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Richard Schulze
Another one bites the dust...

Best Buy is seeing sales slump as more and more people go online to purchase items at lower prices. Many consumers are now using retail stores such as Best Buy as places to go in to see and touch products that they then order online. Best Buy has also recently been hit with high-profile scandals involving high-ranking executives within the company.
Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn resigned last month, with the company citing “personal conduct” as the reason for his departure. That personal conduct was an inappropriate relationship with a female employee. That relationship has now cost another high-ranking Best Buy executive his position as Best Buy co-founder Richard Schulze has resigned from his position as chairman effective June 2012.
Schulze will leave the company in the wake of the board-supervised investigation into ex-CEO Dunn's inappropriate relationship with a 29-year-old subordinate.
The investigation found that Dunn had engaged in an "extremely close personal relationship" with the female worker that negatively impacted the work environment. The allegations of an inappropriate relationship within the workplace came to light in December of 2011 when the chairman was provided with a written statement from another employee about Dunn's relationship.
What cost Schulze his job was the fact that he didn't pass that information on to the board's audit committee. The audit committee is in charge of any ethical transgressions within the company. According to the report, Schulze confronted Dunn about the relationship and Dunn denied the allegations.
"I understand and accept the findings of the audit committee," Mr. Schulze, 71, said in a statement released by the company. 
Schulze is being replaced as chairman by Hatim Tyabji, CEO of Bytemobile.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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RE: You reap what you friggin sow...
By amanojaku on 5/15/2012 11:02:39 AM , Rating: 4
Why all the hate? If those computer illiterate people cared, they would have protected themselves by learning a little more and buying from cheaper sources. That's what many of us on this site do. I live in NYC, where there are a few Best Buys within 30 minutes of me, but I still order online from places like Newegg. I've built my own computers since college, and will continue to do so until it doesn't make any sense (i.e. when computers are $100, indestructible, and/or too small for me to put together).

People like my mom, who aren't interested do the next best thing: they ask someone who knows. In my mom's case, that's me. She's amazed at how much money she's saved, how few upgrades she's needed, and how stable her Windows PC's have been (no viruses, Trojans or exploits for the seven years I've been handling things).

Thing is my mom does this for all aspects of her life. She compares everything and asks questions. If a Worst Buy salesman pushed a Monster Cable, she'll grill him, then call me, and if she doesn't get me she doesn't buy anything. She can always go back to the store if she really needs something, or have me order it online.

People who buy Monster cables are compulsive shoppers, and you can't change that. Remember, lots of people skipped perfectly capable phones for the more expensive iPhone, back when it had no clear advantages. People buy Beats headphones, or Bose speakers. $400 jeans. $300 Uggs...

RE: You reap what you friggin sow...
By idiot77 on 5/15/12, Rating: -1
RE: You reap what you friggin sow...
By Reclaimer77 on 5/15/2012 2:16:39 PM , Rating: 2
Okay I know I'm usually quick to call someone a lib on here, but what exactly was liberal or left leaning about his post again? My libtard detector didn't even blip when I read it. Did I miss something?

By kattanna on 5/15/2012 3:51:36 PM , Rating: 2
Did I miss something?

no.. seems he was just living up to his name

RE: You reap what you friggin sow...
By Lord 666 on 5/15/12, Rating: -1
RE: You reap what you friggin sow...
By amanojaku on 5/15/2012 11:43:18 AM , Rating: 3
Why, because I look out for her computer? For the record, I live in my own place, and have since I was 18. A three-bedroom apartment in NYC isn't something most people live in by themselves, but I do. I haven't taken any money from my parents, having paid my own college loans for the brief time I was there. I actually had no relationship with my parents for a while, but my grandmother's death started some conversations that explained the tensions in the family. From that point on, I decided to take better care of my mom, since I resented her before then. Her computer is just one of the things I can do for her as she breaks 60, having survived breast cancer, divorce, the deaths of many people dear to her, and the realization that she may never have a steady job again due to a poor economy.

I'm very independent, I do believe people should take care of themselves, but I do not think people should take advantage of others. I don't like what Best Buy does, but it's not illegal, and it's something that is easily avoidable. Smokey Robinson even put it into a song: "My mama told me 'you better shop around'".

RE: You reap what you friggin sow...
By WoWCow on 5/15/2012 1:42:21 PM , Rating: 4
I think the idiot and 666 are trying to troll you. If not, I absolutely cannot see why the hate on a person who helps and looks out for their parents who are tech illiterate.

Either that, or they never read your post in detail.

Or maybe its something far worse; they have some real mommy and daddy issues that is still unresolved. /shrug

RE: You reap what you friggin sow...
By rickon66 on 5/15/2012 12:34:13 PM , Rating: 2
Some people do not have a computer/tech expert in the family to rely on. I do not mind good salesmanship, but I do have a problem with outright lying to people to scare them into buying overpriced products and warranties-SOP at Best Buy

RE: You reap what you friggin sow...
By The0ne on 5/15/2012 3:44:01 PM , Rating: 2
I think what ultimately was said is that people should be born with the knowledge that he thinks they should already have. Families with tech illiterate degenerates like the millions of consumers out there should be killed off to preserve the likes of his kind. Reclaimer, I know for sure, agrees with his statement...oh wait, he already did :)

Time to go grocery shopping! Oh sht, those prices don't look right either and those steaks...looks colored. Damn, am I a organic degenerate now? Jesus Christ there's no end to this kind of thinking!!!!

RE: You reap what you friggin sow...
By name99 on 5/15/2012 2:26:00 PM , Rating: 2
Why all the hate? If those computer illiterate people cared, they would have protected themselves by learning a little more and buying from cheaper sources.

So you don't have a problem stealing from blind people? After all, they should just find some guy with eyes to accompany them everywhere and look after their stuff.

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