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Have to ask this for everyone out there, as this happened to me. When I started out in the grocery/ meat business, the grocery store had a ritual for the rookies to go through. Kinda like a initiation. I had to either drink a cup of water out of the commode, eat a lb of fresh Gr beef, or eat a unlabeled jar of babyfood. I chose the latter. I think it was cottage cheese and bananas. I passed the test with the help of a Mt Dew. Anyone else go through something like this?



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salt in my coffee when i wasnt looking. that and beieng made to do freezer inventory. the asst manager took me out and got me really wasted the night before, counting shrimp and turkeys on 2 hours sleep while wanting to puke is horrible. i remember sweating in the freezer.


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hmmm not me i guess. probably because I was trained by an older guy and it was just me and him in the meat dept so their was noone for him to laugh with. but when I moved to other stores we used to play pranks on the rookie cutters. Every time one of them had to take a leak he would take his coat and apron off and head out .. we would grab it and roll it up and tie it to knots

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we also used to put clear tape on the knife blades, if someone had a day off. we would take thier cutting glove and freeze it in a block of ice........


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I had to do cooler duty   wink wink



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and wash every damn pan every night, 40 to 50 a night GRRRRRRRR



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Go down to the basement & get the case stretcher......(there was no basement)....

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I remember the cleaning of the chicken cooler well, my job every Saturday afternoon



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MMEIRING wrote:

Go down to the basement & get the case stretcher......(there was no basement)....


 Isn't that where they keep the sky hooks?



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I wouldnt say i was ever hazed but when i first started in the biz i had to do alot of grunt work. Making all the sausage, grinding, all clean up, cleaning cases, etc. I just did what i was told and when i got a smart ass coment like "you lovin that sausage stuffer yet?" i would just smile at the first cutter or manager and tell him "it all pays the same".



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Only thing I remember was rubber gloves filled with water stuck in your my coat, pretty harmless but funny.

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we had some u boats modified to hold ice pack chicken boxes, all the bllod and juice would grain. i always seemed to get stuck scrubbing them on a nice hot summer day, the fat barrels too.

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Every Apprentice gets a Super Man lunch Pal. For there first night at apprentice class. We also make the meat clerks where the saftey goggles when they are panning up the pepper bacon(LOL) Its so funny to watch them standing there with them on.

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the older cutters knew which women customers were the bitches, every time they saw one I had to go wait on her. I been cuss out a lot those first  year. then I learn to deal with them



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Dunking the apprentice in the bone barrel was standard initiation. I never got dunked cuz I always made sure I had a knife in my hands. We'd get the wrapper to mop the freezer from time to time.

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Never really hazed, just had my balls busted a lot. I remember one guy telling me the frozen oakey shank meat we got from australia was actually Kangaroo meat. lol

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I wouldn't know where to start.  Having your knives froze in a bucket of water, going to lunch and having them spray your coat down and put it in freezer. getting locked in the freezer, being asked what the price of tube steak was, being told we had kosher hams, being told a capon was a circumzised chicken, filling your boots full of grind, being throw in the bone can, the tape on the knife trick, the hey smell this trick, wow, I wouldn't dream of doing that stuff know

 



-- Edited by kingofcubes on Thursday 8th of September 2011 12:36:51 AM

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