18 thoughts on “July 27, 2016

  1. Does anyone else see a pattern here? When things go bad, Brice blames everything and everybody but himself. Wen things go good, it’s because of him.
    Or is it only me.

    • Yeah, that’s sociopathic behavior, but Brice has had his faith in the Holy Corporation shaken in the recent past.

    • “Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that
      goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes
      well.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

      I guess Brice is the anti-leader.

    • Brice may be starting to see some of the cracks in the corporate face. But from his perspective, he’s still coming from a highly successful store. If something’s going poorly, his is assumption is that it wouldn’t be going poorly at “his” store, and therefore it’s this store’s fault. If things are going well, that’s obviously a reflection of his leadership taking hold, making things more like the ideal that is “his” store.

  2. Sales goals of this nature are artificial targets created by corporate execs as a feeble attempt to motivate employees. Trying to predict sales on a given day based on past performance is like trying to predict whether or not there will be a tropical storm on June 15, 2018, particularly in a volatile economy. There is no possible scientific or economic justification for this sort of cerebral onanism, but executives and bean counters cling to these goals as though their lives depended on it. Oh, wait, they do.

    • “…cerebral onanism…” Love it! The only comp figures that count anyway are YTD. In other words, don’t sweat the small stuff.

    • I’m actually reading in my business textbook and on the first or second page it says in italics “The problem is that all forecasts are wrong”.

      It goes on to explain that the forecasts can help give an idea, but that holding on to them like they’re infallible is just plain stupid.

  3. Brice couldn’t lead ANTS to a PICNIC. People would only follow him out of curiosity, to see him become a trainwreck, not out of loyalty.

  4. How is it possible to “post comments too quickly”?

    I used to figure out the sales goals for the store I used to work for. Very unrealistic goals at least 90% of the time.

  5. She could’ve burst his bubble quickly, see if he could calculate/recite/parrot how it compares to their average day instead. Even though this was of an isolated power outage, what if it was against an area wide event (thinking of the 2011 midwest blizzard for example), and their district as a whole was up a much higher percentage? Maybe he’d try to brag a bit to Stuart, and Stuart would put him in his place (“only 20% up, everyone else was 30 or better, what’s your excuse?”).

    • She probably didn’t want to deal with the resulting tantrum that would’ve followed her correcting him. Sometimes it’s easier just to let people like him wallow in their own delusions.

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