Saturday, January 19, 2013

Bookmarks: HMV

Lady_cait worked for the Virgin Megastores as they became Zavvi and then crashed into a wall. She then joined HMV, and is seeing her employer collapse all over again. She's hoping that as people get upset about their gift cards losing value, they'll also spare a thought for the 4,000 people losing much, much more:

Except its not 4000 jobs. It’s 4000 people. 4000 families. 4000 homes. Just like when our shop went under it was me and my credit card bills. Jess and her mortgage. Dan and his kids, Tony and his retirement plans. People’s lives thrown into absolute chaos. It’s the scariest thing that ever happened to me, and probably to alot of them too. I hope people realise that in the next few weeks, when they walk into a HMV and find out they can’t use their gift card anymore.