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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 11:12 AM
Response to Reply #191
196. That's outrageous!!!
Around here they're starting to open up Urgent Care centers for things like that.

The wait times are usually way shorter, and in most of them they can set broken bones, etc.

Screw the hospitals!



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  -9.1% unemployment but every business we go into is understaffed. Explain that one NNN0LHI  Jun-10-11 10:33 AM   #0 
  - Yes, I noticed this at a Duane Reade recently; the "cashier" doubled as stock clerk.  closeupready   Jun-10-11 10:35 AM   #1 
  - oh yeah. & it's really aggravating in the big boxes. nt  xchrom   Jun-10-11 10:36 AM   #2 
  - I think big business is playing presidential politics.  Deep13   Jun-10-11 10:36 AM   #3 
  - I totally agree. And the GOP'ers are doing everything to keep the economy bad so they can win in '12  emulatorloo   Jun-10-11 11:45 AM   #47 
  - You've lost sight of the fact that democrats have been in power the past 3 years -  TBF   Jun-10-11 11:50 AM   #53 
     - He's not doing enough. That's true...  Deep13   Jun-10-11 11:57 AM   #55 
     - Tax the crap out of them rather than giving them rebates -  TBF   Jun-10-11 12:04 PM   #58 
     - Yup, I agree. nt  Deep13   Jun-10-11 12:05 PM   #59 
     - Yes.  glinda   Jun-11-11 12:57 AM   #125 
     - Let's take a look at the math here:  Brigid   Jun-10-11 01:33 PM   #77 
     - Businesses are sitting on trillions in debt.  girl gone mad   Jun-10-11 02:06 PM   #79 
     - And in real life  EC   Jun-10-11 10:24 PM   #102 
     - Rebuild America Act on every ballot in every State? & actually upgrading the  StarsInHerHair   Jun-11-11 02:14 AM   #134 
     - republicans have blocked EVERY bill that would have helped  comtec   Jun-11-11 12:08 AM   #117 
     - and when democrats...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-11-11 01:09 AM   #128 
        - kind of  comtec   Jun-11-11 02:06 PM   #186 
     - Yes. At the very least, he could go out and explain to the people the  JDPriestly   Jun-11-11 12:18 AM   #120 
     - he can do something about leveling the playing field  trud   Jun-11-11 07:45 AM   #155 
     - Pesky facts! nt  Obamanaut   Jun-10-11 12:57 PM   #66 
     - You've lost sight of the abusive use of the fillibuster by Republicans since Obama took office  emulatorloo   Jun-10-11 01:05 PM   #67 
     - And what have the Senate Democrats done to stop that?  OnyxCollie   Jun-10-11 10:30 PM   #106 
        - democrat=republican...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-11-11 01:10 AM   #129 
           - Not in Iowa, Michigan, etc etc. In Iowa, the senate dems stop every BATSHIT CRAZY legislation  emulatorloo   Jun-12-11 11:54 AM   #198 
     - Obama took office in January 2009 -- that's 2 years, 5 months.  eppur_se_muova   Jun-10-11 03:09 PM   #81 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-10-11 10:13 PM   #100 
     - George W. left an economy to Obama that was an absolute disaster.  JDPriestly   Jun-11-11 12:14 AM   #119 
     - uh, cause not much gets done when the House blocks everything, no matter what it is  pasto76   Jun-11-11 06:36 AM   #146 
     - Last I Checked  AldebTX   Jun-11-11 08:48 AM   #168 
     - Good god. Have you been paying attention?  Zoeisright   Jun-11-11 09:23 AM   #172 
  - The term you are looking for is Capital Strike  Harmony Blue   Jun-10-11 01:32 PM   #76 
  - I don't think they are...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-11-11 01:05 AM   #127 
     - +1  Deep13   Jun-11-11 01:00 PM   #185 
  - Cost cutting to increase profits despite declining sales. n/t  FSogol   Jun-10-11 10:38 AM   #4 
  - Precisely. (NT)  Tesha   Jun-10-11 10:42 AM   #12 
  - Yup, yup.  TheKentuckian   Jun-10-11 11:47 AM   #49 
