Post # 3 of the day.... :)
Sunday morning we had a mandatory employee meeting. (funny how many employees didn't show!) Sunday morning was the beginning of employment under liquidation. We have a week of transition from being a J store going into "live liquidation".
This week we will honor J sale prices and coupons. On Sunday we will no longer have anything to do with J except the name on the building and dress code.
Signs quickly went up and liquidation begins....
We now have a 2yd minimum on fabric and trims, 5yd min. on home dec fabric.
Everything is 20% off unless it is on sale in the J ad.
More signs will be going up today....
People are crazed. I was *SO* happy i didn't have any angry customers yesterday! Some of the cashiers got cussed out...a "sweet little old lady" called the Mgr a very-very bad name. Don't know where she got that sailors mouth. Most customers accepted the new policies, some just refused.
I did have a customer that was returning $100 worth of fabric. She was trying to convince me how sad she was that the store was closing, (uh, huh...) and then felt she needed to explain over and over again why she was returning this fabric. I bit my lip and didn't say a thing....but wanted to tell her SHE is the reason we are closing! People buy $$$ of stuff and then return it. A lot of times the items were purchased at other stores. People don't realize how much that hurts a store. The least you could do is return it to the store where you purchased it.
I work again tonight, then i will have one day off before my 9 day work marathon! Everyone is being worked to the max. We are starting to get cranky and irritable and picking at each other. Dh says it also is separation anxiety. Since it is officially ending. We are normally pretty close. But our group is 98% women. so we still get hormonal. lol
Here are my co-workers. top: Patty, Vickie, Me, Joe, Carol
bottom: Ella (supervisor) and Barb