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Retail rant hits home

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My recent rant about the poor level of service in the retail sector really touched a nerve with my readers. We all have horror stories to relate and retailers just don’t seem to be listening. I’ve been writing Hudson’s Bay for years about their frustrating shortage of sales personnel without any mailing letteracknowledgement of my concerns. Once I even typed a nice letter on real vellum paper, hand-inked my signature at the bottom and mailed it with an actual old-fashioned stamp to the President of Hudson’s Bay at 401 Bay Street in Toronto. I naively thought the novelty of a personal letter delivered by a human mail carrier might get his attention, but no response. Maybe a Strip-O-Gram would have been a better idea – more 19th century.

That changed this week however. I e-mailed the Manager of Square One’s Hudson’s Bay store with a link to my blog posting ”    ” and received a response within two hours. The e-mail was personal, acknowledging and agreeing with my comments. He further described changes he has already made and assured me there are more coming. Holy smokers! I nearly fell off my old-lady easy chair. I also e-mailed Tiffany’s but no response so far. Guess I’ll have to take my millions of shopping dollars elsewhere. They’ll be sorry.

Sometimes I feel like the cartoon character grouchy old Maxine with her little dog at her feet. I’veangry shopper3 worked hard all my life and always gave more than asked for in every job I did. All I expect from others is delivery of basic job requirements and that’s not unreasonable.

Since many Boomer Broads are now retired we are in a position (time-wise) to make ourselves heard. The next time you receive poor service or an indifferent attitude, speak up or get your gnarly arthritic old fingers doing the walking across your keyboard. Collectively we can make a difference. And I don’t want to hear it’s not your job. I can’t do this on my own.

Author: Lynda Davis

As an early Baby Boomer, born in 1947, it seems to me that as we approach our retirement years, Boomers have gone from being the energy driving our nation to slowly becoming invisible. We risk losing our identity as society remains stubbornly youth-centric. And the irony is that Gen Xers and Ys are not the majority; we are. BOOMERBROADcast is my platform for being the voice of Baby Boomers, women in particular. We've generated a lot of changes over the decades but there's still a long way to go. After a 40-year career in the corporate world, I've taken up expressing the observations and concerns of our generation. Instead of pounding the pavement in my bellbottoms with a cardboard sign, I'm pounding my laptop (I learned to type on a manual typewriter and old habits die hard). If you have issues or concerns you would like voiced or have comments on what I've voiced, I'd love to hear from you. We started breaking the rules in the sixties and now that we're in our sixties it's no time to become complacent. Hope you'll stay tuned and if you like BOOMERBROADcast, share it with your friends. Let's rock n' roll! If you would like to be notified whenever I publish a new posting, click on the little blue box in the lower right of your screen that says +Follow→ Lynda Davis

9 thoughts on “Retail rant hits home

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  5. http://thatslifejill.blogspot.com/2011/10/rant-from-angry-retail-worker.html?m=1
    I’m not arguing that every retail employee is perfect because I have had very unfortunate situations on both sides of the counter. It might help to see things from a different perspective rather than to simply incite people to file complaints. Glad I stumbled on this piece.

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  6. Good for you Lynda…..can’t believe you haven’t heard from Tiffany’s…used to know someone who worked in NYC but she moved out west – she worked at Ts for years…daughter of friends in HK. Time all stores got a life and hired decent sales clerks…at least find some a little better down in Florida! See you soon! xS

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  7. You go girl….I posted my comments….power to the people!

    Sent from Windows Mail

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  8. Retailers had better start listening to customers if they want to survive in this retail jungle. Social media is a powerful tool reaching many very quickly. Retailers cannot afford to ignore the consumer anymore like they did with hand written complaints that appeared to get lost in the shuffle of business papers. Power to the people…..like this blog states…it is our hard earned money we are spending so give us some respect!

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