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  •  Pack a lunch? (0+ / 0-)

    I guess I'm old school but my mom and grandma trained me to pack a lunch/dinner/snack.

    Way cheaper.

    •  This works some times. (1+ / 0-)
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      The last few years I was messing with retail, floor plans were getting to the point where all merchandise was on the shelves and build outs had no back rooms or stock rooms for the store. All available space was sales floor. If an employee was on break they couldn't be on the floor, and there is no where on the premises for them to go. No fridge to put a packed lunch in either, though you can get lucky if you know how to pack a nutritious lunch that doesn't need refrigeration and can find a place to stash it at work since there aren't any lockers or break rooms.

      Things are getting pretty draconian. Not all stores are like this, but there was a push in several of the strip mall chains to do those sorts of things with zero consideration for the minimum wage or slightly better than minimum wage staffers. If you didn't drive, you had nowhere to store or eat your packed lunch.

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