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  Reply # 1010779 21-Mar-2014 19:09
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KiwiNZ: ... Large corporations  have to offer internationaly competitive remuneration packages in order to attract and retain management staff at senior levels...

It's a great system - If a CEO does his/her job well, he/she is paid a huge bonus. If he/she stuffs it up he/she gets a huge golden handshake. If he/she does neither, he/she still gets a huge salary. Where can I join?




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  Reply # 1010789 21-Mar-2014 19:31
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Sideface: It's a great system - If a CEO does his/her job well, he/she is paid a huge bonus. If he/she stuffs it up he/she gets a huge golden handshake. If he/she does neither, he/she still gets a huge salary. Where can I join?


Yep. You also get a big, flash company car, company credit card, long lunch breaks, do very little real work and attend "meetings" or gasbag on the phone all day, come in late and/or leave early, take time off to play golf (or whatever), and if you're really lucky you get multiple overseas "fact finding" trips paid for you. :-\

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1010794 21-Mar-2014 19:42
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The IRD is doing it bit to try and keep the postal system afloat. Three letters today, all related to student loan. My power company doesn't offer emailed bills, that is all the regular post I get. The only things I post are parcels - its definitely evolved to goods transfer and is no longer a viable means of communication.

 

-mildly interesting: Different fonts on all three and 2/3 had my full name, another had initials.

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  Reply # 1010795 21-Mar-2014 19:42
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Buzz Bumble:

Sideface: It's a great system - If a CEO does his/her job well, he/she is paid a huge bonus. If he/she stuffs it up he/she gets a huge golden handshake. If he/she does neither, he/she still gets a huge salary. Where can I join?


Yep. You also get a big, flash company car, company credit card, long lunch breaks, do very little real work and attend "meetings" or gasbag on the phone all day, come in late and/or leave early, take time off to play golf (or whatever), and if you're really lucky you get multiple overseas "fact finding" trips paid for you. :-\


I am sorry you have no idea at all, how many hours do yoy think a week a senior manager work?

My wife is on the Senior Management Team where she works, she leaves before 7 every morning, it seldom home before 7 at night. She often works at home until 11pm and will work in the weekend. She travels several times a month.. She more than earns the salary gets.




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  Reply # 1010823 21-Mar-2014 21:04
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Or Japan / Asia for a standard wage just saying. ..

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  Reply # 1010876 21-Mar-2014 22:35
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Buzz Bumble:

Sideface: It's a great system - If a CEO does his/her job well, he/she is paid a huge bonus. If he/she stuffs it up he/she gets a huge golden handshake. If he/she does neither, he/she still gets a huge salary. Where can I join?


Yep. You also get a big, flash company car, company credit card, long lunch breaks, do very little real work and attend "meetings" or gasbag on the phone all day, come in late and/or leave early, take time off to play golf (or whatever), and if you're really lucky you get multiple overseas "fact finding" trips paid for you. :-\


With this attitude you will never become a CEO lol! No offense but are you under 18? Too idealistic and not pragmatic at all.

If you're capable of working as a CEO and you're offering cheap salary, I do hope you send your resume to NZ Post. See if they will give you a job








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nakedmolerat: With this attitude you will never become a CEO lol! No offense but are you under 18? Too idealistic and not pragmatic at all.

If you're capable of working as a CEO and you're offering cheap salary, I do hope you send your resume to NZ Post. See if they will give you a job


I have and never will have any interest in being a CEO or any kind of management dweeb ... people tend to lose their braincells as they climb the "corporate ladder" and lose touch with reality. I'm already self-employed and have been for the last 16 years with a "successful" small business (Successful for me. I have no desire to "rule the world" or stuffing my pockets at other people's expense like most of the greedy idiots in "big business").

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nakedmolerat: With this attitude you will never become a CEO lol! No offense but are you under 18? Too idealistic and not pragmatic at all.

If you're capable of working as a CEO and you're offering cheap salary, I do hope you send your resume to NZ Post. See if they will give you a job


I have and never will have any interest in being a CEO or any kind of management dweeb ... people tend to lose their braincells as they climb the "corporate ladder" and lose touch with reality. I'm already self-employed and have been for the last 16 years with a "successful" small business (Successful for me. I have no desire to "rule the world" or stuffing my pockets at other people's expense like most of the greedy idiots in "big business").


Do you really need to be so insulting?




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  Reply # 1011261 23-Mar-2014 10:25
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mattwnz:
rayonline: On this topic - do any of you guys don't get mail re: bank statements, credit cards, utility bills.  Ie - all emailed or log online?

I get all my bank stuff mailed. The ozzie owned banks don't pass on the cost savings if you chose to get them emailed, and it helps the NZ economy and NZ post by getting them mailed, so helps to keep the price of postage down. I would print them out anyway for my records.  If all of them were emailed, I suspect NZ post would be almost out of business, and we do still want a postal system of some type.


Which bank are you with?  ASB and Westpac both waive the monthly fees on your account if you opt not to get dead trees posted to you.

