exactly, what do the area managers do? as far as I can see... nothing... before I was let go, I used to watch him smoke every 10 minutes... now he vapes every 7 minutes. the department I was in (windows) was in the top 10% in sales in the company. then they changed the department to do that stupid 78" displays... I said that wouldn't work... then change it poorly so now the 84" drag on the floor. the custom made curtains took away about $75,000 a month in sales easily. when kirsch came in we lost $30,000 a week per tower of curtains to lose the space. People will buy if you have the product to sell. I still can't believe I lost my job because I did a direct ship. now that is totally stupid in my opinion. made the sale, kept the customer satisfied. to think, fire the person who does his or her job, keep those who don't care about the business only there positions and there bonus'. trust me, they didn't lose that.