Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Should malls close during snowstorms?

Crossgates Mall is taking some heat for keeping stores open during last week's snowstorm.

Retail employee Alli Dillenbeck's open letter to the mall on the subject was passed from her blog, http://allidillenbeck.blogspot.com, to Facebook and Twitter users. Commenters on the mall's Facebook page joined the chorus calling for the mall to let stores close and workers go home during such storms.

After recounting how she struggled to get to the mall Thursday in the storm, Dillenbeck notes that she called the management office only to be told all those responsible for deciding whether stores could close left at 5 p.m.

"Obviously, you care exponentially more about money than the people that work there," Dillenbeck wrote on her blog.
"I have like 13,000 views on my post," she said. "I was shocked. It went up from 5,000 the day I posted it."

Read more from the Albany Times Union.

What is YOUR business's policy in case of inclement weather?

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