As most stores are closed due to state and or local orders- some stores like Lowes remain open. However not everyone thinks this should be so....
According to https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/ ;
"An employee at one local Lowe’s store, who did not want to be identified out of fear of losing her job, but said she believes the company is putting profit ahead of her safety.
“This is an epidemic where you need to stay home, not come out and go shopping. You don’t need to plant your tulips right now! You can wait!”
She said that Lowe’s Spring Black Friday sale is concerning to both her and her fellow co-workers.
The front page of Lowe’s advertisement promotes 2-day only deals and says “shop in-store on Saturday April 4 and Sunday April 5.”
The website’s “spring project savings” includes the usual patio furniture, grills and outdoor tools.
“We’re like, promoting it. They’re sending out emails saying get your home projects finished. They’re sending out emails saying do this do that and here’s our weekly ad and here’s our flyers for spring Black Friday, but that’s not essential.”
She added, “I get it that it’s going to keep you busy, but that’s not going to keep you alive.”
The employee tells KDKA that customers are not successfully practicing social distancing in the store, and said she’s even heard some customers have been spotted drinking their morning coffee while sitting on the store’s patio furniture.
She said that she fears for her safety and the safety of her fellow co-workers.
“The morale is painfully low. There is no morale. Everybody is angry, everybody is upset. It’s not a happy place – it’s the complete opposite of happy.”
KDKA asked her what most people are buying during this pandemic, and she said it’s “definitely not essential items.”