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is it just me??

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#1 *melrose*

Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:54 AM

Went into kmart last night at indooroopilly.....is it just me or does it look like every single worker in there is under the age of 18? I know kmart  has changed a lot in the last few years but I use to see a lot of older ladies and guys working there.
Everyone looks like there aged between 15-18.

not that it really matters just wanted to know  wink.gif

Edited by *melrose*, 14 December 2012 - 10:24 AM.

#2 beastie

Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:59 AM

I think the older workers are rostered on during the day.

#3 axiomae

Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:12 AM

It's always teenage casuals who work Thursday nights. Always has been in most retail stores.

#4 Gegemite

Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:27 AM

I don't know this particular store but my almost 15 year old niece has just gotten her first part time job at Kmart and I couldn't be happier that she's doing something productive rather than bludging around with her mates. I'd hate to think customers were looking at her sideways because she's younger than other staff.

#5 Madnesscraves

Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:34 AM

I imagine they're all afternoon staff or kids who have left year at the end of year 10.

Personally, I'm glad they have a job, than no job. like the PP said, better they work than go and get into mischief with their mates.

I've seen Senior people there, plenty of them in my Kmart. Wouldn't mind working there, except they have that 24 hour one in my area I just have no desire to work odd hours.

#6 jkate_

Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:04 AM

When I used to work Thursday nights at one of the big retailers the only people who would work Thursday nights were nightfill and the duty manager, even the checkout supervisor was 17.  

Nothing new at all.

#7 *melrose*

Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

I'd hate to think customers were looking at her sideways because she's younger than other staff.

as if  wacko.gif

Edited by *melrose*, 14 December 2012 - 01:52 PM.

#8 Paddlepop

Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

I often notice a lot of new young staff at all of the big stores in the Indooroopilly/Toowong area at this time of year. I think it is because the uni students have finished their degrees, graduated and left the area, and the students who have just finished year 12 have gotten the newly available jobs. Also, the shops need plenty of cheap casual staff for the Christmas rush.

I agree with others that if you go to Kmart at Indro during the day you'll see staff who have an older average age. Same for Woolworths at Indro.

OT but does anyone else hate the new Target store at Indro? I much preferred the old one, and it was bigger. This one is apparently only 2/3 the size of the old one.

#9 *melrose*

Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

Yep also went into target last night not really happy, fully agree with you there way to small. I think they are putting a Cole's were the old target use to be....trying to stay away from there to they finish building.

#10 Paddlepop

Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:16 PM

Actually Kmart is moving to the old Target shop. The current Kmart will be closed off with a wall, so I guess that it will become part of a carpark. Woolworths will be moving along towards the Myer end where Pumpkin Patch and other shops were. Coles will be going in to where Woolworths is currently. The bottom floor of Myer is being converted into a Fresh Food Precinct eg butcher, fruit and veg shop, bakery, etc.

I think that the changes are stupid and they've gotten rid of some of my favourite shops and they aren't allowed to return. Best and Less is the one I miss the most, followed by Priceline and Crazy Clarks. I guess that they aren't "high class" enough for the "new and improved" Indooroopilly. I still don't know why they needed to add a David Jones there. There's a newly revamped one at Toowong. It was only renovated this year.

I was talking to a long term staff member at Toowong Kmart and she said that they have been a lot busier since the Indro renos started. Seems like a lot of people are avoiding Indro while they are destroying renovating it.

#11 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

I don't think it's them getting younger wink.gif

ETA:  Braver than I venturing to Indro in a night leading up to Christmas.  That place is a nightmare even during non-festive shopping times.

Edited by SlinkyMalinki, 14 December 2012 - 03:20 PM.

#12 HRH Countrymel

Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:26 PM

QUOTE (SlinkyMalinki @ 14/12/2012, 04:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Braver than I venturing to Indro in a night leading up to Christmas.  That place is a nightmare even during non-festive shopping times.

DP took me there to show me where he had worked when he was a school boy (a long time ago so the young 'un spotting isn't anything new) and I freaked out!

Way too big and way to busy for this little country bumpkin!

#13 Paddlepop

Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:46 PM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 14/12/2012, 03:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DP took me there to show me where he had worked when he was a school boy (a long time ago so the young 'un spotting isn't anything new) and I freaked out!

Way too big and way to busy for this little country bumpkin!

roll2.gif That's how I used to feel about it when I was 17, newly moved to Brisbane for uni from a little country town of 2000 people, and was used to knowing the names of everyone in the shops, and knew their cars too! In my second year of uni I ventured to Indooroopilly and conquered it, and then enjoyed it. Now it is just standard to me.

At least Indooroopilly is laid out logically. Long, straight and multiple layers. Places that confuse me are shopping centres with twists and turns, and are only one level. It is sooo far to walk to get to different shops. DH refuses to go in to Chermside after we went in there once and he got lost.  

We were at Indro on Wednesday night and it was lovely and quiet. I don't think anyone even knew that some shops were open until 9pm for Christmas trading. Target was open and very quiet. DH enjoyed that! He hates crowds. It also made it easy to navigate in a wheelchair. Stupid sprained ankles with a hairline fracture...grrr. I'm a bit nervous about how busy it will be on the weekend when we have to do all of our Christmas shopping, and also have a trolley.

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