BY JUAN VALDEZ
There is quite a bit of negative sentiment in the comments section regarding the district manager position. A certain number of readers are of the opinion that district managers are worthless swine who serve no purpose and should be eliminated.
Well, today we are going to talk about what things might look like if that were to happen. To be sure, this store has a district manager however, based on what I saw during my visit, his/her supervision appears to be minimal at best.
This likely due to the store's isolated location. Susanville, California, a cowtown of the finest order, sits in the northeast corner of California, tucked neatly at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains. You have to go roughly 100 miles in any direction to reach a town of decent size. The district manager's probable base of operations is in Reno, a 85 mile jaunt south through some of the most God forsaken terrain known to man. It's got to be a pain in the ass drive in the best of conditions – I cant even imagine what it's like to get to Susanville in the dead of winter.
When you walk into a store, it's usually not a good sign to see four partners leaned up against the counter and pastry case, gabbing. Especially when you have to walk past several dirty tables and a dirty condiment bar to get to the register. Thankfully, one of them was kind enough to break away from the pack to take my order in a perfunctory manner. /CONTINUED IN THE FIRST COMMENT