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By Anonymous - / Wednesday 25 March 2009 04:48 / Canada
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By  autumnshivaree  |  6

#2 - crappy store stocking. Shelf stockers are supposed to rotate items, putting the oldest in front but constantly checking for expiration dates. If a stocker puts the newest in front and not all items are bought, it's really easy for an item to sit indefinitely. And, if the stocker is lazy and doesn't make sure the things he's rotating (or leaving in the back) haven't expired - well, things get pretty nasty. - - - I'm a former grocery store worker. I've seen expiration dates that are ... surprising....

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By  amirn86  |  7

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By  mf_fml  |  6

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By  Spider_fml  |  20

yeah, your store must be the first in the world where they don't keep track of their inventory... Right #2? Nasty moment to discover their error, so good FML ;-)

By  autumnshivaree  |  6

#2 - crappy store stocking. Shelf stockers are supposed to rotate items, putting the oldest in front but constantly checking for expiration dates. If a stocker puts the newest in front and not all items are bought, it's really easy for an item to sit indefinitely. And, if the stocker is lazy and doesn't make sure the things he's rotating (or leaving in the back) haven't expired - well, things get pretty nasty. - - - I'm a former grocery store worker. I've seen expiration dates that are ... surprising....

By  bioclock  |  5

Oh, that's nasty. I'd go back to the shop with your receipt and the chocolate, and complain that they aren't checking their merchandise for expiration dates. That's a serious health code violation. Three years out of date, geez. They need a new shelf stocker.

By  xnj319  |  7

#7 - I worked in convenience stores for the first 7 years of my working life. I can assure you, 3 years isn't even that bad compared to some of the things I've seen.

By  Chaith  |  41

#6 Some retailers use the LIFO approach (Last in, first out) Admittedly, only like one in twenty, and they usually aren't perishable goods. Stupid shit like this happens. But you can manipulate your inventory and sales for tax purposes.

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