+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 32
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    334
    Thanks
    305
    Thanked
    206
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    I used to work at a supermarket and learnt the proper way to pack things so I put mine on the belt that way because they don't seem to teach checkout operators which things should go together anymore! Cleaning products first, then cold items, then anything else heavy like long life juice and cans, then heavy f&v, then light f&v, then small toiletries and finally fragile items like bread, taco shells or biscuits. I don't care what way items face, like with barcodes a certain way or anything but I'm certain that I don't want my canned tomatoes with my bread!
    Snap - I could have written this! It stems from my high school days as a checkout chick, haha.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    3,708
    Thanks
    893
    Thanked
    2,784
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I have a system but I'm not pedantic about how the stuff is facing on the belt. I like to have it in the order I want it bagged and loaded back into the trolley (which affects how it's loaded/unloaded in the car, which affects how it's put in the kitchen which affects how it's put away). For me it's:
    *toiletries/cleaning/cat food/general household stuff
    *cans/jars/bottles
    *boxes and packets
    *cold stuff
    *meat & eggs
    *anything that can be squashed (crisps, English muffins, pita bread)
    *fruit and veggies


    I buy bread separately.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,650
    Thanks
    792
    Thanked
    672
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    I'm another that was a checkout chick so I order everything how I want it packed and put in the trolley.

    * heavy items and stuff that doesn't need a bag
    * pet food and cleaning products separately
    * pantry items
    * cold stuff
    * fruit and veg
    * bread and eggs

    It really irks me when bags aren't packed correctly. If it's packed to my system it's easier to unload with a 'helpful' toddler at home

    Sent from my GT-I9507 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    4,222
    Thanks
    894
    Thanked
    3,219
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Yep- another ex-checkout chick here. It used to sh!t me to tears if people put their stuff up in random orders. If it was really bad, I'd get revenge on their groceries hehe.

    I personally do-
    -cold stuff first
    -then fruit and veg
    -then all other grocery items
    -then cleaning stuff
    -then bread/eggs last.

  5. #25
    AdornedWithCats's Avatar
    AdornedWithCats is offline Winner 2013 - Spirit of BubHub Award
    Winner 2014 - Best Username

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    7,816
    Thanks
    6,779
    Thanked
    3,407
    Reviews
    17
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 12/6/15Funniest Caption400 Posts in a week300 posts in a week
    Excheckout chick here too.

    I pretty much go through selfserve all the time now or Aldi. So get to pack it exactly as I like. I like to order it cold things, heavy items (cans, bottles, softer packaged items (biscuits etc), fruit & veg, meat, bread.

    I had a customer once who left a huge gap between groups of items he wanted packed separately. It made it so much easier to know how he wanted it packed. There is actually a lot of variation in how people like their groceries packed so if you have a request be upfront about it. Its best to say somethiny before the operator has even started to save re-packing.

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    2,174
    Thanks
    284
    Thanked
    576
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    No real system.
    I don't purchase meat, bread or fruit and vegetables at the supermarket so notice to squash.
    This is me too. Unless something is on special then as long as its not squashed by a heavier item then i dont care. Everything is in a packet so nothing is going to get into anything else.

    I just like the fridge/freezer stuff bagged together if I'm not going straight home and i put it in a freezer bag.

    Otherwise everything gets mixed together...laundry items and haircare....cheese with tissues

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    6,032
    Thanks
    5,468
    Thanked
    4,405
    Reviews
    20
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    I used to work at a supermarket and learnt the proper way to pack things so I put mine on the belt that way because they don't seem to teach checkout operators which things should go together anymore! Cleaning products first, then cold items, then anything else heavy like long life juice and cans, then heavy f&v, then light f&v, then small toiletries and finally fragile items like bread, taco shells or biscuits. I don't care what way items face, like with barcodes a certain way or anything but I'm certain that I don't want my canned tomatoes with my bread!
    You saved me from typing.
    During induction, we were given a sheet with categories of what gets bagged together.

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Adelaide, SA
    Posts
    2,120
    Thanks
    668
    Thanked
    700
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    DH is more anal with it than me. He prefers to just get the things scanned, and then place them straight back in the trolley, so he can pack them himself when we leave the store.

    For me, I think I just try to keep the food products away from cleaning products, and heavy stuff away from stuff that squishes easily like bread or eggs. Apart from that, I'm not particularly fussy.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Catzilla For This Useful Post:

    BH-KatiesMum  (15-06-2015)

  10. #29
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    4,194
    Thanks
    1,270
    Thanked
    2,598
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    I place my groceries on the belt in the order I want things packed. I hate when non edible things are packed with edible things (unless it's benign like tissues or paper towel). Basically anything from the cleaning product aisle should not be packed with my food and meat should always be in its own bag. A month or so ago I bought mouse traps and the girl put it in the same bag as my food. Now I know the mousetrap itself doesn't have dead mouse on it, but I'm more concerned about contaminants from the items around it in the shelf in the supermarket (rat poison, ant bait etc etc). I can't believe the girl thought it wasn't an issue!

  11. #30
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    21,655
    Thanks
    15,094
    Thanked
    11,267
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 5/2/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 31/10/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 24/10/14Busiest Member of the Week
    I always make sure my meat is bagged separately. Cleaning products separate too.
    So while I don't really care how it goes on belt I do ask for those things to be bagged separately


 

Similar Threads

  1. Fluff thread.
    By CompareTheMeerkat in forum Games & fun stuff
    Replies: 139
    Last Post: 26-02-2015, 16:39
  2. I wish I could ... fluff thread
    By LoveLivesHere in forum General Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 29-12-2014, 09:06
  3. *fluff thread* What are you really bad at?
    By M'LadyEm in forum General Chat
    Replies: 89
    Last Post: 22-08-2014, 08:03

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Softmats
With so many amazing reversible designs, the soft and cushioned Premium Bubba Mats are the perfect space for all the family. Not only do they look fantastic; you can also enjoy the quality and comfort for years to come.
sales & new stuffsee all
CarmelsBeautySecrets
Growing your own natural nails is easy. Years ago, I devised a simple and very effective technique which really helps boosts the nails' growth in as little as three days! And most importantly keeps them that way.
featured supporter
Pea Pods Reusable Nappies
Pea Pods are the smart choice when it comes to choosing what's best for you, your baby and the environment. Affordable and simple to use, Pea Pods keep your baby dry & happy. Visit our website to find your nearest stockist or order online.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!