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 Post subject: Mary Queen of Shops
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:43 am 
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Anyone else watch this on Monday?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... _and_Sons/

I just couldn't believe the woman in the bakery - she just wanted a free shop fit, very stubborn.

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Queen of Shops
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:05 pm 
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Oh I agree! What a prat she was - how many times did she mention 36 years? :roflmao:

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Queen of Shops
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I saw the last bit of this by chance. What an selfish, unpleasant woman :evil: - hope that nice baker goes and finds himself an appreciative boss who will let him make that lovely 'proper' bread :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Queen of Shops
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Just had a quick skip through the programme as I do like it - but it is sensationalist

I work in change management and frankly you have to alter how you approach people dependant on that person (if that person is who you want to keep inthat role) - Mary's main failing is around relationship management - same when she did the charity stuff.

Having said that I can see how if major step change and improvement is needed then she can be a catalyst but pity the poor people who handle the fall out as fall out there will be with that approach!

M failed to recognise the interpersonal issues with the the lady and the lady failed to realise the potential of the business. She was so emotionally and physically attached to the business she was it - so OF COURSE she was going to take things personally! Mary shouldn't have been out testing the product in the street - Mrs Maher should have unless people feel the change in the market they serve they are not going to accept it - If Mrs M had come to the realisation for the need for a product change herself - with M enlightening her by enabling the process - ie suggesting she test the product etc things would have been different.

Anyways - got some of this stuff to do for real... lol

Oh and yes she looked silly and daft for the reaction but believe you me that happens ALL the time...only this morning....

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Queen of Shops
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really she had been there for 36 years

well I never :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:


I agree Stoopid stoopid women why on earth did she get Mary in she mad a complete ar$e of herself

funny though cleverly edited for great TV IMHO

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Queen of Shops
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Whatever Mary's attitude she's pretty successful!

I reckon Carolyn was right she was after a free refit for her shop.

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Queen of Shops
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36 years? Wow I didn't realise that cos she never mentioned it at all!!! Stupid cow! I agree Mary's manner needed to change slightly but if she didn't want help why did she apply for the show in the first place?!!!

I would've walked away and let her sink! Plus if I lived there I wouldn't buy from her again - after all she seems ok to just add water to a mix! I would much rather have that nice man's loaf of bread!

Tony and I had a competition on how many times she said 36 years - Tony won :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Queen of Shops
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I think she is a great business analyst - just poor with folks!!
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 Post subject: Re: Mary Queen of Shops
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Much better this week - they seemed to really want to improve their shop.

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Queen of Shops
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Yes - I wonder how it is doing now. Funny how people just set up in business and don't find out what the customers want. It looked lovely once it was all done up.

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Queen of Shops
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Oh I agree! What a prat she was - how many times did she mention 36 years? :roflmao:



36 x 36 x 36 x 36 ...............lol

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Queen of Shops
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I've watched both of them. You have to be pretty determined to survive Mary's onslaught, but then ... if you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen (better still, don't go there to start with .... ).

The first woman was really stuck. I don't like change for the sake of it, but .... you'd think she'd get bored with doing exactly the same thing! And every product had a smiley face on it!!* I couldn't believe that (and they were messy-looking, too!).

*well ... maybe not the bread!

I wonder if her husband had been the brains behind the business originally, and she was mistakenly trying to do exactly as he'd left it .....

I hope the second one does well - I was feeling quite envious of all that good local food by the end.

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