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(Boston.com)   Ousted Market Basket CEO: Lemme just run the company while we negotiate how best I can buy back my company. Board of Directors: LOL no. Get the f*ck out of here   (boston.com) divider line 65
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2014-08-04 09:17:46 AM  
Although this sounds like the wisdom for which the Market Basket Board of directors has become famous, I would probably do the same. Better to wait till he actually owns it again.
 
2014-08-04 09:19:57 AM  

SphericalTime: Although this sounds like the wisdom for which the Market Basket Board of directors has become famous, I would probably do the same. Better to wait till he actually owns it again.


You're discounting the possibility that the BOD is trying to tank the company so hard that nobody can recover it and make the only viable option liquidation. You do so at your own peril.
 
2014-08-04 09:24:07 AM  

Serious Black: SphericalTime: Although this sounds like the wisdom for which the Market Basket Board of directors has become famous, I would probably do the same. Better to wait till he actually owns it again.

You're discounting the possibility that the BOD is trying to tank the company so hard that nobody can recover it and make the only viable option liquidation. You do so at your own peril.


True that.
 
2014-08-04 09:30:03 AM  

Serious Black: SphericalTime: Although this sounds like the wisdom for which the Market Basket Board of directors has become famous, I would probably do the same. Better to wait till he actually owns it again.

You're discounting the possibility that the BOD is trying to tank the company so hard that nobody can recover it and make the only viable option liquidation. You do so at your own peril.


Oh if only the Board of Directors were located in Easton.  Then we could call them the EaBOD

but I agree that this is probably the likely course of action on their part. If you notice they are *still* going over ATD's offer to buy back control of the company, they're probably going to hold off until either the AG gets in on it or they liquidate the company.

/also, the fired managers are suing
//and those that aren't fired may sue for being denied pay and benefits
///this is one of those "you didn't think your cunning plan through all the way" moments
 
2014-08-04 11:06:29 AM  
I know it's what every board in the world would do in the situation, but as usual it can be attributed as a victory to Artie T.  The more stuff Artie T. publicly does to stop this insanity, the worse off Arthur Shiathead looks.

Unfortunately for the cheap-assed customers of the chain, the longer this goes on, the less I see MB surviving, even if Artie T. somehow gets it back from his insanely jealous, evil cousin.  I'm sure it breaks the hearts of all the other market chains, Walmart & Target included, in the area.

\and yes, MB food actually did suck when they had it
\\low-grade meats & produce, and plenty of those vaunted grocery brands you see every day in Family Dollar or Dollar Tree or your local independent grocer.
\\\did I mention the beige shelves and tan floor hide dust & grime very well?
 
2014-08-04 11:12:49 AM  
Consumers have raised over $21,000 to take out an ad in support of Arthur T. Demoulas. I don't think I've ever heard of such a thing: people rallying to save a fired CEO.

Can someone explain what all this is about to me? I want to understand this... I shopped at a Market Basket in Cambridge (or was it Somerville?) once, but that's about the limit of my experience with the chain...

/we don't have them here in Worcester
//and I'm not from Massachusetts
 
2014-08-04 11:29:54 AM  

Paris1127: Consumers have raised over $21,000 to take out an ad in support of Arthur T. Demoulas. I don't think I've ever heard of such a thing: people rallying to save a fired CEO.

Can someone explain what all this is about to me? I want to understand this... I shopped at a Market Basket in Cambridge (or was it Somerville?) once, but that's about the limit of my experience with the chain...

/we don't have them here in Worcester
//and I'm not from Massachusetts


Artie T. was spending too much on benefits, and thus cutting into (or actually negating, depending on whom you ask) profits, which were already low because MB's allure is their barely-above-cost prices.  The board and Arthur Shiathead, who is the jealous dickhead cousin of Artie T., decided enough was enough and they fired him so they could work on making more money (presumably by cutting benefits & raising prices to a more profitable level).  I've not heard a definitive answer to why the managers who were fired were fired, but I assume it's because they did something that common sense says is right and dollars and cents say is worse than Hitler.

