Market Basket employees not worried about jobs
Some of their signs ask shoppers to boycott their store. Others promote their favorite store executive, Arthur T. Demoulas, who has been fighting for control of the company.
“I have no doubt, we’re going to win,” said Dylan Bernie, a worker from Tilton.
“We are not afraid,” said employee Jayson Wiles of Laconia.
The full-timers are still working full-time hours at the store, carrying out all of their own duties as well as the tasks that part-timers used to perform. “Some of us are cleaning areas we’ve never worked in before,” Chase said.
Area residents seem to be showing their support for the workers by boycotting,” said Bernie. “Mostly the shoppers are out-of-staters, tourists, people from Florida.”
“There’s only one register operating in there now, and at this time on a Wednesday, in the middle of summer, every register would be very busy; there’d be traffic here,” Chase said.
“It’s about to happen, and I don’t see it falling through,” Chase said.
“We’re a strong family,” Wiles said of his fellow employees. “We’ll deal with whatever happens.”