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Men's Wearhouse Guy

George Zimmer

FIRED!!!!!!

6/19/2013 7:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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9:49 AM PT --
Yep, it's nasty.

Zimmer just fired back at MW through a statement released to CNBC ... saying, "Over the past several months I have expressed my concerns to the Board about the direction the company is currently heading."

"Instead of fostering the kind of dialogue in the Boardroom that has in part contributed to our success, the Board has inappropriately chosen to silence my concerns through termination as an executive officer."

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Men's Wearhouse
did not like the way George Zimmer looked as executive chairman ... 'cause the suit chain just FIRED his ass!!!!

FYI -- the famously-bearded Zimmer didn't just FOUND the company in 1973, he also served as the spokesperson and is known for his slogan -- "You're going to like the way you look, I guarantee it."

The company announced the termination in a blunt statement ... and explained, "The board expects to discuss with Mr. Zimmer the extent, if any, and terms of his ongoing relationship with the company."

Sounds like a pretty nasty breakup.

In the meantime, here's a commercial to remember him by ...

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76.

DanzaSlap    

Dos equis pays more anyway

429 days ago
77.

Chris    

Too bad! Very sad.

429 days ago
78.

melbrooks    

KFI (Tim Conway Jr) was talking this. George Z was pro-bud, pro-2nd chance for people that might hsave needed a break and in general made it sound like he was ok to roll with. Sounds like the new mngmnt has a big stick up their butt. Good luck, George.

429 days ago
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BB not bb    

People are saying they fired him over his political views. Maybe they just fired him over being a decent person in general. He was not cut throat enough for corporate profiteering. When you sell your company out to the highest bidder you attract the sharks.


If he stood for quality, integrity, fairness, and community service, these are not values compatible with the corporate climate. They only care about profits, expansion, cutting corners, stiffing out the competition, and generally the opposite of what he used to establish his company.


How many employers don't need a background check, just assurance that you will perform your job well? Now they not only want three references, a complete job history, and educational background, they also want you to take a psych exam.


This is why most customer service is a disservice any more. The more they veered away from Zimmer's standards, the more the company went downhill.

428 days ago
80.

Heidi    

YOU'RE LATE TO THE PARTY, TMZ!!!!! OLD NEWS, YOU MUST BE DESPERATE......

426 days ago
81.

en Todo Momento!!    

lol. what? you have to 'teach' fully adult grown men how to dress??? what are you? fuqn PEDOPHILES??? this chit is (sort of.. =s) hilarious. adult men who have to 'learn how to dress'. were you raised in basements watching child porn???? sure looks like it.

424 days ago
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