John Doe vs Evil. KNOW THE TRUTH

There is a lot of anger in this Blog!

I do not get angry anymore but here is a book that is full of it. Mostly this book is about my dad and how he built this business and how we stuck together through it all. Why is titled John Doe vs Evil? Because I took it from the point of view that this could happen to anyone.

I was reminded that I had this book the other day. One, my editor Janet received this book as a gift from a friend, and… Two, I am helping out a small business here in Bali and my brother sent me an old costing sheet.

The book outlines the trials and tribulations we had with the world’s largest furniture retailer over a 25-year marriage with them. I’ll say marriage because it ended up in a bitter divorce and the rest is history. Yes, they single-handedly destroyed our family business. This brings back some very angry, disappointing, and hard moments in my life.

This is not only my story but the story of my family. My father George and my brother Gabor were all part of this and so there is a book.

Go read it and see if you’d be angry.

There is a gag order on the full story after the closure of our company Z.A.U. Zsemba Apron and Upholstery. Funny, as at the time we created the name we were making aprons. Not thinking much of the name at the time we stuck the upholstery bit on the end. Back in the 80s, there was no thought of marketing the name it was about survival.

The name stuck and most of the suppliers called us Zsemba anyway, so the name didn’t matter much. The point was that this was the family name. An honorable honest business was ripped apart and raped.

I do not care what people say. IKEA is one of the worst companies ever to emerge. They are the modern-day tyrants of the world; they would rather kill the supplier than walk away in peace.

What people don’t know.

Open-book pricing is one thing but poking your nose up our ass is not. At one point in the big Yellow & Blue, there was a guard change. The new guard was a thief, liar, cheat, rapist, and terrorist. Once we didn’t let them stick their nose up our asses, they became angry and belligerent. 

When we needed a price hike, they wanted a price decrease. This is when the shit hit the fan. With over 30% difference in the pricing of items, the bleeding had to stop. The details are in the book!

Wait for what?

Oh yes, so the costing sheets my brother still had and when I opened them up, much of this anger came back to me. When my editor Janet got a copy of the book a few days later… I knew I had to speak about this.

If you would like a copy of John Doe vs Evil, please follow the attached link to Amazon and pick up a copy of it for yourself. Learn from our mistakes, learn from a hard-working honest family that was put out to pasture 10 years ago by IKEA! Yes, the Yellow and Blue plundering bastards of the furniture world that people seem to love so much. 

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Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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