Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (9) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: MichaelRead Big gold star, 5000 posts Feste Award Winner! Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 19257  
Subject: Re: Hope no one here is like this Date: 1/4/2012 7:12 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 3
Or it could be she’s a relative of the lessee and works only a few hours a day and then only a few days a week. Maybe she just gets lonely being at home and appreciates chatting with customers. Sure, working does add a few dollars to her income yet, my view, she’s there because they want her there and she wants to be there but not for the dollars. She’s there because being elsewhere is not as interactive.

The plus for the franchisee is having an older lady doing customer maintenance there’s less rowdiness from younger customers. She probably knows their parents from years back.

Also, putting on an apron at the beginning of the day means she feels useful. For some who are older, there’s no better feeling.

A local Indian restaurant, family owned, had several generations working there. Nanna, in her late 70s, did what the lady you saw did and supervised the few grandkids studying homework at a rear table. As she said, “All I have at home is quiet.”

MichaelR
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (9) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Post of the Day:
Value Hounds

Nu Skin Showing its Age?
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement