Monday, September 13, 2004

The BS Politics of Retail

Hubby worked at the Ruston store yesterday. One of the managers had let the store go to seed, so the district manager had several people from other stores within the district basically go in to bail out this man's store. Hubby was one of these poor unfortunates. However, we thought it might be a good thing after all, because the district manager would be there and he'd have a chance to have a one on one talk with her. Earlier this year, Hubby was offered a manager's position, his choice of three stores. So, since he was going to help this guy reset his store, it was agreed that when he got there, he should talk to the DM, and tell her which one of the stores he had decided he wanted to manage.

So it happened. He told her, and yet her response yesterday was that she was wanting him to take an assistant manager's position instead--starting in October. Oh my God, but that pisses me off! I can only imagine how miffed hubby must be. Donna's reasoning was to give him more time to learn management! *flames* Dur hur! Hubby just had to bail out one of her learned managers! And the jackass is still 6 months behind in his paper work! If hubby had not gone in, that man would have been fired. And he is not qualified yet for the manager's position already offered to him? WTF?!

In other words, the DM gave the store hubby wanted to someone else... one of her little compatriots! --a friend of hers, who had been wanting the local store for a while, but who had been thus far, unable to cut anyone's throat in order to get it. How's that for politics?

All I can say is I wish quick karma on this lot. At the moment, I can't think of anyone else more deserving of it!

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