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Old 08-02-2020, 01:06 AM
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Some dude was walking around bare-faced through the store today, and when I asked him if he had a mask, he replied with, "Do you have one?", and when I replied with, "I'm wearing mine", he retorted with "That's good" before walking away. Later I saw in standing in line, and who was bagging on that particular register...? My front-end manager, who didn't say "Boo" to him, so I got to hear him drop a "Nice mask...!" crack as he walked out the door, but not before he took his time at the floral department.

Fuck's sake.
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Old 08-02-2020, 05:43 AM
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It sucks when management doesn't stand up. We had one today and none of us noticed haha. When I did I told the manager about it and let her deal with it. If I have to get into it with someone and it puts me in the right frame of mind, I'll walk out. I already decided. I'll especially do it if no one backs me up but I think they will. I do believe we'll be closed by month end anyway. Otherwise I wouldn't still be there.
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:36 AM
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My company has a mask policy but like many places we're not going to stop people who aren't wearing one. I have two coworkers who are flat out telling people that we're not enforcing it. I've had a few people ask me and I say we're not turning people away. I figure the less said the better. Overexplaining things to people never works.
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Old 08-03-2020, 01:27 PM
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I think it's because most employees/managers don't want to risk being attacked and/or calling the police on someone, and therefore making a scene.

Or something like that.

I was at a big box home improvement store a couple of weeks back, because I needed to replace a part on my bathroom sink. I was masked up, and I think most of the employees were, too. But of course, some lady walked in right behind me, no mask. And I don't think they said anything to her.
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Old 08-03-2020, 05:54 PM
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My current job has security guards, so everyone is complying (I did call out Stupidvisor once for not covering his nose...GM saw that and was not impressed).

OldJob...it varies. On one shopping trip I was blindsided by some old lady not wearing a mask who insisted on getting up in my face to ask...something. Maybe she thought I still worked there (hmmm, so I should be less efficient in my shopping?). I told the manager and he replied "well, we can't make people wear masks"...then what's the point of the big "Per Government Order" sign out front?
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Old 08-04-2020, 10:06 AM
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My current job has security guards, so everyone is complying (I did call out Stupidvisor once for not covering his nose...GM saw that and was not impressed).

OldJob...it varies. On one shopping trip I was blindsided by some old lady not wearing a mask who insisted on getting up in my face to ask...something. Maybe she thought I still worked there (hmmm, so I should be less efficient in my shopping?). I told the manager and he replied "well, we can't make people wear masks"...then what's the point of the big "Per Government Order" sign out front?
Reminds me of the lady we had who demanded to be let in line first because ďsheís risking her life shopping hereĒ. Well then show up for senior hour, curbside, or have shit ordered to your house. Nobodyís making you shop here and now and nobody is going to cater to you unique and special snowflake you.
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Old 08-04-2020, 01:29 PM
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Trixie, a few months ago management did expect employees to enforce masks in store, but I guess there was pushback (rightly so--I wouldn't set myself up for confrontation unless I had ironclad assurances that management would back up what is basically a health department directive). I saw a coworker report an unmasked delivery driver to security and she was told "if I don't see it I can't say anything". Delivery drivers come in through the warehouse/loading dock so apparently are not subject to the same requirements customers are.

My mom has a friend who's elderly and paranoid about catching Covid (while he is at risk for complications if contracted, catching it is no greater than anyone else). But he doesn't like wearing a mask...well that's a solution to "not catching it". Granted he has a big head, but I bought him one of the masks I use which should have no problem fitting.

When we were in the thick of this he would call us up with a shopping list. When we inevitably come up emptyhanded on TP or brand-specific cleaning items he'd pitch a fit and say we went to the wrong store...unless you're paying for gas, time and 'essential worker hazard pay' we're not hitting every grocery store in town. You know when we go to the farm. Either give us a comprehensive list on time, get yer ass up for senior shopping--there's a reason it's so early, they just finished stocking--or get delivery.
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Old 08-04-2020, 04:58 PM
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I've lost track of the number of customers obviously above the age of 70 shopping at all times of the day instead of the early-bird "senior hours"...and likely as not to complain about the lack of T.P., meat and cleaning supplies. Dude, GET UP EARLIER.
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Old 08-06-2020, 10:08 PM
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I call those people "Maskholes"
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Old 08-07-2020, 11:56 PM
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I really don't get why people have to be such babies about wearing a mask! Frankly it's a good way to make a fashion statement. Nowadays you can get any pattern you want on them. So why not have fun with it? I have 2 witchy masks, and 2 halloween ones, and I love them.
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