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Does your laundromat open all day on the 4th? If so,do you pay extra for major holidays.Thanks,Dan
06-29-2004, 06:09 PM
We are open business as usual. No extra pay. I never had a job where I got paid extra for doing what I always did.
We close for Christmas day and New Years Day.
06-29-2004, 10:31 PM
It usually slows down at night. you'll probably end up closing early.
06-30-2004, 02:27 AM
06-30-2004, 11:29 AM
Last year was very busy for us. We planned to early close but stayed open the usual hours
of 7AM-9PM. This year we plan to do the same - scheduled to open at 7AM and early close
at 5PM with last wash being 4PM. If it's slow we close early if it's busy we'll stay open til 9PM.
06-30-2004, 01:39 PM
Okay, lets say I am your customer. I load up all my clothes, soap, etc in the car and head out to do my laundry at 6pm (I want to get it done before the fireworks start). I arrive at your mat (my normal mat) to do my laundry and find it is closed. What should I do? Driving to your competitors is my only other option other than dragging my dirty clothes home again.
You may run a nice mat, but a customer may find another mat just as nice as yours, or maybe one that has an amenity that they like better such as certain video game or next to a convenience store or restaurant.
With the 4th being on Sunday this year, a lot of people will probably still need to do their laundry during the weekend if they don't get Monday off. A lot of towns around my area are having the firework display on Saturday night therefore Sunday may be a better day due to all the blankets needing to be washed.
I am not saying closing early is bad. But if you decide to do so, you should post a sign on the front doors and next to any changers at least 10-14 days prior to the event. This will give your customers plenty of notice and hopefully they won't show up when you are closed.