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Definite decline... [May. 4th, 2006|12:28 am]
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I realize no one has been posting on here for awhile, but I just had to know if the recent changes at my store are everywhere. At the beginning of the week the cashiers were informed that they were to try and push magazines on anyone paying with a debit or credit card. There was an immediate backlash. So now we have to keep a tally of how many times we ask customers "and it damn well better match the credit slips." This is so incredibly frustrating. This on top of the goddamn "Hancock Fabric's Makeup Kit" just makes me so disgusted with this company. I really like my job, but this is really getting to be too much. I am not in the magazine sales business. I refuse to be. Do they think people don't notice that this is an obvious signal of our decline? Is anyone else as appalled by this?
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[User Picture]From: hulajenny
2006-05-04 01:18 pm (UTC)
I've been told that we're doing the program, but we haven't actually started at my store yet because my manager hasn't discussed it with all of the clerks yet. My manager thinks it's stupid, but she's been told that she "has to care" so I have yet to see what kind of trouble this is going to cause at our store. Few of us are good at pushing things that we think the customers won't care about.
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[User Picture]From: mildred_pierce
2006-05-04 05:18 pm (UTC)
i used to manage a hanock's.... i quit 3 months ago. it was one of the worst experiences of my life. did you know that the people in charge of buying our notions were promoted from the warehouse? meaning, they formally packed the shipment boxes, then were somehow given carte blanche to order millions of dollars worth of promotional notions with no training. in january i filed some fabric requisitions for some items for spring and was unable to order any of it - and this was stuff like broadcloth and satin. things i needed. the reason i couldn't order it was the notions department had spent too much money on buying stuff like ugly skirts and make up kits, so the company could not afford to even buy fabric.

hancock's is on the verge of bankruptcy. one reason they're pushing those magazines is the tons of money they put into making them is being wasted. they're not breaking even. between the 6 million they spent on the new headquarters, the balls of cash they paid laurie smith, and now, the magazine - they're losing money like water and can't think of a way to get back on their feet.

most of the reasons i quit circled around the company, the rest were all personnel. ever been asked by your adm if you've been videotaped have sex before? yeah.
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From: pax_aevum
2006-05-04 05:24 pm (UTC)
My manager certainly does not ask us to keep a tally of our attempts to sell magazines! And I haven't seen any makeup kit either actually. That sounds awful. A more obvious signal of our decline, to my mind, would be all the troubles we've been having with our inventory numbers/procedures, but my actual store is doing pretty well, or as well as can be expected given our horrible location.
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