In the meantime, Arthur Shiathead and the board brought in two co-CEOs with a reputation for not running businesses well.  Between all of this, the workers revolted.  Customers followed, because it became more publicly obvious what was going on and because there was no food to shop for in the first place.  All the while, Arthur Shiathead and Co. have run the worst PR campaign ever, one that will undoubtedly be used in textbooks for generations to come on how NEVER to do it.  In addition to PR blunders, Arthur Shiathead's antics have lead to possible USDA violations (if what's been written in the papers about delivery issues is true) and now labor law, as the board suspended pay on managers Friday without checking to see which ones were actually working or not.  Meanwhile, Artie T. has tried repeatedly to save his grandfather's company, which is why people are on his side and not Arthur Shiathead's.

In the end, the longer this goes on, the more it looks like Arthur Shiathead is content to watch the world burn and let Market Basket go into receivership, JUST so he can get money while screwing over his much better-liked cousin.
 
2014-08-04 11:41:39 AM  

FriarReb98: Paris1127: Consumers have raised over $21,000 to take out an ad in support of Arthur T. Demoulas. I don't think I've ever heard of such a thing: people rallying to save a fired CEO.

Can someone explain what all this is about to me? I want to understand this... I shopped at a Market Basket in Cambridge (or was it Somerville?) once, but that's about the limit of my experience with the chain...

/we don't have them here in Worcester
//and I'm not from Massachusetts

Artie T. was spending too much on benefits, and thus cutting into (or actually negating, depending on whom you ask) profits, which were already low because MB's allure is their barely-above-cost prices.  The board and Arthur Shiathead, who is the jealous dickhead cousin of Artie T., decided enough was enough and they fired him so they could work on making more money (presumably by cutting benefits & raising prices to a more profitable level).  I've not heard a definitive answer to why the managers who were fired were fired, but I assume it's because they did something that common sense says is right and dollars and cents say is worse than Hitler.

In the meantime, Arthur Shiathead and the board brought in two co-CEOs with a reputation for not running businesses well.  Between all of this, the workers revolted.  Customers followed, because it became more publicly obvious what was going on and because there was no food to shop for in the first place.  All the while, Arthur Shiathead and Co. have run the worst PR campaign ever, one that will undoubtedly be used in textbooks for generations to come on how NEVER to do it.  In addition to PR blunders, Arthur Shiathead's antics have lead to possible USDA violations (if what's been written in the papers about delivery issues is true) and now labor law, as the board suspended pay on managers Friday without checking to see which ones were actually working or not.  Meanwhile, Artie T. has tried repeatedly to save his grandfather's company, which is why people are on ...


Wow... Thanks for that. It's times like these I wish my Dad were still alive. He was a labor lawyer representing unions in Illinois and Wisconsin, and I imagine he would've had some interesting insights into this clusterf*ck.

In any case, it doesn't sound like this is going to end well for Arthur S., Arthur T., and/or Market Basket and its employees and consumers.
 
2014-08-04 11:50:07 AM  

Paris1127: In any case, it doesn't sound like this is going to end well for Arthur S., Arthur T., and/or Market Basket and its employees and consumers.


And it's almost entirely the fault of a small group of greedy farkheads - most of whom are probably already wealthy - wanting to squeeze out a few more dollars now, and be damned to the actual business.
 
2014-08-04 11:51:50 AM  
What color armband should I wear to support whoever?
 
GBB
2014-08-04 11:59:30 AM  

qorkfiend: Paris1127: In any case, it doesn't sound like this is going to end well for Arthur S., Arthur T., and/or Market Basket and its employees and consumers.

And it's almost entirely the fault of a small group of greedy farkheads - most of whom are probably already wealthy - wanting to squeeze out a few more dollars now, and be damned to the actual business.


So.... Capitalism, then?
 
2014-08-04 12:01:31 PM  

Serious Black: You're discounting the possibility that the BOD is trying to tank the company so hard that nobody can recover it and make the only viable option liquidation. You do so at your own peril.


How is liquidation better than selling their stock? They won't get more money.
 
2014-08-04 12:07:41 PM  

SphericalTime: Although this sounds like the wisdom for which the Market Basket Board of directors has become famous, I would probably do the same. Better to wait till he actually owns it again.


If you had companies like Stop and Shop, Hannaford's, Shaws.... all the major players in the area surrounding you, plus the former CEO and almost 50% owner all gunning for your pie, you'd sit back a bit to see who was offering the biggest check too. Don't think that any one of them or more won't buy the chain just to break it up and shut it down.

