Okay guys this is really a question here for anybody on ES that works in retail or the like, or has a spouse that does....etc:
My wife and I went to Walmart last night in Winchester, VA (The "Old One" for anybody who lives around there). It was not very late, only about 9:15 or so. We only had a few items, so we looked to find one of the express lanes. Needless to say, there weren't any that were open. There was only ONE register open, the one that sells the cigarettes.
There was about 8 people in line all with big carts, and a huge line was steadily forming. We looked around to see if ANYBODY was goign to come and open a new register, but nobody did.
I have encountered similar things at Martins, where only a few lanes have been open during peak times. Sheetz, no matter where you go, always seems to have only 1 or 2 people per shift.
So my question is to anybody who works at Walmart, or Sheetz, or the like. WHy does this happen? Is it just because the company can't afford to pay the extra person?? If that is so, then why are walmarts and grocery stores always built with 50 registers, but you'll never see more than 2 or 3 open?? This isnt a joke thread. This is an honest question about something that baffled me for some time....