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Thread: Question about JoAnn's

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    Question about JoAnn's

    This morning I was parked in the lot across the street from the back of JoAnn's and I saw a JA employee dumping items into a large trash bin. She was tearing the end off small rolls, then unrolling the item (appeared to be ribbon) from the roll and throwing the whole thing into the bin. I know there are some members of this board who have been/are employed by JA and I was wondering if they or anyone else might know why perfectly good items would be thrown away as opposed to donating to schools, senior center, etc. I am not trying to cause trouble for JA, just wondering what might be going on....thanks.

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    A lot of stores do this, returns to Walmart get thrown in a trash bin out back even if nothing was wrong, My GF's DSIL worked for a landfill and said you would be amazed what they throw in there, My DDIL worked at hobby Lobby and said it made her sick at the things they had to put down the chute.

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    So....if someone was waiting by the dumpster, could they be a pre-dumpster picker-upper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins View Post
    So....if someone was waiting by the dumpster, could they be a pre-dumpster picker-upper?
    They are not allowed to do that but a dumpster diving expedition may happen later!! LOL

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    I used to peek in the dumpster at work all the time, Not retail, and once found a whole roll of upholstery fabric that I covered a window seat, Rocker and foot stool with, I also found a cool picket fence one time.

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    I don't understand the reasoning behind having to throw away these items. Why can't they be donated to some place that could use them? Is this corporate policy or what? If this is corporate policy, maybe we can/should contact the corporate offices to complain about the waste. I can understand dumping food products that are out-of-date, but ribbons, etc.?

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    Another thing that is tossed are books, and magazines, we had to send in the covers to them for credit and Patterns had to be taken out of the envelope, the envelopes were sent in for the credit, that was a long time ago but I think the same applies now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North View Post
    They are not allowed to do that but a dumpster diving expedition may happen later!! LOL

    Just be careful.. Some places dumpster diving is considered 'stealing' ..... I know- crazy !!!

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    I worked for a local health agency, The things in the dumpster were thing no one longer wanted or needed, I would not really go dumpster diving especially at a retail store, that would be stealing as they are given credit for those things so they have to be tossed as sad as it is.

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    I was just at JoAnns this morning, I never thought of checking the dumpsters. You would think that the stores would at least just put the items on sale...50 60 heck even 90 percent off to sell it and they would at least get a little bit of their money back. Seems like a big waste to me.

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