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    Virgin Media UK high street stores won't be reopening

    It plans to offer the 341 affected staff, from 53 closed stores, new roles in the company.
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    Re: Virgin Media UK high street stores won't be reopening

    I didn't even realise they had any.
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    Re: Virgin Media UK high street stores won't be reopening

    i wonder how many other businesses will do similar things. close brick and morter and go mostly or all WFH. mind look at the likes of talk talk who have blaggers in streets preying on the vulnerable to sign up for internet with them. it's usually cocky early 20 somethings in dodgy suits and clipboards unaware of how much they look like arthur daley

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    Re: Virgin Media UK high street stores won't be reopening

    Virgin is basically going to be o2 anyway so that makes sense.

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    Re: Virgin Media UK high street stores won't be reopening

    When i am done with they they will no longer be virgin ;-)

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    Re: Virgin Media UK high street stores won't be reopening

    the high street stores don't offer anything over what you get online, in fact, just calling them can get you better deal... high street stores for internet/phones are stupid

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    Re: Virgin Media UK high street stores won't be reopening

    Quote Originally Posted by aniilv View Post
    the high street stores don't offer anything over what you get online, in fact, just calling them can get you better deal... high street stores for internet/phones are stupid
    I agree, they were never able to offer any deals other than the one plastered on there door.

    They could never beat the online quote (They could only offer what the were told to offer) if i asked the SKY reps on the high street I always get great offers.
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    Re: Virgin Media UK high street stores won't be reopening

    All non fisical services will go online - it is better not to pay rent after pandemic.

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    Re: Virgin Media UK high street stores won't be reopening

    Quote Originally Posted by rave_alan View Post
    All non fisical services will go online - it is better not to pay rent after pandemic.
    that is a manager solving multiple problems in one go: a looming merger with O2 would mean store closures anyway, rent costs and uncertain high st footfall mean it's a prudent thing to step back, and also avoiding the need for managers to work out new H&S policies, risk assessments, staff training etc. Put all together with staff being offered other roles vs just made redundant it's not the worst decision tbh.

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