Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Job Cuts In The Banking Sector

People, well the media at least, jump at every opportunity to bash the banks when they announce job cuts. Not without some justification mind. The other day I had to use the services of a teller and it frightened me. I was withdrawing some USD and she asked me if it was better for me with the Aussie dollar now being worth less than a dollar. Excuse me?! You work in the banking sector and have no idea how foreign exchange rates operate?

People, there is still quite a way to go with job cuts I'm afraid. "Room to move"is how they put it, I think.

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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Service (Partially) Without The Smile

My watch battery had carked it and so required replacing. Spent a bit of time looking around but there are few places these days that offer the service. I guess people don't use watches as much nowadays. Anyway, I thought $28.95 just to replace the battery was a bit much.
The guy took his sweet time to do the job whilst we were waiting and then was quite happy to inform me that the back of the watch had been done up too tightly. Perhaps my explanation that a lady at his shop had done it last time didn't go down too well. He asked me if I knew how to set it, as it is quite complex to do so, and handed it back to me when I assured him that I did. I mentioned that the lady gave me a discount last time because I set it myself. His response?
"I don't do that."
"You can set the watch then," I said.
"I need the instructions," he replied.

Full price but not full service. Not happy.

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