I'll just share
by Jimmy Greystone - 4/17/12 6:14 PM
In Reply to: Just astonished by xp0z3d
I'll just share that at one point in the past I worked for a Best Buy competitor, who shall remain nameless because it's a chapter of my life I would rather not relive. I think it's something of a universal that the more you learn about large organizations, especially the "well respected" ones, the more you wonder how it is they manage to get anything done.
Where I worked, the company president had to sign off on office supplies like pens, and the company CEO was such a tightarse, even when infrastructure was falling apart around various facilities, he wouldn't sign off on the expenses to fix it. The only reason we had pens where I worked was because someone had a second job as the night manager at a hotel, and she'd pilfer pens from there.
It sucks, I know, we've all been there at some point in life, but it happens. If it's any consolation, Best Buy is not looking so hot financially lately. Just the last quarter they posted a loss of around $1bn, and then almost immediately after that the CEO resigned. So the top brass at the company are likely running around like headless chickens, which is going to paralyze the rest of the company. Not so much because the C-level execs actually DO much of anything normally, but now they're going to be even more indecisive and not wanting to make a decision about anything lest it not mesh with the next CEO's vision for the company and they find themselves on the outs with the next boss. So the people who actually do all the work, will find they can't get approval for anything, things go from bad to worse, etc, etc. There's a decent chance that Best Buy will go the way of Circuit City and CompUSA before that. Which would be sad, since then all that would be left really is Fry's and Microcenter, both of which only have 30 something stores nationwide, and is why probably 90% of people reading this will never have heard of one or both. But there would be a bit of poetic justice in it for you.
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