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  Reply # 50614 1-Nov-2006 11:49
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freitasm: True, true...

In the last few monhs I observed that most of the media in New Zealand is always looking for the "bad" stuff. But that's what sells, right? Telecom, and Vodafone have the right to feel offended when the good things don't get as much publicity as the bad stuff, but having a go is just not the way to solve things.

I can't speak for anyone else, but I look for positive stories as well, because that "sells" too. Doesn't mean we should keep quiet about negative things though.

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  Reply # 50617 1-Nov-2006 12:10
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Jama: Just remember that yes we are going through a restructure and this is an unsettling time for all of us who have families and mortgages. Telecom is often considered a faceless corporate monolith but behind that supposed faceless facade do exist real people. I am one of those real people.

I don't think anyone's gloating over redundancies at Telecom and I fully sympathise with those who are or may be affected by them.

At the same time, it's not the media making Telecom employees redundant so I can't help feeling that much of the spleen in the forums is misguided.


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  Reply # 50619 1-Nov-2006 12:20
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Juha, I think you missed the point... I was attempting to point out the the media seem hungry for a story on Telecom (and negativity seems to be the preferred way to go), and are quite happy to publish second hand gossip and present it as fact...

As for the real people losing their jobs at Telecom, well it sucks... some good people are suffering... and the blame for that (IMHO) lies with not just Telecom, but the governmet, the media and overseas telco interests...
Perhaps you're too close to your own product Juha? Having a look over your posts here over the last few months, I can't really see anything positive in your opinions... Not that you need to go looking for positive stories, but occassionally it would be refreshing dude...

Either way, this is not a personal attack (last time I posted a personal attack it rightly got pulled pretty much immediately) and I understand the world needs the media- otherwise how would we know what to think?



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  Reply # 50620 1-Nov-2006 12:23
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Spleen, what Spleen? I thought I was very polite. If it had been a jounalist at the Herald who wrote the article and not you I am sure you would have had a different view.

Just face it you made a mistake by refering to a number of redundancies as a fact based on an unreferenced, fictitious announcement. If you had said 'rumour' then I would not have had a problem.

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