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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 months back. <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 is dwendling. _________________________________________________________________ MSN 8 with e-mail virus protection service: 2 months FREE*