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>Though to be fair, along in this thread there was a report of Radio
>Shack hiring hams and letting them put their call sign on the name
>tags. If this is true, then they should begin to promote that they are
>looking for electronic hobbiests for sales. This might start to clean
>up their current poor reputation.
It is true that Radio Shack will let their ham radio employees put a callsign
on the namebadge. I know of at least two RS employees in the Columbus area
who have their call on the RS name badge. I asked my DM about this, and he
said that one of the employees at a certain store will engrave your callsign
into the name badge at an extra cost. Have not done that to my badge yet, but
probably should. THere are a lot of hams that come into my store. I have a
ham license plate, but I don't think they know it belongs to an employee.
With the callsign on the namebadge they might actually realize I'm a fellow
ham. The other non-ham customers would probably ask, "What's that N-8-V-J-F
for?" Then I could explain to them what ham radio is...
One reason that I was hired was that I am a ham operator. I knew the manager
of my local store for a few years, and told him alot about ham radio. He
offered me a job, and I accepted. Since then, that manager got transferred to
another store. However, I'm trying to get the new manager to earn his ham
RS Employee, Store 01-4427, Columbus, OH