Re: OT: Latin (was Re: proving a conlang?)
|From:||Stone Gordonssen <stonegordonssen@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 24, 2003, 14:48|
>Pretty much. Borders has a well-deserved reputation for surly
>and bitter staff. The company apparently treats them like garbage,
>and they reciprocate by treating the customers like garbage. That
I have myself noticed a trend over the past 5 to 6 years in the USA for
management to treat employees more and more as garbage. Since 9/11 and the
downturn in economy, with many people being locked into jobs due to fear and
lack of options, this has escalated. NPR even did a show on this a few
<sigh> So I guess I can look forward to more surely & bitter staff & servers
across the board.
>they can even turn a profit is a testament to the mind-rotting power of
>brandname recognition (and their own crooked business
>practices, but that's a story for another day).
My first voluntary choice for book purchases normally is not Boarders.
In order, I shop:
1. privated owned & operated (a.k.a mom-&-pop) used-book shops.
2. chain used-book shops.
3. privated owned & operated new-book shops.
4. chain new-book shops.
In my experience #3s are becoming extremely rare, and most of those
remaining are in niche markets (e.g. sci-fi, mystery), and the number of #1s
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