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February 21, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: Storefront recruiting

Moved Mark Wooge writes in:

Recently, an Albertson's store moved to a new location.

Note the sign above the door of the now-empty store saying "Now Hiring" and the signs below saying they moved.

Recruiting for an empty store is definitely broken.


If the pay is good (and not commission-based) I'll take it.

Posted by: Interlard at February 21, 2006 12:08 AM

_@_v - ya... you get a lot more work done without so many pesky customers to deal with....

Posted by: shesnailie_@_v at February 21, 2006 01:26 AM

Hey, advertising is expensive - I say not broken, they are saving up to pay the person they hire.

Posted by: falcon at February 21, 2006 07:13 AM

I think the place is "now hiring" for the store that is moving in. Some people will do anything for a bit of cash.

Posted by: Riblet15 at February 21, 2006 10:09 AM

Was this Albertson's in Town Centre?

Posted by: =David at February 21, 2006 11:26 AM

Mark Wooge is just being nitpicky, plain and simple. The sign is inexpensive and informs people that if they are looking for a job at a grocery store that the store has moved. Further, he is being nitpicky about the wrong sign here. Did he notice the one on the right door that said "We have moved to the former Albertson's location at 76th & Dodge".

Since I am not from Mr. Wooge's area, should I assume that the location pictured is temporary while Albertson's rebuilds or did someone make a terrible decision about relocating and are now reneging on that decision?

One last possibility is that Albertson's is trying to keep Wal-Mart out of town by saying that Albertson's is still in business. I doubt this will work because this now empty Albertson's is a sitting duck in a pond ripe with all the zoning ordinances that Wal-Mart needs to move in. Wal-Mart could easily scoop up this location.

Posted by: Confused Shopper at February 21, 2006 11:48 AM

Ha! This store is in Omaha, NE. Alas Mal-Wart is becoming omnipotent and thusly Target moved to create its own Supercenter less than four blocks away. The store in the picture was located at 74th and Dodge. Albertsons itself is broken, giving into No Frills (a local chain) and Sav-On and dropping out of town altogether

Posted by: BastardMike at February 21, 2006 05:00 PM

When did they actually move? It would depend on how long they left the signs up.

Not broken but the clock is ticking towards broken...hurry!

Posted by: :-) at February 21, 2006 11:15 PM

BastardMike, are you saying that Albertson's moved 2 blocks? At SuperWal-Mart the grocery section is like 3 blocks away from the Health & Beauty section. I hate walking past the Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen clothing between picking up a bar of soap and picking up dish washing soap. Whatever.

Posted by: Confused Shopper at February 21, 2006 11:46 PM

Albertson's and Sav-On is the same store.

Posted by: JAC at February 22, 2006 12:09 PM

Yep. Half the Albertsons changed to No Frills and the others switched to Bag 'n Save. The store in the pic was Bag n' Save, but transfered to the location a mere two blocks west.

Posted by: BastardMike at February 22, 2006 03:46 PM

BastardMike - "thusly" = broken...

Posted by: ukexpat at February 24, 2006 01:48 PM

"My Door is Always Open" policy does not mean anyone will be there. Just ask my old boss.

Posted by: jon at February 24, 2006 11:39 PM

Hmmm, ukexpat, you are saying if BastardMike had subtracted the word thusly from his post, he would equal broken. To me, it seems your math and/or logic skills may be broken

Posted by: quijibo at March 2, 2006 05:31 PM

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