Wow. The irrepressible Lucianne.com has a link to an “Unfit for Command” comment board run by the Borders Books Employee Union, whose members kvetch and moan about the “rabid” people coming in to buy the book. Here’s a choice post:
You guys don’t actually HAVE to sell the thing!
Just “carelessly” hide the boxes, “accidentally” drop them off pallets, “forget” to stock the ones you have, and then suggest a nice Al Franken or Micheal Moore book as a substitute. Borders wants those recommends, remember?
I don’t care if these Neandertals (sic) in fancy suits get mad at me, they aren’t regular customers anyway. Other than “Left Behind” books, they don’t read. Anything you can do to make them feel unwelcome is only fair. They are the people pushing retailers to cut costs, don’t forget. And they would censor your speech, your books, your music in a heartbeat, so give them a taste of it!
Don’t get mad, get even!
Thanks to Lucianne for calling it to our attention. Now, time to act!
Contact Borders here.
Update: The Borders union comment board is down. LGF, which was on it this morning, has a link to Google’s cache of the discussion.
Update II: Just received this e-mail from a Borders employee:
Michelle, I work at a Borders store in the northern burbs of Chicago. We recently went through an attempt to unionize the “shop” and I can tell you first hand that the twits on the Bordersunion web site were the ones pushing the whole thing (very poorly from the result) it didn’t pass. A lot of us are conservative and we take a lot of crap from liberals (mostly old cranks looking for the latest Molly Irvins or Al Franken piece of crap). The other night an old coot came in and wanted the latest Ann Coulter book. When I told him we were out of it I tried to take him to the section where he could find her past works he began to chat with me about what a great Nazi she would make. I almost got sick and I walked away letting him know that “if he needed anything else to, just ask! I routinely go through this and I continue to do my job. We( the employees of my store) do not really know what is going on with the Swift Vets book, but please don’t assume the those immature jerks at that propagandistic web rag represent the whole of us.