Anything can be done when we put our minds and efforts into it. There are plenty of box trailers and sea containers to store it in which would also keep employees employed. There's also the prospect of moving it into one closed off section of the store.DSamuels wrote: ↑Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:47 pmConsidering “essential” goods take up probably 1/4 of the store and most back rooms are about that size there is no way they can empty non-essentials off the floor and store them. They also wouldn’t have enough back room inventory to cover the empty space. And who decides what is essential and what isn’t?Thelma Harper wrote: ↑Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:19 amThat sounds like all the more reason to shut down certain sections of big box stores. If they have to guard those barricades with the national guard or military, so be it. Or retailers could just pull all the non-essential stock and use that space for essentials. The sooner we get this under control, the sooner we can get back to normal.DSamuels wrote: ↑Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:19 am
If they wanted something behind the sign they absofuckinglutely would go get it. They would climb over something if it was in the way. Until you have worked retail you have no idea how people act. It ain’t pretty.
Now people are walking right into the back stockroom clearly labeled employees only because they think the stores are hiding toilet paper and other things back there. I retired early back in November 2018, but I am still a member of a Facebook group of store employees. The stories they have now.
Fitting rooms are closed. A lady ignored the sign and took bathing suits back there. Left the door open too. An employee walked back to tell her she had to leave and she was topless. People stripping down to underwear to try on bathing suits and clothes on the sales floor. Ignoring the “Limit of 2” signs and bringing up 4 or more of an item and insisting to be rung up. These are just a few stories from today.
Have you ever worked in the shipping industry?
Essential is like the SNAP dilemma, where some want to limit what can be purchased, is it not? If my kid tore up his/her pillow, it's not essential to replace it. They could do without or I might offer them one of the six on my bed. Bathing suits aren't a necessity either.