Hi All anybody doing grocery?

Anyone out there still doing grocery mystery shops not me at all went from 5 on weekends to nothing.The way I look at it the money is not worth the risk I live in Mi and there are a lot of cases here now.Its hard sitting home but it was all extra cash for me and I have enough income to pay my bills.I will be glad when I can get back out there though.So tell me how many are still doing it? and why?.

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Nope. I am staying home. I have no need for anything, and besides, mystery shopping in current conditions is unfair to the stores and their employees. If they decide to start evaluating curbside pickup service where there is no contact with the employees and I don't leave my car, I might consider it.
All of my grocery shops were removed.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
I didn't do the rest of the audit on a product at a Kroger store (it was every 10 days) and I got a canned message that my 'score' will be dropped by one point. Gosh...we are under orders to not go out...Geez....
I am doing personal grocery shopping. It is enough to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the stores... And as myself, I get the low-down on what is happening (at least for the moment) from people I know who work there. I would not want to evaluate a store where employees are hired, background checked and trained at warp speed, and put on the floor to keep the store supplied for me and other customers. I just appreciate these efforts to put people to work and provide for the customers.

If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music. - Gustav Mahler
I got an email for some grocery store shops today. They were way out of my travel zone, but I wouldn't have taken them if they were down the street. I can't imagine the day to day stress that grocery store workers are going through right now. There they are, providing a needed service while probably frightened about coming into contact with an infected person and bringing the virus home to their family. The company offering these shops at this time ought to be hung out to dry.
I am friends with a supervisor at Sam’s and a department manager at a grocery store. Neither of them live in fear of getting sick. Neither of them are working any harder than they’re normally pushed to do. Neither of them are stressed. Both of them are thankful to still be working and able to pay their bills.
Your fear is your fear, but don’t assume everyone else is full of panic and fear too.
I do merchandising at a regional chain of grocery stores in my area and I am on a first name basis with all of the department managers that I have been working in and the store directors. I was working on merchandising projects in all of those stores up until a week ago Thursday, and believe, me this was a regular topic of discussion while I was in each of those stores (7 hours a day, 4 days a week) for the past month. About half of them are freaking out, as some have elderly parents who have other health problems and two of them have children who have underlying health conditions where COVID could possibly kill them. Their jobs are considered essential and they can't stay home. They just don't have the option of taking leave of absence, and it's been really tough on them. One manager has a mom in a nursing home who he can't go visit and she has dementia, so when he talks to her on the phone she is in tears, not understanding why he won't come visit.

Your lack of fear is your lack of fear, but don't assume that all people working in grocery stores are NOT full of panic and fear (just because you know 2 people who work in stores that aren't worried). Many are VERY worried. I know at least 10 of them well, as I have been servicing their stores for over 7 years now.
@roxy1 wrote:

I am friends with a supervisor at Sam’s and a department manager at a grocery store. Neither of them live in fear of getting sick. Neither of them are working any harder than they’re normally pushed to do. Neither of them are stressed. Both of them are thankful to still be working and able to pay their bills.
Your fear is your fear, but don’t assume everyone else is full of panic and fear too.

Harris County has more reported cases than any other county in Texas. Just FYI.
@roxy1: I thought your post was about faith, not statistics. Your friends have faith, maybe a Friend, and possibly hope for eternity. ? Meanwhile, they stay calm and work on because customers need what they provide through their jobs and stores.? [thankful in, but not necessarily for, all things]


@roxy1 wrote:

I am friends with a supervisor at Sam’s and a department manager at a grocery store. Neither of them live in fear of getting sick. Neither of them are working any harder than they’re normally pushed to do. Neither of them are stressed. Both of them are thankful to still be working and able to pay their bills.
Your fear is your fear, but don’t assume everyone else is full of panic and fear too.

If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music. - Gustav Mahler
How do you know Roxy's county?

@SoCalMama wrote:

@roxy1 wrote:

I am friends with a supervisor at Sam’s and a department manager at a grocery store. Neither of them live in fear of getting sick. Neither of them are working any harder than they’re normally pushed to do. Neither of them are stressed. Both of them are thankful to still be working and able to pay their bills.
Your fear is your fear, but don’t assume everyone else is full of panic and fear too.

Harris County has more reported cases than any other county in Texas. Just FYI.
Just an FYI SoCal...
OF COURSE Harris County has the most cases in Texas. It is by far the most populous. Seriously, do better.
I have fear because I have elderly parents that probably wouldn't survive if they catch this virus. I have friends who have other health concerns that puts them at risk. Fear can be a good thing. If you have a healthy fear of something, that means you take it seriously, realize the dangers it poses, and will obey the directions we've been given about social distancing and staying home. It shows you have respect for others.

Kim
JASFLALMT,
I never said that nobody was fearful. I was responding in general to all you triggered folks who assume ALL workers are stressed and fearful everyday. It just isn't true. Some are, some aren't. My friends aren't, and none of my family members - all but one of whom are still going to work everyday - are not either.
We may get sick, we may not. But we work and live without being fearful.
She has said she is in or near Houston in a previous post, if I remember correctly. I think Houston (or at least most of it) must be in Harris county? Just a guess. A veteran shopper who works frequently would shop in their county and neighboring counties as well. Again, just a guess.
In one of roxy's old posts she said she lives in Houston. I'm guessing she was able to figure out the county?


@Msaddict wrote:

How do you know Roxy's county?

@SoCalMama wrote:

@roxy1 wrote:

I am friends with a supervisor at Sam’s and a department manager at a grocery store. Neither of them live in fear of getting sick. Neither of them are working any harder than they’re normally pushed to do. Neither of them are stressed. Both of them are thankful to still be working and able to pay their bills.
Your fear is your fear, but don’t assume everyone else is full of panic and fear too.

Harris County has more reported cases than any other county in Texas. Just FYI.

Kim
And I am not one of the "all you" people you are referring to. I never said I assumed ALL workers are stressed and fearful everyday. I said about 1/2.

Look back at my posts. Your assumption just isn't true.

@roxy1 wrote:

I was responding in general to all you triggered folks who assume ALL workers are stressed and fearful everyday. It just isn't true.
@roxy1 wrote:

Just an FYI SoCal...
OF COURSE Harris County has the most cases in Texas. It is by far the most populous. Seriously, do better.
FYI, I am better. Clearly.
I tried to do a return at a regional grocery store. The stores aren't accepting returns now. I'm going to Aldi for some grocery items today or tomorrow.

I have been craving cucumber water for a few weeks.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Clearly she's not better at trolling either.

@roxy1 wrote:

Socal,
Clearly you are not better at math. Or geography.

I enjoy awkward questions and uncomfortable silences. This gas station pavement is $%^@*#& hot.
I do grocery shops pretty much exclusively. Northern KY has alot of cases as the whole state is on lockdown. I live in a small town (8500 pop) on the Tennessee border and fortunately we've only had one case so far. TN is wide open now with the exception of the Honky Tonks on Broadway. All restaurants opened a couple of weeks ago with appropriate spacing.
I've been doing about 1/2 of my normal routes limited to Bowling Green to Memphis and I am sometimes fearful around people with no masks in the stores. Hope it gets better soon...
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