Sears is falling apart. I mean, K-Mart bought it out...damn. We recently had a meeting that we were forced to attend after closing. It was about all the random benefits that were being cut because Sears can barely afford to turn the lights on. The meetings was utterly pointless because all the benefits being discussed only affected full-time employees. The only full-time employee in the room was the manager giving the meeting. Half of us slept, half of us made smart-ass comments.
I have a proposal for Sears. Instead of cutting employee benefits why don't they cut down the time Sears is actually open. NO one shops at Sears! Yet I now have to wake up and go to work at 7:45 AM on a Saturday because Sears thinks it will make an extra buck by opening early. At a store with actual customers that could work, but at Sears...I don't think so. We also open 2 hours earlier than the mall we are connected to on Sundays. Customers don't start filtering in till about 2:30 PM, because they don't know we open at the ass-crack of dawn.
Honestly, I think if Sears were only open Friday through Sunday it would make the same amount of money, give or take a couple hundred bucks. Sears would save money by not having to keep the lights and air on for the weekdays that no one shops. I was at work today, a Wednesday, from 12:45 to 9. Out of those 8 hours I probably checked out 30 people. I got paid to lean against a counter and daydream various sexual fantasies. That's right, sexual---one's mind tends to wander when stuck in the most extreme state of boredom possible for 8 hours.