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TK Maxx coming to Brixton

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. leanderman

    leanderman Tired

    There's going to be a riot. Like at that Ikea store in Edmonton in 2005
     
  2. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    it couldn't be in a better spot.
     
  3. co-op

    co-op Free the rhubarb crumble!


    Pics or GTFO.
     
  4. leanderman

    leanderman Tired

    Bought at another TX Maxx. Never been very good with photos.
     
  5. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

  6. leanderman

    leanderman Tired

    Yes. I cut quite a dash now
     
  7. crawl

    crawl Gimme gimme gimme, don't ask what for

    In America it's called TJ Maxx... I notice they went all creative and scooted down the alphabet a bit over here. It is, in fact, a lot like Primark in that it's a big heaping mess with lots of cheap crap, but you can apparently find some brand names there. I could never find anything I liked in the store, but the women in my family liked to go in and grab cheap stuff to mix and match.

    As for why it is called what it's called, its probably because they're crazy, man, out there cutting prices to the MAXXX.
    http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/retail/story/2011-10-25/tjx-ceo-carol-meyrowitz/50916340/1
     
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  8. thriller

    thriller Last of the world's good men

    looks like they are not advertising positions online. my brother told me he has been to his second interview. seems they are going via local jobcentre route.
     
  9. se5

    se5 Well-Known Member

    Opening tomorrow morning - what time will the queues to be one of the first 500 people be forming?
     
  10. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    That's easy for you to say.
     
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  11. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter marquistador

    And so they should.....that's the way to get local people into jobs. :)
     
  12. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    er, how so? :confused:
     
  13. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter marquistador

    Surely better for the jobs to go to unemployed local people who go regularly go to the jobcentre (which is next door) and live in the local area, than to someone from miles away in north London who happens to have an internet connection at home and can search for the job online.
     
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  14. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Yes, I understand that, but someone in North London could still apply for the job and get it couldn't they (through looking through job centre job search machines).

    As far as the dole office is concerned, anywhere within an hour's travel is classed as "local", so if someone in North London is looking for retail work, that could come up.

    Job Centre threatened me with stopping my dole for not applying for local jobs. I told them I didn't consider Wandsworth as local
     
  15. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter marquistador

    Yeah maybe.....I just think it's utter madness to force millions of people to travel all over London when there might be jobs available locally. When you're on a low wage, the last thing you want is to spend your hard-earned on tube tickets and spend half the day travelling. I used to earn £4 an hour and had to travel from east of Stratford all the way to Acton for the priviledge, and it was fcuking grinding.
     
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  16. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Well hopefully TK Maxx have decided to employ locally. Would be nice
     
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  17. boohoo

    boohoo Crazy Tired Lady

    The queues are huge I've been told.
     
  18. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Queues and a steel band this morning :confused: :D
     
  19. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    I was going to go and take a look but I might leave it a couple of hours in that case :D
     
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  20. Winot

    Winot Win not Whine

    Cycled past about 8.50am and didn't think the queue looked that long - it went up Ferndale Rd but only to the three-way junction with Nursery Rd.
     
  21. gabi

    gabi Well-Known Member

    Oh dear. Walked past this morning and eyed a very depressed looking steel drum band banging out some cheery tunes. Probably wondering 'how did it come to this'?
     
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  22. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    I've never seen a queue for a shop opening, so it seemed big to me :D
     
  23. Winot

    Winot Win not Whine

    Rumours that the staff will clap as the first punter exits brandishing a pair of socks are unfounded.
     
  24. Greebo

    Greebo Laquelle lettre de "non" n'as tu pas compris?

    VP's got a migraine so I can't get to central Brixton today, but it's probably just as well seeing as I don't get paid until next week.

    Has anyone been and survived the scrum yet?
     
  25. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    I'm heading there now. If I'm not back in an hour call the police :D
     
  26. Greebo

    Greebo Laquelle lettre de "non" n'as tu pas compris?

    Best of luck. May your bargain hunting spidey sense and elbows be sharp. :)
     
  27. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Reporting live from scene - no queue! But fuck me it's busy. V jumble sale like. Am running away to Sainsburys :D
     
  28. quimcunx

    quimcunx jesus tonsils

    the like was for live at the scene not for patronising Sainsburys :mad: :eek:
     
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  29. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Is it like the night before Christmas or worse?
     
  30. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    Im to venture down for a look. Not known for my patience though so predict I will come home empty handed.
     
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