BHU, check Humphrey Gardens if you are curious as to where the carts may have gone. When we lived in North Utica the sidewalk was always lined with a wide assortment of carts from every store in N Utica. One would think that a person that brings home a cart would grab one of the stray carts and take it back to the store when they went the next time.
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Post by basichumanunit on Aug 9, 2019 17:41:54 GMT -5
Walmart rots imho. They have put more local merchants out of business then any chain in history. I must admit i shop there on occasion because it's close by. But I'm trying to avoid the place as much as i can. They're no cheaper then others imho.
I thought they were going to replace the floor, but no. They are tearing up the old floor and buffing the concrete base.
I think it looks like crap, it's dark and for the moment, is slicker than greased pig slop.
The store will be completely reconfigured, departments spread all over the place and even the grocery aisles will be broken up and moved around. My aisle, 8/9 (coffee & condiments) will be split and moved to totally different ends, one next to the last frozen aisle and one down by dairy. When I go back to work I have no idea where the hell I will be.
And it isn't much different behind the scenes either, driving us nuts!!
Post by clarencebunsen on Aug 16, 2019 16:11:31 GMT -5
Retail is always changing. My teenage granddaughter was talking this week about going back-to-school shopping. I told her that when I was her age, back to school shopping was my mother handing me the Sears catalog. I picked out my clothes, my siblings did the same, she phoned the order in and my father picked everryhing up a few days later.
Supermarkets took over from the small grocers. Walmart and K-Mart took over from other retailers because many people shopped there. Downtown retail districts were replaced with malls and shopping centers in the suburbs. Now local retailers are squeezed by online retailers. To me shopping from Amazon is too much like being handed the Sears catalog. I didn't care for it then an I don't like it much now.
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Post by Pizzaballa on Aug 16, 2019 19:22:21 GMT -5
Ralph I agree with you on the floor. I do not like it. I see today they moved the eggs next to the bacon then comes all the refrigerator biscuits! I think they should also put the chicken next to the eggs. Why is all the butter near the yogurt? Also why is the beer in the men's underwear department!!!
They are normally reconfigured according to a corporate plan. I would be surprised if corporate would allow their drones to make such decisions. Corporate and regional management holds a tight rein over local store management. Not much goes on without the blessings from above. My oldest son used to be a department manager at the Ogdensburg store. He managed the tire and lube and automotive departments. He said that the general manager of the store was under so much stress from above that he made the department manager's lives miserable. He moved to Ogdensburg with a promise from the regional manager that he would get to manage the department at the new Oneida store that was under construction at the time. When they didn't keep that promise, he decided he was not going to spend his days in backwater Ogdensburg NY struggling to make the numbers corporate wanted in a city that was experiencing high unemployment and a recession. He moved to Ohio, near his mother and younger brothers, finished his engineering degree and has been in quality control in the automotive industry ever since.
It is very doubtful that had he stayed with Walmart that he would be seeing his present 90K+ salary.
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Post by basichumanunit on Aug 17, 2019 20:52:14 GMT -5
Awful company to work for from what I hear. I knew someone who worked at the dist. center in Marcy. An employee was caught on camera getting a free candy bar from a vending machine after paying for only one. Another employee witnessed this "blatent act of dishonesty". Both were fired. The employee who got a free $75 cent candy bar & the witness who failed to turn him in. True story.
Yep. I knew one of the truck drivers that was fired for badmouthing the dispatcher over his CB radio, while talking to another Walmart driver. Believe me, truck drivers always bitch about the dispatcher at one time or another. The company safety man was eaves dropping and heard them. Both drivers were fired. Told that after they delivered their trailers to the store they were headed for, they were to come back to Marcy and clean out their trucks, and that they were all done. One of the drivers was a guy from Barneveld who had over 20 yrs of safe driving and was well liked and respected by everyone he came in contact with, on the job and off. Incidentally, the safety man was a diminutive little ass kissing weasel that had never even sat in a tractor trailer, much less drove one. He had started out as a safety person in the warehouse.