A question only for people who follow “Retail”

Cidu Bill on Apr 19th 2017


Are we supposed to understand the “died suddenly”?

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Retail, comic strips, comics, humor | 7 responses so far

7 Responses to “A question only for people who follow “Retail””

  1. zbicyclist Apr 19th 2017 at 06:30 pm 1

    A couple weeks back, the assistant quit in disgust. So “died suddenly” is just a lie.

    See Monday April 3. http://comicskingdom.com/retail/comics?page=3

  2. Ron Apr 19th 2017 at 06:32 pm 2

    “Died suddenly” in this case means “left because
    he couldn’t stand my style of adversarial management”.
    Which happens to be the style of the blond guy here.

  3. James Pollock Apr 19th 2017 at 06:46 pm 3

    I don’t follow the strip.

    The link in #1 appears to require an account.

  4. Greybeard Apr 19th 2017 at 06:53 pm 4

    Huh. I don’t follow it, so I’m sure not arguing with a reference to a previous strip, but I took it as “He … died, yeah, that’s it, he died”. As in, “He got disappeared”, one way or another.

  5. Lost in A**2 Apr 19th 2017 at 08:25 pm 5

  6. mitch4 Apr 19th 2017 at 09:20 pm 6

    The cast is pretty sharply divided between the decent ones and the exploiters or connivers.

  7. Meryl A Apr 26th 2017 at 01:36 am 7

    Okay - there are two department stores in the same mall. Grumbels is the one that is where the main characters work. Delman’s is the other store.

    Plot line of behind this sequence -

    The woman is the manager of Delman’s. She is not a nice person. She had applied for the assistant manager at Grumbels some time ago but the manager there did not hire her. She did hire the fellow is the assistant manager at Grumbles who is a toady to the district manager and only is assistant manager because the district manager pushed him on the terribly nice store manager at Grumbels.

    Grumbels corporate has cut the payroll budget and the store manager and this fellow, the assistant manager will each have to work a register an hour a week and he (Brice the fellow shown) does not want to - really does not want to.

    A short while ago the assistant manager at Delman’s quit because he could not take his boss any longer. She started walking around Grumbels in disguise and when Brice said that he would not work on a register she popped out and told him to come and see her.

    When he asks the logical question of what happened to her old assistant manager, she does not tell him that that he quit as he could stand her - she instead says he died (possibly as in “he is dead to me” and because if she said he quit - Brice might wonder why he quit.

    In the strips since Brice accepts the job. She is going to make an offer to match his old salary, he insists on a raise which she gives him - apparently Grumbels pays much less than Delman’s and he is is getting sc…ed on the deal as she would have paid more. He did insist that he had to give 2 weeks notice at Grumbels.

    Final kicker is that in the Monday strip we found out that most of management at their “New Hampshire” store is being investigated for nefarious matters and being fired and the district manager wants to talk to Brice about it.

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