrected every problems I've had in the past as I don't make the same mistakes twice.

I stopped having accidents and forgetting stuff.
I started behaving more professionally and stopped using slangs or talking inappropriate topics.
I generally focused on nothing but work (ie not talking too much to others at the end of my shift.)

This is a new mistake and I wasn't paying attention. I intend to correct that one too, if the head boss is willing to give me a chance, that is. She'll be in today on my day off.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 7 Sep, 2012 07:41 am
@Angel23,
You say, "I forgot."

They say, "did not follow assigned procedures."


If the health inspector comes by, and the food isn't properly heated, it doesn't matter why, it just hurts their score.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 7 Sep, 2012 09:05 am
@Angel23,
I don't understand what the heck you're mad about - it seems your manager told you in a professional manner what you did wrong and what the repercussions are.

I am not sure the food item - but there are safety issues with having certain foods cooled off and yes a company can get in huge trouble if they serve food that is not at the correct safety temperature.

What your manager was simply trying to do by stating upper management would write you up is to emphasize the importance of proper food temperature.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 7 Sep, 2012 10:43 am
I was demoing a hot product. <===== Your responsibility
I was supposed to keep it warm by reheating it <==== First admission that you knew what your responsibility was to keep the food warm by reheating it.
I didn't. <===== Second admission that you knew what your responsibility was and ignored it.
Several customers complained it was cold. <===== Yet another clue you missed and still ignored each complaint/opportunity to immediately fix it.
I didn't do it on purpose so I should be off the hook. <==== This is a lie. You did do it on purpose. You knew what your responsibility was, didn't do it and ignored clues customers were giving you about that responsibility.
This is a new mistake and I wasn't paying attention. <====It isn't a new mistake, it is more of the same lack of attention to detail, responsibility and professionalism. You and your store are very lucky no one got sick from the food you were handing out to people.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 7 Sep, 2012 10:55 am
And:

I didn't do it on purpose so I should be off the hook.

No you should not be off the hook simply because you did not do it on purpose. If I am not paying attention when driving and I hit and kill someone in a crosswalk with a red light - did I mean to hit this person and kill him on purpose. Of course not. Should I be off the hook then? Of course not - I was negligent by not paying attention. A drunk driver also does not mean to kill a family of 5 when driving drunk, but that does not mean they should be off the hook.

Basically by saying you didn't mean it so you should be off the hook shows you are not taking ownership for your actions (or lack thereof).
sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 7 Sep, 2012 11:28 am
@Linkat,
YES.

My kid tries to pull that crap sometimes if I get mad at her for being careless: "I didn't mean to!" While it would be worse if you were purposely trying to give your customers food poisoning for some reason, that doesn't mean that carelessness is fine. You're being paid to do a job, so do it.
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Angel23
 
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Reply Sun 16 Sep, 2012 02:21 pm
Well the **** blew over. Turned out it was never an issue from that very day. Thx god.
Mame
 
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Reply Sun 16 Sep, 2012 05:54 pm
@Angel23,
You haven't learned a thing here, have you? I predict you'll be back (or somewhere else) with more of the same stories until you die. Wake up!
Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 07:30 am
@Mame,
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until you die

Or some one else dies from providing bacteria laden samples....I don't think I'll try the free samples any more - between the greek yogurt and this person, ain't too safe.
Angel23
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 08:36 am
@Linkat,
The cold samples, btw, is also bc of me losing focus over that girl (I'll call her Liz.)
Mame
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 09:31 am
@Angel23,
Yes, yes, we understand this. Your inability to put this behind you could cost you your job. Don't you have more important things to worry about?
Angel23
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 09:45 am
@Mame,
I wanna be accepted.
djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2012 09:48 am
@Angel23,
Angel23 wrote:
I wanna be accepted.


acceptance is overrated
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