Searching For Christmas Decorations
December 9, 2015 6:39am CST
This gets a bit weird before it finished. A few days ago I was asked to go searching in the restaurant storage rooms to see if I could find the Christmas decorations. I happen to have some idea which of our many keys will open the doors. Going in I knew I was in for a major alpine expedition. Those rooms contain the accumulated promotional and equipment junk from several administrations without anything resembling organization. Finding something useful and keeping up with my usual responsibilities was not easy. I struck out on the first room (My search was maybe a bit superficial. I didn't want to get trapped in there). The second room though was better. I found a box perched up high with Christmasy decorations (not the ones they were looking for) and a couple of metre high nutcracker soldiers (that no one has seen for several years). After that I gave up and they called on someone whose been with the company longer. The following day I find Stephen with a step ladder searching the service space in the ceiling. Apparently the man in charge vaguely remembers storing them up there somewhere. When you have storage rooms, who in their right mind would store something in the service space?
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10 Dec 15
It sounds like the owner and/or store manager needs to have those storage rooms cleaned out. I remember when I got transferred to one of the older stores in the city. They had 3 grills, yet only used 2. The third was a spot for extra trays of buns. That grill eventually got hauled out when they needed the room for the deli sandwiches. That was 11-12 years ago. They since tore that store down and completely rebuilt.
10 Dec 15
The Sackville restaurant has been reconfigured at least once. The interior was all switched around. Better use of space but it kind of messed up the heating system. Crew room is frigid. There are too warm and too cool places in the lobby too. Similar problems happen in repurposed buildings that become call centres.
9 Dec 15
There is a lot of junk they should decide how to dispose of. Not a simple task because of the the perceived money tied up in it. A great deal of it will never be used by us. Since it isn't worth trying to sell, it should be sent where it can be recycled or safely junked.
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
9 Dec 15
Service spaces are a bit of a collect-all. Not necessarily deliberately but my husband has left many a tool behind in the ceiling of many a Walmart store, and more than a few flashlights (I'm glad he doesn't have that job anymore--we couldn't afford the expense).