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Old 03-27-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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Has anyone else noticed that the always cheerful Trader Joe's staff seems tense, and not quite as upbeat? I know, I know, the obvious economical reasons. But I wonder is something going on internally that is forcing the uptight vibe.
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: USA
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No, I haven't noticed it at my local TJ's. I know they are opening new stores and they are still always so crowded.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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It might just be your store. I know one particular Trader Joe's in the area we used to live had notoriously rude staff after the management changed; and suddenly were completely different from any other stor in the area. I even had one cashier girl try to hit on my boyfriend right in front of me. Not sure what was going on with that. And they took forever to pack our groceries because the person on our register was usually busy talking to the person on the next register about their plans for later that evening. It seemed like they were going for some sort of "party atmosphere". Except they forgot to invite the customers. But I digress.

It is always possible that perhaps your particular store is in trouble, or that the is something else going on that is bothering the staff.
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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No, haven't noticed anything amiss - and we have three TJ's in immediate proximity to my home.
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Everything seem to be ok here.
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:22 PM
 
Location: USA
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Has anyone else noticed that the always cheerful Trader Joe's staff seems tense, and not quite as upbeat? I know, I know, the obvious economical reasons. But I wonder is something going on internally that is forcing the uptight vibe.
TJ's has always been like that. Unless you look sick like some of the rich folks that go in there, they try to avoid you.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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I guess it depends on where your Trader joes is located, and the economy. I have not noticed any difference, except being crowded as usual, finding some great stuff, different things, which i like, and i like their wines. Some of there Chocolates are very gooddddddddd to, also depends on the people working in the store.
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