  - This is the dream of all big boxes and chains....retail outlets with NO EMPLOYEES...  rfranklin   Jun-10-11 10:39 AM   #5 
  - Best Buy has vending machines in airports and train stations.  Recursion   Jun-10-11 10:49 AM   #17 
  - I have declined to check myself out for over a year now  Samantha   Jun-10-11 11:02 PM   #111 
  - Never use those either  pezDispenser   Jun-11-11 02:18 AM   #135 
  - Samantha  trud   Jun-11-11 07:52 AM   #157 
  - Well, trud, they SHOULD pay you if you work for them  Samantha   Jun-11-11 09:10 AM   #169 
  - So I'm not the only one.  AngryOldDem   Jun-11-11 10:05 AM   #176 
  - hmph...  chervilant   Jun-10-11 11:10 PM   #113 
  - Markets near me usually have one or two  LibDemAlways   Jun-11-11 01:37 AM   #133 
  - grocery stores  trud   Jun-11-11 07:49 AM   #156 
  - Anyone else noticing this? Yes. Have you been to a big grocery chain? The check out lines are LONG  Vincardog   Jun-10-11 10:39 AM   #6 
  - +1000  femrap   Jun-10-11 10:57 AM   #23 
  - me, too  Carolina   Jun-10-11 11:01 AM   #27 
  - That's why I don't use self-checkout. To keep the person employed. nt  valerief   Jun-10-11 11:37 AM   #46 
  - I was at Meijer one evening and got into the only checkout lane  kas125   Jun-10-11 04:54 PM   #89 
     - I refuse to go to Meijer for that reason and spend my money at the Family Fare.  sarcasmo   Jun-10-11 09:03 PM   #92 
  - Same here (and because I want to flirt with the sales girl of course.)  FSogol   Jun-10-11 04:41 PM   #88 
  - Self check was all that was open at Dillons this morning  BuelahWitch   Jun-10-11 10:24 PM   #103 
  - What happens if you fail to scan some items?  ArcticFox   Jun-11-11 12:39 AM   #122 
  - That makes sense. I hate those things. They never work right.  AllyCat   Jun-11-11 01:17 AM   #131 
  - There is a cure for this.  MedicalAdmin   Jun-11-11 05:25 AM   #144 
     - Med Admin  trud   Jun-11-11 07:58 AM   #158 
  - Every store I went into the other day had a Help Wanted sign up.  aquart   Jun-10-11 10:39 AM   #7 
  - I can't remember the last time I saw a Help Wanted sign. n/t  gkhouston   Jun-10-11 10:40 AM   #9 
  - Me, either. And to see so many?  aquart   Jun-10-11 12:02 PM   #56 
     - Or maybe there have been so many complaints about understaffing  gkhouston   Jun-10-11 01:10 PM   #68 
  - There were no Help Wanted signs in either of these places because I checked on the way out  NNN0LHI   Jun-10-11 10:47 AM   #15 
  - But, I've found most are looking for part time workers  zalinda   Jun-10-11 11:57 AM   #54 
     - That's the major reason they're always looking for workers  jmowreader   Jun-10-11 04:31 PM   #87 
  - About the only retail store that I see fully staffed these days are Apple Stores.  onehandle   Jun-10-11 10:39 AM   #8 
  - Publix (FL) is always fully staffed  RockaFowler   Jun-10-11 10:54 AM   #21 
  - You're right. Publix here in Georgia is usually fully staffed.  onehandle   Jun-10-11 11:17 AM   #37 
  - No we're not  bluevoter4life   Jun-10-11 10:07 PM   #99 
  - I stopped at my local Apple store and there were so many people  eilen   Jun-10-11 11:48 AM   #51 
  - Folks here simply shop at the wrong stores...  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Jun-10-11 10:41 PM   #109 
  - Easy answer. It's all part of the overall class war  socialist_n_TN   Jun-10-11 10:40 AM   #10 
  - And the elite have been very effective at it, too.  CrispyQ   Jun-10-11 11:49 AM   #52 
  - Crazy, Isn't It?  NeedleCast   Jun-10-11 10:41 AM   #11 
  - Very interesting post and comments. I'm going to start looking at this...n/t  monmouth   Jun-10-11 10:43 AM   #13 
  - Skeleton Crew, tidy profit!  HughBeaumont   Jun-10-11 10:44 AM   #14 
  - Pretty easy to explain, no?  Recursion   Jun-10-11 10:48 AM   #16 
