Do grocery stores such as Kroger let you come in at night to work?


#1

I am about to bid on a kroger in my area that has quite a bit of windows for a newb like me. I would imagine right now at my speed they would take probably at least 4 or 5 hours. Does anyone know if grocery stores like this let you come in at night to do the work? I need all night probably especially till I get faster. I figured maybe they have employees working overnight etc.


#2

I’ve always done them or seen them being done early before they actually open the doors or before they get busy.


#3

If there open why not. Worse they can say is “hey can ya come earlier” .
Yes … ya don’t want to go therr when there crazy busy , but a grocery store for me has never been a stop I made an effort to get there early.
During the week as long it’s not s holiday it’s viable Just work smart wipe up good An nobody will bother. Unless ya get that one manager that wants to be a PIA.
Not to knock you being new you should get here early. The less people the better off your going to be. Once you get good An know how to move then go for it.
Get there early An start in the insides. An doors


#4

They are open 6 am till 11 pm. I didn’t know if even with them being closed they would still let me in over night like they do with people who buff floors etc. I guess we will see. Overnight accounts are best for me becaue I have a day job right now. I called the corporate number and they gave me instructions to get on there vendor list so its not super likely I will get the job anyways.


#5

Put the bid in, Sir. Then just work with your local store contact for time. Or maybe talk to local first, say you need their help as you are putting in a bid to do the windows. Try to establish some rapore…just talk to the manager and get a feel for who and what you are dealing with. Chat, smile, be yourself. Then you will see how helpful they are and after some weather and sports talk, ask when would be the best time to do the windows. Go through the motions, follow through and learn what it might take to land a Corporate. Who knows, you might be able to snag multiple stores if you can get your toe in the door. Let us know how it went. I’ll be taking notes. :grinning:


#7

Jonathan, Night hours vary. Some stores have stockers working a midnight shift. Some stock all day during the day. Like I said, don’t project. Go talk to the store manager in person. They are human and…put pants on one leg at a time. Communication is needed at your local level. Remember, these folks deal with vendors all day long. Go talk to them, get out of your comfort zone. You will survive. Try. Try. Try. :slightly_smiling_face:


#8

Talk to the manager about available times for your time frame to get the job done.


#9

nightshit manager will let you in for sure . we start at 4am at kroger when we have to do freezer and milk doors


#10

Do you still do them? My Kroger already has a WC but I think I may go in and try to get the freezers… What solution do you use for the freezers. I know this is an old thread but I’ve been going through them looking for little nuggets to help me out along my way of getting more customers.


#11

Here ya go…some nuggets from another old thread. Try the search feature with “cooler doors”.

Drop cloth (towel)
Cold Water + Professional Window Cleaning soap/dish soap + alcohol = no freeze and good clean. You’ll have to experiment with the amount of alcohol.
As long as you squeegee the water off and try a tad of alcohol in the mix it will help with fogging. I use alcohol in my slip mix and if you pull, there is not much problem. At first it will be like trying to clean glass on a rainy day and very humid. The door will warm a bit and the alcohol will help remove extra moisture. It will fog a bit until cool air evaporates remaining moisture.
Cold Water + Professional Window Cleaning soap/dish soap + alcohol = no freeze and good clean.
Ditched the can sprays but prefer an alcohol, maybe use a cleaner like Zep or other clear window spray mix. Mainly for touch ups or where I can wipe quicker than squeegee. Some glass will need to nose to glass. Squeegee off dirty solution and spray polish out. You can pull with an alcohol mix; less soap residue left on glass. If there is residue, which soaps do leave, it will be noticeable once it fogs. Buffing/cleaning the glass will prevent this. Rather quick to do. If wiping, have plenty of huck towels, scrims, or good cotton towels. Use paper towels for cleaning up gunk, which ruins towels.


#12

Have to be honest. That opens the door for a time you just don’t want to be there.
He might just be the guy that says ya I need you here at 6am. Then what ?

I would just ask isnit ok if I do it at night !!

That’s it An leave it be. If he says yes then there ya go. If he says no then that’s it. Ok no prob … just asking.

Sone of these Managers hace power trips. Trust me dealt wiTh enough of them


#13

I clean
Diner
Panera bread
2 Burger Kong’s
2 Mexican places
1 coal fire pizza place
1 Italian Restaurant
All in one day.

Lass thing I’m going to do is go ask if it’s ok if I come at this time.
No way am I giving them the opportunity to dictate what time to be there. One change will through my whole day off.
It’s happen before ask an they will tell you. Do an they think that’s just the way it is.
That’s what I’m trying to say.

If it was me I would just go there at night if it’s open just do it. Act like it’s the way it is.

If soneone says to me can you come on a Monday instead of Truesdsy. I stop An make like I’m thinking , then say “ I’ll try my best , but this is the day I do all my work in this area.
If they say can you come @ 7am instead of 9am. I’ll say “ I’ll try my best , but this is th time I’m in this area “
It’s happens before plenty of times An that’s how I left it. Never changed anything just make like you will try.

The fact if the matter is I run a whole route that day to switch something is going to through a whole monkey wrench in to my day. Sometimes it’s feasible most of the times it’s not.
An one store is not going to ruin my day/route

That’ day up top is a nitemare if some one tries to dictate my time … I will patronize , an just keep on keeping on. Just The way it Is.

I don’t think I ever asked anyone what time can I be here. Somethings are just common sense. A diner between 6am-7am. Never later

That’s why they suck

I do 2. :face_vomiting: