HELEN WALTON: "There鈥攜ou made me forget that test, with your confounded suicide," reproached Kennedy. "That sample's ruined." Today, the idea is pretty much the same. Our district managers are doing the job that I did back in 1960the real hands-on, get-down-in-the-store stuff. But also, we have eighteen regional managers, all ofthem based here in Bentonville. Every Monday morning, they pile into those airplanes and head acrossthe country to the stores in their regions. It's a condition of their employment. They stay out three to fourdays, usually coming back in on Thursday. We've drummed into their heads the belief that they shouldcome back with at least one idea that will pay for the trip. Then they gather with the senior managementof the companyall of whom should also have been visiting stores earlier in the week if they expect to askany intelligent questions or know the first thing about what's going onfor our Friday morningmerchandising meeting. "The faster we grew, the further behind we fell. We were always behind with our distribution. We neveropened a warehouse soon enough, and we always had too many stores to service before the warehousewould get opened. Nowadays, I think they stay about one and a half distribution centers out front ofdemand, but back then we had a terrible time getting the freight to the stores. So we were renting outsidewarehouses, which were very expensive to operate, and we just had more than we could handle. 五月丁香六月综合缴情|在线观看视频a免播放器|亚洲色情视频|青青青视频自偷自拍 Kennedy ignored the last, explanatory part of the remark, as though he penetrated that it disguised something. He did not wish to put her on guard. I never did that much quail hunting growing up, not until I met Helen's father, who was dead seriousabout it. Anytime I was around Claremore I loved to go out there and hunt with Mr. Robson, or Helen'sbrothers, Frank and Nick. Her dad and I were both much better than average shots, and we got to bepretty competitive over the hunting. To get the whole picture, though, it's important to realize that the same thing is happening simultaneouslyat nineteen other almost identical distribution centers every day. Not only that, for us to continueexpanding the way we do, we have to constantly plan the construction and staffing of more and more ofthese giant mechanized warehouses, and that's no small task for Joe Hardin and his folks. We'll probablyhave thirty in operation in just the next few years. They're already on the drawing boards. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They'reabsolutely freeand worth a fortune.