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by Alpha8472
May 7th, 2021, 4:49 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 221
Views: 41226

Re: Walmart observations

Walmart corporate is the one limiting employee work hours. The corporate office is so stingy that they let the computer schedule what employees are working at any time. That makes the store completely shorthanded and the corporate office tells managers not to change the schedule or add extra employe...
by Alpha8472
May 6th, 2021, 10:33 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart observations
Replies: 221
Views: 41226

Re: Walmart observations

I tried the Pickup Tower several times. I scanned my phone and in seconds the door opened up and a plastic bag or box was presented to me. If something goes wrong or if the item is too large, then an employee will be called and they will have to retrieve the item from a storage locker. However, the ...
by Alpha8472
May 6th, 2021, 10:24 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Boston Market
Replies: 53
Views: 5671

Re: Boston Market

There are some cities in the San Francisco Bay Area with $5 hazard pay requirements for supermarkets, food selling large discount stores, and pharmacies in addition to very high minimum wages. San Leandro for example is $15 plus $5 hazard pay. That makes the minimum starting pay $20. Oakland also ha...
by Alpha8472
May 6th, 2021, 2:04 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Fast Food and Labor Shortages
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Fast Food and Labor Shortages

Sadly, those kiosks and app orders will eliminate jobs. However, if there are no workers willing to work for low wages then the kiosk and apps will help. I have noticed that app ordering makes the wait time a little bit shorter as you do not have to order via a person and pay via the window.
by Alpha8472
May 6th, 2021, 1:02 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: El Pollo Loco announces expansion and tiny model
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: El Pollo Loco announces expansion and tiny model

El Pollo Loco is often found in some really high crime areas in California. You do not want to sit around and dine in these neighborhoods. You want to get your food to go and run. There one near me and a short distance away there are people selling guns and drugs. It is pretty scary, but I hear the ...
by Alpha8472
May 6th, 2021, 12:57 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Fast Food and Labor Shortages
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Fast Food and Labor Shortages

That is pretty awful. However, I have experienced fast food employees trying to close early before. I was at the Popeye's drive thru order speaker for 20 minutes waiting for an employee to answer. When someone finally answered they said, "Are you still there?" Fast food workers are quittin...
by Alpha8472
May 5th, 2021, 12:20 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Discussion: Convenience stores / gasoline retailers
Replies: 35
Views: 2801

Re: Discussion: Convenience stores / gasoline retailers

Sam's Club lets non-members shop the website with a 10 percent upcharge. The fee does not apply to California.

By law, you can purchase alcohol or use the pharmacy without a membership.
by Alpha8472
May 5th, 2021, 12:07 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants
Replies: 224
Views: 29180

Re: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants

Here in Northern California, Taco Bell and Boston Market are open again for indoor dining. Some McDonald's, Burger Kings, and Wendy's are also open. The Walmart McDonald's are busy with indoor diners. Indoor dining at fancy restaurants is very popular. Outdoor dining is a little more popular. Chick-...
by Alpha8472
May 4th, 2021, 6:02 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: 7-Eleven to buy Stripes
Replies: 85
Views: 34774

Re: 7-Eleven to buy Stripes

Franchisees are trying to get 7-Eleven to drop the 24 hour requirement. As bad as 7-Eleven is, I can always rely on them being open all day.

Many 7-Eleven stations do not have gas in the San Francisco Bay Area and are really run down.
by Alpha8472
May 1st, 2021, 1:47 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Boston Market
Replies: 53
Views: 5671

Re: Boston Market

I have noticed $15 wage signs in front of fast food restaurants. It simply can't compete with supermarkets and pharmacies that are at least $20 or more these days.