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Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? August 14th, 2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,664
Posted By Meltdown
No. But then again, BBV's business model hasn't...

No. But then again, BBV's business model hasn't been to run a "rental store" now for years. It's become a vehicle to sell pickles, candy bundles, and for the employees to carefully search the sales...
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? August 2nd, 2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,033
Posted By Meltdown
After Blockbuster...what are you doing now?

I see there are some folks like me who pop in from time to time to witness the train-wreck that has become of Blockbuster even though they aren't there any longer.

Just out of curiosity...if you've...
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? August 2nd, 2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,911
Posted By Meltdown
Damn. Blockbuster and I parted company in April...

Damn.

Blockbuster and I parted company in April of 2010 and I thank my lucky stars on a daily basis that I'm out. Preventing days off until you sell a fucking satellite dish is absolutely absurd.
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? July 17th, 2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,443
Posted By Meltdown
As someone pointed out, it depends on your state....

As someone pointed out, it depends on your state.

Where *I* live, the transfer has to be within a reasonable distance. One of my good friends still is fighting the good fight at BBV and they yanked...
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? July 17th, 2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,944
Posted By Meltdown
Way back in the day I did loss prevention (assets...

Way back in the day I did loss prevention (assets protection as they call it) for Target. It was fun when I started, then through a series of changes it wasn't anymore. They still have shoplifter...
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? July 9th, 2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 31,901
Posted By Meltdown
No, it doesn't. Anyone left should be making...

No, it doesn't. Anyone left should be making every effort to get out ASAP.
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? July 9th, 2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,474
Posted By Meltdown
It is. Never worked there myself but I've known...

It is. Never worked there myself but I've known people who have.
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? July 9th, 2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,474
Posted By Meltdown
I was at $55k in the southeastern US before I...

I was at $55k in the southeastern US before I walked away. However, I also have a degree, was a DTSM, and had shitloads of retail managerial experience.

I'm out of the retail biz now and would...
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? September 8th, 2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,973
Posted By Meltdown
The whole tie nonsense reminds me of our DM & RDO...

The whole tie nonsense reminds me of our DM & RDO announcing that we would need to wear suits & ties to our DBR's.

"It's a business meeting and you should dress to reflect that".

I sent an email...
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? September 8th, 2010, 05:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,754
Posted By Meltdown
I'll give it until close to the end of the month....

I'll give it until close to the end of the month. They'll probably want to file as closely as they can to the date that they would ordinary cut their rent checks. Keep in mind that a lot of the debt...
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? September 7th, 2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,786
Posted By Meltdown
While annoying, the concept makes sense. If the...

While annoying, the concept makes sense. If the stores know that the DM is constantly checking up on them, those very stores are likely to produce better numbers.

That's the theory.

In practice,...
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? September 7th, 2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,433
Views: 373,682
Posted By Meltdown
The short answer has to do with how they track...

The short answer has to do with how they track bundles.

For example, if the company were to do something logical like trying to get every new release renter to also get a BSI title, there's no way...
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? September 5th, 2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,842
Posted By Meltdown
BBV didn't. He paid for it out of his own pocket....

BBV didn't. He paid for it out of his own pocket. I would have gone to HR and the RDO if it wasn't paid. I specifically told him not to send text messages and he did anyway. He didn't have a...
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? September 5th, 2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,185
Posted By Meltdown
Videoslave...relax a bit. It's not...

Videoslave...relax a bit.

It's not unprecedented not to be able to contact previous employers. Simply explain the circumstances as you have here. Businesses close, people leave. Shit happens....
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? September 5th, 2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,842
Posted By Meltdown
He'd text an average of 6 times per day. At 50...

He'd text an average of 6 times per day. At 50 cents a pop, and I always replied. And send expensive picture messages when he wanted something. I made a sincere effort to rack that bill up as high as...
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? September 5th, 2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,687
Posted By Meltdown
Getting back to the A/C problem for the moment,...

Getting back to the A/C problem for the moment, call the maintenance line daily.

My 1st store I ran had A/C issues. Finally quit working and it was 95 degrees in the store. I gave the customers the...
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? September 5th, 2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,786
Posted By Meltdown
Here's the way to do it. I used to grossly...

Here's the way to do it.

I used to grossly under-report my numbers. I told the staff to take whatever they had & cut it in half, but phone in the correct numbers at the end of the shift.

We'd...
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? September 5th, 2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2,433
Views: 373,682
Posted By Meltdown
Not quite. Being poor in and of itself doesn't...

Not quite.

Being poor in and of itself doesn't mean that someone is more likely to steal. However, it is true that crime rises and falls in lock-step with the economy. When the economy is better,...
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? September 2nd, 2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,932
Posted By Meltdown
It was about 18 months ago, give or take. Someone...

It was about 18 months ago, give or take. Someone I used to work with @ BBV went there and he told me about it.

You're correct that it made no difference. It would be no different than BBV deciding...
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? September 2nd, 2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,384
Posted By Meltdown
More & more of BBV's vendors will get on board...

More & more of BBV's vendors will get on board with cash up front very soon.
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? September 2nd, 2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,184
Posted By Meltdown
I am just SHOCKED that the service isn't working...

I am just SHOCKED that the service isn't working correctly. Who would have thought it?
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? September 2nd, 2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,433
Views: 373,682
Posted By Meltdown
While people may outwardly hate Wal-Mart, they do...

While people may outwardly hate Wal-Mart, they do like their prices. People vote with their wallets.
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? September 2nd, 2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 30,475
Posted By Meltdown
NO ONE will want to have BBV owing them any money...

NO ONE will want to have BBV owing them any money once they file for BK. There's a high degree of probability that they won't get paid.

Think about it...would you extend BBV net 30 terms?
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? September 2nd, 2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,842
Posted By Meltdown
My last 3 DM's were text happy. It was constant....

My last 3 DM's were text happy. It was constant. So was my staff. To combat this, I got rid of unlimited texting on my phone for one billing cycle and let the charges rack up. I also told my DM in...
Forum: Are You An Employee Of Blockbuster? September 2nd, 2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,932
Posted By Meltdown
Sears is in the financial shitter and they...

Sears is in the financial shitter and they introduced a program called "Clean and Bright" stores. This amounted to endless amounts of cleaning and organizing the sales floor & the stockroom. Did...
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