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Found out today why my comics shop is closing down. It's a combination of things that I'd talked with the owner about in the past, including parking and the bum problem we have downtown, but the real crux of it is that his landlord came in and said "I've got someone who wants this place and they're going to pay more." Considering that he hasn't had a real lease in years, and the landlord refuses to fix anything, he decided he wasn't going to play that game and just let the landlord have it.

 

He said that with the merger with the other comics shop across town he managed to get everything he wanted and more. He's got a salaried employment contract, he's one of the top managers there, and he gets to bring his existing staff in with him. He's a bit sad to no longer be the neighborhood comics shop, but everywhere else downtown wanted more rent for less space. And then he'd still have the issues with parking and the bums. I'm hoping that since he's going to be one of the bosses at the other place, and he's bringing his staff with him, their attitudes change a bit. Their staff can be a bit less than welcoming at times, and can fall into the old school game/comic store bad habits. Which is part of the reason I don't go there often. But his staff have always been awesome.

 

He's already said that he's probably not going to be making friends with a lot of the other place's existing staff. I guess they've got like 6 people who only want to work like 2 hours a day or something, and he's bringing in his 4 people who will work a 6-8 hour shift without complaint. That, plus he's a new manager out of nowhere.

 

Once he gets everything situated out there I may have to make it a habit to go out at least once a month to check in with him and his filthy assistants.

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My partner got a promotion... of sorts?

 

She's detailed into a minor leadership position in my department. If she stays here it'll allow her to jump to her next grade a year early. If not, it's still good experience she can leverage to get into management.

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42 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

...but also didn't have health and safety at my biggest customer stop me wondering why I was working with an injured knee, so that's a bonus...

 

1) When did you injure your knee?

2) Was this before they sacked a bunch of managers at your work?

3) Why are your trying to work with a bum knee?

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9 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

My partner got a promotion... of sorts?

 

She's detailed into a minor leadership position in my department. If she stays here it'll allow her to jump to her next grade a year early. If not, it's still good experience she can leverage to get into management.

 

Don't let her! She'll lose all her brain cells!

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