You know SGolden, that is exactly what I was looking for. Seriously, thanks for some intelligent feedback.
I used to work in a branch a now bankrupt retailer. (Long time ago though:) I know what you are saying. Coming on here isn't going to help. Stock holders are greedy bast$##. They only care about increasing their net worth.
I know what you're saying about stockholders being greedy, but it depends if they are in it for the short term or long term. I want to hold onto my shares because I have hopes of the stock going back to its heyday of 30s and 40s. I don't think it will happen if Staples continues on its current path and I had some hope that going on here would help raise the shareholders knowledge of what is going on inside the corporation.
Sadly enough not only does the corporate office not listen to its GMs but the GMs are actually afraid to even mention any improvements to the DM. How sad is that where the corporate laison doesn't want to even listen to ideas(The DMs are probably afraid it will make them look bad because they didn't come up with the ideas). The GMs would never go above the DM and complain directly to Corporate because the DM would get pissed and the DM is the direct boss over the GM. This is one of the reasons I think Staples should get rid of DMs. They are a hindrance not a help. ................................