This is a very good question, anon. I think at this point, I’m confused as to what to do to help, too.
On the one hand, people need their groceries. By shopping there, you are helping employees have things to do, and having them earn their wages. We all are here for Arty T, but without customers, we are essentially outta a job. So shopping there is not necessarily a bad thing!
However, ofc it is a thing where shopping there = giving the new CEO money. A lot of people don’t want people to do that, so they’ve started boycotting to show their anger. People don’t want anything to do with Arty S., the board, and their business-oriented mindset; after all, they’re in it for money and don’t give a shit about the customers or employees.
Either way, whether you shop there or not is up to you. If you are boycotting or still shopping there till the stores are bare, we will appreciate it. The more important thing to do is to get word out.
I want this shit national. It’s already starting to get out there, I’m sure- something like this is kinda unprecedented! Get word out. Tell your friends, tell your family, tell anyone you can. Today we got a petition going on- http://www.thepetitionsite.com/889/093/719/reinstate-arthur-t-demoulas-as-market-basket-ceo/ you can go through here to sign it. It’s a customer petition to get Arty T reinstated. Even if you’re not around the area, it would be very appreciated! I’ll probably make a post about it later.
If you want more information, please visit http://www.wearemarketbasket.com to keep up with everything.
Also, if you are free tomorrow morning and can make it, there’s a rally out in Tewsbury at 9 AM in front of Store 8, 10 Main St. If you can make it, that will definitely show your support!
In short, voice your concern. Tweet it. Facebook about it. Send the link to as MANY people as possible. Blog about it. Make this HEARD. The more people we can get talking about this, the more pressured the board will be to do something in our favor. And if it comes down to it, if the board votes not in our favor, we’ll try our best to figure something else.
Please, I know this post is long, but if you can signal boost this and get people talking, we need it. This may be our last chance to get Arty T back.