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Quote from: Jabroniville on November 03, 2017, 08:41:40 amUpdate: Sears has shut down all of its stores in Canada. That was fast- they'd closed down "select stores" in Canada earlier in the year, and have just decided to close up shop right before Christmas! Every store is a madhouse, and it's proving to be a disaster for Canadian malls, because most of them had JUST figured out what they're doing with all their abandoned Target locations! One of the malls it town had just renovated their old Target to have different store-space (converting a department store into a hallways with stores in it), and the West Edmonton Mall store is only NOW about to be filled with a few different things.People are thinking the malls are gonna have to allow gyms to move in in order to survive, now.
Quote from: Jabroniville on November 03, 2017, 08:41:40 amPeople are thinking the malls are gonna have to allow gyms to move in in order to survive, now.
Quote from: Jabroniville on November 09, 2017, 09:35:56 amthey have to pay staff to do nothing for hours on weekends
Quote from: Tuxedo Mark on November 09, 2017, 10:55:53 amQuote from: Jabroniville on November 09, 2017, 09:35:56 amthey have to pay staff to do nothing for hours on weekendsHuh?! Explain this, please.
Quote from: Jabroniville on November 10, 2017, 07:51:03 amQuote from: Tuxedo Mark on November 09, 2017, 10:55:53 amQuote from: Jabroniville on November 09, 2017, 09:35:56 amthey have to pay staff to do nothing for hours on weekendsHuh?! Explain this, please.It's simple:Malls enforce the hours that businesses have to stay open.Certain times of the day are infamously slow in malls, such as weekends after 6pm or so, some holidays, early mornings, etc. When I worked in a mall, Saturday after six was just DEAD- you only get business during the day.Therefore, a business that has to stay open from 9 to 9 every single day has to pay staff to fill those twelve hours, even if a bunch of those hours aren't busy at all- the employees are thus drawn really thin for the times when it IS busy, and the stores basically blow money, because they're paying someone $/hour to sit around while no sales are made. My mom still works in a mall, and says there are days when you could roll a bowling ball down the halls and hit nobody. Yet every place is open.I mean, yay, it's more hours for people who might need it, but it's a waste. Many business owners I know refuse to move in to malls directly because of this practice- paying staff for times when nobody's shopping is dumb.
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on November 13, 2017, 10:44:38 amThat's a bummer. I remember going into a K-mart once and specifically asking a store clerk if they carried Archie digests, and the answer was "No", although that was a couple of years ago. I do remember seeing them about a year later in Walmart, but lately when I've been in there... once again, no Archie digests. Come to think of it, it's been a while since I've looked at Barnes & Noble, which was the only other place I knew of that I could reliably find them (other than special-ordering through my LCS) so who knows if B&N even carries them now. It would explain a lot.