Originally Posted by Tirlittan
Having worked for Wal-Mart and other retail stores, they really can't wait to put up the next holiday item. Most of them have designated areas of the store "the seasonal isles" when those shelves begin to empty and you don't fill with another item, that is a HUGE NO NO in retail. You are never suppose to have empty shelves in retail. Each shelf is looked upon like real estate...you don't go show homes, you don't sell....you don't have anything on the shelf, you lose business. Trust me, having Christmas decorations out in October is no fun for the employees either, that is just more junk they have to clean up each night and the longer they have to listen to all the little musical ornaments and toys that people walk by and turn on.
Beyond all that Wal-Mart probably started getting their Christmas stuff delivered to the stores back in August. So, you also have the receiving and stocking guys and gals screaming that they can't move in the receiving warehouse because of all the Christmas freight. Retail is not for the weak!
OK, for Thanksgiving I am thankful I no longer work in retail!!!