This is a common sight on the streets of the UK at the moment. Shops that have not survived past Christmas. Hawkins Bazaar specialised in "stocking fillers" and toys and didn't have a good enough December.
What makes this personal is that my son had a job with them. In six weeks he went from 4-hours a week Christmas temporary staff to monthly salaried keyholder, opening and managing a London branch between Christmas and New Year. Two days later he was out of a job. It was his first job ever. Now I have to remotivate him...
I'm sorry to read this, as well, Bill. It is tough out there, I know. Your photograph would have told it all, but adding your personal story makes it even sadder. A very well done image and the PPing emphasizes the loss.
sorry to hear about that - but he should treat it as good experience that he can look back on and be able to use - the current work environment is tough and "job dynamics" have changed so much in the last few years - tell him to treat it as positive experience to go forward to his next challenge with ...... the world is ahead for him
Oh - the image - it does have an "old fashioned" feeling - could be taken from any economic slump during the past 50 years