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[–] LionHeart012 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Ive worked at a pizza place for 6 months. They used to let us take home any mess ups or pizzas that were never picked up. Within the last month we got a lot of new employees and one of them in particular breaks every health code known to man. Since he has been working there we are no longer allowed eat mess ups or forgotten pizzas, we cant even buy our own food on our lunch break anymore!!!!!!

Within 4 hours of working the usual shift there can be anywhere from 0 - 6 mess ups on any size of order from small to large. I know during the day they have buffet pizzas and those usually all get thrown out at 2pm, so about 3 - 4 pizzas.

A lot of times while making pizza toppings fall on the floor since it's really fast paced and youre supposed to throw everything on the pizza fairly quickly (my work times how fast every pizza is made). I would imagine between 5-10 pounds of toppings are wasted within an entire day.

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[–] BenBen 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Why were the health code violations related to y'all not getting fuck up pizzas? Was he stuffing his face while handling food or something?

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[–] LionHeart012 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's not, the one employee's violations made it so that left over pizzas or mess ups couldnt be eaten or taken home anymore, that means more wasted food. Yes, he would go eat pizza in the kitchen, then walk out to the front while eating. Youre not allowed to eat in the kicthen or in the front according to company policy you need to go sit down at the tables. After eating he didnt wash his hands and went back to making pizza. He would also touch his face a lot with his hands and make pizza without washing them. I'm not sure why they havent fired him yet, the managers just scream at him a lot but he still does it like he doesnt give a f-.

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[–] iamscott 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I work at a buffet. I'd say a good 50-100 pounds of food gets thrown away everyday. That's the completely unused, still on the buffet when we close food. This doesn't count the plates of food that people "don't want anymore" and is completely untouched

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[–] Meatfist 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I worked in the meat department at a grocery store for about a year when I was younger. Cut meat, displayed lunch meats, and got rid of products that had reached their expiration dates.

Anything that had hit the expiration date could only be thrown out. It was not donated and it could not be taken by employees. We were instructed to throw everything in a box and then into the dumpster. These weren't just lunch meats and cheap ground beef. I'm talking the good cuts of steaks like ribeye and porterhouse. Many pounds of meat straight into the garbage.

I ate a lot of delicious, expired porterhouse steaks during this time period. Lunchables, too.

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[–] LochNessMonsta 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

So you went home with a fist full of meat then.

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[–] Meatfist 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Origin story.

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[–] PushYourself 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I worked at a fast food restaurant for a couple years. There was quite a bit of wasted ingredients from haste. Some employees are down right sloppy, and waste more than others. Since the majority of waste is individual ingredients, though, you end up with a bin of misc food, plastic, and debris.

At the end of the night, certain opened food can be kept for morning shift if proper food safety is exercised. I don't think the amount of waste we had throughout the day would be usable, but what couldn't be kept overnight could feed 20 or 30 people for the day.

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[–] veritas23 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I worked as a server in a buffet restaurant while in college. We had to throw everything out at the end of the night, huge serving trays full of food. We weren't even allowed to take anything home. When I asked why we couldn't at least donate it to charities they said it was because if someone got sick for some reason they would be able to sue the restaurant.

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[–] TardisParkBoys 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I worked at Jimmy Johns for several years, and food waste was surprisingly low, particularly compared to some of the other comments I've seen on here. We'd only throw out maybe 5-10 loaves of french bread each day, and almost never had to throw out vegetables or meats.

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[–] GoAskErin 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Related and possibly still applicable: I've got a family member who works for a grocery store chain in the bakery department. They stale about three whole shopping carts full of bread and goodies every night. Some items are out only for one day. Now, they do let designated people do pickup for soup kitchens and all, but a lot still goes to waste; in one case, one of the soup kitchens refused to accept doughnuts unless they were boxed, etc. The store wasn't about to box them for this, so, in the trash they went. On the bright side, I hear usually a blind eye is turned to the local homeless dumpster divers.

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[–] Lazlo_Panaflex 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

As a teenager I worked at a KFC. Some of the leftover food would be reused on the buffet, some leftover chicken would be deboned and used for pot pies, but we we were supposed to throw away the sides, biscuits and crispy strips. One of my managers was cool and would let us take the food instead of trashing it. I fed a lot of hungry people with the food that was supposed to be in the trash.

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[–] TardisParkBoys 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The one I went to was in Illinois, so basically the farthest from heaven you can imagine

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[–] Lazlo_Panaflex 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Hopefully the one in heaven actually puts breast pieces on the buffet instead of making you ask for them at the counter. Please, sir? Can I have some more?