Working as the manager of an office supply store is typically boring work.
- I sincerely don’t mind having a boring task, because it pays the bills & I have excellent insurance for my spouse & our youngsters.
I get to do my work indoors where I have a steady stream of cool air conditioning. During the Summer weeks, I am way cooler than many people that have to do their work outdoors. Ever since the boom of Amazon & other online retailers, our store has been pretty much a ghost town. We don’t see the same amount of customers & our sales have taken a fairly sizable hit. Until recently, we had to think about cutting our staff by 50%. Our recent booming businesses is basically due to the Coronavirus. We are selling air filtration equipment like pens, pencils, & paper. We had a sizable warehouse shelf with small air purification equipment & other air filtration supplies. Some of the items have been on the shelf for the longest time, & now that shelf is totally empty. We have sold all of the air purification equipment & air filtration supplies in stock & we still have customers waiting for items on backorder! The air purification equipment & air filtration sales have also boosted other sales in the store. Our laptop & electronics sales have seen a 20% increase & a good amount of customers are coming to the store to have outdated laptops restored, fixed, or cleaned of viruses. Working from home has also boosted our sales tremendously. It’s unfortunate that numerous companies have seen a regular decline while in this hardship, however this small office supply business is extremely fortunate.