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How to be a Dairy Buyer and Not Die

28 Mar

By: Anonymous Guest Lister

Disclaimer from the editors:  This is funnier if you work retail.

** Please note.  This disgruntled employee quit the Un-Named retail store the following day after 8 years at this store.  He left his position to bike across the west coast, and left this list as his parting wisdom.

HOW TO BE A DAIRY BUYER AND NOT DIE IN THE ATTEMPT

  1. Expect people say that you are ordering too much when they take a look to the wastage.
  2. Expect people say that you are ordering to little when they take a look to the fridge.
  3. Never expect to get everything that you ordered
  4. Always expect to get something  that you didn’t order
  5. Always expect to get something that is not in the system.
  6. Do not expect to get all the invoices.
  7. Do not expect that the invoices will be correct.
  8. Expect to claim at least 1 credit request a day.
  9. Do not expect to get the credit request without being nasty with the suppliers (especially with Simple Simon)
  10. Expect the Private Label products coming with 3 days of shelf life.
  11. Expect to have to take a deep breath before checking the margin
  12. Expect to explain the same thing about the margin every 4 weeks.
  13. Expect to get some out of date products from de supplier everyday.
  14. Do not expect that products that we have been selling for years are going to be in the system.
  15. Expect to spend at least 3-4 hours a day in the fridge (3-degrees C)
  16. Always expect that labels disintegrate by it own.
  17. Always expect team members from other departments taking things from the fridge without asking and without recording it.
  18. Expect everyone leaving everything that they don’t want (basically rubbish) in the walk-in fridge.
  19. Expect everyone taking everything that they need (cleaning products, blue rolls, pens, plastic bags, trolleys…) from the walk-in fridge.
  20. Conclusion: Do not have any good expectations. If something goes wrong you will be ready. If not, you will be happy.

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1 Comment

Posted by on March 28, 2011 in Found Lists, Guest Listers

 

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One response to “How to be a Dairy Buyer and Not Die

  1. C

    March 28, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Funny!! And even funnier because i think its written in British….?

     

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