On St. Patrick Day that the Borders I worked at was notified it would be a part of the second round of closings. Here is a quick how to for Borders employees and customers
How to Work at a Liquidated Borders
The free Wi-Fi should already be off. If its not do it NOW
Once the cafe is no more, I highly recommend closing the bathrooms as soon as possible. Unfortunately a few nasty people ruin it for all. Our bathrooms closed after a customer thought they were Jackson Pollack. The bathroom walls was the canvas and their feces was their medium of choice.
Get the chairs off the floor as soon as you can.
Enjoy not having to sell BR+, ereaders or make items anymore. Work will be fun and stress free again.
Avoid anyone with a list. Stay far away from the vultures. They are easy to spot. 1. You've never seen them before 2. They don't know where anything is. 3. They ask when will the next mark down be.
Though helping customers is optional, do still be kind to your regulars and the nice customers. They should see your best one last time.
Treat customers with the respect they give you.
Make up fun games with your co-workers to pass the time.
One our games was find the stash. When the store closed, while doing our best to clean up we'd remove the books that were hidden away, to be purchased at the next mark down. In it's place went a nice note, like try again. Good times.
Don't work too hard
How to Shop at a Liquidated Borders
Do not try to engage employees in a long conversation about what happened to Borders
Do not ask employees what will they be doing next. It's a very rude, intrusive and none of your business.
Do not ask when the next mark down will be. The employees don't know and even if they did they wouldn't tell you.
If the discount isn't high enough don't tell the employees because they won't care.
Be prepared to help yourself
Do not call to check on an item
If you want the employees to be nice you must be nice in return. No more of that I can be rude because I am customer spending money. Those days are over.
Do not poke the bear or the soon to be umemployed because they will happily return the favor.
Do not ask when the last day will be.