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- ‘With slim margins and highly perishable product, the baggers of baby lettuce hold onto their washing, spinning, and packaging trade secrets, knowing competitors are innovating as fast as they are themselves.’
- ‘Most of those stars were waitresses and Safeway grocery baggers in a previous life anyway, so it's nice you celebrated their roots.’
- ‘Even if the brains in Boise put in all the technology in the world, they'll need the support of Albertson's cashiers, stockers, baggers and managers - the people in stores to help customers every shopping day.’
- ‘She barked at the cashier and barked at the bagger and barked the whole way out of the store.’
- ‘He was a coal bagger for the Co-op and only earned about £3. 15s.0d a week!’
- ‘I have had to take drastic actions by keeping the grocery cart between me and said person, frustrating the bagger at the end of the line for not having the ability to reach my cart.’
- ‘The employers - Vons and Pavillions, Ralphs and Albertsons - want to slash the health and retirement benefits of their cashiers, baggers, deli clerks and other employees.’
- ‘Earlier in the week, 50,000 clerks and baggers who belong to seven UFCW locals voted by a 98 percent margin to reject the employers' concessions demands.’
- ‘I stay busy with school and basketball, and I've got a part-time job - I'm a bagger at a family-owned grocery store in town.’
- ‘The checker was a nice-looking young man who was talking to the bagger about his fantasies.’
- ‘Many of them are baggers in grocery stores, greeters, doing janitorial work, volunteering in hospitals, delivering meals on wheels, etc.’
- ‘Ufcw grocery-store workers in Southern California start out at the minimum wage of $6.75 an hour for beginning baggers.’
- ‘She whipped a plastic bag from beneath the sink and started packing ornaments, briskly, like baggers at the Acme.’
- ‘I took them back and the bagger realized he'd mixed my purchases in with the lady after me, who went home without her flour or her dishwashing liquid but with a dozen packets of honey-roasted turkey she may not have wanted.’
- ‘One person I worked with was a bagger at Genuardi's.’
- ‘Part-time crew members, who work as baggers, cashiers, box boys and stock persons, can start at wages as low as $6.75 an hour with no experience, but generally earn from $7.50 to $15.85 an hour.’
- ‘As our food started piling up with no hint of a bagger, we began to wonder if we were supposed to do it ourselves.’
- ‘Ray was a bagger at a Taos supermarket before his mom told him about the Corps.’
- ‘The son of Irish immigrant parents, Naughton had worked in a weaving shed and as a coal bagger and driver for the Co-op before joining Mass Observation in 1938.’
- ‘Finally, Josh, a 17-year-old grocery bagger at a health food store in downtown Santa Cruz expressed his frustration about the job market.’
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