The numbers don’t lie.
The store is in last place in the district and sinking.
As a result, I’m in corporate hospice on “final written notice” that they will bring someone else in to turn those numbers around.
They brought me in to do the same thing, but it didn’t happen.
The number of sales and gross profit is the measure and I didn’t measure up.
There are other numbers that measure other things…customer satisfaction, employee turnover, quality of sale…and we lead the district in those.
Our neighbors are pleased to work with us having had to work with those who only cared about the things that I didn’t produce.
Still, all that matters are nickels and noses, the volume of customers and the cash extracted from them.
In that regard, I am a corporate failure and will soon be set aside as such.
A failure…despite having the happiest customers and most contented staff in the district.
A failure…despite holding up every ethical and business standard the corporation holds to.
Nickels and noses.
Thank God we don’t judge success in the church that way…
Make your own application…