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Old 11-13-2018, 05:21 PM
 
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Ever think that there are certain types of businesses that would clean up if they became 24/hour operations?


A few examples would be:


1. dentists (that back tooth never cracks mon-fri between 9AM - 4PM, nope it always seems to happen on Friday night during dinner at around 8PM or Saturday night while eating corn nuts at the local bar).

After a full day working patients, they do not have enough left to be there 24 hours. It would require the hiring of 2 more dentists for emergency service, and the expense would be so much more than the potential
income from a few emergency patients, it is not financially practical to do so.


2. garages (car never break down Monday - Saturday 10AM - 6PM)

The cost to operate the other 16 hours, makes it impractical and would lose money. The garage is handling the business that they are, and running up the business expense for little more income, is not practical fopr them to stay open. Would reduce their income not increase it.
The current system of in an emergency a truck can go get the vehicle if it breaks down, and deliver it to the garage their open hours, works just fine.

also plumbers, electricians and any other types of services that you may need at the most inopportune times.

Again from the business owner's point of view. It would actually most months cost them more than it would bring in.


What are some of your examples?
A business man, has to think what would be the potential income to offer 24 hour service, against what the cost to stay open those hours would bring them in income. And finding the workers to work those hours that are highly trained and educated would be a difficult problem to solve. You are talking about specialists, and today, it is often difficult to find enough employees to just fill their current schedule.

They would consider your desire for everyone to be open 24 hours a day, a crazy idea.
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:59 PM
 
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A business man, has to think what would be the potential income to offer 24 hour service, against what the cost to stay open those hours would bring them in income. And finding the workers to work those hours that are highly trained and educated would be a difficult problem to solve. You are talking about specialists, and today, it is often difficult to find enough employees to just fill their current schedule.

They would consider your desire for everyone to be open 24 hours a day, a crazy idea.
I agree.

And I assume the OP's wish is that with 24 hour service, that they would be able to be tended to immediately. It wouldn't work that way. Your tooth may break at midnight on Saturday, but the next available dentist appointment may still be 2 days away.

There would just be less people working 9-5 in order to cover the other 16 hours.
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Old 11-13-2018, 10:38 PM
 
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Auto mechanic beats all other ideas by a landslide.
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:15 PM
 
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^^ It depends on what the job is.
Just because we're talking about 24 hour appointments, doesn't mean we're talking about non-scheduled, emergency or last minute calls.....for example like being locked out unexpectedly.

There's no reason at all that Pep Boys can't be 24 hours maybe for only certain services where they already always have parts and equipment on site -- like oil changes, tune ups, tire installation, etc. I'm not saying there'd be enough business to make it worth their while. But just offer that as examples that not having parts isn't necessarily the reason certain services can't be provided. Also so what if a part needs to be ordered. They could order it, and still offer overnight installation...so people could drop the car off at night, and pick it up in the morning.
go to a reputable shop... drop off your car and drive one of theirs until you get yours back...

from a mom/pop shop to car lot service departments, i always get a temp car. sometimes i have it for a week because i cant get back until the weekend...
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Old 11-16-2018, 12:32 PM
 
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Businesses are having a difficult time finding enough employees to stay open during the day. In no way are they going to be able to hire enough good employees to stay open midnight to 8 AM. That's a horrible shift. No one wants to work that shift.

I used to stop and grocery shop at 3 AM. I'd be the only customer in the store. The store can't stay open 24 hours a day for one customer at 3 AM.
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Old Yesterday, 04:47 PM
 
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Businesses are having a difficult time finding enough employees to stay open during the day. In no way are they going to be able to hire enough good employees to stay open midnight to 8 AM. That's a horrible shift. No one wants to work that shift.

I used to stop and grocery shop at 3 AM. I'd be the only customer in the store. The store can't stay open 24 hours a day for one customer at 3 AM.

That funny because I've worked that shift most of my adult life, I preferred it, usually fewer bosses around looking over my shoulder, less traffic to and from work, off work when other stuff is still open.



and with as many people unemployed and searching for work there would be no problem finding workers.


also most of those 24 hour stores do so because they have to have the lights on anyway because nighttime is when they get deliveries and do 70% of the stocking, so they figure they might as well have a register going
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Old Today, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I can't think of any that could who aren't.
Few employee's want it regardless.

Maybe you should focus on all the businesses that SHOULD be 9-5 ...but changed.
Try to get them back

I always admired that about Germany. Their public facing sector was 9-5, with one longer day for workers to run their own errands. It helps smaller businesses that are operated by owners over large box retailers that have underrepresented workers.



But if I was searching for anything but laughing gas, i'd be very concerned about the dentist who tells me they've got a 2:45 am open for me.
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Old Today, 02:31 AM
 
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I used to stop and grocery shop at 3 AM. I'd be the only customer in the store. The store can't stay open 24 hours a day for one customer at 3 AM.
But there was only one cashier, not to mention the entire stocking team who work overnights anyway.


As for auto mechanics, they all lose customers on a daily basis due to long wait times. If a proprietor chooses to do all of the work himself, of course he can only work so many hours. If any multi-mechanic shop was interested in being the most profitable in town, they'd fill the glaring hole in that market. I know I'd pay extra for 9pm service over having to wake up at 7am. This is a no-brainer.
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