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Old June 21 2013, 01:55 AM   #16
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Re: Men's Wearhouse Guy Fired

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He started the business. It seems unbelievable they can fire the boss, who created the company and made it successful. It is depressing, to me.
While I agree with you insofar as I kind of feel bad for the guy since he founded the company, he also chose to go public with it, so them's the breaks when you put your fate in the hands of the board and/or shareholders.

All of a sudden, I'm getting a glimpse of a green tailor-suited George Zimmer on a hoverboard going all Norman Osborn and throwing pumpkin bombs at the board for firing him, while cackling "You're all going to burn for this! I guarantee it!."
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Old June 21 2013, 02:04 AM   #17
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Re: Men's Wearhouse Guy Fired

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He started the business. It seems unbelievable they can fire the boss, who created the company and made it successful. It is depressing, to me.
All he needs to do is read Steve Jobs book....after the company gets into trouble, he could save the company...and transcend
the very corporation he founded..
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Old June 21 2013, 02:24 AM   #18
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Re: Men's Wearhouse Guy Fired

I read in an article that although he has been "fired", he still owns nearly 4 per cent of the company's stock. The article also stated that he holds the most individual stock, so he can still be a pain in their asses.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:31 AM   #19
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Actually, although you have a right against use of your publicity for commercial purposes, but you can contract that right away. Even if you contracted the right away five years ago with differing expectations, you still contracted it away. Hell, under some circumstances, your parents can contract them away for you, as Brooke Shields found out when her parents agreed for her to appear in nude photos when she was 10 (yes, that's kind of fucked up, but that's an entirely different story). She later wanted them to stop using the photos, they refused, and the New York court said that they didn't have to.

So, if he signed a contract for them to use his image, he contracted away his right to prevent them from using his image for commercial purposes.
If he had contracted for unlimited use of his image, I doubt the board of directors would be negotiating with him. They would simply use it.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:36 AM   #20
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Can he go elsewhere? He should go team up with the Most Interesting Man in the World.
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Old June 21 2013, 03:52 AM   #21
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Re: Men's Wearhouse Guy Fired

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Can he go elsewhere? He should go team up with the Most Interesting Man in the World.
With his business acumen, I am sure he could go almost anywhere and run most businesses.

That would be an awesome combination! BTW, The Most Interesting Man in the World was on TOS... and survived being a redshirt! Maybe that is why he is so "Interesting"!
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Old June 21 2013, 04:26 AM   #22
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Re: Men's Wearhouse Guy Fired

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Can he go elsewhere? He should go team up with the Most Interesting Man in the World.
I don't always spill beer, but when I do, it's on a Men's Warehouse suit. I like the way it looks!
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Old June 21 2013, 11:13 PM   #23
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Re: Men's Wearhouse Guy Fired

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I know what you mean though about it being shocking. Feels like the end of an era. It's like if someone fired Cal Worthington and his dog Spot from the car dealership, or Larry H. Parker from his law offices.
Or Earl Scheib.

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Well, given the specific product being sold here - men's suits - it seems unlikely that they'll do what I initially suspected, which is replace the 'old guy' with a bunch of angst-ridden teenagers like what you find in 99% of commercials these days, because those kind of people don't buy suits.
Holy non-sequitur "Get off my lawn," Batman!
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Old June 22 2013, 12:00 AM   #24
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Re: Men's Wearhouse Guy Fired

Perhaps they could hire Andrew Robinson? I'd love to see Garak advertising these suits.

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