posted on Sep, 18 2018 @ 08:37 AM
"Out of Stock This Holiday Season: Store Workers"
I pretty much buy Christmas gifts year round. For those that wait they might be disappointed. I'm going to do everything I can to
avoid shopping in December!
Last year I was at a big department store trying to buy some shoes. There were at least ten other folks with me waiting,
there was no one to check us out. I ended up leaving and I'm sure some others did too.
No workers - no sales
I do think these places are on the right track. Offer more money, offer other perks. The sad thing is we know these are just seasonal jobs and that's
not what most people need or want. The other thing is that retail workers get the brunt of crabby holiday shoppers. A lot of people have lost all self
respect and make a complete asshat of themselves in public. They treat retail workers like slaves and restaurant workers like servants. Somehow,
growing up I don't remember this type of thing happening much. There was a certain decorum. We were all poor back then, and it was a treat to go out
anywhere, and we treated everyone with respect.
It will be interesting to see how Amazon handles all the deliveries. It seems each year it gets worse and worse. They are contracting out their
delivery services and from the fine print it doesn't seem like a good gig to me.
Seriously, the most entertaining thing is to go on facebook the day after Xmas and go to Amazon's FB page and read thousands of irate comment after