Steve U. was a little late this morning picking me up. He enjoyed breakfast with his wife and lost track of time. Anyway, we wended our way to Schneiderman’s. We stopped by at Kwiktrip in the hopes of a pleasant morning encounter with Bree one of the gas station attendants. We got coffee and repaired to the showroom.
The morning meeting was run by Reese H. Honestly, I have no idea what was aid. The store music was too loud and the air exchangers were running drowning out normal conversation.
sadly the president of Schneiderman’s apparently believes that loud music somehow increases excitement in the customer and subsequently, sales. Personally, I find loud obnoxious music, annoying and distracting.
On a side note I should mention that I have never been to or will willingly go to a Jimmy Johns sandwich store because I have been told their music is loud and obnoxious. I should mention that we have one or two colleagues who drink the cool-aid and believe that the music we play drives excitement and sales. Ah well, it’s a free world.
Perhaps the saddest part of the equation is that employees seem never to be asked for feedback or opinions.
In fact, communication within the company is somewhat sparse.
our Senior Corporate Mattress Buyer Paul Z. comes to our showroom occasionally. but remarkably, when he does, he seldom sets foot outside of the store manager’s office. he does not walk the floor, meet with staff informally, or ask what’s happening.
Sunday was boring and almost uneventful. I sold one chair for aa$96.00.
See you all tomorrow.