It's been brought up to my attention that some of us are not liking the fact that I'm still shipping and doing business during these times.
The problem with this is that NOBODY has asked me personally how I'm still able to make it happen because in their eyes, I'm putting my staff at risk. Again, NOBODY asked me. People just went ahead and made up their own assumptions about how I'm conducting my business during these hard times.
Let's Start From the Top
As you can see from my Instagram posts, I put almost everything on hold for almost 5 days to map out how I was going to make sure that EVERYONE that works for me was going to get paid (exhibit A). But I'm sure that wasn't even taken into consideration. We came up with the conclusion that everyone would have to list from home (even if they're not listers) to keep staff out of the office. This allowed for us to bump up our listings fairly quickly (I even made a post about this, exhibit B) since there were more listers. This method allowed for my guys to keep working remotely and for them to continue getting paid. I'm proud to say, NOBODY in from my warehouse staff has been laid off and everyone is still getting paid till this day using this method.
Currently, we do not ship on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (the box stack picture is posted today, Saturday the 28th, a.k.a. shipping day, exhibit C) because I'm trying to reduce the days my shipper has to be at the warehouse. This staggering of the days also allows for my shipper to have more time to ship orders without overworking himself since there's nobody to help. And who is my shipper you ask? My boyfriend that I live and share an apartment with is my only shipper at the moment, he is my current "crew". He's the same guy you've seen helping out in some of my videos. Due to my pregnancy (exhibit D), he had to step up and take over what manual labor is needed to be done because I can no longer lift 30-40lbs bins constantly. I'm mainly at home making random videos with my daughter or cooking (if you follow my personal account, you would know) and only come into the office on Wednesdays and Saturdays to make sure everything is in tip-top shape.
Again, NOBODY asked me how I was pulling this off but that's ok. What's not ok is for people to make assumptions when they're basing it off of an Instagram post. Seriously, must I run down my meeting minutes with my team and give the public a play-by-play on what we're about to do? Really?
Let's not also forget that I made the announcement that everything would be on hold until further notice hours before the March 19th California "Stay at home order" was established (exhibit E). In other words, I took the necessary precautions to stop everything as soon as I can to adapt to the changes.
But I do want to raise a good question...Why is it ok for others to continue to sell on Poshmark when I'm doing the same thing yet I'm the one getting the flak for it. Is there some double-standard rule that I should be aware of? I wasn't aware that there was a mandatory Vacation Hold going on on Poshmark at the moment.
Simply put, people are basing my actions off of 1 post with no context. I'm just responding with proof that is timestamped. Please read that again...PROOF THAT IS TIMESTAMPED.
Will I get an apology, probably not, but please let me know where I'm wrong after you've heard my side of the story.
I'm sure with all the information coming at everyone nowadays, people will still take the first story and run with it as if it's the truth. Where I'm from, that's called Fake News.
Anyway, here are the exhibits with timestamps, enjoy:
Exhibit A: Note the date gap
Exhibit B: Note the date
Exhibit C: The post causing all this drama
Exhibit D: Yup, belly checks out
Exhibit E: This was a deleted post (posted on March 19th I believe) since it no longer had relevance. Remember this?
ONE LAST THING!
Here is a post (also timestamped) from my Facebook that tells you exactly where I stand with the Coronavirus situation. Today is the 28th of March for your reference. Thanks for hearing me out.