Hello, it's Janitorgirl. A lot of the details of this story will reveal where I work, but this story needs to be told.
I live across the street from the Bullseye location I work at. The building was empty for over 5 years before the city allowed them in; the neighborhood should be grateful, but no. MY neighbors protested it. I wanted to yell, "My grandma owns the building across the street! My family has lived here since 1960!"
Anyway today, after 2 years, the shit hit the fan. We got hit with a "noise ordnance" no delivery trucks between 10 pm and 7 am. Why is this an issue? As I learned on my over night black friday shift grocery gets their one mega truck (all frozen food, all refrigerated food, all produce) at around 1 am. Now they have to get it at 7 am. We open at 7 am.
See the issue? Overnight grocery (which is 5-7 people) was left with nothing to do, while day time grocery (only 2 people start at 7) was in way over their heads. Managers pulled over a dozen people from other departments just so grocery could keep their heads above water.
As a janitor this is not my problem -but It makes me sick. My neighbors did this. My co-workers don't deserve this.
I hope someone will reply with an idea of anything I can do. I'm a resident of the neighborhood, the same as the protesters and I know there are others who also live with in 2 blocks of the store.
Thank you for your time,
May all your custy's be sane (and not impede your store's functions).