The Best Halloween Candies

A writer at Thrillist weighed in with his opinion for the 25 best Halloween candies, and here they are.   Of course everyone is entitled to their opinion, and while I’m 100% in agreement with his choice for #1,  Butterfinger, Payday and Heath have no business being on this list.   What about the bottom 25?  Those Read More…

8 Type of People at The Grocery Store

I have literally seen all of these people in the same day.   The Proxy is my favorite,  I’ve even had customers say “Talk to her!” when I ask them if I can help them find what they’re looking for. From “It’s a Southern Thing.”

Emotional Labor?

A video popped up on my Facebook about a Walmart employee who was being disciplined by his store manager for using his phone on the floor AND being disrespectful to the manager by not responding when he was talked to. While the manager, in my opinion, lacked some people skills in the way he handled Read More…

Walmart Revamps Employee Dress Code

Wow, the retail world is turning upside down.   First Walmart gives back a lot of their tax break money to the employees in the form of pay increases, and CVS has now done the same thing. Now, Walmart is doing something else to keep and attract new employees–revamping their dress code.  Employees are now free Read More…

10 Grocery Stores Who Are Way Ahead of the Rest of Us

These are some AWESOME ideas being used in grocery stores around the world.   Some of them are a bit unusual (a meat vending machine?) and some I’ve seen before (store directories on the shopping cart) but they all show that innovation doesn’t always involve technology, sometimes it’s just good old fashioned human creativity. from rearfront.com Read More…

10 Signs That A “Service Dog” Is Actually A Fake

The service dogs issue just won’t go away, although there is some pushback starting due to so many people abusing the law (or lack of laws) regarding service dogs. You can read previous articles and how I feel about the issue here, here, here, here, here, here, and  here but just for reference, iheartdogs.com made a list Read More…

Some Customers Just Want to Be Left Alone

At the company where I work, like most companies, they place a huge emphasis on greetings and offering help to every customer.  While some people appreciate it, more and more customers would rather be left alone, especially younger folks who are tech-savvy. This article from Drug Store News mentions a survey that says a shocking Read More…