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Old 12-07-2014, 06:24 PM   #3681
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"Every" store I have been shopping in is understaffed. There is no floor help anywhere. There are stilled help wanted signs everywhere. I don't know what to think.
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Old 12-07-2014, 06:29 PM   #3682
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"Every" store I have been shopping in is understaffed. There is no floor help anywhere. There are stilled help wanted signs everywhere. I don't know what to think.
Our target seems to be well staffed almost all the time, I'm thinking that it must be well managed, they have kept many people for years and this is an area where you can get a retail job anytime they are plentiful.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:21 PM   #3683
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"Every" store I have been shopping in is understaffed. There is no floor help anywhere. There are stilled help wanted signs everywhere. I don't know what to think.
It could be that they are positions that are low paying ones. And folks are thinking they are going to be making the same pay that they did before the recession. If you were making $20 an hour, today you are lucky if you get $18 an hour.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:12 AM   #3684
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I have the same problem with Walmat. It is my nearest and primary store. Sometimes it takes a few months before an item is returned to the shelves.

Lately I have been wanting bay scallops to come back to give me a change from shrimo. It was probably 4-5 months, before I finally found some this last payday.

It's especially frustrating when certain vitamins I take are missing. I've worked hard to figure out which vitamins work for me and I can tell by the way I feel if something is missing. Right now, I'm out of A&D as well as Hawthorn and their absence is noticeable.

When I went shopping last week, the vitamin/supplement shelves we half empty.
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:57 AM   #3685
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I have the same problem with Walmat. It is my nearest and primary store. Sometimes it takes a few months before an item is returned to the shelves.

Lately I have been wanting bay scallops to come back to give me a change from shrimo. It was probably 4-5 months, before I finally found some this last payday.

It's especially frustrating when certain vitamins I take are missing. I've worked hard to figure out which vitamins work for me and I can tell by the way I feel if something is missing. Right now, I'm out of A&D as well as Hawthorn and their absence is noticeable.

When I went shopping last week, the vitamin/supplement shelves we half empty.
I have heard from a couple of employees that work up on the Lynnway, that there is plenty of stock in the backroom, but no one on the floor to fill the shelves. This is the worst possible time of year for their shelves to be half empty. They also told me that the back room is in total disarray. The truck driver just throws the boxes in as there is never anyone in the back room to take the merchandise in from the truck for stacking.
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:15 PM   #3686
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If I were the district manager of Walmart things would be much different.
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:48 PM   #3687
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If I were the district manager of Walmart things would be much different.

As a district or store manager, you have to meet profit goals to keep your job. You do that by not hiring as many people.
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:55 PM   #3688
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As a district or store manager, you have to meet profit goals to keep your job. You do that by not hiring as many people.
I don't own any Walmart stock....
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As a district or store manager, you have to meet profit goals to keep your job. You do that by not hiring as many people.
Exactly! Labor cost is the #1 controllable expense in retail, so you bet your bottom dollar that when numbers need to be met that labor is the first to be cut. Every retailer that I've worked for does it this way usually there is a lot of pressure from the district manager to meet these numbers. If you can't consistently meet those numbers as a store manager, you are gone! If your district manager can't get their stores to meet those numbers then they are gone. It's very cut and dry.
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As a district or store manager, you have to meet profit goals to keep your job. You do that by not hiring as many people.

You have to keep stock on the shelves to sell. It's a balancing act..
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