I don't think quantities should be limited. A lot of people who are purchasing large quantities are distributing to churches, shelters or schools. Stop being so judgemental.
Things are closing down at different rates in different places. Nobody should be getting "pissy" with you for not taking a shop at all.
I can't speak for every scheduling company or MSC right now, but I am down to 3 restaurant shops that are allowing take out, and then the rest are grocery stores.
The restaurants, as long as they are open and following the local bans and laws at the moment, I see no issue asking shoppers if they want to go. If they do, great. If not, well hopefully we'll see you back when you feel more comfortable.
The grocery stores, same thing. But what strikes me on shoppers complaining about these is that people still need groceries. People will still be going there. We're not trying to force you to go out somewhere you wouldn't already be going (not ever trying to force you to do anything anyway). If you are not heading to that store, no worries. If you are, why not get the pay and reimbursement offered, especially when it is very likely you will be out of work soon?
I'm perfectly fine with everyone's opinions. To be called shameful, or some of the other things I've been called, for trying to do my job and help support the business as a whole that is about to take a huge hit, is just not fair in my opinion. Especially when no laws are being broken, and the shops remaining are complying with the health department.
From here, I'll graciously back out of this discussion.
Circle K is still scheduling April alcohol compliance checks...
Beastie opines--I feel that the criticism directed at KSS Pete is unwarranted.
Bob agrees--As do I. I have no recollection of ever communicating or working with Pete, but will in the future endeavor to correct that situation. In all of his past postings, I have never read any that contained even a smidgen of unprofessionalism, with each projecting an aura of business that was and is quite admirable.
I also have no specific issue with Pete. I have a good working relationship with him.
He and I may disagree on what's an appropriate action for scheduling companies during this crisis, but everyone is welcome to disagree with me....
@John-Joseph Capocci wrote:
Sounds like a bad idea. I call the places I am supposed to check and ask some questions, also email. Then I drop by quickly, get the business card, receipt, pictures, etc. and leave. I take a look at who is around. This is not the proper way but I get the info I need with minimal risk. I have been taking a lot of phone shops. Some pay well, others average. No $4 phone shops. I would avoid any food and beverage, inventory, retail, if I were you. Too risky.
Let me see. You are opposed to shelter in place orders meant to control the spread so you continue to go out in public for activities not deemed essential. Meanwhile, you are not opposed to faking a mystery shop to minimize your own risk. Any teachers we have on the forum could probably use this to make a lesson plan on morals, ethics and social responsibility.
You mean John Jacob Jingleheimerschmidt??@kimmiemae wrote:
Reminds me of another John we know.
[Insert bidet joke here]
We should leave that one for Tarantado.