Fine if you're flush, but Borders wasn't. Speaking of flushing, that was the M.O. of shelf merchandising; all of the in-section books had to shelved so that the edges of the spines were flush with the edge of the shelf. We'd get messages during crunch times from Ann Arbor that we be lean and mean; only do what was absolutely necessary; be smart with time and tasks; concentrate on sales. But a day later we'd get a message from the district manager that they would be visiting and that the store should be fully flushed.We'd left before management got around to the pagers & walkie-talkies, but the "flushing" thing was acted out many a time. Fucking idiots.
Wasted time. Wasted payroll. Inventory sitting in the stockroom because there is not the time or the staff to get it out.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
by M. Bouffant at 14:29
A reader types (Not one of our readers, mind you) w/ a pretty good (Because it matches our prejudices.) recap of the Borders bust: