異星人と交信した結果、撃沈。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。

※登場するクズ太郎は  『元カレ』ではありません。  ただのキチガイストーカー妄想虚言変出者です。

異星人と交流した結果、撃沈。。。。

『コンビニの営業時間、24時間じゃなくて良いよ』と思ったこと。。。

 

24時間営業のコンビニが登場してから

いったい何年経ったんだろう?

 

ちょっと気になったので調べてみたら、

『1975年、福島県郡山市にあるセブンイレブン虎丸店が

 24時間営業を始めた』そうなんです。

 

なんでも、

『24時間営業の方が売り上げが上がるから』

という理由だったらしいのだけど。。。

 

他にも、防犯のためとか災害の時に

即時対応できるとか

色々なメリットがあるため、

24時間営業が当たり前になったようだけど、

ここ数年、人手不足のため、

24時間営業をやめる店舗も出てきているとか。。。

 

個人的には深夜は利用しないので、

24時間営業である必要はないのではないか?と思うけど。

 

繁華街など、

夜も人通りが多く、

利用客もいるのなら、

そういう場所にあるコンビニだけ24時間営業にして、

それ以外は朝7時~夜23時か0時くらいまでで

良いと思うけどな。

 

特に、田舎のコンビニなんて、

夜営業する意味あるのかな?

夜、田舎で活動している人なんて限られているし、

利用客は少ないはずで、

深夜の売上なんて微々たるものだと思うけど。

 

私は深夜コンビニを利用することがないから

深夜営業をやめることに全く反対意見はないけれど、

困る人はきっといるんだろうな。

 

 

 

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Controversy over 24-hour operation

 

In Japan, it's normal for convenience stores to be open 24 hours.

But a franchisee of a leading chain store announced

last month that he was suspending daily 24-hour

operations due to a severe shortage of staff.

The company told him that doing so would violate

his contract and ordered him to pay a penalty.

The decision has fueled controversy on whether

convenience stores should be in operation around the clock.

 

"We are shortening operating hours"

 

Mitoshi Matsumoto opened the franchise in western Japan's

Osaka Prefecture seven years ago.

 

It was initially operating 24 hours. Recently,

he decided to shorten hours after his wife, who had been

helping him run the store, died last year and he found it

difficult to secure enough workers amid the tight labor market.

Matsumoto says his store has been chronically understaffed

for some two years and that he made the decision after a long

struggle for a solution. His store now opens from 6:00 AM to 1:00

AM the next morning.

 

Matsumoto runs the store under a franchise contract with

Seven-Eleven Japan. The company told him that the shortened

operating hours violates the contract.

He says the firm ordered him to resume 24-hour operations and pay a penalty of about US$152,000.

 

Seven-Eleven Japan's franchise contracts mandate daily

24-hour operations at all stores, except for those

at train stations, office buildings, and other facilities.

The firm's contract with Matsumoto also includes

a penalty for suspending around-the-clock operations.

 

The company says it negotiates with store owners

and others to decide what to do when there are individual

requests such as a change in operating hours.

It says proper communication had not taken place between

the company and Matsumoto.

It promised to have talks with him, saying its headquarters

will help him continue daily 24-hour operations.

 

 

 

Reasons for 24-hour operation

 

Staff shortages are worsening in Japan's convenience store industry. However, the big three -- Seven-Eleven Japan, Family Mart,

and Lawson -- are reluctant to change their

daily 24-hour business models.

 

 One of the major reasons for this is the enlarged role of

convenience stores.

Since they launched around-the-clock operations

about four decades ago, the stores have fulfilled

various functions ranging from late-night shopping to

government and banking services, such as the

issuance of residence certificates and ATMs.

 

Convenience stores are also expected to function

as government-designated public facilities which will

provide food and goods to survivors in the event of

major earthquakes and other disasters.

The stores are already part of the social infrastructure,

making it necessary for them to operate around the clock.