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29 June 2016 @ 09:12 pm
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What is is about Uniqlo stores - does this happen anywhere else? I was wandering around one at lunch today and every so often a salesperson randomly walking around the store would shout "welcome to Uniqlo!" and the cry would be repeated by any other salespeople within earshot. It was like a store-wide game of Marco Polo.

The business that I work for is privately owned, and we were told last week that the owner was seeking a "strategic partnership" with a financial institution in order to secure funding for expansion. Next thing you know the finance papers are reporting that he's trying to sell 40% of the business, and wouldn't be averse to selling the whole shebang if someone wanted to stump up $500 million. Gah. I've lived through two previous takeovers in my last job; the most recent of them saw the taking-over entity start off by rationalising its credit personnel, and centralising them in a different state. I am hoping that we aren't on that bank's horizon as a takeover target!
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byslantedlight: BD When Love (enednoviel)byslantedlight on June 29th, 2016 12:17 pm (UTC)
"welcome to Uniqlo!" and the cry would be repeated by any other salespeople within earshot
I have never heard of that - mind you, I live in deepest Somerset... *g* Bit scary I'd've thought, as if you'd stumbled into some odd mating ritual...

Eep for potential changes again - shall cross fingers it doesn't mean upheaval...
miwahni: Pros BD tablemiwahni on June 30th, 2016 11:17 am (UTC)
It's really bizarre and a bit disturbing, yes. Still not as odd as dining at Lone Star Tavern, where every fifteen minutes or so the music starts up and all the waiters stop whatever they're doing and line dance until the music stops again....
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on June 29th, 2016 03:58 pm (UTC)
That's pretty weird and unsettling. I've never been in one as they're only in a handful of major cities in the US.

I will keep my fingers crossed that everything works out well with the job.
miwahni: Pros BD tablemiwahni on June 30th, 2016 11:18 am (UTC)
It's only the second time for me; the shop opened earlier this year and I went for a squizz at that time. Just weird.

Thank you - I'm hoping nothing changes, but working on plan B.