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19 July 2011 @ 12:36 am
chapter 7  
well! that went well, didn't it.

i'd like this to be rock bottom. of course, my 36th birthday is looming at the end of august, likely to be around the time the liquidators kick out the staff, so rock bottom is, of course, still a long way from here.
 
 
 
d  a  o  idaoi on July 19th, 2011 12:46 pm (UTC)
I don't have a lot of words for this, still too saddened by it. Roughly half my friends are out of a job now, and I am so very sorry to hear it.
selva oscuraanonymousblack on July 19th, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
i clicked really well with the staff at my store--significantly more so than michael's--i'd count them all as very strong acquaintances, if not friends.

i also really liked the chain. it's depressing what's happened to it over the last five years, but the environment and merchandise still weren't matched by any other major retailer.

thank you for saying something, kay. *hug*

d  a  o  idaoi on July 19th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
*hug*

Yeah... the people I worked with in bookstores always seemed to be the ones I clicked with.

I have so many memories in those stores... it's where I went to meet up with people, where I met people, where I relaxed, where I went to calm down sometimes. Some people go to bars for that, I went to books. I'm still not too optimistic for B&N now, but I'd like to be.
crimson_vita: Loretta Young at windowcrimson_vita on July 19th, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
Just the chain going under, in itself, makes me sad. I liked the environment so much better than B&N or other bookstores. But (I think I've told you this before) I was actually born in Ann Arbor the same month the first Borders opened there. I can remember visiting it several times a year with my mom when I was little- one of her favorite places to visit (U of M alumni, she is). So on top of you and many, many other people losing their jobs, it sorts feels like (some connection to) a significant chunk of my childhood is disappearing with it too. Very sad.
crimson_vita: Loretta Young at windowcrimson_vita on July 19th, 2011 05:51 pm (UTC)
oh, and
I worked at a borders myself several years ago for a short while, I really liked the people I worked with too.
nancyblueberryscone on July 19th, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
i loved borders. i just found out last week that the one where my mother lives in monroeville, pa, closed. that was my store! so sad. and very sorry for the loss of your job.
light_stringlight_string on July 19th, 2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
damnit, that is sad and scary about borders going under. i wonder if non-chain bookstores have any hope at all. why is this happening?

and i am so sad and frustrated for you because i know how difficult things already have been / are without this new wonderful roadblock.

i am so sorry.

:-(

sending much love your way. i am thinking of you.
(crow girl): tree-huggersanslimites on July 19th, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
sigh. I am so sorry. I've been thinking of you & so many of my coworkers still at my old store. There are so many people who deserved better than this.
now you're a plastic veinmisera on July 19th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)

I read about this on the news and immediately thought of you. I am so sorry.
life's gallant, battered ongoingnesswaver_and_burst on July 20th, 2011 07:15 am (UTC)
jesus! no reorganization or anything?

i'm really sorry to hear this, j. i owe you an email. but let me know if you need anything—even if the nbc thing is off for now. (i met the new guy, by the way. andrea told me, "watch out for him. he seems like one of those white dudes other white dudes want to see succeed.")