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Question???

Do any of you care what happens to companies any more? If you do, is it
out of loyalty or because moving away from the products they sell would
be a royal pain?

I ask because frankly I just don't care anymore what happens to any of them.

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Re: Question???

Well...that's a loaded question.

I do care what happens to companies, mostly for the worker's sake. I'm
loyal to company that produces good products, but I don't worry about what
pain there may be involved if moving away makes sense for the environment
I'm working in.

But then, I have been in the industry for many decades now, and the one
thing that's consistent is change. I no longer work on what I started
in...heck I don't even perform that same job function any more...so
worrying about the company that supplies the products I work with isn't a
priority for me.

>>> Matthew<systemremovetyrant@gmaildot.com> 10/21/2010 11:50 AM >>>

Do any of you care what happens to companies any more? If you do, is it
out of loyalty or because moving away from the products they sell would
be a royal pain?

I ask because frankly I just don't care anymore what happens to any of
them.

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Re: Question???

A better question is if the companies care what happens to you! They can
always find a cheaper Matthew in China, and if China is too expensive,
India, and if India is too expensive, Viet Nam, and if Viet Nam is too
expensive, Detroit.

🙂


"Matthew" <systemremovetyrant@gmaildot.com> wrote in message
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> Do any of you care what happens to companies any more? If you do, is it
> out of loyalty or because moving away from the products they sell would be
> a royal pain?
>
> I ask because frankly I just don't care anymore what happens to any of
> them.
>
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Re: Question???

I don't think I have ever cared about any company. What I care about and what makes me loyal to a company are a products functionality, quality, price and support.

Examples:

Cell phones:
During my last years I've used Ericsson, Nokia, Ericsson, Nokia ... and now I use Samsung. I recently switched from Nokia to Samsung (android) since Nokia was not keeping up @ the smartphone business.

OS:
During my last years I've used Dos, WIndows, SUSE, Mandrake, SUSE, Ubuntu, Windows, SUSE, Ubuntu, SUSE and now I use Ubuntu. Switching to Linux mainly because of cost.

Car service:
I have used 3 different companies before the company I now use and have now used for several years, I switched because service is significantly improved for my car and they are cheaper than "big brand" service stations. But the main reason was because they threat their customers as we were their "best friends", then don't screw us over with over priced bills or warranty stuff.

...

Thomas
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Re: Question???

On 10/22/10 1:06 PM, thsundel wrote:
> Car service:
> I have used 3 different companies before the company I now use and have
> now used for several years, I switched because service is significantly
> improved for my car and they are cheaper than "big brand" service
> stations. But the main reason was because they threat their customers as
> we were their "best friends", then don't screw us over with over priced
> bills or warranty stuff.


Sir, you go to far. You ask for to much. How is an honest mechanic
suppose to make a living if he doesn't screw you over. 😛

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Re: Question???

Just arrange a deal where you have the Mechanic by the bolts.

I used to do computer work for a local user car dealer and we had it all
worked out. Neither could risk being anything but "Best Friends" to the
other.

> On 10/22/2010 4:18 PM, Matthew wrote:
> On 10/22/10 1:06 PM, thsundel wrote:
>> Car service:
>> I have used 3 different companies before the company I now use and have
>> now used for several years, I switched because service is significantly
>> improved for my car and they are cheaper than "big brand" service
>> stations. But the main reason was because they treat their customers as
>> we were their "best friends", then don't screw us over with over priced
>> bills or warranty stuff.

>
> Sir, you go to far. You ask for to much. How is an honest mechanic
> suppose to make a living if he doesn't screw you over. 😛
>



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Re: Question???

On 10/22/10 3:22 PM, craig wilson wrote:
> Just arrange a deal where you have the Mechanic by the bolts.
>
> I used to do computer work for a local user car dealer and we had it all
> worked out. Neither could risk being anything but "Best Friends" to the
> other.


I am my own mechanic, my own computer tech, and my own entertainment. I
can fix plumbing and electrical problems. I can't make whiskey, but I
can drink it. 😛

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Re: Question???

Matthew;2037116 wrote:
On 10/22/10 1:06 PM, thsundel wrote:
> Car service:
> I have used 3 different companies before the company I now use and have
> now used for several years, I switched because service is significantly
> improved for my car and they are cheaper than "big brand" service
> stations. But the main reason was because they threat their customers as
> we were their "best friends", then don't screw us over with over priced
> bills or warranty stuff.


Sir, you go to far. You ask for to much. How is an honest mechanic
suppose to make a living if he doesn't screw you over. 😛

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True, every one will screw you but some less than others and these guys also need to make a living 🙂

Thomas
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Re: Question???

