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Dollar General stores Are popping up everywhere.

They are spreading faster than covid!

Don't get me wrong I love the Dollar General as much as the next guy, But how close do they really have to be. In this case, it's less than an eighth of a mile.

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Audio Bob

My only problem with that is that I can see the other Dollar General location from the parking lot of this brand new location.

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Google maps

I figured they were closing the other location, but to my surprise, I found out they weren't.

I understand the convenience, But this is ridiculous!

Maybe they should provide a better shopping experience for the customers, and a safer working environment for all of their employees.

Dollar General operates about 17,000 stores around the country and has more than 150,000 workers.

Since 2016 DG has been fined $3.5 million nationwide.

Dollar General Stores in Alabama have been fined based on the following.

-Failure to provide safe exits during an emergency.

-Worker's exposure to slip and trip hazards.

-Dangers of being struck by falling boxes.

-Poor placement of electrical panels.

OSHA reports DG has a history of violations and repeated failures to protect its worker.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, has fined one Alabama Dollar General $321,827.

Doug Parker, Assistant Secretary for OSHA, said Dollar General has a long history of disregarding safety measures to prevent severe injury or death in a fire or other emergency.

(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

As a DG fan and customer, I hope they clean up their act in Alabama and around the nation. And for what it’s worth, my only DG complaint is that they are not open 24 hours!

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