Samudera supermarket Sihanoukville, who owns this disaster?

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Re: Samudera supermarket Sihanoukville, who owns this disaster?

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Ah, Thai Huot in Phnom Penh.

In the original supermarket on Monivong, you can still see the little old grandma overseeing things and occasionally bagging an item or two for the little ones, etc.

Constant supervision by at least one member of the family.

Go see her and buy at her store if you appreciate personal supervision from the owner. Flawless when she's around. She's a bit rickety now but she's going down fighting, haha!
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superferret wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:40 am
Kentish Man wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:02 pm
Sorry 'super ferret' I have to agree with 'Mr Cynical'. Samudera have made their money over the years and for a long time we’re the only real players in town. The only other real alternative is Orange.

I don't come from 'South Sudan' but London so I know what to expect from a decent supermarket. I'm not suggesting Samudera would survive in business in among the high-quality and high-price supermarkets in central London but it is located in Sihanoukville and for a Cambodian supermarket it may be one or two issues but the produce and service in the supermarket is acceptable.

If it wasn't providing a good service, it would have gone bust years ago. As it happens, it had plenty of customers when I visited it this morning. If Samudera was equivalent to a supermarket in 'South Sudan', then customers would voted with their feet and gone shopping somewhere else.
Two things, first "we're" means "we are" so learn to spell because it's pretty brutal.
Second, you guys must not know much about the concept of ethical business. Business is not just about making money, a business person fills a role in the community and makes a living by providing a service, and as such has a responsibility to provide a good service to that community, even if he/she can get rich by not doing so. If Madam Samudera happens to be the provider of my food, and she makes me stand in long lines because despite her very significant wealth, she is too cheap to hire one or two more Cambodian workers, if she overworks her workers and provides a highly stressful environment because she's too cheap to hire one more staff member. If her store looks like shit and not knowing the price of things is a constant problem and waste of time for hundreds of her customers, that means she disrespects her clients, she disrespects her workers, and she disrespects her community.
Why? Because 5-10 dollars per day are more important to her, then respecting her customers, workers, community.
Since the money it would require to make this into a normal store like Lucky in Phnom Penh would be so minimal, Madame Samudera is the definition of a no-good, money grubbing, unprofessional, disrespectful businesswomen, and she is also a poor business person, because she's losing tons of money because of this. If she was an real business pro, she would realize how much she's losing.
Look at Lucky supermarkets in Phnom Penh as a comparison.
Lucky is not a reference.
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Kentish Man wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:44 am You should have written:
'Because 5-10 dollars per day are more important to her, than respecting her customers, workers, and community.'
There should be no comma after 'her', and the one after workers is debatable.

I would personally also say '5-10 Dollars per day IS more important'.
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that genius wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:13 pm
Kentish Man wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:44 am You should have written:
'Because 5-10 dollars per day are more important to her, than respecting her customers, workers, and community.'
There should be no comma after 'her', and the one after workers is debatable.

I would personally also say '5-10 Dollars per day IS more important'.
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Kentish Man wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:54 pm
that genius wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:13 pm
Kentish Man wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:44 am You should have written:
'Because 5-10 dollars per day are more important to her, than respecting her customers, workers, and community.'
There should be no comma after 'her', and the one after workers is debatable.

I would personally also say '5-10 Dollars per day IS more important'.
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that genius wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:13 pm
Kentish Man wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:44 am You should have written:
'Because 5-10 dollars per day are more important to her, than respecting her customers, workers, and community.'
There should be no comma after 'her', and the one after workers is debatable.

I would personally also say '5-10 Dollars per day IS more important'.
Kindly explain to me why the comma after 'her' is correct.

You didn't mention that at all.
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Block text. Don't bother with commas unless it's a list.
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