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19 January 2012 @ 12:58 pm
So, where are people working now?  
I'm interested to hear from my former co-workers, if you've moved on to a new job, what are you doing? I obviously wont ask if its better than Borders, but how much better than Borders is it?

In my case, I'm working in Wireless Sales for one of the Big 2 companies. Compared to Borders, it's AWESOME!!. The money is almost triple, the people aren't disgruntled from being beaten down by sorry managers, and the company actually trusts you and gives you responsibility! Imagine that! Training, 401K match, tuition reimbursement, it's like working for a real company!

Anyway, where are YOU now?
waerloga69 on January 19th, 2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
I'm an Area Sales Manager for a department store chain. More money, less hours and great benefits. That said, I miss my "minions" and our bookstore.
20thlvl_rogue on January 19th, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
Is it Sears?
waerloga69 on January 19th, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
No, a smaller, privately owned chain. Almost as old as Sears, though. Well over a hundred years old.
littlequixote on January 20th, 2012 06:58 am (UTC)
I'm working in a music library. It's the best.

Edited at 2012-01-20 06:58 am (UTC)
dumperofu on January 21st, 2012 01:08 am (UTC)
I worked, right after Borders, at the local library. It was super cool but not enough hours. I soon saw an ad, in the newspaper, for a full-time job with benefits. I was so desperate since I really don't have any family and can't borrow a dollar from anyone-I sent my resume. I literally had NO experience in this field but the guy called me. I guess--- fast forward now and I have my own office with two guys working under me.
So you never know. My ending with Borders was a disaster. It was filled with ugliness, on my part and my former management, but I guess that's how the punches roll.

I still miss Borders and how much fun it really was (before RM and ME) I miss my former corworkers (well not all) that literally filled my days with fun. I can say that ALL my former coworkers have found FULL TIME jobs after Borders. So good luck to all of you out there.

MichaelTMyers on January 21st, 2012 10:14 pm (UTC)
I work in the library at the local state university. As much as I loved my BSR despite Ann Arbor's descent into madness, I wish I'd thought to work here years ago.
tallius on March 30th, 2012 03:20 pm (UTC)
I worked at a temp job for Costco shortly after getting laid off by Borders then I ended up at a TV repair shop doing selling TV replacement parts on their ecommerce side of the business. It's definitely better pay and full-time but still no benefits. :(

Can't complain too much I guess but planning to move out of it and into something that pays more. For the time being though, it pays the bills.
jteamjason on April 23rd, 2012 02:44 pm (UTC)
Barnes and Noble, lol
bunnybeejg on April 24th, 2012 11:58 pm (UTC)
Me too had a brief stint for williams sonoma...but haveny escaped bookland I think its in my blood god help me
Grace Shaffer on July 9th, 2012 04:50 am (UTC)
Vitamin Shoppe. It's awesome!
Grace Shaffer on July 9th, 2012 04:50 am (UTC)
Vitamin Shoppe. It's awesome!