You guys will discuss anything that is remotely technology, so here, discuss tech stores. (Pic related, work place before opening)
fry's is nice but holy shit the one in sunnyvale has so many indians with thick accents working there
It took me a couple seconds after they stopped to talking to try to process what they said and I still ended up saying "excuse me?" enough times to the point that it was annoying
How are the Frys around the country doing? Any inventory changes over the past few years?
The one is Austin, TX has changed its inventory somewhat. The video games section has shrunk; pretty anemic to what is was in the past. Where they were formally located is full of toys. As well, movies has been cut in half for "as seen on tv" stuff.
so this is a racist question, but:
why does every fry's location consist of exactly ONE minority? example: location near me is 100% filipino. another one is 100% indian.
it's like the head managers only hire one type of person...
my local frys used to have a suprisingly good selection of imported games, even after they stopped carrying them I kept going just out of brand loyalty.
I go to radioshack and steren a lot for misc. audio shit as well.
Because retail experience is far more important than any remote interest in technology. Fact is, computer retailers are more interested in your ability to sell what they ask you to than your ability to recommend decent electronics.
I, unfortunately, work at geek squad because I don't have my certs, haven't contributed to any FOSS projects, I don't have a car and BBY is within walking distance. I'm essentially a salesman, but even the non-retarded techs (I can vouch for one, since he took AP classes with me in high school and he doesn't seem totally ignorant) are complete plebs that only know how to work within the SOP. Granted I'm out of my element since I haven't used winblows since Vista but even with my limited knowledge of MS operating systems, I can tell they probably don't grasp computing fundamentals and only know what they need to know in order to do their jobs.
The guy I can vouch for didn't know how to install win10 on a RAID. Shit was kind of embarrassing. The blueshirts are 10x worse.