The only real winners here are the other chains. Not so much in direct revenue from the immediate sales, but in the metrics they're gathering on the swell of business they've been handed from the MB protest. They can just sift through the data of how many new shoppers they're getting based on card data, items purchased etc, and directly market to those same people with offers to get them back into the stores.
 
2014-08-04 12:09:43 PM  
This is why it's best to stay quiet.  The rich people will be able to sell off what's left of the company while the employees will end up with nothing.  And guess what, the former MB employees are forever labeled troublemakers.  If your resume says "Market Basket" on it, you're screwed.
Sounds like the BoD have dug in their heels and wait it out.  And they can afford to wait this mess out and screw everyone over in the process.
I've learned just to keep my mouth shut at work, and find a new job when the work environment becomes too toxic.
 
2014-08-04 12:09:46 PM  

Bin_jammin: If you had companies like Stop and Shop, Hannaford's, Shaws.... all the major players in the area surrounding you, plus the former CEO and almost 50% owner all gunning for your pie, you'd sit back a bit to see who was offering the biggest check too. Don't think that any one of them or more won't buy the chain just to break it up and shut it down.


Didn't all those offers get pulled?
 
2014-08-04 12:10:06 PM  

Publikwerks: Serious Black: You're discounting the possibility that the BOD is trying to tank the company so hard that nobody can recover it and make the only viable option liquidation. You do so at your own peril.

How is liquidation better than selling their stock? They won't get more money.


It wouldn't be, but nobody wants to buy their stock. Arthur T. is now the only person or group with an offer to buy the company because every other offer has been withdrawn. The company is radioactive to anybody except him.
 
2014-08-04 12:11:53 PM  

GBB: qorkfiend: Paris1127: In any case, it doesn't sound like this is going to end well for Arthur S., Arthur T., and/or Market Basket and its employees and consumers.

And it's almost entirely the fault of a small group of greedy farkheads - most of whom are probably already wealthy - wanting to squeeze out a few more dollars now, and be damned to the actual business.

So.... Capitalism, then?


I was thinking the same.
 
2014-08-04 12:15:58 PM  

DubyaHater: This is why it's best to stay quiet.  The rich people will be able to sell off what's left of the company while the employees will end up with nothing.  And guess what, the former MB employees are forever labeled troublemakers.  If your resume says "Market Basket" on it, you're screwed.
Sounds like the BoD have dug in their heels and wait it out.  And they can afford to wait this mess out and screw everyone over in the process.
I've learned just to keep my mouth shut at work, and find a new job when the work environment becomes too toxic.


Who are they going to sell to? Nobody except for Arthur T. has put in an offer and not withdrawn it from the BOD.
 
2014-08-04 12:19:01 PM  
Hey, it's that chapter from Atlas Shrugged, in reverse!

/pick any
 
2014-08-04 12:23:18 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: Bin_jammin: If you had companies like Stop and Shop, Hannaford's, Shaws.... all the major players in the area surrounding you, plus the former CEO and almost 50% owner all gunning for your pie, you'd sit back a bit to see who was offering the biggest check too. Don't think that any one of them or more won't buy the chain just to break it up and shut it down.

Didn't all those offers get pulled?


yes. Arthur T's is the last one for consideration. They're either stalling to let the company fall or they truly believe they can get the workforce back to work without him and that'll cause another company to make an offer.
 
2014-08-04 12:33:30 PM  

Publikwerks: Serious Black: You're discounting the possibility that the BOD is trying to tank the company so hard that nobody can recover it and make the only viable option liquidation. You do so at your own peril.

How is liquidation better than selling their stock? They won't get more money.


Since this is a family dispute, rationality may not be in play here.
 
2014-08-04 12:44:45 PM  

Serious Black: SphericalTime: Although this sounds like the wisdom for which the Market Basket Board of directors has become famous, I would probably do the same. Better to wait till he actually owns it again.

You're discounting the possibility that the BOD is trying to tank the company so hard that nobody can recover it and make the only viable option liquidation. You do so at your own peril.


Actually I'm pretty sure that is exactly what they trying to do.  They'd rather fark over Artie T's side of the family than make more money by saving the business.  Kind of like how they refused to open 2 completely finished stores just to fark over their relatives.
 
2014-08-04 12:45:12 PM  

Serious Black: SphericalTime: Although this sounds like the wisdom for which the Market Basket Board of directors has become famous, I would probably do the same. Better to wait till he actually owns it again.

