23 thoughts on “October 30, 2015

  1. If candy is provided, it is bought by the person providing it. haha
    I’ve known employees to purchase supplies to use at work.

  2. Mall trick-or-treating isn’t worth showing up for, honestly. For this very reason: everyone tries to get the cheapest stuff they can, to cut expenses.

    • It also isn’t worth it for the businesses to do either. 95% of the people who show up for ‘Malloween’ never set foot in your store the rest of the year but woe to the wage slaves if there isn’t free candy for their little hellions.

    • Plus if you live in a colder region (like I do) the kids don’t have to mess with jackets, they can just wear their costumes

  3. It’s a Saturday this year, so parents bringing their spawn to the mall makes sense, this time. The mall I work at is even putting on a magic show before they start the trick or treating, they hired a professional illusionist and everything. I expect sales to be exactly the same as if it weren’t Halloween with the added bonus of costumed kids being simply everywhere.

  4. Often at Halloween here it is already snowing, or at least has wind chill pushing the temp down below freezing. Taking the kids to a nice heated mall sounds not only safer, but much warmer to many parents.

  5. Corporate used to let us spent $20 on candy and let the employees dress up. This year they decided we can’t pass out candy because some child might have an allergy and we can’t dress up because costumes don’t fit in with the new dress code.

    • We did a store trick or treating event on Sunday where kids went around to the different stations and got a toy, a granola bar, candy, and tattoos. I was at the candy station and it was unbelievable how many of the kids had peanut allergies. The candy we had gotten was almost all snickers and I ended up having to buy mike and Ike’s for all of the peanut free and gluten free people.

      • Better to err on the side of no lawsuit. Sadly that mentality is all to prevalent in corporate America. A costume might be offensive so lets prohibit them, some kids have allergies to a type candy so lets not give out any candy regardless of the type.

        • Some people can’t even be in the same ROOM as a peanut or they’ll swell up. So it’s only fair to not give out candy. A kid with a peanut allergy could be triggered by them giving a snickers to ANOTHER kid, if he decides to open in.

          • Peanut allergies are no joking matter, and it is understandable that companies don’t want to risk it when it comes to peanut allergies… but using the chance of peanut allergies as an excuse not to have any candy at all? No, that is just them being either really cheap or really paranoid, or both.

  6. Marla needs to somehow talk Stuart into being the focus of the mass riot. Maybe something about good PR for him to be handing out the coupons.

  7. I can understand that for the Mall workers who do this that there is no way any supply will last them the whole night.
    It’s probable two bags that they’re getting .

  8. My company allows for us to spend $20 of company money to get candy for the mall-sanctioned trick-or-treat thing.
    My boss spend another $20 or so on more cheap candy to supplement the amount the company supplies for these kids. I get that trick-or-treat-ing on the streets is scary but damn.
    I went around a 3 mile radius to get my halloween stash. And I knew half of the home owners there (or home renters).
    But I like that a lot of malls offer this trick-or-treating thing. The mall I NORMALLTY work at does it as close to Halloween as possible.. Especially close to the weekend. The mall which houses the store I’ve been helping out in between managers did it on thursday. We were out of candy in less than an hour. But that city is known for being less than safe for kids.

    I need to move to an area where the surrounding towns and cities aren’t known for meth, pot, booze, speed, molly, or any other drug. this whole area is just shit. so many druggies being dumb.

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