A few weeks ago, several employees were exposed to someone who had COVID-19. End result all of the employees were quarantined. As there are other stores in the area, employees were pulled from those stores to fill the gap.
I only learned this a day or two after it happened. I noticed new faces and thought exposure had happened. I didn’t raise the issue although it was verified later.
I noticed a couple of days ago, it looked like a new manager had been hired. I asked them and they verified it was true. I had trouble keeping count of employees as the store had around 6 – 12 employees working in a given week. Sometimes the employees were on loan from other stores.
Each store has so many hours allotted based on how much money it makes in a given time frame. The more it makes, the more hours corporate gives to the store. With many chains, employees can work at other stores as long as they don’t exceed the store’s hour quota for the week. With COVID-19, some chains have cut hours a fair amount.
There are about a dozen fast food places and restaurants within a couple of blocks. A couple aren’t part of a chain, but most are. Each place has its own quirks. I have been to most of them at some point.
The purge happened at some point when most of regular staff were in quarantine. I heard rumors, but I don’t know how much truth is in them. I think only 2 regular staff were kept. Other new employees have been hired. Some other stores are still helping out with their employees.
I will miss the old staff, but I am used to change because there have been around a dozen managers here in the 10 years I have been visiting this location. Two managers lived far enough away they wanted a closer store and when one became available, they took it.
In terms of employees, probably over 100 easily, maybe closer to 150. Some still visit from time to time. I consider most of them like family.