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Matt T
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June 9, 2015 9:45 am  

I thought STX was soo boring and dead. Wasn't that your assessment last time you visited?

Hopefully now you will have the opportunity to see how varied and fun living on STX is. Good luck with your move.


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June 9, 2015 10:08 am  

Just a thought, but if you are going to be working for Big Beard's (out of C'sted) you may want to consider the East end. Lots of nice places to rent and nice beaches. Check with Chris Hanley, He knows the island!
And Welcome Home!


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June 9, 2015 11:11 am  

OMG...I was at the OMax last night. The place was devoid of inventory...and customers. How can they sell from an empty store? If your hubby can't fix it, maybe they should just close it.


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June 9, 2015 11:26 am  

OMG...I was at the OMax last night. The place was devoid of inventory...and customers. How can they sell from an empty store? If your hubby can't fix it, maybe they should just close it.

I've done business with the STT store for many years and have always received excellent service - but the turnover in management seems way above the norm and seems to be the cause of considerable frustration to the core employees.


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June 9, 2015 11:59 am  

The STT store must be a dream to shop in versus the STX store where there is virtually no merchandise. It was so bad, you'd think they were having a going out of business sale.


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June 9, 2015 5:16 pm  

The STT store must be a dream to shop in versus the STX store where there is virtually no merchandise. It was so bad, you'd think they were having a going out of business sale.

I have to agree. Last time I was in, I couldn't get a regular router, USB-USB or HDMI cables, or Arm case for iPod. But they did have toilet paper, and we were almost out. So the trip wasn't a complete bust. 🙂


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June 9, 2015 6:05 pm  

OMG...I was at the OMax last night. The place was devoid of inventory...and customers. How can they sell from an empty store? If your hubby can't fix it, maybe they should just close it.

I've done business with the STT store for many years and have always received excellent service - but the turnover in management seems way above the norm and seems to be the cause of considerable frustration to the core employees.

They have a huge turnover in personnel in the STT store.
I'm astonished that A1(or A2) has managed to persevere as it's rare that I see the same person working there after a couple of months.

It sure sounds like he'll have his hands full getting the STX store organized and running up to speed. I wish him well as from your descriptions, it doesn't sound like an easy task!


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June 9, 2015 9:53 pm  

He could easily impress regional management by just reordering stock more than once a year. Sales will go through the roof!


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June 9, 2015 10:47 pm  

Vicanuk I'm not going to discuss details here but he knows there's challanges. What you don't understand is that it's not like HUMAN walks the floor and orders stock for the stores. It's a SET amount of product. It takes forever for new stock to arrive on containers and get through customs and red tape. They are also switching ALL of the millions of products skus from officemax to Office Depot skus...I dont know but I can image that monumental task isn't helping the situation. Lastly he is doing inventory this week for the store. I'm totally sure that it'll all get fixed after that and hopefully stay in stock. I am confident that he'll be able to make progress but it won't happen overnight. He's been with the company for 15 years and knows every single detail of how the stores work BUUUTTT this isn't a stateside store and comes with a TON of other caveats. Many of which are completely out of the hands of management. They also just got a new DM who seems to be great - so good things coming!!

Fwiw Matt: I don't think I said STX was boring at all. I was just shocked at the lack of people, but you have to realize that for nearly three years I've seen days where 20,000 people A DAY come to STT. So yes for me it seems a little "dead". We don't have anywhere really like F or C sted where everything's closed up. Our Main Street even on a slow day is crazy busy and well, the ports - are insane. Maybe it opens up more on a cruise ship day but compared to STT it literally looked like a ghost town and I just wasn't expecting that. I'm not slamming STX lol, why did you take that so personal? It's just so completely different. Even STJ seems busier that STX. I do like to be busy and do all sorts of stuff. I am not a sit on the beach and read kind of person. Always having several "projects" going on at once. I do think that might be an adjustment for me - one that I am still not sure how I'll react to. Maybe it'll be nice to relax a bit. I'll find out soon lol.

Ps: didn't see the gallery was JULY 10 haha! Thanks for that! Hopefully we will be there by then.


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June 10, 2015 12:35 am  

Vicanuk I'm not going to discuss details here but he knows there's challanges. What you don't understand is that it's not like HUMAN walks the floor and orders stock for the stores. It's a SET amount of product. It takes forever for new stock to arrive on containers and get through customs and red tape. They are also switching ALL of the millions of products skus from officemax to Office Depot skus...I dont know but I can image that monumental task isn't helping the situation. Lastly he is doing inventory this week for the store. I'm totally sure that it'll all get fixed after that and hopefully stay in stock. I am confident that he'll be able to make progress but it won't happen overnight. He's been with the company for 15 years and knows every single detail of how the stores work BUUUTTT this isn't a stateside store and comes with a TON of other caveats. Many of which are completely out of the hands of management. They also just got a new DM who seems to be great - so good things coming!!

Fwiw Matt: I don't think I said STX was boring at all. I was just shocked at the lack of people, but you have to realize that for nearly three years I've seen days where 20,000 people A DAY come to STT. So yes for me it seems a little "dead". We don't have anywhere really like F or C sted where everything's closed up. Our Main Street even on a slow day is crazy busy and well, the ports - are insane. Maybe it opens up more on a cruise ship day but compared to STT it literally looked like a ghost town and I just wasn't expecting that. I'm not slamming STX lol, why did you take that so personal? It's just so completely different. Even STJ seems busier that STX. I do like to be busy and do all sorts of stuff. I am not a sit on the beach and read kind of person. Always having several "projects" going on at once. I do think that might be an adjustment for me - one that I am still not sure how I'll react to. Maybe it'll be nice to relax a bit. I'll find out soon lol.

Ps: didn't see the gallery was JULY 10 haha! Thanks for that! Hopefully we will be there by then.

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