Well, I decided to leave the company a few weeks ago. I hated to do it and certainly will miss it. I was a salesman at the Independence store in Charlotte. Some of the greatest people you can imagine work there.. It's a great store, the biggest by far in charlotte but the worst location. It was difficult to sell high dollar gear with homeless people hanging out in the parking lot. Go figure huh.
My job took a downturn when they devised a nifty little paycut. Basically, if I sold you a 3805 by itself, I didn't make as much money as I did before. But wait! I could make MORE money by selling you a 3805, extended warranty, cabling, clean power, furniture, delivery and custom install to every single customer that walked in the door... Simple huh! After jumping through those hoops I could make an entire 12 bucks more! So it wasn't a paycut in their eyes..even though the company would be paying out less to their employees.
Then our president Jeff Stone went to Tivoli. We couldn't drop the price on discontinued items. We had to open thirty minutes earlier. Couple this with my 40 minute drive on 77, wear and tear on my car, not making much money and countless other tidbits..yadda yadda, whine, complain.. I left. Now I find out they fired our regional manager Josh Lisman who was certainly eccentric *you have to be to work in audio* but a good guy nontheless. He was keeping our chunk of the company running well and doing a good job at it. Personally, with all the situations at hand I think the company is going south and is primed for a buyout.
Now I'm trading options and making enough money to feed this hungry audio habit. I hated to leave the store, but I had to better myself and my situation. I now know so much more about audio from working there and those lessons are priceless. But the stock has a price..and I'll be shorting it all the way down. Sorry to see it happen..especially after my fave speaker company just got the ball rolling in the chain.
Goodbye Tweeter, I'll miss you.
P.S. If anyone local wants to know where to get the deals, and the best people to deal with, just ask!