My name is Marty Maguire, Store Manager in Hudson, NH #33.
I started working at MB in 1978 when the Woburn #20 was opening. I, like Tom Gordon, did not grow up in a well to do family. My mother had passed away when I was 16 yrs old. My father did the best to support our family of 5. I grew up in the housing projects of Woburn for 21 yrs. One of the best lessons of my life was that, if you wanted something you had to work hard to get it. So I was fortunate when I joined Market Basket because that is the same philosophy they have. Work hard and you will be rewarded for your efforts.
Through the 35 years I have been working at MB I have had the opportunity to have been mentored by so many exceptional people, too many to name. But when I hear Bill Marsden’s integrity being challenged it tells me that these Board of Directors really don’t know this man at all.
Mr. T. A. DeMoulas was an incredible man. I was very lucky to have been able to work with such an exceptional individual. When his son, Arthur T. DeMoulas, took over there was a lot of buzz about the future of the company. This man has taken the BULL BY THE HORNS and has ran our beloved company with passion and dedication to its customers, employees, and vendors. In his own words, “We are in the people business first and the food business second”. Words to live by. Oh let’s not forget he has also been the person responsible for making the shareholders millions of dollars, yes that includes you, Arthur S. DeMoulas. It’s an HONOR to work for and with such a great leader.
I do hope Arthur S is reading these post. We all know this man is trying to take over our company, BUT WHY? It can’t be about the money. How much does one man need? Let’s face it, it’s all about some kind of revenge isn’t it? He knows he is not capable of running the company, he asked Joe Rockwell and Jack DeMoulas to help him. He needs to grow up and be a man, stop being so selfish. So many thousands of people stand to be hurt by his actions. Arthur T. is doing an outstanding job. It’s time to take the handcuffs off and let the company grow! Stop looking for a replacement. You will NEVER find a person more qualified that Arthur T., your cousin by the way. Doesn’t family mean anything to you? Your own father was a big part of this company and you don’t even seem to care. What would he think of your actions? Stop trying to build a case against our great leader.
Remember this……. WE ARE MARKET BASKET, WE ARE UNITED, WE ARE FAMILY, AND WE WILL NOT LET YOU WIN THIS FIGHT!!!!!!
And thank you to all of you whom have posted their feelings. I feel proud to be working among so many great people.
Store Manager Hudson #33
35 Years and proud of every minute