Tomorrow it is predicted that the Panama newspapers and the local broadcast media will be buzzing with the announcement that El Rey has completed the acquisition of the Romero supermarket chain.
Since I have worked for a corporation that made its most dramatic growth by acquiring the operations personnel from other companies, I have some appreciation of the stress and turmoil that has been going on within the ranks of the Romero employees.
Up until now I am sure that most of the worry has been within the minds of those who had a greater sense of what was transpiring. The weeks following the announcement will produce more stress for some. Others will not be affected.
With the announcement, it would be a good time to be conscious of the new stress that will occur in Romero’s employee’s lives. If you shop at Romero’s, then make sure you have a pleasant smile for all that help you. When the cashier rings up your purchase say, “Tiene un buen dia”.
In the grand scheme of what is happening in the world this is a small event. However, for many people in Chiriquí this is a big and traumatic change.