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Offline cobychuck

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Re: Snack bar
« Reply #15 on: 08-07-2009 -- 15:04:13 »
there is nothing better than a motivated geedunk Pvt. . . .   shop moral goes through the roof and productivity is directly proprtional to the amount of Mt Maze(or any other mt dew generic substitute) consumed by techs. 

There is no substitute for Mt Dew.  I've tried them, they all suck.  No matter how many people tell me it tastes the same, they never do.

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« Reply #16 on: 08-10-2009 -- 15:07:55 »
In the Navy lab I worked in in the early 80's (at Pearl Harbor), I was the snack person.  We handled things pretty carefully and always made a profit.  We had to go "underground" though when the Navy Exchange got wind of it and said we were competing with them (which we weren't supposed to do).

I particularly loved the cans of coffee thing.  We were at a stopoff point for a lot of ships headed West or East to or from the West Coast and West Pac cruise.  If they didn't have time to do their paperwork, they would always bring in a couple of cans of coffee.  We would never even hint that we wouldn't do the work for them without the coffee.  We were happy to do our part.  But they loved bringing in the coffee, so we happily accepted it.

Good times.
"I often say that when you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind."
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from lecture to the Institute of Civil Engineers, 3 May 1883

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Re: Snack bar
« Reply #17 on: 08-11-2009 -- 20:09:38 »
Little Debbie is the queen of snackland

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« Reply #18 on: 08-11-2009 -- 20:22:57 »
TRUE STORY....  Not all that interesting, but it's late in the afternoon....

I remember a vendor rep years ago telling me about a sales call he did at a Little Debbie factory (no recollection about any other details).

He said the security getting into and out of that place was one of the tightest he's ever seen.  Strange, odd little pieces of trivia that we retain, isn't it?  I'm guessing because of how widespread their products are, there is big danger of sabotage, etc.

Told you it wasn't very interesting.
"I often say that when you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind."
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from lecture to the Institute of Civil Engineers, 3 May 1883

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« Reply #19 on: 08-12-2009 -- 01:15:01 »
Little Debbie (McKee Foods Corporation) used to boast they were #1 in tonnage of the snack food people.  It is a cutthroat business, I grew up in the town famous for Kelloggs cereal and when I was a kid plant tours were a big draw, at the end they'd offer you ice cream with Fruit Loops (I always to them to hold the Loops).  Anyway back in the 80s they stopped it, excuse was industrial espionage.   

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« Reply #20 on: 08-12-2009 -- 11:58:14 »
same reason willy wonka stop letting people into his plant...dang slugworth

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« Reply #21 on: 08-20-2009 -- 14:30:40 »
We actually had to resort to locking up our snack bar.  Now that no one is stealing products or cash, it's doing pretty good for itself.

 

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