Actually, they're not. I was just at the local mall. Busy like crazy BUT nobody but SAs and the Manager in RSH. I wandered in and talked to the manager for a few and he said it'd been like this for the past week. In fact, they've had a lousy season. When I talked about BF, he laughed. They didn't even beat last year's #s and don't see them even coming close to to doing it for Dec. We traded some war stories and he lamented that he's already looking for another job due to the hours and low pay. Talked about the !$#@#!@ of a DM he had that knew nothing at all about working retail. In fact, they'd gone though 2 DMs in the last 9 months and neither one was worth a damn cause they'd NEVER worked a minute of retail in their lives. The RM isn't any better either - came over from Blockbuster and doesn't know his head from his behind about the stores or the products. Screams and yells at the DMs who then screams and yells at the SMs and SAs.
He's figuring that Q4 results will pretty much sink the company cause as he said, "It ain't gonna be pretty."
"The RM isn't any better either - came over from Blockbuster and doesn't know his head from his behind about the stores or the products. Screams and yells at the DMs who then screams and yells at the SMs and SAs."
There are 26 regions but that RM sounds exactly like the one we had.
Add to that the CEO confirmed at Q 3 CC that Q4 was of to a slow start.........Sandy then sent retail into a tailspin. Its all too easy for someone paying attention. I am not blind. I saw the pathetic Radio Shack adds that looked like the same adds from July at the same prices. You cannot discount like Walmart Wireless when you are submerged in debt like Radio Shack.