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Old 10-26-2020, 02:48 PM
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Sucky situation ahead, but not a specific customer.

Why is it that when a business is going out of business EVERYONE decides to show up?

That's what I'm dealing with my restaurant right now. Last week we had 2 all time record sales days. I've got a feeling we'll be doing it again this - the final - week.

The thing is, if they would have even been showing half the love we're getting right now, we would be able to keep the doors open, and I would have been able to take paychecks this year, instead of living off my savings.

Oh, well, 1 more week.
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:20 PM
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Discounts and bargains. That's why.
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Old 10-27-2020, 02:02 AM
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I've found that it reminds people that they didn't go there enough when they could, so they go and get one last visit in to make them feel a little better. Kind of a "Sorry we didn't help keep you in business. Here is a little something to hopefully help you until you find other work"
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Old 10-27-2020, 03:21 AM
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There's also that rarity/novel factor. When a new place opens up, there's the rush to see the new thing. When it's about to close for good, "OMGZ! Must partake while it's still here! Last Chance!"
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Old 10-27-2020, 08:22 PM
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Yeah, I do know all of that. I was just ranting a lot.

Also, another rant: why the hell do they think I'm going to retire? Yeah, I'm able to retire, because I've made SOOOOOOO much money doing this. That's why I drive a 22 year old car, and live in a very cheap rent apartment.
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Old 10-28-2020, 01:33 AM
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I am so sorry this is happening to you. I've followed your COVID induced slide from the start and have always hoped things would turn around.

Do you have any plans past next week? Remember to apply for whatever unemployment and other assistance you can right away because nothing will happen until you do and that things will be slower than usual.

I am so sorry.
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Old 10-28-2020, 02:13 PM
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As an aside for anyone else in said situation (US, at least) – If you need to apply for UE, go ahead and apply for SNAP/food stamps while yer at it; if you qualify for one, you likely qualify for the other. That, and a number of states have been doing something unexpected, with no fanfare I know of: For single recipients, at least, they've been sending out the monthly maximum benefit amount since at least May, possibly April (presumably due to the plague), even if you would normally get less. E.g. I'm on Disability, and being on that/on Social Sec normally means you get a whopping huge $12/month for SNAP (even if you're well under the income cap). I've been getting the monthly max amount (192? 196?) since then. Said amount apparently increased a bit this month.

Also, for those with school-age kids who would normally not qualify for SNAP, a temporary food benefit is also available.

Info here: https://www.fns.usda.gov/news-item/fns-001420
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Old 10-28-2020, 02:19 PM
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I actually have a job lined up at Fed Ex already. It's a seasonal job, but it will be a good change. Also our food rep. at the company where we get our supplies said if I need a job, he'd be very willing to help.

I'm also not really hurting for money - my emergency fund still has about 3 months - 4 if I'm really frugal - in it.
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Old 10-30-2020, 09:33 PM
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Something really cool happened, or will happen tomorrow.

The Mayor of our city stopped in today, to get lunch, and let me know that tomorrow he's going to proclaim it's <RESTAURANT> day in the city. It's in honor of the 8 decades this restaurant has been serving the people of the city, and area. He will be bringing the proclamation over tomorrow.

I'm in total shock.
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Old 10-31-2020, 01:14 AM
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What an honor!
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