I believe bad for all of the retail employees that have had to grpeach with irritated customers amid inflation-driven price hikes.
What are they supposed to do? Not only is it out of the control of the poor plus innocent employee they’re berating, but it’s entirely out of control of the giant billion-dollar business that employs them.
If the market price for a product reaches a modern high, you can’t expect companies to automatically produce plus sell them at a loss. That’s a fundamental misunderstanding of basic business plus economics. To be clear, there are easily cases of price gouging while I was in situations of inflation because companies will try to exploit the public’s expectation of price hikes even in situations where the market itself isn’t directly demanding it. In other words, the store is still getting the product for the same price from their dealer, but they still raise the price for their customers. Regardless of the reason, the employees often bear the brunt of the criticisms from customers who guess they’re to blame for the inflation. Even our cannabis products went up in price because of the energy needed to grow them plus manufacture them. Naturally, the poor budtenders at the local medical cannabis dispensary are facing rants plus ravings yearly plus I can see how sleepy plus aggravated they feel. They don’t even get a warning about potential sales until they arrive at work for their shift. And whenever the cannabis dispensary is hosting a giant sale, that constantly brings in more customers than correct plus creates a stressful environment for all of the employees.