Shades of Grey: Business Issues

The Grey Area News reporter in Shades of Grey
The Grey Area News reporter in Shades of Grey

Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices people make, but the thought process they go through to arrive at their decisions.

Submitted for Your Discussion & Consideration

One day on your way home from work, you stop at your favorite store. It is a shop where you often go for birthday gifts or small items for your family. You know the owners, and the folks at the front counter know you.

On this particular day, you make your purchase and notice that Tammy, who works behind the counter, has puffiness around her eyes. She’s been crying. You ask her what is wrong.

Tammy tells you that the store is going out of business. The store has been around for almost a decade, but the owners cannot make ends meet and are shutting down. She and her fellow employees will be out of work at the end of the month. After talking with her a bit, you leave the store with your purchase.

Do you think that you might try to help the owners by sending more business their way? Would you spread the word, in person and through social media, to send more shoppers there way? Or, would you just move on to shopping elsewhere?


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Kay Whatley serves as Editor and Reporter with The Grey Area News. Kay is a published author with over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Kay Whatley is wife to Frank Whatley, founder of The Grey Area™ newspaper and The Grey Area News online news website.