  - One of our last two family-owned grocery chains ALWAYS has enough people - the Giant?  HopeHoops   Jun-10-11 10:49 AM   #18 
  - you know, speaking of Fox  trud   Jun-11-11 08:05 AM   #160 
     - I don't care what's on the tube, if I'm alone or there are few enough in the room to ask, It's off.  HopeHoops   Jun-11-11 08:26 AM   #166 
  - "Reserve Army of Labor"  Starry Messenger   Jun-10-11 10:51 AM   #19 
  - Yep. A tactic in the class war...^^^^^^  socialist_n_TN   Jun-10-11 10:58 AM   #24 
  - Well, most people rank reading Marx with making ice cream out of kittens.  Starry Messenger   Jun-10-11 11:46 AM   #48 
  - +1  leftstreet   Jun-12-11 12:28 AM   #194 
  - Yes, I notice it all the time....  femrap   Jun-10-11 10:53 AM   #20 
  - Believe me we looked inside the shoe. There was no COO label  NNN0LHI   Jun-10-11 10:59 AM   #25 
  - That is Kohl's brand....  femrap   Jun-10-11 03:18 PM   #83 
  - some New Balance shoes  handmade34   Jun-11-11 02:26 AM   #136 
  - Yes, sometimes you  femrap   Jun-11-11 10:53 AM   #182 
  - Really they are still making shoes in Brazil and Spain?!?!?!?  Bluenorthwest   Jun-11-11 07:59 AM   #159 
     - Thank you for that link  NNN0LHI   Jun-12-11 11:24 AM   #197 
  - Yes, and I work for a "manufacturer" with these same issues..  disillusioned73   Jun-10-11 10:56 AM   #22 
  - OMG, you really summed it up  Carolina   Jun-10-11 11:07 AM   #32 
  - Home depot had so many employees in the early spring that it  Gin   Jun-10-11 11:15 AM   #36 
  - Did you write Kohl's or the restuarant letters?  itsrobert   Jun-10-11 11:00 AM   #26 
  - I'm worried they will just pin the blame on the few workers they do have for not working hard enough  NNN0LHI   Jun-10-11 11:03 AM   #29 
  - Of course they will. That's ANOTHER tactic in the class war  socialist_n_TN   Jun-10-11 11:07 AM   #33 
  - yes I email kohls to complain  trud   Jun-11-11 08:08 AM   #163 
  - Kohls is hit or miss. Try a dept store with commissioned sales, they'll be crawling up your ass.  Shagbark Hickory   Jun-10-11 11:01 AM   #28 
  - Good Italian shoes: go to Neiman-Marcus.  Manifestor_of_Light   Jun-10-11 11:14 AM   #35 
     - Yeah. Go to Neiman Marcus or Sax 5th Avenue. Maybe they'll accept the $10 coupon from kohls  Shagbark Hickory   Jun-10-11 11:29 AM   #41 
     - I went to Needless Markup once, didn't buy a thing and don't understand why anyone would  Hippo_Tron   Jun-10-11 10:29 PM   #105 
     - Cheap dress shoes are poor economy.  Manifestor_of_Light   Jun-11-11 11:01 AM   #184 
     - Only if Nieman Marcus runs a thrift store.  Fuddnik   Jun-11-11 04:38 AM   #142 
  - I've been seeing it for a while really...  pipi_k   Jun-10-11 11:05 AM   #30 
  - gee maybe if actually BOUGHT something there they could hire a person to clean up after YOU nt  msongs   Jun-10-11 11:35 AM   #44 
  - WTF? hahaaahahahhahaha!!!!!  pipi_k   Jun-10-11 12:08 PM   #61 
  - Public restrooms go from zero to filthy in about five minutes.  Codeine   Jun-10-11 01:10 PM   #69 
     - Well, after the first time I complained...  pipi_k   Jun-10-11 01:31 PM   #75 
     - Word  Serve The Servants   Jun-11-11 05:24 AM   #143 
        - Well at least you guys did bathroom checks...  pipi_k   Jun-11-11 08:32 AM   #167 
        - it is stunning  justabob   Jun-11-11 02:09 PM   #187 
  - If large businesses inceased their staffing by 10% across the board...  Zambero   Jun-10-11 11:06 AM   #31 
  - Well said. K&R.  Overseas   Jun-11-11 10:56 AM   #183 
  - Easily explained - the businesses are too scared/cheap to start  iris27   Jun-10-11 11:10 AM   #34 
  - They open up a new line at the register when there are too many customers waiting in a line.  Ian David   Jun-10-11 11:19 AM   #38 
  - Looking for a job?  AC_Mem   Jun-10-11 11:20 AM   #39 
  - are they  larwdem   Jun-10-11 10:25 PM   #104 
  - Life as the bottom line.  Javaman   Jun-10-11 11:23 AM   #40 
