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  Reply # 1645227 4-Oct-2016 13:21
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Linuxluver:

 

floydbloke:

 

When an online purchase from overseas gets delivered quicker than something bought from an NZ based outfit.

 



The NZ-based outfit is probably drop-shipping it. :-)  

 

 

Not in the cases I have had, came from some warehouse the other side of auckland, just took them 3 days to get around to actually putting a label on it and having the courier pick it up, then the weekend and 2 more days to arrive to my house.





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  Reply # 1645264 4-Oct-2016 15:05
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richms:

 

floydbloke:

 

When an online purchase from overseas gets delivered quicker than something bought from an NZ based outfit.

 

 

That happens so often you must be perpetually angry!

 

 

winkOnly when it affects me, and I don't buy much these days.





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  Reply # 1645912 5-Oct-2016 13:38
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Behodar: To be fair, I did immediately submit a support ticket, but the whole system seems a bit "off" to me.

 

My new annoyance is companies that don't respond to support tickets. It's been a week!


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  Reply # 1646216 5-Oct-2016 21:43
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Firms whose entire response to messing up is merely a feeble "Yeah, nah - sorry about that."






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  Reply # 1646219 5-Oct-2016 21:47
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This one is not small but it gets mentioned anyway.

 

Companies that franchise operations like windows and buildings such as sheds, garages etc, and then when the franchisee sells his business they allow the new owner to completely ignore any issues arising from the work of the company when the previous person who owned it was in charge.

 

Likewise, same types of company whose head offices refuse to do anything when the franchisee messes up, blaming everything on the franchisee and accepting no responsibility despite allowing the person to trade using their brand.

 

I have heard a lot of variations of those since moving here.






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  Reply # 1646261 5-Oct-2016 22:31
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I think the laws around franchising needs to change. If you want your name plastered around the country on as many vehicles and uniforms as possible, and make money from it, then you should take responsibility if these franchisees mess up. Do your homework better and only sell to people you trust to wear your name.





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  Reply # 1646319 6-Oct-2016 07:07
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Stu:

 

I think the laws around franchising needs to change. If you want your name plastered around the country on as many vehicles and uniforms as possible, and make money from it, then you should take responsibility if these franchisees mess up. Do your homework better and only sell to people you trust to wear your name.

 

 

"Jims"

 

Hah.





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  Reply # 1646354 6-Oct-2016 08:36
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I purchased a Ghost Busters franchise; they promised that there would be plenty of ghouls, demons, etc to be caught in my franchisee area. So far it's been a big fat ZERO. frown


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  Reply # 1646363 6-Oct-2016 08:53
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The older generation - that despite how many times you tell them about email attachments and internet security still open dumb emails and get Ransomware... Oh... and Ransomware iteself (although that's not really a small thing)


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  Reply # 1646372 6-Oct-2016 09:09
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 or meetings coz





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  Reply # 1646375 6-Oct-2016 09:15
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freitasm: Meetings.

 

 

 

Especially the Pointless Monday Morning Staff Meeting. I used to hate that before I worked for myself.

 

I do not care what anyone else is doing and I don't want to waste an hour of the day hearing about it thanks. Go off to your cubicle and and carry out your pointless drone tasks in silence please.






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  Reply # 1646394 6-Oct-2016 09:34
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@geektastic Cubicle? I'd be happy if I had a cubicle.

Small thing to hate: all this new age crap of open plan offices and annoying people.




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freitasm: @geektastic Cubicle? I'd be happy if I had a cubicle.

Small thing to hate: all this new age crap of open plan offices and annoying people.

 

Thats why I now work from home. I can adjust the light, adjust the aircon. More productive. no chatter drumming away in my ears all day. Its great


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  Reply # 1646403 6-Oct-2016 09:52
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freitasm: @geektastic Cubicle? I'd be happy if I had a cubicle.

Small thing to hate: all this new age crap of open plan offices and annoying people.

 

 

 

Even worse, firms who justify open plan as "encouraging teamwork' , "more efficient working" or other such BS.

 

It was invented as a way of saving on property occupation costs as office rents rose in expensive cities! More people per square metre, less space required ergo less rent to pay!

 

It has actually been shown to be LESS efficient. However, accountants are not interested in efficiency, only money....






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