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originally posted by: Subrosabelow
originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
You are so right. The retailers that are smart will pay more (a lot more) and get to pick the best workers.
We'll see who those retailers are.
I know who they aren't:
So right about that. As an associate at Wally-world, we're already hurting for employees in a big way. Every team in the store is short people so that day to day functioning is becoming a joke. We should have 12 people on ours. We have 5 to cover 2 shifts from 8 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week. Every new person they've hired recently has quit within 2-3 weeks after the stress got to them and they realized just how bad it can get.
Halloween is coming quick. Then Black Friday shopping. Then Christmas and Boxing Day and we're going to be in serious trouble. You know it's bad when people from the accounting office are being pulled back to the back to help unload trucks. Geez.
People are stressed, sore, and so burnt out. Some changes have to be made. Can't run a major retail store like that.
Even with the minimum-wage hike that took effect this month, a Portland-area worker would need to work more than two jobs -- 81 hours a week -- to make the rent. In all but a handful of counties, it would take a work week in excess of a 40-hour full-time job. The statewide average is a 65-hour work week.