21 Apr '11, 3pm

An Open Letter to CEO Mike Edwards of #Borders, from an employee of 23 Years.

An Open Letter to CEO Mike Edwards of #Borders, from an employee of 23 Years.

Today is my last day with the company. After 23 years I thought I would be sad but am in fact relieved. The Borders most of us loved closed down years ago and it was a slow death by a thousand cuts each time another great GM, DM or RD was forced out. I am the last GM from Dion country in Florida. We were a tight group and were consistently the highest performing district in the company, developing many processes and procedures that were rolled out to the entire company. Sure we did question the status quo with questions like (7 years ago) "whats our plan to deal with digital music?" and were seriously told not to worry about it, it would never effect us. Some of us were let go for not being better lemmings… some of us stuck around in the hope that it would get better, some of us left with their actual dignity. As each of our stores closed down this month we kept our staffs...

Full article: http://www.mrbrown.com/blog/2011/04/an-open-letter-to-ceo...

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