Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Checking Out

Why is it that the aptly named Giant supermarket in the IMM building is supplied with numerous counters at which their 'valued' shoppers presumably are supposed to be able to check out and pay for their goods, yet never has more than a handful actually manned (or, rather, womanned) and operational? Could it be that those who receive highly satisfactory remuneration for running the business calculate that it's well worth saving a few bucks by not employing enough lowly paid staff to keep all the counters open as the aforementioned customers will not notice that they have to queue up to thirty minutes simply to leave the place?

And let's face it, anyone who gets irritated will take it out on the lowly-paid and over-worked checkout staff who are struggling to serve them, rather than those responsible for the decisions that affect the actual staffing. Nice work, if you can get it.

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