Saturday, 10 January 2009

After 100 Years Of History

I was browsing the web and I came across this career recruitment for Woolworths. If you've been following the news, you'd be aware that just a couple of days ago, the group closed down the last of over 800 stores in the UK.

For some reason, even my mother thought it fit to inform me of the demise of Woolworths after about 100 years. The first store was apparently opened in Liverpool in 1909.

The irony of it all. It says:

Congratulations! You've just taken your first step towards your career adventure with Woolworths, the UK's largest general merchandise retail group.

Here at Woolworths we never lose our sense of adventure. We love a challenge. And we’re determined and tenacious enough to make new ideas work. It’s that unique team spirit that has led to us becoming one of the UK’s market leaders.

It's obvious that no one is going to be hiring anyone to work at Woolworth's. Team spirit or not, they've obviously failed at being market leaders.

Look at the empty store.

It just reminds me that life is fleeting and oh so temporary.

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