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by pseudo3d
June 29th, 2022, 1:04 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Employees Want To Fight Back
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Employees Want To Fight Back

If employees are being beaten up, employees should be allowed to defend themselves and fight back. Most of the time if an employee lays a hand on a customer they are terminated. There is no flexibility. The reason as to why is because there's so much bad press in fighting back against customers and...
by pseudo3d
June 26th, 2022, 12:03 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: Rite Aid closing at least 63 stores
Replies: 342
Views: 22055

Re: Rite Aid closing at least 63 stores

I believe Southwest (of which El Paso was, but they're on slightly different programs) was mostly branded as Osco. I think that Shaw's got Osco as well but ACME and South got Sav-on (not sure on Rocky Mountain). When LLC took over, they stopped advertising it with the co-brands and eventually took d...
by pseudo3d
June 23rd, 2022, 8:04 am
Forum: Southeast USA
Topic: Publix will not give COVID Vaccine to children under 5
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: Publix will not give COVID Vaccine to children under 5

3. What is different about giving an under 5 year old the COVID vaccine vs. giving one to, say, a 7 year old? The physiology of children changes substantially in their early years, even more so than teenagers. There's real mental and physical changes between an 18-year-old and a 15-year-old (not ta...
by pseudo3d
June 22nd, 2022, 1:13 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Lack Of Air Conditioning At Stores
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: Lack Of Air Conditioning At Stores

It was over 100 degrees today in many parts of Northern California. The stores seems to be skimping on the air conditioning. It was almost uncomfortably warm at Walmart and some malls seemed to be stuffy as well. Is everyone cutting costs now? It was very unpleasant trying to shop under these condi...
by pseudo3d
June 22nd, 2022, 1:08 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 541
Views: 101521

Re: Walmart observations

There are labor academics like Nelson Lichtenstein, as well as journalists who have been been tracking Walmart's hiring practices for many years. Lichtenstein follows more than Walmart and is writing a book on the recent evolution of retail. As for initiative, I wouldn't consider "making your ...
by pseudo3d
June 21st, 2022, 1:11 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 541
Views: 101521

Re: Walmart observations

Nothing really surprising here. Walmart has continually cut back on management and made relatively extreme use of scheduling software for decades. The supply chain disruptions and the increasing transition to online ordering/store pick-up taxed the system. I 've been wondering what would break thei...
by pseudo3d
June 21st, 2022, 8:05 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons announces strategic review of company
Replies: 138
Views: 8749

Re: Albertsons announces strategic review of company

This article that was posted strongly suggests that ABS wants to pull a Seritage and spin off a lot of real estate it owns. It's probably not as desperate-looking as Seritage but I can see "Albertage" just a way of shuffling assets around to make the bottom line look better. Unlike Serita...
by pseudo3d
June 16th, 2022, 10:26 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Is Fast Food Indoor Dining Dying?
Replies: 8
Views: 446

Re: Is Fast Food Indoor Dining Dying?

One of the effects of COVID is the slowness of some fast food operators to re-open their dining rooms! I'll be honest, I'm put off if I am forced to use a drive-thru as often there are long lines. Once you are in, you're stuck! Some places do let you in for a "to go" order, so that is sli...
by pseudo3d
June 15th, 2022, 1:24 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons announces strategic review of company
Replies: 138
Views: 8749

Re: Albertsons announces strategic review of company

This article that was posted strongly suggests that ABS wants to pull a Seritage and spin off a lot of real estate it owns. It's probably not as desperate-looking as Seritage but I can see "Albertage" just a way of shuffling assets around to make the bottom line look better. Unlike Seritag...
by pseudo3d
June 15th, 2022, 1:18 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Starbucks Closes Unionized Store
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: Starbucks Closes Unionized Store

I HOPE the NLRB DEEPLY investigates this!!!! :evil: :evil: To do what? Waste Starbucks' time on the taxpayer dime? The grease trap was broken...there's no mysterious unexplained "plumbing issues", no one is debating that. Not batting an eye on a chain that sometimes does culling on underp...