No danger, but a long experience. Two years of shutting down 2400 sales units... 1984-1985. Office in Chicago, flying to every state except Nebraska... sometimes away from home for a few weeks at a time.
It was sadness, instead of danger, 'cuz I was going through the notification process, with many, many people I had worked with over 20 years. Lots of mom and pop operations, and about 500 company catalog stores, with 5 to 20 employees. Many of these people I had hired along the way.
The only saving grace was that when all of the store were closed, I'd be out of a job. Knew that from day 1. Lots of emotion, but it was done by choice. Hearing the news from a friend was easier than just getting a phone call or a notice from headquarters. The best part was where the mom and pop operations meant changing a lifestyle at a mostly later age, I was able to help relocate many of these couples with letters of recommendation, or resettling them in an allied profession.
The 2 years gave me time to plan and operate my own business, and...meant no more commute into Chicago.