Apple retail stores to host nationwide employee sleepover

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  • Reply 21 of 36
    jupiteronejupiterone Posts: 1,564member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by alfonsog View Post


    Obviously you never have worked in a retail mall for long, but stores are allowed to close for inventory, special events, restroom breaks (if only one person is working), etc. Fines come into play when no one shows up to open the store when the mall opens.



    It's been several years since I've worked in a mall, but when I did it was for about 3 years and I was an assistant manager, then manager of a nation-wide clothing chain. We were never allowed to close in the middle of the day, period. Inventory was ALWAYS done after hours, usually into the wee hours of the morning. Just as was any setting up for a special event.
  • Reply 22 of 36
    Unfortunately, most mall managers don't give The GAP any respect...
  • Reply 23 of 36
    jupiteronejupiterone Posts: 1,564member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Guybrush Threepwood View Post


    Unfortunately, most mall managers don't give The GAP any respect...









    Close, but it was another chain.
  • Reply 24 of 36
    bwikbwik Posts: 565member
    Geek porno, right on. Only 2 employees!! Hello!!!! I mean, come on.
  • Reply 25 of 36
    dstranathandstranathan Posts: 1,717member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CosmoNut View Post


    This is a dumb idea.





    Cosmo - Im in KC too. You going to the Plaza Apple Store location Friday PM to watch the insanity?
  • Reply 26 of 36
    charlesscharless Posts: 301member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Clive At Five View Post


    If a riot begins outside an Apple Store and results in the breaking-in of several iPhone-crazed fanatics, I doubt 2 Apple Store employees will do much good. They may as well hire a rent-a-cop. At least they're allowed to have weapons, and can call for backup.



    Ill-thought-out if you ask me.



    -Clive



    Well, at least they'll have no trouble finding a phone to call 911.
  • Reply 27 of 36
    palex9palex9 Posts: 105member
    lets see.... maybe 3 or so days 'guarding' the iphones, without a break of course...worst hair days ever, yellow teeth, B.O. of biohazard strength....





    zombie buyers waiting for the doors to open:



  • Reply 28 of 36
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JupiterOne View Post


    Is it just me or does this sound like the makings of some geeky porno just waiting to happen?









    Maybe it's just me.....



    Defiantly not just you, and I wonder how many boss-employee relationships are about to change? This has GOT to be a huge opportunity for some people (be it the apple people, or their lawyers)
  • Reply 29 of 36
    titoctitoc Posts: 58member
    I believe some of the looting has already begun. Apple employees and a police officer

    were reported to have armed themselves and are running away . . . . . . .









    . . . but unfortunately one Apple employee was left behind in the attack.

    iPhone zombies were eager to get heir hands on their new toy.

    More news after the game.









  • Reply 30 of 36
    eduardoeduardo Posts: 181member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JupiterOne View Post


    Is it just me or does this sound like the makings of some geeky porno just waiting to happen?









    Maybe it's just me.....



    I was thinking this too. People the next morning need to be watchful of any 'liquids' inside the store.
  • Reply 31 of 36
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dstranathan View Post


    Cosmo - Im in KC too. You going to the Plaza Apple Store location Friday PM to watch the insanity?



    Check your PM inbox.
  • Reply 32 of 36
    a_greera_greer Posts: 4,594member
    Anybody think there will be some iphone babies in March or so?
  • Reply 33 of 36
    louzerlouzer Posts: 1,054member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JupiterOne View Post


    I'm curious how this will work in the many malls that Apple is in. Malls have very strict hours of operation that a store absolutely MUST be open for business. Shutting down in the middle of the day (or even opening the store late) can cause the company to be fined.



    Do you think Apple has some deal worked out with all the malls or will the mall stores not close?



    At the mall near me, I recall Nordstroms closed at 6pm mid-week to do inventory. So it is done, even with big stores.
  • Reply 34 of 36
    louzerlouzer Posts: 1,054member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Cato988 View Post


    You have to remember folks, were mac fans... we have a bond and a brotherhood. We aren't like PC users, and with enough Mac addicts in one area, i have a feeling safety and goodwill prevail...



    Yeah, keep that in mind when you're bludgeoned unconcious with a lead pipe. (And, I swear, it'll be an accident!).
  • Reply 35 of 36
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JupiterOne View Post


    I'm curious how this will work in the many malls that Apple is in. Malls have very strict hours of operation that a store absolutely MUST be open for business. Shutting down in the middle of the day (or even opening the store late) can cause the company to be fined.



    Do you think Apple has some deal worked out with all the malls or will the mall stores not close?



    At most, Apple just paid the associated fines, but I doubt this was the case. Being the most profitable retail chain per square foot must get you some allowances.



    Plus, even though the placement of Apple Stores in malls certainly helped walk-in consumers see and feel a Mac for the first time, I think that Apple Stores are bringing new consumers to the malls. at least, that would be the angle I'd be pushing if I were Apple.
  • Reply 36 of 36
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by melgross View Post


    Yeah, it is.







    Thank you sir, may I have another
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