Yeah, this is MPSIMS. That’s where most of my pit threads end up.
But what the hell? I just want four terra cotta clay pots, and a bag of Miracle Gro potting soil. Moisture Control[sup]®[/sup], if you nosey detail oriented Dopers must know.
I should have been in and out of there in five minutes or less. Instead, there’s one little old lady working the cash register in the outdoor garden center. Poor dear, I’m not blaming her. But apparently everything out there is on sale (except my stuff) and she can’t ring anything without a manager standing there. Guess what was missing from the picture? A FUCKING MANAGER.
After five minutes in line waiting for some pimply faced manager to show up so this poor woman can actually do her job, I give up in disgust and go inside.
The fucking store’s got to be five acres of shit piled to the rafters with crap to buy, and they’ve got like a quarter mile of checkouts. They’re numbered one to 25, for crying out loud.
There’s not a single checkout open. Oh, they’ve got dozens of employees scurrying around here and there trying to be helpful. But not one fucking cashier!
There are two lanes of “self checkout.” Great, those always run smoothly. There’s one, exactly one employee helping everyone fucking up their self checkout purchases.
Could some hotshot MBA Doper please explain to me how this is a good business plan? Put lots of stuff on sale, put one little old lady out in the garden center WHO CAN’T SELL ANYTHING THAT’S ON SALE WITHOUT A MANAGER, then give all your managers & cashiers the day off?
Do they really teach that to MBAs these days?