Hey anyone have a clue as to what is happening at Food Front Food Coop?
The local northwest neighborhood newspaper, NW Examiner, has done an expose of reckless management decisions, a "dictator" general manager, an uniformed board of directors, horrid personel practices and posits that the coop is on the financial decline as the local natural foods behemoth, New Seasons, is scheduled to open in the coop's back yard next year.
Also the Northwest Food Fronts facebook page also has comments by two ex staff people about gender inequality and general chauvanist behavior in the deli department.
So what is up with all of this?
A staff person at their check out stand, said that the staff have received a memo says that as part of their job they are to "be professional" and to talk positively about the store. I didnt want to put the staff person on the spot and feel like they were jeopardizing their job by asking more questions.
So any shoppers or members out there have an insight about this?
The newspaper article can be found at their website: www.NWExaminer.com
The front page article is called Coop Crashes?
The comments section after the article has additional staff horror stories that isnt in the print edition of the paper.