Published: Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:10 a.m. MDT
He probably won't be homeless or starving, but we should wonder why those
who made this decision would want to dismiss the goose that laid the productive
My guess is the board wants to merge and Zimmer was opposed to it.
".... we should wonder why those who made this decision would want to
dismiss the goose that laid the productive eggs."______________________________That's what I wondered when CNN
fired Ted Turner who founded the cable news channel when skeptics thought that
24/7 news coverage was an idea that would never catch on.
Most of the stories seem to say that the company felt he was too old to be
selling suits to young men and wanted to change the 'image' of its
leadership. What a wonderful world-------
@annmac.....I'm old... I buy several suits in a year. If age discrimination turns out to be the reason Zimmer is gone, I'll
guarantee you I won't buy another suit from Men's Warehouse.
"....Most of the stories seem to say that the company felt he was too old to
be selling suits to young men and wanted to change the 'image' of its
leadership. What a wonderful world-------"A shame because he is
exactly the guy who could sell suits to up and coming young businessmen.
He's the founder, successful, and "looks the part." I'd
believe him over a 20 year old in a "fashion" vs. business suit.
I shop at Men's Wearhouse, but only when they run the 50% off sales.
Otherwise, they are way overpriced. I wonder if that strategy was Mr
Zimmer's or somebody else's. I sure dislike it.
Now who is going to "guarantee I'll love the way I'll look"?
@owlmaster--I agree with you. Zimmer is the familiar face of the company and if
the board is firing him because of his age, I think a lot of men, whether old or
young, will stop shopping there.
Ironic that you can devote 40 years of your life to starting a business and
making it successful and then be fired by people who weren't there during
your start up years.Somehow, this doesn't seem right. I guess this is the
risk of selling stock in your own business.
Reminds me of when Dave of Wendy's fame, and Colonel Sanders of Kentucky
Fried left their respective positions, never seems the same.
I actually wonder if some of this has to do with the fact that George Zimmer was
in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana use. We know he was in favor of
Prop 19 in California.
He wore bad suits?
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