KiwiNZ:
Buzz Bumble:

nakedmolerat: With this attitude you will never become a CEO lol! No offense but are you under 18? Too idealistic and not pragmatic at all.

If you're capable of working as a CEO and you're offering cheap salary, I do hope you send your resume to NZ Post. See if they will give you a job


I have and never will have any interest in being a CEO or any kind of management dweeb ... people tend to lose their braincells as they climb the "corporate ladder" and lose touch with reality. I'm already self-employed and have been for the last 16 years with a "successful" small business (Successful for me. I have no desire to "rule the world" or stuffing my pockets at other people's expense like most of the greedy idiots in "big business").


Do you really need to be so insulting?


 

To be honest, this particular individual never seems to post anything except snide remarks about "rich people" and "big business".



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Kyanar: To be honest, this particular individual never seems to post anything except snide remarks about "rich people" and "big business".


Then you obviously haven't read 90% of what I post ... which is your choice, but whiniing about it is plain silly. :-\

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The BNZ AFAIK doesn't offer a free transation account unless that's something new.  Their savings accounts allows you to do one free withdraw per month. 

But the free transaction accounts, arn't they just online accounts.  I mean a $5 transaction account which all the banks offer including those that offer free transaction accounts provide free over the counter assistance esp those who are self employed.  The free transaction accounts do not offer free over counter assitance.

Well I guess in future more banks can close down and just leave the main centre ones open - a step up from call centre where they do appointment times/dates for a call back, use a somewhat kiosk to scan and send them stuff.  FX cash can be simply sent to tha centre branch or to the airport for pickup.  Machines that does withdrawals and deposits with a cash note / coin counter on the spot.  That means you can get rid of the tellers and bank managers, saves money, round them up into low wages into a call back centre. 

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Buzz Bumble:

Sideface: It's a great system - If a CEO does his/her job well, he/she is paid a huge bonus. If he/she stuffs it up he/she gets a huge golden handshake. If he/she does neither, he/she still gets a huge salary. Where can I join?


Yep. You also get a big, flash company car, company credit card, long lunch breaks, do very little real work and attend "meetings" or gasbag on the phone all day, come in late and/or leave early, take time off to play golf (or whatever), and if you're really lucky you get multiple overseas "fact finding" trips paid for you. :-\


Sorry, but I don't think you are even close to accurate on this. In a past life, when I was starting out as a young lad, I dealt with a few of these people. They were invariably smart, under huge pressure, and worked phenomenal hours. If I was the shareholder in a large company (sadly, I'm not) I would be more than happy to pay well to get top talent. And the reality is that top talent at that level is a very scarce commodity, that's in internationally in demand, and commands a salary that reflects this.

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Which bank are you with?  ASB and Westpac both waive the monthly fees on your account if you opt not to get dead trees posted to you.

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TSB is my main one, although I have accounts with  few of the Ozzie owned ones too. TSB are pretty behind the times, though, as they charge for online banking transfers, but I can issue cheques, or send a fax with a transfer request, and those are free. But their customer service is superior to other banks



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Sideface: It's a great system - If a CEO does his/her job well, he/she is paid a huge bonus. If he/she stuffs it up he/she gets a huge golden handshake. If he/she does neither, he/she still gets a huge salary. Where can I join?


Yep. You also get a big, flash company car, company credit card, long lunch breaks, do very little real work and attend "meetings" or gasbag on the phone all day, come in late and/or leave early, take time off to play golf (or whatever), and if you're really lucky you get multiple overseas "fact finding" trips paid for you. :-\


Sorry, but I don't think you are even close to accurate on this. In a past life, when I was starting out as a young lad, I dealt with a few of these people. They were invariably smart, under huge pressure, and worked phenomenal hours. If I was the shareholder in a large company (sadly, I'm not) I would be more than happy to pay well to get top talent. And the reality is that top talent at that level is a very scarce commodity, that's in internationally in demand, and commands a salary that reflects this.


Indeed.  Just look at the massive turnaround at Air New Zealand under Rob Fyfe's (and Christopher Luxon's after his) direction.  As opposed to Qantas under Alan Joyce.  You can't say that this has nothing to do with the quality of these companies executive teams.

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I could be totally wrong - but AirNZ is the only airline that does direct flights to Japan / North America.  JAL, Air Canada, United etc .. just don't fly to NZ anymore.  The exception might be Hawaiian Airlines.  Come July Jetstar will pull out the Singapore route, that leaves Singapore Airlines which AirNZ is pursuing a code share agreement with them.  Air Asia is gone.  The other alternative is Malaysian Airlines.  Typical traveller won't travel to Bangkok and then fly back down ... or pay a few hunderd to Australia just to get a cheaper flight. 

If no one is competing with you, an advantage for the organisation, why would you reduce prices.  Even if you get less customers overall they're paying higher fares. 

EVA Air and Royal Brunei which I have used a few yrs ago have also pulled out of NZ. 

AirNZ have pulled out a no. of CHC international fliights.  In a way .. you force them to AKL and if they still want the South Island you make them pay a 2nd fare.  The few who get annoyed could just go elsewhere.

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