This is the ASS (Asian Sweat Shop)

It's a Little Busy: Black Friday into Tampa Am
This is the ASS (Asian Sweat Shop - online order packing) on Monday afternoon. This is a portion of the box pile that UPS is about to pick up from all your orders during the Thanksgiving Sale last weekend. Let's talk bid'niss for a bit. From 2004 to 2005, the month of November saw a nearly triple increase at 180%. From 2005 to 2006, we started to see a decline. Online volume was down 25% in November 2006. In November 2007 and 2008, things were basically the same level as 2006 - no change. Now in 2009, our November amount of orders is down 40% from what it was last year in November. Things have not been this slow since 2004. Lako is going home early on the regular these days. Going home early is great every now and then, but when you're constantly going home early, you quickly start to realize your lowered hours don't match your un-lowered rent, car, and electric bills. We sure would like to keep our jobs in skateboarding and not "mop up blood at Publix" as Lako refers to his last job. Thanks for your support and getting your stuff from us if you can't find it at your local shop.
This is the ASS (Asian Sweat Shop)

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