OVER paid sales clerks and stock people in West Kelowna

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What I find immoral is them charging the same prices online than in store, without the expenses of a brick-and-mortar business.

At least offer free shipping ya know.
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Do you not think the inventory has to be kept in some bricks and mortar location?
Do paid personnel not have to prepare it for transport?

What? Does it materialize on the USS Enterprise and then get beamed on down to a carrier?
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kgcayenne wrote:Do you not think the inventory has to be kept in some bricks and mortar location?
Do paid personnel not have to prepare it for transport?

What? Does it materialize on the USS Enterprise and then get beamed on down to a carrier?


They don't have to pay for a $10,000 business license per store, nor cute fancy little displays or a clerk to welcome us or shipping their product from the warehouse to the local store.

Paying for one warehouse is much cheaper than paying for tens of individual stores.
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I’m thinking inventory will be pulled from the store nearest the recipient.

That’s not to say the model cannot or will not be changed pending actual demand after being open a while.

Alternately, it could come from a Richmond location because of Canada Post’s dumb move of everything being mailed for local delivery here goes there for sorting and then back up here for delivery.
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The OP may never come back.
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mexi cali wrote:The OP may never come back.


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kgcayenne wrote:What on EARTH does the OP have against an occupation where people are earing a good wage?

What is it with these people? Jealousy? Government Liquor store employees are given a heckuvalot better training than the private liquor shops, and I will venture a guess that the MJ training will be no different. From my experience, the product knowledge from a BLCB sales associate is almost always better than that of an underpaid cashier (checking her phone every 30 seconds) at most private stores. Of course there are some exceptions in that there are a handful of boutique stores that have a different vibe with knowledgeable staff... oh, yeah: their prices are HIGHER than BLCB stores.

My guess he's upset that he would like to get the product at a reasonable price and not inflated tremendously to pay for the government's share and somebody very much over paid to work a cash register. I tend to agree with that. The wage should fit the work or skill level necessary. Let's get real because we all know that when the price goes up it's the consumer that pays more for it. The business owner doesn't make less and the government definitely doesn't take less than the share that they want. Valid grape about what's going to be happening with the price of pot
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zoo wrote:In my pot shop, I'll pay min wage, no benefits for you. Do not even ask for dental or medical. And a pension to retire on, fat chance. I'll pay the working stiffs as little as possible, charge as much as possible for my product. Pocket as much cash as I can under the table. Keep it all to myself and not a chance on passing the gains onto the purchaser by lowering prices.

Does that work better for yah? :up:

Glad to hear that's what you would do but a smart business owner would do pretty much everything you would do except for they would pass on some better prices to the customer to increase there clientele. I certainly wouldn't be paying somebody $20 an hour to run a cash register in this economy if they have no other skills. But I certainly would pass on some better savings to my customers .
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Explain to us all then, why the vast majority of private guys with their underpaid cashiers are not charging below Gov't liquor store prices?
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“In this economy”

Near full employment with Help Wanted signs in every window?
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kgcayenne wrote:What on EARTH does the OP have against an occupation where people are earing a good wage?

What is it with these people? Jealousy? Government Liquor store employees are given a heckuvalot better training than the private liquor shops, and I will venture a guess that the MJ training will be no different. From my experience, the product knowledge from a BLCB sales associate is almost always better than that of an underpaid cashier (checking her phone every 30 seconds) at most private stores. Of course there are some exceptions in that there are a handful of boutique stores that have a different vibe with knowledgeable staff... oh, yeah: their prices are HIGHER than BLCB stores.

Well my guess is the op doesn't like when somebody's quite heavily overpaid and it reflects then in the price of the commodity that you have to pay for. Does ICBC ring any bells? We pay through the nose and every year it shows a loss and yet the management keeps getting raises. I think he's got a legitimate beef. The government says the reason they legalized pot is to cut back on the black market. Well if the price goes through the roof for legal pot you haven't done anything to the black market and in fact you've only made it Prosper more. Would you shop at Walmart if you knew the staff were getting a really nice wage but as a result the prices for everything was more than convenience store prices. I don't think anybody would
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common_sense_guy wrote:
zoo wrote:In my pot shop, I'll pay min wage, no benefits for you. Do not even ask for dental or medical. And a pension to retire on, fat chance. I'll pay the working stiffs as little as possible, charge as much as possible for my product. Pocket as much cash as I can under the table. Keep it all to myself and not a chance on passing the gains onto the purchaser by lowering prices.

Does that work better for yah? :up:

Glad to hear that's what you would do but a smart business owner would do pretty much everything you would do except for they would pass on some better prices to the customer to increase there clientele. I certainly wouldn't be paying somebody $20 an hour to run a cash register in this economy if they have no other skills. But I certainly would pass on some better savings to my customers .


It was sarcasm dude :biggrin:
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I Give Up wrote:Does Anyone really need 20 highly paid people to work in a government pot shop in West Kel. 20 people for one store, $20 - $30+ per hour, paid holidays, full benefits, dental plan, medical, pension benefits WTH? Pot is gonna cost a fortune to cover these costs. Why not give the small guy a chance to make a buck? Way too much government already!


Customer service tends to suck the life out of those who work the jobs (because numerous customers are :cuss: :swear: ), so getting better than minimum wage doesn't bother me.
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