Working as the manager of an office supply store is usually a very boring job.
I don’t mind having a boring job, because it pays the bills and I have great insurance for my wife and my kids.
I get to work indoors where I have a steady stream of cool air conditioning. During the summer months, I am much cooler than many people that have to work outdoors. Ever since the boom of Amazon and other online retailers, our store has been like a ghost town. We don’t see the same amount of customers and our sales have taken a huge hit. Until recently, we had to consider cutting our staff by 50%. Our recent booming businesses is due to the Coronavirus. We are selling air filtration systems like pens, pencils, and paper. We had a huge warehouse shelf with small air purifiers and other air filtration supplies. Some of the items have been on the shelf for awhile, and now that shelf is empty. We have sold all of the air purifiers and air filtration supplies in stock and we still have customers waiting for items on backorder. The air purifier and air filtration sales have also boosted other sales in the store. Our computer and electronics sales have seen a 20% increase and a lot of customers are coming to the store to have old laptops restored, fixed, or cleaned of viruses. Working from home has also boosted our sales. It’s unfortunate that some companies have seen a steady decline during this hardship, but this small office supply business is very lucky.