I am a retired 40 year employee of Safeway. On your first day of employment you sign off on company policy, which specifically states employees will receive no discount on any purchases not offered to the public. Managers are allowed small discretion in this area for some rare events. All close dated edible products are usually donated to your food bank or other charity's . Ironically employee theft is one of the largest costs to retailers. It is difficult for those of us who have had to conserve to get by witness such waste, but in the end it is not our business. Small allowances always grow, and once a policy is broken, it is no longer a policy. It is more difficult to maintain policy in a small town where most employees are also friends , hence want to help each other.
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