You're discounting the possibility that the BOD is trying to tank the company so hard that nobody can recover it and make the only viable option liquidation. You do so at your own peril.


Why would they want to tank the company? Why would that possibly be in the interests of the majority owners? Spite?
 
2014-08-04 12:49:38 PM  

Slackfumasta: Publikwerks: Serious Black: You're discounting the possibility that the BOD is trying to tank the company so hard that nobody can recover it and make the only viable option liquidation. You do so at your own peril.

How is liquidation better than selling their stock? They won't get more money.

Since this is a family dispute, rationality may not be in play here.


I know, but making it out like their plan is to force liquidation, is stupid financially. And I can't image every shareholder on Authur S's side feels such hatred to Arthur T that they will burn the company down to spite him.

I think the BoD thinks they can weather this. They get new people in there, they can cut wages and bennies. What it really comes down to is if the customer's come back.
 
2014-08-04 12:54:10 PM  

Publikwerks: Slackfumasta: Publikwerks: Serious Black: You're discounting the possibility that the BOD is trying to tank the company so hard that nobody can recover it and make the only viable option liquidation. You do so at your own peril.

How is liquidation better than selling their stock? They won't get more money.

Since this is a family dispute, rationality may not be in play here.

I know, but making it out like their plan is to force liquidation, is stupid financially. And I can't image every shareholder on Authur S's side feels such hatred to Arthur T that they will burn the company down to spite him.

I think the BoD thinks they can weather this. They get new people in there, they can cut wages and bennies. What it really comes down to is if the customer's come back.


As FriarReb98 noted, at least 866 people who self-identify as Market Basket customers raised almost $22,000 solely to buy a newspaper ad saying they will not shop at Market Basket again until Arthur T. and the many fired employees are reinstated. Another fund has raised almost $59,000 from at least 1,030 people to help the warehouse and truckdriver workers of Market Basket.
 
2014-08-04 01:19:48 PM  
Unless these people own 100% of the company, I smell a shareholder derivative lawsuit.
 
2014-08-04 01:25:43 PM  

Serious Black: Publikwerks: Slackfumasta: Publikwerks: Serious Black: You're discounting the possibility that the BOD is trying to tank the company so hard that nobody can recover it and make the only viable option liquidation. You do so at your own peril.

How is liquidation better than selling their stock? They won't get more money.

Since this is a family dispute, rationality may not be in play here.

I know, but making it out like their plan is to force liquidation, is stupid financially. And I can't image every shareholder on Authur S's side feels such hatred to Arthur T that they will burn the company down to spite him.

I think the BoD thinks they can weather this. They get new people in there, they can cut wages and bennies. What it really comes down to is if the customer's come back.

As FriarReb98 noted, at least 866 people who self-identify as Market Basket customers raised almost $22,000 solely to buy a newspaper ad saying they will not shop at Market Basket again until Arthur T. and the many fired employees are reinstated. Another fund has raised almost $59,000 from at least 1,030 people to help the warehouse and truckdriver workers of Market Basket.


Well, put it this way - would you bank on American resolve on this? I know I wouldn't.
 
2014-08-04 01:36:06 PM  
Seems like the current group in power is on course to do as much damage as possible before selling in a spiteful effort to cause irreparable harm to the company.

They'll sell it just as soon as they finish removing all the "T" keys from the keyboards in the corporate offices.
 
2014-08-04 01:40:16 PM  

Publikwerks: Serious Black: Publikwerks: Slackfumasta: Publikwerks: Serious Black: You're discounting the possibility that the BOD is trying to tank the company so hard that nobody can recover it and make the only viable option liquidation. You do so at your own peril.

How is liquidation better than selling their stock? They won't get more money.

Since this is a family dispute, rationality may not be in play here.

I know, but making it out like their plan is to force liquidation, is stupid financially. And I can't image every shareholder on Authur S's side feels such hatred to Arthur T that they will burn the company down to spite him.

I think the BoD thinks they can weather this. They get new people in there, they can cut wages and bennies. What it really comes down to is if the customer's come back.

As FriarReb98 noted, at least 866 people who self-identify as Market Basket customers raised almost $22,000 solely to buy a newspaper ad saying they will not shop at Market Basket again until Arthur T. and the many fired employees are reinstated. Another fund has raised almost $59,000 from at least 1,030 people to help the warehouse and truckdriver workers of Market Basket.

