Friday, 12 December 2008

Vultures Circling - but just who are they?

Are me and the missus the only ones to cry (quite literally) at the demise of Woolies?
We must be the softest of soft people, but we feel for the staff - long term and Christmas recruits - who have suffered at the hands of senior 'Management'(?) yet again. Senior Management(?) who, no doubt awarded themselves enormous bonuses on the back of the Group's enormous 2.7billion profit for last year, whilst all along knowing that the retail element of their group was in a state of financial meltdown.
It's not the flocks of customers looking for a closing down sale price who should be criticised for grabbing the bargains,  but the Senior Management who made it possible.
Shame on them.

5 comments:

RuneE said...

We foreigners didn't even now it was closing. A pity, but the rich gets richer, and....

mrsnesbitt said...

I totally agree with Rune!A demise of such a great & historic institution.

Ladybird World Mother said...

We are gutted! Woollies has always been there. How strange it will be. Fat cats win again.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I know, it's a bloody disgrace isn't it.

CJ xx

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Hi Gary,
I was extremely sad to hear about Woolworths closing.... It's unbelievable how such a big company can go bankrupt, but I guess anyone can be at risk in these days of recession.

Woolworths was part of my childhood, my Grandmother got me hooked onto Woolies as a young child and I was a customer right up until I left the UK.
Extremely sad.... and I too feel so sad for all the good and decent people that worked for Woolworths, many of them with a lifetime's dedication, and found themselves suddenly out of a job over Christmas...

All the best and I'll be back again to read some more of your blog!