Well I'm not a brand loyalist, I go
with whoever is making the best product when
it's time for me to buy.

That being said, I like to root for some and
I am sad when their new products $@^^!
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Matthew;2037118 wrote:
On 10/22/10 3:22 PM, craig wilson wrote:
> Just arrange a deal where you have the Mechanic by the bolts.
>
> I used to do computer work for a local user car dealer and we had it all
> worked out. Neither could risk being anything but "Best Friends" to the
> other.


I am my own mechanic, my own computer tech, and my own entertainment. I
can fix plumbing and electrical problems. I can't make whiskey, but I
can drink it. 😛

--
The Cranky IT Guy | One grumpy guy, two cents worth.
The Cranky IT Forum - Index


Agree with that, I also used to do my own mechanics but sadly I have become to lazy to do things that others ("professionals") can do while I'm at work earning 🙂

Thomas
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Re: Question???

That's why I got the maids and the gardeners!


"thsundel" <thsundel@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
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>
> Matthew;2037118 Wrote:
>> On 10/22/10 3:22 PM, craig wilson wrote:
>> > Just arrange a deal where you have the Mechanic by the bolts.
>> >
>> > I used to do computer work for a local user car dealer and we had it

>> all
>> > worked out. Neither could risk being anything but "Best Friends" to

>> the
>> > other.

>>
>> I am my own mechanic, my own computer tech, and my own entertainment. I
>> can fix plumbing and electrical problems. I can't make whiskey, but I
>> can drink it. 😛
>>
>> --
>> 'The Cranky IT Guy | One grumpy guy, two cents worth.'
>> (http://www.thecrankyitguy.com)
>> 'The Cranky IT Forum - Index' (http://www.thecrankyitforum.com)

>
> Agree with that, I also used to do my own mechanics but sadly I have
> become to lazy to do things that others ("professionals") can do while
> I'm at work earning 🙂
>
> Thomas
>
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Re: Question???

Hi.

>A better question is if the companies care what happens to you! They can always
>find a cheaper Matthew in China, and if China is too expensive, ...



You know, why Mars Explorer was sent to it's journey?


To search for cheap labour!
Even the Chinese took 50 Cent these days. 50 Cent per day...


Regards, Rudi.
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Re: Question???

Detroit's getting really cheap - you can truly buy houses for a buck.
Granted, it may not have doors or windows, but it's a starting point. 🙂

>>> Craig<elrushbo@eib.net> 10/21/2010 5:02 PM >>>

A better question is if the companies care what happens to you! They can
always find a cheaper Matthew in China, and if China is too expensive,
India, and if India is too expensive, Viet Nam, and if Viet Nam is too
expensive, Detroit.

🙂


"Matthew" <systemremovetyrant@gmaildot.com> wrote in message
news:_iZvo.70380$N74.33485@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Do any of you care what happens to companies any more? If you do, is it
> out of loyalty or because moving away from the products they sell would

be
> a royal pain?
>
> I ask because frankly I just don't care anymore what happens to any of
> them.
>
> ‑‑
> http://www.thecrankyitguy.com
> http://www.thecrankyitforum.com





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Re: Question???

On 10/22/10 4:36 PM, thsundel wrote:
> Agree with that, I also used to do my own mechanics but sadly I have
> become to lazy to do things that others ("professionals") can do while
> I'm at work earning 🙂
>
> Thomas


I use to have a 1990 Ford Ranger. Took it in to because it had a miss.
Mechanic calls and says the spark plugs need replacing. So I ask how
much it cost. $450 and will take all day (this according to a book
mechanics use). I don't have that much money at the time so I pick up my
truck and drive over to my dads. We access the situation and replace all
8 spark plugs in thirty minutes.

According to the Mechanics book you have to take off the intake manifold
and several other pieces. Which, if you did have to do that, would take
all day. So if I am able to fix it myself. I fix it myself.
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Re: Question???

A few things I've adopted over the decades. If a company has no problem
escorting a person out the door the very same day they lay them off, I
have no problem telling them I'm leaving on the very day I leave. If a
company doesn't take care of its employees, I don't take care of the
company. If a company practices nepotism and has untrained, unskilled
managers, I have no problem pushing them aside and ignoring them.

Unfortunately for me if the opposite is true, I can be loyal to a fault.

On 10/21/2010 11:50 AM, Matthew wrote:
> Do any of you care what happens to companies any more? If you do, is it
> out of loyalty or because moving away from the products they sell would
> be a royal pain?
>
> I ask because frankly I just don't care anymore what happens to any of
> them.
>

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