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post #25 of Old 07-07-2013
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Re: West Marine: A Love-Hate Relationship

Originally Posted by LarryandSusanMacDonald View Post
Often, they hire cruisers who work for a while and then are off cruising again. Often, cruisers know boats well and know the WM inventory well and can speak knowledgeably. Suzi and I have both worked at West Marine. And I can tell you this: If you are outfitting a boat, get a part time job there. The pay may be low but the employee discounts are awesome.
A buddy of mine and I went into WM a few weeks ago and the guy who helped us is retired and working parttime at WM. He told us the employee discount has saved him thousands and that's why he works there.

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