Well, put it this way - would you bank on American resolve on this? I know I wouldn't.


I wouldn't have banked on the current BOD being completely incompetent at executing a PR campaign. And yet here we are.
 
2014-08-04 01:48:43 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: Why would they want to tank the company? Why would that possibly be in the interests of the majority owners? Spite?


Yep.  There's been bad blood between the two sides of the family for decades.  I can see the ASD side of the family being willing to watch it burn if it screws over everything ATD cares about.

I just hope this gets resolved soon so the other stores can go back to normal business.  Both Hannaford's and Shaw's are farking mobbed now whenever I go in either of them.  I had never seen either store actually have all registers open before this fiasco.
 
2014-08-04 01:57:18 PM  

NeoCortex42: Debeo Summa Credo: Why would they want to tank the company? Why would that possibly be in the interests of the majority owners? Spite?

Yep.  There's been bad blood between the two sides of the family for decades.  I can see the ASD side of the family being willing to watch it burn if it screws over everything ATD cares about.

I just hope this gets resolved soon so the other stores can go back to normal business.  Both Hannaford's and Shaw's are farking mobbed now whenever I go in either of them.  I had never seen either store actually have all registers open before this fiasco.


While some on the ASD side might feel like that, if just one of them didn't, and they defect to the ATD side, it's game over. ATD's side would have control, and ASD would be SOL.
 
2014-08-04 01:59:20 PM  

Publikwerks: NeoCortex42: Debeo Summa Credo: Why would they want to tank the company? Why would that possibly be in the interests of the majority owners? Spite?

Yep.  There's been bad blood between the two sides of the family for decades.  I can see the ASD side of the family being willing to watch it burn if it screws over everything ATD cares about.

I just hope this gets resolved soon so the other stores can go back to normal business.  Both Hannaford's and Shaw's are farking mobbed now whenever I go in either of them.  I had never seen either store actually have all registers open before this fiasco.

While some on the ASD side might feel like that, if just one of them didn't, and they defect to the ATD side, it's game over. ATD's side would have control, and ASD would be SOL.


Agreed, but for whatever reason the ASD side seems to be in lock-step.  I would think that if there was anybody on the ASD side who wasn't doing this out of spite, they would happily cash out right now before the place devalues significantly.
 
2014-08-04 02:04:11 PM  

FriarReb98: as the board suspended pay on managers Friday without checking to see which ones were actually working or not.



They've also withheld final pay and payment for accrued vacation balances, as well as benefits, for the employees that they fired.
 
2014-08-04 02:11:43 PM  
and Arthur S. stupidity level is now off the damned charts.    He either is trying to tank the company and run with what he can get in liquidation or he is doing just to spite his Cousin because the whole ousting  and take over blew up in his face.
 
2014-08-04 02:11:56 PM  

NeoCortex42: I can see the ASD side of the family being willing to watch it burn if it screws over everything ATD cares about.

That's pretty much the only explanation that makes sense at this point.  The ASD side started out motivated by greed, but they're no doubt shocked by the coup.  Now they're in full-blown petulant toddler mode, and will burn everything to the ground before liquidating the assets for pennies on the dollar if only to make ATD feel terrible.
 
2014-08-04 02:20:47 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: Serious Black: SphericalTime: Although this sounds like the wisdom for which the Market Basket Board of directors has become famous, I would probably do the same. Better to wait till he actually owns it again.

You're discounting the possibility that the BOD is trying to tank the company so hard that nobody can recover it and make the only viable option liquidation. You do so at your own peril.

Why would they want to tank the company? Why would that possibly be in the interests of the majority owners? Spite?


Well, if this doesn't end quickly the company will likely tank.  The only options at this point are to sell or watch it burn.  For whatever reason, they aren't selling.
 
2014-08-04 02:34:37 PM  
If ATD gets the company back, and it recovers to what it was before this mess started, I guarantee there will be an inspirational film based on true events coming out of this.
 
2014-08-04 02:34:54 PM  

spiritplumber: Hey, it's that chapter from Atlas Shrugged, in reverse!

/pick any


Hey, did you know that some people will think you're cool if you pretend to disagree with a book you either haven't read or didn't understand? Oh, yes, I see you're aware.
 
