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Year End Sharing

I was cleaning out some old email stuff and I came across a batch of emails I got from someone who asked if I needed any help. I first responded with a polite "no" since it's just me here these days and I'm quite happy to have it that way. Then this person got abusive. I made the mistake of answering. Then he wrote about a dozen more messages which I ignored but which I thought I had deleted but somehow were archived in a strange place in my folders.

This is the kind of "fun stuff" I get to deal with pretty regularly. Enjoy! Greg

"Greg,

I know how long you've been in the business. You told me when I casually asked you if you had an arc of a series two
years ago when I stopped in and you; from behind your computer, told me to "figure it out on my own". I actually gave
you the benefit of the doubt and asked if you sold shit online, as I have a rated collection > $100,000, thanks to my
dads anal tendencies during the late gold and early silver era's.

Here's the point. Close your doors then. You're either not open or a complete prick when someone comes in. I was
offering to work for next to nothing to be the guy that could be there. But good for you, you old crusty fuck, you
found amazon! Haha. Amazon. You have no idea the avenues in which comics sell, or what I could do to help you.

Thanks for putting a dagger in the heart of what you used to believe in.

The "world wide web" is great. But you have a physical presence. Take advantage. Regardless of percentages it's a
revenue stream. Like I said. You act so disinterested in your customers. I offered to help. Good luck when you stop
flipping old titles.

Years of experience means nothing to anyone. When you're constantly closed and alone. Get over yourself and let me
help you, god knows you can't catalogue all those titles
For the "web" and still run a business. Which is why you aren't.

Fuck.

Sent from my iPhone"

Comments

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mle292
Dec. 28th, 2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
Wow. I simply can't imagine why you would turn down an opportunity to work with someone that would call you an "old crusty fuck" and clearly knows how to run your existing business better than someone with actual experience running it.

Seems like a model employee. I can't imagine why that person is looking for work.
raccoon_kabuki
Jan. 13th, 2014 06:14 am (UTC)
Yeah… It's "friends" like those who leave you wondering why there isn't any money in the register.
alicebentley
Jan. 14th, 2014 03:44 am (UTC)
Not sure how I missed this post the first time around. It takes a special mix of envy and ignorance to produce such useful advice.

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