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06 January 2010 @ 10:21 am
Big Bomb RPL Progress?  
How is your store faring with the Big Bomb RPL? Are you being held to hitting 75% by the end of this week? Is that reasonable? Will you make it? We got extra hours and had one overnight, but we probably won't hit 75%. And staff are worried what will happen to them if they don't meet this large goal. It hit me that what's being demanded is 3 week's worth of work in one week. One overnight didnt get us very far since our store is a mess and we cant navigate in our backroom.

How are the rest of you doing with this?
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on January 7th, 2010 04:45 am (UTC)
I dumpstered 400 mass markets Monday night. Has anyone been boxing up and returning them, and how much space/time/materials does it eat up?
(Anonymous) on January 7th, 2010 06:46 am (UTC)
it's not hard to do, but (obviously) it slows things down and takes up space in my back room that i could use. just another pointless new policy to make things worse.
(Anonymous) on January 7th, 2010 06:46 am (UTC)
yes, I have been dutifully boxing up all of my strips. So far that's been about 10 full boxes.
book_wench on January 7th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
yup, we've been doing it, too. I've just finished reading the HuffPost that was apparently the impetus for this practice, and I have to say I've seldom come across anything so confused and misguided. I think I may break it out in a separate post just for my own satisfaction, but I'll just say here, If we strip the covers and send them back, the discarded books are not ours to donate. They belong to the publishers, not the booksellers. If you want this practice to stop, you need to address yourself to the publishers, who are the ones that dictate this step, not the booksellers who are simply following their contractual obligations.