Loose Fingers Cost Another Job
A Thorntons store manager got posted to a new store and has been forced out of town after posting his thoughts on myspace.
Steve Beall referred to Barrow-in-Furness as "a s**thole" on his myspace where he also revealed he was the manager of the Thorntons store in the town. The local newspaper got hold of the scope and once the townspeople caught wind of the young manager's thoughts they decided to show up at the store and have their say.
Seeing as the store got broken into on his first day and he's far away from home you can hardly expect his views to be particularly positive.
It seems this has all ended in the most disappointing way. With the blogger's comments taken in the most harshest way, run through the paper and then the townsfolk vent their wrath. But that's the only reason I know about it.
Imagine the alternative scenario, where the manager posts his thoughts more eloquently and proposes the topic: This is how new someone new to your town sees it. Help me see it differently. This story is then picked up by the local paper and drives a conversation that revolves around what is good about the town that he is missing and what can be done about the problems the town does have.
Maybe that has happened somewhere, but then that would never make it to the 6 o'clock news would it?