Monday, November 8, 2010
GW's Crazy-Making Labour Practices
Yes, it's a one-man band at our local Games Workshop retail store. Visiting there Saturday to pick up some paint has prompted me to unload with a Burch-style rant...
Got to the store about 3pm on Saturday afternoon. There was a crowd of 10 or so people outside the door. The reason was on a handwritten sign taped to the glass. "Back at 3:20"
Apparently our local GW store is now a one-man show. There is one employee: the manager, "Pete". He is the only person who works there. He must close the store to take his legally mandated lunch break. If he wants to take a day off (other than normal store closing days) he has to close the store. (In fact it will be closed Nov. 10 and 12 this week).
I feel bad for Pete, although he seemed completely OK with the arrangement when I raised it with him. I just think that this is super-crappy of GW to be doing.