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Old 06-10-2012, 11:35 AM
Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by STT Resident View Post
How did this thread move so quickly from a complaint about the inadequacy of A/C to a complaint about wages? And how does minimum wage relate to the temperature in the workplace? Must be one of the fastest forum shifts recorded!
Another member said, I should ask for a wage increase and I responded I couldn't do that. Minimum wage has nothing to do with the temperature in the workplace. The only thing is we shouldn't have to suffer the heat on such low wages. Since they've been cutting a lot of hours, you'd think they would have some extra money they could use for the AC.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:38 AM
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I'd just start looking for another job. Retail places are generally poor to their employees. If they don't care about your issues it's a pretty good sign they are a pretty poor place to work.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:45 PM
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Customers can help! Every time you walk into a store that is too hot ask to speak to the manager. Tell them that instead of shopping you are walking out and it will be a very long time before you come back. If they get enough people doing this...they will fix the problem or close and go out of business. OP get your friends to help you with this. When people go shopping they'll spend hours looking around if they are comfortable; if not they'll come in quickly to buy what they need and GET OUT! It's not really good business sense to raise the thermostat!
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by wheelsup View Post
Write in to corporate pretending you are a customer. Create numerous emails and use fictitious names. Use a different style of writing for each email.
This isn't a bad idea, but a better one would be to get friends to email and call as customers complaining about how hot the store is and they will no longer shop in there. Call the store directly.

Also the next time an overheated customer is at your register ask them to go complain to the manager on duty. Say to the customer "I know it's hot in here, but they won't listen to us, could you please say something to the manager".

If they hear enough complaints the mangagment will get nervous about losing customers. Less customers means less business, which means less employees or that location closing.

Nobody likes to shop or eat in a place that feels like a sauna.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:55 PM
Location: Idaho
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I feel your pain OP. My store isn't too terrible out on the sales floor, though it does get very sweaty after working for awhile. The big problem is the back room, no air conditioning at all, except for the manager's offices of course. I guess they figure customers can't go back there, and therefore can't complain.
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