2014-08-04 02:43:29 PM  

JK47: FriarReb98: as the board suspended pay on managers Friday without checking to see which ones were actually working or not.


They've also withheld final pay and payment for accrued vacation balances, as well as benefits, for the employees that they fired.


Missed that one.  That doesn't sound very legal either.
 
2014-08-04 02:51:32 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: Serious Black: SphericalTime: Although this sounds like the wisdom for which the Market Basket Board of directors has become famous, I would probably do the same. Better to wait till he actually owns it again.

You're discounting the possibility that the BOD is trying to tank the company so hard that nobody can recover it and make the only viable option liquidation. You do so at your own peril.

Why would they want to tank the company? Why would that possibly be in the interests of the majority owners? Spite?


Business owners aren't always rational actors. Spite is probably a major factor in this.
 
2014-08-04 03:00:42 PM  

NeoCortex42: If ATD gets the company back, and it recovers to what it was before this mess started, I guarantee there will be an inspirational film based on true events coming out of this.


are you kidding? They will have folk songs sung about him. He'll be a labor hero for the rest of time.

/and I'm perfectly okay with that
 
2014-08-04 03:20:12 PM  

FriarReb98: JK47: FriarReb98: as the board suspended pay on managers Friday without checking to see which ones were actually working or not.


They've also withheld final pay and payment for accrued vacation balances, as well as benefits, for the employees that they fired.

Missed that one.  That doesn't sound very legal either.


It isn't. The Massachusetts and New Hampshire Attorneys General have already warned them about these types of shenanigans. I think someone in another thread said the penalties in MA are triple the funds owed.
 
2014-08-04 04:35:55 PM  

FriarReb98: JK47: FriarReb98: as the board suspended pay on managers Friday without checking to see which ones were actually working or not.


They've also withheld final pay and payment for accrued vacation balances, as well as benefits, for the employees that they fired.

Missed that one.  That doesn't sound very legal either.


Under Massachusetts State Law, accrued vacation balances are to be paid upon termination.  Link
 
2014-08-04 04:42:49 PM  

FriarReb98: JK47: FriarReb98: as the board suspended pay on managers Friday without checking to see which ones were actually working or not.


They've also withheld final pay and payment for accrued vacation balances, as well as benefits, for the employees that they fired.

Missed that one.  That doesn't sound very legal either.


If they stall long enough, they'll get their money from a fire sale, declare the chain bankrupt, and all the backpay they owe and fines they accrue will never get paid.
 
2014-08-04 05:07:24 PM  

MugzyBrown: What color armband should I wear to support whoever?


lol

Armbands don't change shiat. If you really want to change the world, you need to grow up and start using hashtags on Twatter.
 
2014-08-04 05:13:23 PM  

Slackfumasta: Publikwerks: Serious Black: You're discounting the possibility that the BOD is trying to tank the company so hard that nobody can recover it and make the only viable option liquidation. You do so at your own peril.

How is liquidation better than selling their stock? They won't get more money.

Since this is a family dispute, rationality may not be in play here.


This is the same dispute that resulted in an actual fistfight  during court proceedings about the dispute. Yeah, there is some mega-bad blood here.
 
2014-08-04 06:03:33 PM  
This seems like one of this situations where a few carefully-selected assassinations would pretty much completely solve the problem

/for the greater good
 
2014-08-04 06:17:57 PM  

Geotpf: Slackfumasta: Publikwerks: Serious Black: You're discounting the possibility that the BOD is trying to tank the company so hard that nobody can recover it and make the only viable option liquidation. You do so at your own peril.

How is liquidation better than selling their stock? They won't get more money.

Since this is a family dispute, rationality may not be in play here.

This is the same dispute that resulted in an actual fistfight  during court proceedings about the dispute. Yeah, there is some mega-bad blood here.


That is how Michelle Obama rescued all of the girls kidnapped by that Bojo Harlem gang
 
2014-08-04 07:18:04 PM  

NeoCortex42: If ATD gets the company back, and it recovers to what it was before this mess started, I guarantee there will be an inspirational film based on true events coming out of this.


If it doesn't, there's another film that comes to mind; namely, "Other People's Money".
 
2014-08-04 08:04:23 PM  

SphericalTime: Business owners aren't always rational actors.

Don't go bursting DSC's bubble now.
 
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