Thursday, January 10, 2008

No pictures today...

I do have something to tell you though...It is late and i cant sleep, so why not now.
It is official! I am loosing my job and i didn't even have to quit. Never could get up the courage to do it. Corporate announced Tuesday that the store will be closed and all merchandise will be liquidated! :oO Shocking news, huh? The store will be open for 2 yrs in May if we make it that long. As far as i know within the next 3 weeks all current Mgrs will be gone and liquidators will take over the store. All employees that stay will report to them.
Tonight business was slooowww....we did a lot of chit chatting. remembering the good times and bad. Not hard to remember the bad when kids at that moment were destroying the store. I refused to pick up the chewed candy off the floor! Ugh!
When i came back from my break i saw my most favorite customer. :o) I said "HI" she greeted me with a big smile and big hug. :o) I told my co-worker "this is my most favorite Nun!" Unfortunately those rude customers with the kids that threw the chewed candy on the floor made me help them. How rude! ;o)
It is bittersweet. I really liked working there. I didn't like working with certain people...but i love fabric. I love to look at it. lol I told dh that since i was SO bored i started talking to the fabric (perhaps too much methane gas) I told the flat folds/red tag fabric that i will *never* miss them! lol I was really bored!
It is strange, everyone is walking around with frowns. It is tough to be cheerful. The store is already showing signs that something is going on. I noticed it Monday. I just thought they were getting ready for truck day, I guess not. We are not allowed to bring up the subject. If someone asks us we are allowed to tell them it is because of over saturation. To many stores within a 15 mile radius, any further questions they should contact corporate.
I plan on staying through liquidation. I don't think i will go to another store. None of the other stores are as convenient as this one. Perhaps i will have to get working on stocking more items on my website....


Marie N. said...

Oh man, what a bummer. I was hoping you might xfer to another store. At least you have a resume enhancement.

Me said...

That's stinky!

Barb the Evil Genius said...

Not sure whether to congratulate you or say sorry.... Just remember, when God closes a door, he opens a window! :D

debbie said...

Here i thought no one was reading my blog all comments were going into my spam box. :o~

Yeah it is stinky! A lot of my co-workers and i were in the same boat. We *wanted* to quit...but just couldn't do it. So now we don't have to do it, it was done for us. lol
The district Mgr said anyone that wants to stay with the Co, he will find them a position. I am still deciding if it is worth driving the distance to another store. currently i am thinking "no".
Last night one of my co-workers said "I wanted to leave, I didn't want the store to leave!" That about sums it up for most of us.

It is still sad, I think we are all still in shock.

Sniz said...

Wow, Joannes is HOT where I live. The built a brand new store in my town about three years ago. I don't know what I'd do without it. I go there all the time. I love fabric too, but I never buy, I just look. I wish I could be there for the liquidation, though. LOL. Hang in there!

debbie said...

Sniz, you are more than welcome to come to the liquidation sale. It is open to all! ;o) I am sure one of us locals could put you up for the night! (or two) ;o)