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Old 07-27-2014, 10:47 AM   #20511
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There is a strike that has pretty much shut down a local supermarket chain. It's a popular chain of 71 stores that offers the lowest prices around. As a result, their customers must shop in other stores. I was in a Stop&Shop yesterday and overheard the manager talking to a customer. He said you could tell which customers were from the other store because they were the ones complaining about the higher prices. He said it as a criticism of the other store's customers but I saw it as an indictment of his store's prices.

I'm wondering about the strike at that particular store chain. It's possible that the reason they can offer the lowest prices is because their employees are not well paid and do not have good benefits. If the strike changes that, the increased costs will be passed on to the consumer, and they may no longer be able to offer the lowest prices.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:58 AM   #20512
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I'm wondering about the strike at that particular store chain. It's possible that the reason they can offer the lowest prices is because their employees are not well paid and do not have good benefits. If the strike changes that, the increased costs will be passed on to the consumer, and they may no longer be able to offer the lowest prices.
On the contrary. The employees are treated well and paid well. Many stay on to make a career at that chain. They get a decent pay plus bonuses. That's why you see all the store's employees picketing for the fired CEO's return. The man created a chain that has one of the highest profit percentages in the industry and his employees love him. Hard to beat that.

Yesterday striking employees announced they would not return to work for any other CEO.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:06 AM   #20513
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On the contrary. The employees are treated well and paid well. Many stay on to make a career at that chain. They get a decent pay plus bonuses. That's why you see all the store's employees picketing for the fired CEO's return. The man created a chain that has one of the highest profit percentages in the industry and his employees love him. Hard to beat that.

Yesterday striking employees announced they would not return to work for any other CEO.

Well that's interesting. I hope they get their wish, so they can get their customers back there shopping. Why was the CEO fired?
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:20 AM   #20514
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Well that's interesting. I hope they get their wish, so they can get their customers back there shopping. Why was the CEO fired?

It's a family owned private company. The principals are two first cousins that have been at odds from the beginning. Actually, the difficulties began in the previous generation. Logic has nothing to do with it.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:34 AM   #20515
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I like your new haircut, PF. I have had my hair cut that short a couple times in the past, and my hair grows fast. I have very thick, coarse hair. Right now it is just to the bottom of my earlobes. I have heard that as you age, your hair thins, but I think that only applies to those who have thin hair to begin with. My step daughter is having a bad problem with her hair thinning at age 45. She has been told that her hairloss is from stress. I would be so happy to give her some of mine!
When I mentioned to my doctor that I was seeing more hair than normal on my brush, my doctor told me it was nutritional. So I started to eat more veggies. Sure enough, the hair stayed on my head where it belongs.
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:41 PM   #20516
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Went shopping with grandson this morning and got most of his school supply's for this year. Went to Shop-Ko and everything was on sale. The only item we didn't get there was the calculator. Will shop around for that. We got his flash drive at Best Buy. Sure am glad that is taken care of.
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:43 PM   #20517
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Not a glamorous job but sorted out the water butt in my garden.

The pipe runs from the shed roof into the water butt. I have been away for 2 years (caring for my mother) so the end of the pipe (where it goes into the water butt) needed attention.

I had placed the toe end of a pair of tights over the pipe's end, to catch debris from the shed's roof and so not contaminate the water.

It was very full so replaced it with a fresh section of tights. Even saw a little brown frog!
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:58 AM   #20518
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Thinking of our neighbors after their house fire. They lost everything, and I'm trying to go through our budget and bills. With any luck, I hope to give them more money.

We were able to give, and we are so grateful. The reconstruction on their house is going really well, and I am so grateful.

Life is good, even in the midst of a disaster. We and our neighbors are so much closer because of this.
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Thinking of our neighbors after their house fire. They lost everything, and I'm trying to go through our budget and bills. With any luck, I hope to give them more money.

We were able to give, and we are so grateful. The reconstruction on their house is going really well, and I am so grateful.

Life is good, even in the midst of a disaster. We and our neighbors are so much closer because of this.
This highlights the positive side of humanity that, when there is a crisis, it often brings out the best in what we have to offer. Compassion and giving shows our potential and benefits everyone.
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:49 AM   #20520
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Went shopping with grandson this morning and got most of his school supply's for this year. Went to Shop-Ko and everything was on sale. The only item we didn't get there was the calculator. Will shop around for that. We got his flash drive at Best Buy. Sure am glad that is taken care of.
Do you have a tax free weekend in your state? I have gone a couple of times during ours. The stores are absolutely jammed with people. You would think the big stores at a mall like Sears, Macy's, etc. would have enough room for people. Only in your dreams. Specially the appliance section of the stores. Computers are also a big item and the stores are packed even more. During this weekend a lot of the stores have special sales. So the buyer wins twice.
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