What’s service like at the Link?

Apparently Carphone Warehouse isn’t content advertising for jobs, they’re now trying to snatch away staff from various Link stores around the country:

The Carphone Warehouse is looking to poach staff from the soon-to-be-sold Link chain.

The retail giant sent recruitment packs to The Link stores across the country, inviting sales staff to apply for new jobs at Carphone.

‘They sent seven postcards across, one for each member of staff,’ one salesman told Mobile. ‘They basically said “come join us”.’

Carphone store managers in some areas are also known to have approached local Link staff directly, hoping to fill vacancies quickly.

According to sources at The Link, staff morale has dropped since the proposed sale to O2, although some are pleased to take up new jobs with the operator.

However, Carphone may have made a crucial mistake. One Link salesman said: ‘The letters were addressed to the store managers, so most of them went straight in the bin.’

Anyone know what service was like through the Link?

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2 responses to “What’s service like at the Link?

  1. I’ve been reading a magazine called mobile news for years, in there they do an independent mystery shop on all the mobile retailers in the town they are in. The link always fell short, they seemed to come off as one of the cheaper independents, with the dixons group just throwing money into it, with very little profit coming back out – hence the sale I guess. I have a friend who works in one off the link stores however, he doesnt do to bad.

    Anyway, if you comb the internet, you will find that carphone warehouse have bought numerous locations of link stores and indeed staff. They’ll be kitted out with CPW branded “stuff” and badges and payroll withen the next few months.

    Carphone also last year, sent an extra few hundred christmas hampers (the kind their staff get every year as a thank you) to phones for you stores, attached were application forms for the staff. P4u Staff were asked to take said hampers back to their local carphone warehouse stores, but i cant see that happening, its a big box full of free goodies for petes sake! 🙂

  2. Pingback: Link staff bribed by Carphone Warehouse « Less Talk Talk: More Service. The unofficial, unaffiliated Talk Talk blog.

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