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    sporadic store closings

    Quite a few stores in our area are now open when and if they can due to decreased staff or ongoing theft issues. Since it is a pretty day, after lunch I walked a mile to the local Dollar Store a mile away only to find a sign on the door stating they would be randomly closed due to staffing issues. Lots of frustrated shoppers similarly irritated outside. Yesterday, I tried to get some photos developed at Walgreen's - ditto. Nextdoor says this is going on all over the city. The Covid weirdness continues...is this just a big city thing I wonder??

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    Nope. All over. Various discussions being held. One young man, with a "minor" criminal background, asked where he might find a job and got over 50 responses on Nextdoor from a wide variety of locations looking for hires. Our school districts are having huge issues with everyone from bus drivers to teachers.

    I wonder when companies and government trying to hire will make the process easier on both sides and take a close look at their job requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkytoe View Post
    Quite a few stores in our area are now open when and if they can due to decreased staff or ongoing theft issues. Since it is a pretty day, after lunch I walked a mile to the local Dollar Store a mile away only to find a sign on the door stating they would be randomly closed due to staffing issues. Lots of frustrated shoppers similarly irritated outside. Yesterday, I tried to get some photos developed at Walgreen's - ditto. Nextdoor says this is going on all over the city. The Covid weirdness continues...is this just a big city thing I wonder??

    every business has help wanted signs in windows.

    anyone who says they cannot get a job is a liar. We can put a positive chit in President Bidenís column for a super strong job market during his Presidency.

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    I had a minor transaction at the bank yesterday. They had a big "now hiring" sign. Starting at $20/hr. and up. I'm normally in and out in 10 minutes or so for a similar things. There did not seem to be much staff around and not many customers. I had a half hour wait and another half hour working with a new employee. I speculated short staffing. Bank jobs seem like they would be pretty cush for $20./hr. Maybe benefits and advancement chances. Bankers hours.

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    So how are all these missing employees paying their bills I wonder??

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    Bank jobs seem like they would be pretty cush for $20./hr. Maybe benefits and advancement chances. Bankers hours.
    in some ways, of course they also regularly get robbed, which is not everyone's definition of cushy.
    Trees don't grow on money

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    In our city, it is the various dollar stores that are robbed on a consistent basis. They basically have no security, few employees and deal in more cash. They are dangerous places to work just like convenience/gas stations. Heck, in some parts it is dangerous to just stop and get gas.

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    I have not come across any of these sporadic closings, but I do see signs of slightly reduced hours.

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    I have not seen this in our area. The closest thing I've seen is a trend with restaurants having reduced days/hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    I have not seen this in our area. The closest thing I've seen is a trend with restaurants having reduced days/hours.
    Yes, that too. And reduced services.
    I still don’t know whenever I go to McDonald’s if the inside store will be open. They always run their drive up service tho.

    Some months ago I stayed at a hotel that was grossly understaffed in the restaurant. Probably grossly understaffed elsewhere. They were using as staff in a couple of places young people who are obviously on the spectrum. I thought that was great because these kids might not have gotten a job otherwise, and they were doing an excellent job.

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