  - Breadwinners working for McJob wages.  CrispyQ   Jun-10-11 01:28 PM   #73 
  - Everything will be automated  justabob   Jun-10-11 11:04 PM   #112 
  - You know what's fun?  cameozalaznick   Jun-10-11 11:30 AM   #42 
  - Hah! That's a good one! I've actually thought of...  pipi_k   Jun-10-11 12:11 PM   #63 
  - lol, I did a variation of that at Kroger once :)  justabob   Jun-10-11 11:12 PM   #114 
  - Yesterday's CVS Pharmacy: 1 clerk, 4 pharmacists, long line. (nt)  philly_bob   Jun-10-11 11:31 AM   #43 
  - It's called slave labor. Now the norm. nt  valerief   Jun-10-11 11:36 AM   #45 
  - Slave labor? Why do people always downplay the atrocities of slavery?  ItNerd4life   Jun-10-11 12:51 PM   #65 
     - Yeah, they've got it made. As long as it's better than Afghanistan, it's A-OK! nt  valerief   Jun-10-11 02:03 PM   #78 
     - slave wages  larwdem   Jun-10-11 10:39 PM   #108 
     - Poverty = slavery.  MedicalAdmin   Jun-11-11 06:08 AM   #145 
     - Broaden and update your definition of the word.  AngryOldDem   Jun-11-11 09:52 AM   #175 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-10-11 11:48 AM   #50 
  - And what would have happened . . .  Brigid   Jun-10-11 03:01 PM   #80 
     - Customers can always go to the bar. customers order at bars all the time  lunatica   Jun-10-11 03:48 PM   #86 
  - Someone just posted that there was no cashier at the store they were at.  dkf   Jun-10-11 12:03 PM   #57 
  - It explains itself: programmed understaffing is one reason unemployment is high.  damntexdem   Jun-10-11 12:05 PM   #60 
  - It's like that in the hospitals  eilen   Jun-10-11 12:09 PM   #62 
  - If everybody's understaffed, then it won't cost businesses to understaff.  CrossChris   Jun-10-11 12:35 PM   #64 
  - We're a little understaffed because profits are down.  Codeine   Jun-10-11 01:13 PM   #70 
  - YES! Everywhere I go. Good luck finding someone if you have a question.  jillan   Jun-10-11 01:15 PM   #71 
  - Downsizing  PhillySane   Jun-10-11 01:17 PM   #72 
  - Its the New Normal for America's Working Class.  bvar22   Jun-10-11 01:30 PM   #74 
  - Yeah, they're probably making people work harder and longer. n/t  Liberal_Stalwart71   Jun-10-11 03:11 PM   #82 
  - Had to double-check to be sure I rec'd this.  eppur_se_muova   Jun-10-11 03:34 PM   #84 
  - squeezing every cheap minute out of the current employees  spanone   Jun-10-11 03:37 PM   #85 
  - Fear  tavalon   Jun-10-11 08:06 PM   #90 
  - I thought the same thing in Target this morning, two cashers and two long lines.  sarcasmo   Jun-10-11 09:01 PM   #91 
  - I've noticed a steady reduction for a good 5 plus years...  MrMickeysMom   Jun-10-11 09:13 PM   #93 
  - So it's OK with you that those employees lose their jobs too?  lunatica   Jun-10-11 09:15 PM   #94 
  - "Doing more with less" is a lie  Canuckistanian   Jun-10-11 09:20 PM   #95 
  - I just made the same comment about Rick Scott's office. On hold for 4 and then 3 minutes listening  Maraya1969   Jun-10-11 09:28 PM   #96 
  - What I notice is  GoddessOfGuinness   Jun-10-11 09:40 PM   #97 
  - What about Walmart?  sknabt   Jun-10-11 09:42 PM   #98 
  - Yup!  Sherman A1   Jun-11-11 02:51 AM   #137 
  - Here is the link to the survey  Sherman A1   Jun-11-11 03:05 AM   #139 
  - Yes, everywhere, for quite some time........  joanbarnes   Jun-10-11 10:19 PM   #101 
  - It's just a policy of slave labor. The working people have to work 5X harder.  lonestarnot   Jun-10-11 10:32 PM   #107 
  - Republicons are economic TERRORISTS.  penndragon69   Jun-10-11 10:58 PM   #110 
  - Cuz you're supposed to get used to having crappy service from every company from now on.  Major Hogwash   Jun-10-11 11:20 PM   #115 
  - Why do you think corporate America is doing so well in this Depression?  Hugabear   Jun-10-11 11:22 PM   #116 
