Originally Posted by Piobaire
As dopey and Stitches might have been timed out by the sun going down I'll attempt an answer. They can have a rabbi or they can have a mashgiach that works under a rabbi's hechsher. A mashgiach is a person trained in the ways of kashrut, the Jewish dietary laws. I always think of the rabbi as a doctor and the mashgiach as a nurse practitioner.
ok, so years ago I took a course with a bunch of people who ran small factories in israel . one of the guys was the owner of a meat factory. one day we each talked about the problems that we had that were specific to us.
so he told a story " I have to get my meat inside city limits by 8 before trafic starts, so I need to load the trucks by 7. we start killing at 3, 12 slaugherers and 12 mashgicheem. then, every few minutes a mashgiach tells his slaughterer to stop because the knife is too dull, so I go over and give them each 50 sheckels, and they start again. this goes on for hours, until each team gets a few 50 sheckel notes"