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Sunday evenings are usually pretty packed at Laredo's HEB stores. This was certainly the case at store no. 186 on East Saunder in Laredo. The "express" lanes were anywhere from about 8 to 10 people deep as the cashiers did their best to keep the lines moving smoothly. The other lanes were pretty stacked with customers and their full shopping carts.
As I got nearer to the checkout counter, I couldn't help but notice a conversation between both express lane cashiers. They looked pretty concerned but still managed to greet and thank each customer. Prety soon, I heard one of the cashiers say "ya nos quedamos sin ir a comer". The other one quickly replied "ni si quiera un break" she added "ya se fue". Apparently, who ever the manager on duty was had already left and as a result these two hard-working cashiers were going to have to forego any break or time for lunch they might have otherwise gotten.
This reflects pretty bad on the HEB management at that particular store. Whoever is calling the shots should at least make sure that the most basic needs of the employees are met. It is certainly not easy to do a good job if you're hungry. Overall, HEB seems to be a good place to work at but incidents like these, playing out in front of the public, do not make the company look good.