  - Yes. It is terrible, and when you want to ask a question, the person  JDPriestly   Jun-11-11 12:12 AM   #118 
  - jewel and dominicks grocery stores are terrible  orleans   Jun-11-11 12:24 AM   #121 
  - Disemployment  Renew Deal   Jun-11-11 12:45 AM   #123 
  - My parents said the same thing about Baker's Square. Not enough help. We noticed that at alot  glinda   Jun-11-11 12:55 AM   #124 
  - My brother has been working a ton of overtime.  pnwmom   Jun-11-11 01:03 AM   #126 
  - We have one grocery store in our town and a co-op grocery.  AllyCat   Jun-11-11 01:15 AM   #130 
  - I don't fault the hospitals  trud   Jun-11-11 08:19 AM   #164 
     - They are still turning a TIDY profit for a non-profit.  AllyCat   Jun-12-11 12:05 AM   #192 
        - AllyCat  trud   Jun-12-11 11:08 AM   #195 
           - Those in our region are doing quite well.  AllyCat   Jun-12-11 12:52 PM   #199 
  - One of our vendors just kissed a million dollar contract goodbye...  progrocktv   Jun-11-11 01:23 AM   #132 
  - I would urge you to email Kohl's and tell them of your  Sherman A1   Jun-11-11 02:58 AM   #138 
  - A recent survey with link on the same subject  Sherman A1   Jun-11-11 03:07 AM   #140 
  - No, I haven't noticed.  Serve The Servants   Jun-11-11 04:37 AM   #141 
  - We're operating under supply side economics. Demand is low  mmonk   Jun-11-11 06:52 AM   #147 
  - K&R  ck4829   Jun-11-11 07:04 AM   #148 
  - Can't be having a colored man return to the White House now can they  madokie   Jun-11-11 07:04 AM   #149 
  - Gee, maybe it's the "uncertainty."  Vinca   Jun-11-11 07:06 AM   #150 
  - And I bet none of the posters run their personal finances the way they expect businesses to  RB TexLa   Jun-11-11 07:17 AM   #152 
  - Some of != every bit of.  Fumesucker   Jun-12-11 12:23 AM   #193 
  - Maybe. Maybe not...  pipi_k   Jun-11-11 08:23 AM   #165 
  - especially the ER rooms and hospitals..."but every business we go into is understaffed."  ElsewheresDaughter   Jun-11-11 07:09 AM   #151 
  - Our local ER is terrible. Took my elderly mother there one day  LibDemAlways   Jun-11-11 10:45 AM   #181 
     - Well, according to stories I've heard from a couple of family members...  pipi_k   Jun-11-11 02:16 PM   #189 
     - I had a similar experience with my son when he broke his hand.....  ElsewheresDaughter   Jun-11-11 02:40 PM   #191 
        - That's outrageous!!!  pipi_k   Jun-12-11 11:12 AM   #196 
  - It's called uncertainty....  Warrior Dash   Jun-11-11 07:21 AM   #153 
  - Kohls, never going there again  trud   Jun-11-11 07:36 AM   #154 
  - Kohl's is one of the worst...Lowes the best for help  ElsewheresDaughter   Jun-11-11 02:29 PM   #190 
  - It's very simple - businesses don't hire unless they have to.  badtoworse   Jun-11-11 08:06 AM   #161 
  - Walmart makes billions in profits and yet is almost ALWAYS short of staff. ROTTEN !  RBInMaine   Jun-11-11 08:06 AM   #162 
  - I went into a large Sears to look for window blinds. When I asked someone  snagglepuss   Jun-11-11 09:20 AM   #170 
  - This has been the trend for years  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-11-11 09:20 AM   #171 
  - Uh, this isn't new.  Zax2me   Jun-11-11 09:29 AM   #173 
  - Companies are forcing those who have jobs to do more with less  liberal N proud   Jun-11-11 09:43 AM   #174 
  - A young woman...  GTurck   Jun-11-11 10:13 AM   #177 
  - We haven't had a full-employment policy since Carter's administration n/t  crikkett   Jun-11-11 10:16 AM   #178 
  - I own a small business. I am not making enough money to hire more people.  kestrel91316   Jun-11-11 10:39 AM   #179 
  - Working conditions are terrible everywhere,  felix_numinous   Jun-11-11 10:41 AM   #180 
  - Yeah  Proud Liberal Dem   Jun-11-11 02:11 PM   #188 
 

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