You were arrogant at HP and you still are. You are a one-trick point- cut costs to generate profits. You never were skilled at generating business because you don't listen.
I didn't say they would go out of business. Their stock went up when merger talk began. I think this reflects the belief that Staples needs it as their business model is broken and their attempts to fix it have been lame,
I never experienced good service at Staples. I believe them to be poorly-run with lousy marketing. Without the merger, they will have real problems.
You still don't address how he has brought America to his needs. You brought up race, in capital letters, to stir the pot. I strongly suspect that you are simply an ill-informed hater who uses these boards to get you anti-Obama screeds out to the public.
Brought America to her knees? Profits up, markets setting records, jobs up. Yeah, he's killing us.
What does race have to do with it?
I know you are all deliriously happy. It concerns me that their comps are down so much when they are closing stores. At some point, top line becomes important and they have not demonstrated the ability to grow sales.
The bottom line is that these guys don't know how to make money at retail. Their merchandising stinks, their stores are a mess, service is terrible, and marketing is outdated. It won't work.
I assume it was to get the best they could for themselves. I have no reason to believe that they are motivate to help creditors, shareholders or employees
What about competition in large metro areas? What about the cost of establishing their brand in these areas? What would they bring to the market that is not available already? What about the rent that is due on the five stores that you want to close? By the way, their website is a joke and unable to compete in remote, crowded , or any areas.
I have a "hard on" because he took a bad situation and made it worse. His initiatives bordered on the absurd. He spent money to move the headquarters which gained nothing for the company. Ask his team how he treated them? His merchandising plans went nowhere.
It isn't his fault that shareholders were greedy and turned down the $14 buyout offer. It is his fault that sales fell, margins decreased, expenses grew and his strategies were a failure. Whichever board hired him, he failed.
By the way, I have frequently criticized the Winsten-led BOD as well. Come off your high horse and assess blame where it belongs. To say that Wilson "kept it going" when we see the prone state of the company is laughable.
No- the problem is that Wilson and Winsten ran this company into the ground. And, if I have been shorting it, that just makes me right.
When did I tell you to turn down the $14. Cite the post where I said such a thing or else apologize. In any case, if you were convinced to vote a certain way by comments on a message board, it's your fault. Grow up.