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Old 04-09-2018, 04:32 PM
 
Location: East Cobb, GA
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I'll keep shopping at Publix and Kroger because they are U.S. companies..
Are all of your cars from U.S. companies? Your clothes? Now how much of them are actually made in America?

Edit: I’ll add that I do 99% of my regular shopping at Costco, Macy's, or Home Depot which are all U.S. companies. There’s a free market in the United States. Isn’t that what most of Atlanta's growth is based on?
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Old 04-09-2018, 05:09 PM
 
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I be loving me some Aldi!! I get a lot of my basic there. Much cheaper than Walmart even with better quality. I am also amazed by their efficiency. There checkout clerks are super fast..and they always open extra checkout lanes during busy periods. I can get in and out of Aldi in a fraction of what it takes to shop at Kroger's, Publix or Walmarts and save money too
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Old 04-10-2018, 05:25 PM
 
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US Companies that pay their employees crap wages too. Funny part is, as cheap as Aldi is they pay their cashiers, who happen to be American, MUCH better than both Publix AND Kroger. Go figure.
That's true. Kroger pays their workers minimum wage and they earn how much in profit. It's so crazy to be a cashier and see how many transactions and the dollar amount of these transactions and then think of how much you get paid. I've heard some stories on Kroger...

Publix for what it's worth, I think offers their workers flexible schedules if they want to go to school. The pay is a little bit more than Kroger. During the recession when U.S. companies were laying people off like crazy, they did not.
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Old 04-10-2018, 05:35 PM
 
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That's true. Kroger pays their workers minimum wage and they earn how much in profit. It's so crazy to be a cashier and see how many transactions and the dollar amount of these transactions and then think of how much you get paid. I've heard some stories on Kroger...

Publix for what it's worth, I think offers their workers flexible schedules if they want to go to school. The pay is a little bit more than Kroger. During the recession when U.S. companies were laying people off like crazy, they did not.
Whereas I am sure the top guys make good money, the grocery business is seriously complicated and has razor thin margins. Witness Winn-Dixie going under. I would not pick on grocers compared to other industries.
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Old 04-10-2018, 05:47 PM
 
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Whereas I am sure the top guys make good money, the grocery business is seriously complicated and has razor thin margins. Witness Winn-Dixie going under. I would not pick on grocers compared to other industries.

But AtlJan, Aldi is paying their workers 15 bucks an hour full time. That's not a lot of money but it's plenty more than what Kroger and Publix is paying. Someone would probably be able to afford an apartment with 1 roommate with that kind of money versus 4/5 hahha. If they don't have a car note or student loans to pay back, they might even be able to buy a small house. You can't buy a small house on minimum wage/part-time hours.
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Old 04-11-2018, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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That's true. Kroger pays their workers minimum wage and they earn how much in profit. It's so crazy to be a cashier and see how many transactions and the dollar amount of these transactions and then think of how much you get paid. I've heard some stories on Kroger...

Publix for what it's worth, I think offers their workers flexible schedules if they want to go to school. The pay is a little bit more than Kroger. During the recession when U.S. companies were laying people off like crazy, they did not.
Having worked for Publix during the Great Recession, they manage to keep their schedules flexible by only having so many full time employees while they have 2X that in part time. Full time employees enjoy benefits like stock shares (Publix is the largest employee-owned company on the stock market), bonuses, etc. Full time is great, part time sucks.
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:02 AM
 
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Having worked for Publix during the Great Recession, they manage to keep their schedules flexible by only having so many full time employees while they have 2X that in part time. Full time employees enjoy benefits like stock shares (Publix is the largest employee-owned company on the stock market), bonuses, etc. Full time is great, part time sucks.
Yeah, I figured that as I always see college students working there and they typically work part-time only. Target does the same thing towards the hours but their pay I think is at $12 now.

I was surprised when I heard that Aldi employs people full-time and I was tempted to ask for an interview but g.d....those workers are so fast when they cash people out and stock and I was like not sure I'll be able to do that all day every day.
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Old 04-15-2018, 01:15 PM
 
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I think someone mentioned buying wine at Aldi. Do they have the big bottles or just the 750 ones? For some reason I only remember seeing the latter. Also, what are your recommendations?
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I think someone mentioned buying wine at Aldi. Do they have the big bottles or just the 750 ones? For some reason I only remember seeing the latter. Also, what are your recommendations?
Boxes
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:00 PM
 
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Aldi has some great German beers too
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