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Old April 23 2013, 10:46 PM   #13
Warped9
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Re: They let me go....

From what I've heard today 7 of us (including me) were let go. Mind you I was treated with dignity. No one followed me about as I collected my few things and no one escorted me out of the building. They even paid for my cab home. They didn't treat me like I was someone unwanted anymore which was a small consolation. I've often said you can like the people you work with even if you have issues with those you work for. I don't harbour any ill will toward my former GM or other immediate managers. Some unknown higher ups in Future Shop Canada and Best Buy, well...

I was never fond of Best Buy buying Future Shop about twelve years ago. Over the years they did seem to operate in a mostly hands-off manner, but I think trouble began to be in the offing when BB bought a lot of those (then) closed Circuit City stores in the States. After that there was the crash of '08 and BB seems to have been reeling ever since. BB of Canada started to hurt and then FS started to feel it.

It's going to be very hard to maintain decent staff morale after today particularly in a smaller store like mine and I suspect this has been happening in other stores as well.
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