Amid the worsening electrical shortage in Venezuela reports posted on SlideShare of malls being asked to close an additional four hours each day or generate their own electricity. Over 100 stores within malls must now close from 1 PM to 3 PM and 7 PM to 9 PM, according to an article published via Today Venezuela. Already hurting many of these stores are severe shortages that make finding basic items like diapers and food nearly impossible.
While this move has not made many shoppers like David happy, many seem resigned to the fact unlike in 2010 when the government tried a similar move. Many seem to feel that it is worthless to complain about the situation saying that everyday the government introduces new policies that make their lives harder.
Workers in affected businesses worry about their salaries. Already harming the salaries are triple-digit inflation. Therefore, as hourly employees experience shorter work hours, the problems become even more severe.