Today was a sad day for me as I drove into the parking lot of our local Goody’s store. Goody’s announced just a few weeks ago that they would be closing their doors for good.
As I waited to get into the store, I spoke with a woman who also could not believe that our New Bern store was closing. We spoke about the state of the economy and how it has affected New Bern. I had asked her if she had hear about the lay offs at Hatteras Yachts. She told me that her husband was one of the lucky ones who did not get laid off from Hatteras but she said it would not be long before her husband lost his job. Many stories such as this one are being told all over the area from gas stations to major industries, our area has not been spared by what is occurring around the globe.
The very sad part about this is the story of the employees. When I was checking out last Sunday, I spoke with a sales clerk. She said that there was no warning of the stores impending doom, in fact she learned about the closing from the news. It is beyond my comprehension that a company does not have the decency to tell it’s employees the truth before they hear it from outside sources.
Check out this link for more information on the stores future: Goody’s Store Closing