Monday, 2 February 2015

The Inevitable Slow Death of RadioShack

quote [ Another former employee, Joe Bois, remembers being required report for work at a mall outpost at 4:30 am on Black Friday in 2004, only to sit idle for hours waiting for customers who never arrived. Bois, now a writer for the sports website SB Nation, wrote a piece in November arguing that searching for coherence in RadioShack?s strategic decisions was futile. ?It?s like retracing the steps and doings of a drunk person,? he wrote. ?Okay, here?s where he keyed the cop car. Wait, why?d he do that? I don?t know, but his pants are lying here, so this is before he stripped naked and tried to rob the library.? ]

When I was in the 7th grade, I spent four hours at a RadioShack for career day. It felt very much like Purgatory.
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ComposerNate said @ 12:38pm GMT on 3rd February
I worked mall RS Christmas 1993, four months on commission learning adapters, radio crystals, batteries and basic retail sales while wearing shirt and tie. My biggest sale was a guy just walking in, grabbing a video camera off shelf and handing it to me for purchase, no questions. He returned it within the month for full refund, I assume purpose served, that commission revoked just before being laid off at season's end. So weird working there: vacuuming nights after mall's closing, the little cluttered manager's desk hole in back amongst the inventory, the filthy employee toilet, the jacked up salesmen looking to close sale after sale, the stupid ancient front computer registering customers for mailing lists.

ComposerNate said @ 7:39am GMT on 3rd February
I worked mall RS Christmas 1993, four months on commission learning adapters, radio crystals, batteries and basic retail sales while wearing shirt and tie. My biggest sale was a guy just walking in, grabbing a video camera off shelf and handing it to me for purchase, no questions. He returned it within the month for full refund, I assume purpose served, my commission revoked just before being laid off at season's end. So weird working there: vacuuming nights after mall's closing, the little cluttered manager's desk hole in back amongst the inventory, the filthy employee toilet, the jacked up salesmen looking to close sale after sale, the stupid ancient front computer registering customers for mailing lists.


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ComposerNate said @ 12:38pm GMT on 3rd February
I worked mall RS Christmas 1993, four months on commission learning adapters, radio crystals, batteries and basic retail sales while wearing shirt and tie. My biggest sale was a guy just walking in, grabbing a video camera off shelf and handing it to me for purchase, no questions. He returned it within the month for full refund, I assume purpose served, my commission revoked just before being laid off at season's end. So weird working there: vacuuming nights after mall's closing, the little cluttered manager's desk hole in back amongst the inventory, the filthy employee toilet, the jacked up salesmen looking to close sale after sale, the stupid ancient front computer registering customers for mailing lists.



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