Episode #7×44: A Very Good Friday, Vaccine Mandates For Kids, The Woes of Working Retail

  • Andrew kicks off the show by sharing a recent instance where he was harassed for wearing a a mask.
  • Listeners sound off: turns out plenty of our listeners’ kids do still play with physical toys.
  • We officially announce our new social media manager, Chlo√©! We can’t wait to have her on the show, and are so excited to have a Gen Zer running our social media (we don’t know what we’re doing).
  • Laura’s second home, Costa Rica, is the first country in the world to announce vaccine mandates for children ages 5-11.
  • As citizens of a country where we’re struggling to get adults on board with getting vaccinated, we’re envious of Costa Rica’s high vaccine approval ratings.
  • It’s not all bad news for us in the States: The FDA is likely to approve Pfizer boosters for all U.S. adults in the coming week.
  • We’re joined by BAE supporter Camille, who’s here to share her experiences in retail management, and dig into what it’s been like to work retail during the pandemic.
  • We learned last week that a record 4.4 million people quit their jobs in September. Camille has some ideas as to why people are leaving retail.
  • What can employers do to entice new employees and retain existing ones?
  • Working retail in a country plagued by regular mass shootings is a constant source of concern, and we can all afford to be nicer to retail workers!
  • This week’s recommendations will inform AND relax: HBO’s ‘Running with Beto’ documentary (Andrew), shower steamers (Laura), and supporting independent businesses through Etsy this holiday season (Camille).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Public (https://www.public.com/MILLENNIAL), OUAI (https://www.theouai.com and enter code MILL for 15% off your order), and Felix Gray (https://www.felixgrayglasses.com/MILL). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!¬†

And in this week’s installment of After Dark:

  • In honor of our guest Camille, we’re talking retail nightmares. We’ve all worked retail at some point, and we’ve got stories to tell.
  • Patrons submitted some of their stories too, and there are some doozies: people treating fitting rooms like toilets, and exposing employees to extremely inappropriate imagery,
  • Tfw customers blame you for the consequences of their not understanding what they were purchasing. Smh.

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