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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:44 pm    Post subject: Are people dependable, anymore. Reply with quote

In France, I am pissed to see services going to the drain.
People, they cannot find.
People that don't call back.
Well, NO SERVICE.

I know, the only answer: Give them a wage, only when they work.
Meanwhile, I'll care myself, about my car.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it was just a Springfield thing (people not returning calls), but apparently it is worldwide. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Are people dependable, anymore. Reply with quote

twinfalls wrote:
In France, I am pissed to see services going to the drain.
People, they cannot find.
People that don't call back.
Well, NO SERVICE.

I know, the only answer: Give them a wage, only when they work.
Meanwhile, I'll care myself, about my car.


You forgot a big one:

People who don't know what they're doing and can't do their job correctly even when they do show up.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats Customer Service - or lack of....it's terrible these days - frustrating many people-

We need a JD Powers Customer Service Award for the best Customer Service out there.

I work for a large Corp and we actually strive to "make it right for our customers the first time, ALL the time!"

If I run into poor customer service or just bad service in general - I never return to that establishment - ever. Sometimes I even spread the word around about my experience.

Ask for referrals, you can get a better idea about what your dealing with and what others have to say about someone.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Are people dependable, anymore. Reply with quote

twinfalls wrote:
Are people dependable, anymore?

So you are saying they once were? I think I saw a cave drawing on this subject. I thought it was a myth.
When I lived in Maine I called every mofo electrician in the phone book, including those from neighboring towns, to connect a 220 furnace I bought for my garage. Not one retuned my call. I have since moved and took the furnace with me- it's still not hooked up here either.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I trust everyone until they prove me wrong. The level of trust depends on the situation and who you are, so don't ask to borrow money.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow I thought trust was REALLY a myth in NYC. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Are people dependable, anymore. Reply with quote

Lidpainter wrote:
twinfalls wrote:
Are people dependable, anymore?

So you are saying they once were? I think I saw a cave drawing on this subject. I thought it was a myth.
When I lived in Maine I called every mofo electrician in the phone book, including those from neighboring towns, to connect a 220 furnace I bought for my garage. Not one retuned my call. I have since moved and took the furnace with me- it's still not hooked up here either.


That cracked me up. If you couldn't get them to come out in Maine, they sure ain't coming to MI! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I work as a mechanic for a large corporation and what we are having trouble finding is any sort of tallent anymore of people that can think thrue problem to actuallt fix it and not just be a parts changer. As far as these technical schools go I have not seen one qualified technician ready to go to work. Seems like the young kids of today just want to sit on thier ass while there dad was out busting his hump to put food on the table. The people that actually believe in honest work for a honest days pay are the one that are retiering and taking thier skills with them. Only my two cents.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glenn wrote:
I trust everyone until they prove me wrong. The level of trust depends on the situation and who you are, so don't ask to borrow money.


This says a lot about you, Glenn. People who cannot/will not trust are usually not trustworthy themselves. People who trust are usually trustworthy. Very Happy

I will not lose faith in humanity because of a couple of jerks!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ghoti wrote:
Glenn wrote:
I trust everyone until they prove me wrong. The level of trust depends on the situation and who you are, so don't ask to borrow money.


This says a lot about you, Glenn. People who cannot/will not trust are usually not trustworthy themselves. People who trust are usually trustworthy. Very Happy

I will not lose faith in humanity because of a couple of jerks!!

Exactly...

I rather wrong a few times than to be untrusting all my life.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DUDE! I showed up, like, three days in a row! And now you want me to work too! Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the Global Market! Rolling Eyes This is why I now do ALL of my own stuff, in- house. Nobody does what they say any more, there's no customer service, and quality control is so 20th Century....
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem. Can I have your name, birthdate, address, phone number, social security number, credit card number and expiration date, email address, mothers maiden name...I'm sorry can you please hold? <CLICK>
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1mechanic wrote:
I work as a mechanic for a large corporation and what we are having trouble finding is any sort of tallent anymore of people that can think thrue problem to actuallt fix it and not just be a parts changer. As far as these technical schools go I have not seen one qualified technician ready to go to work. Seems like the young kids of today just want to sit on thier ass while there dad was out busting his hump to put food on the table. The people that actually believe in honest work for a honest days pay are the one that are retiering and taking thier skills with them. Only my two cents.


I am an industrial maintenance tech. I program the computers that run the machines. I am nearing 65 yrs old. The company has no one to replace me when I retire in a couple months. I cannot keep working due to health problems. They have known for the last 5 years or so that I would be leaving.
The company has approached me about doing what I am doing as a consultant. Only come in when they need me. But they didnt like the price I quoted them for my labor.
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1mechanic wrote:
I work as a mechanic for a large corporation and what we are having trouble finding is any sort of tallent anymore of people that can think thrue problem to actuallt fix it and not just be a parts changer. As far as these technical schools go I have not seen one qualified technician ready to go to work. Seems like the young kids of today just want to sit on thier ass while there dad was out busting his hump to put food on the table. The people that actually believe in honest work for a honest days pay are the one that are retiering and taking thier skills with them. Only my two cents.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If asked six months ago, I would have said I'm dependable.

I promised to send someone on the board a 1959 South Carolina plate and I still haven't gotten to it yet.

Now I don't feel so dependable.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Russ Wolfe wrote:
1mechanic wrote:
I work as a mechanic for a large corporation and what we are having trouble finding is any sort of tallent anymore of people that can think thrue problem to actuallt fix it and not just be a parts changer. As far as these technical schools go I have not seen one qualified technician ready to go to work. Seems like the young kids of today just want to sit on thier ass while there dad was out busting his hump to put food on the table. The people that actually believe in honest work for a honest days pay are the one that are retiering and taking thier skills with them. Only my two cents.


I am an industrial maintenance tech. I program the computers that run the machines. I am nearing 65 yrs old. The company has no one to replace me when I retire in a couple months. I cannot keep working due to health problems. They have known for the last 5 years or so that I would be leaving.
The company has approached me about doing what I am doing as a consultant. Only come in when they need me. But they didnt like the price I quoted them for my labor.


Plus, you've got a Type 34 and Single Cab to restore. Wink
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Russ Wolfe wrote:
1mechanic wrote:
I work as a mechanic for a large corporation and what we are having trouble finding is any sort of tallent anymore of people that can think thrue problem to actuallt fix it and not just be a parts changer. As far as these technical schools go I have not seen one qualified technician ready to go to work. Seems like the young kids of today just want to sit on thier ass while there dad was out busting his hump to put food on the table. The people that actually believe in honest work for a honest days pay are the one that are retiering and taking thier skills with them. Only my two cents.


I am an industrial maintenance tech. I program the computers that run the machines. I am nearing 65 yrs old. The company has no one to replace me when I retire in a couple months. I cannot keep working due to health problems. They have known for the last 5 years or so that I would be leaving.
The company has approached me about doing what I am doing as a consultant. Only come in when they need me. But they didnt like the price I quoted them for my labor.


Let them enjoy dealing with a 'tech graduate' that's 23 years old and has no idea how to think a problem through. Oh, and speak English. Wink
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