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A. Spruce
Re: What the???

I don't know who the "head" of Chrysler is, but Mercedes now owns them (hence Daimler-Chrysler), so technically it is no longer part of the "big 3", and as a Merc company, you'd think they'd want a little better management than what it's had for the last few years.

djohns
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A. Spruce wrote:

I don't know who the "head" of Chrysler is, but Mercedes now owns them (hence Daimler-Chrysler), so technically it is no longer part of the "big 3", and as a Merc company, you'd think they'd want a little better management than what it's had for the last few years.

Daimler got rid of Chrysler last year . Things just didn't work out as planned .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DaimlerChrysler

A. Spruce
Re: What the???

I stand corrected, thanks DJ. Now that you mention it, I realize that I've not been hearing the standard "at your Daimler-Chrysler dealer" that was part of all the Chrysler commercials since that merger.

Car companies change ownership more often than most folks change their underwear, but it would be interesting to know what companies owned which brands. According to DJ's link, Merc also owns Freightliner, which I did not know. Anyone got a link that tracks who owns whom? If memory serves, Fiat owns Ferrari (or some such ridiculousness ).

Who knows, maybe I can rival WaltDeckhouse's "kitchen cabinet" thread for longevity. :D The occasional rant, intermixed with topic changes, stranger things have happened. Watch out Walt, I got my sights set on you! ;):D:p

JLMCDANIEL
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I would post a list of who owns what but I can't type fast enough to get it completed before the list changes and if I could type fast enough to get the list completed before it changes, it would have changed before you could have read it.:eek: :D
Jack

A. Spruce
Re: What the???
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

I would post a list of who owns what but I can't type fast enough to get it completed before the list changes and if I could type fast enough to get the list completed before it changes, it would have changed before you could have read it.:eek: :D
Jack

Say wha ... Huh ... Who????? :D

You're not adding more useless posts to my useless post thread, are you! :mad: :p:D

Ernie_Fergler
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Some great posts here.
I did some shopping yesterday at the local Lowes store. It is a great store, nice people working there, but vastly understaffed.
As I was getting checked out in the only register line open, one of those fifty day managers walked by. I politely mentioned Lowes is like Walmart, 40 registers in the store and two open at any one given time. {The day manager worked in my hometowns hardware store is is a good egg}. To his credit boy did things change !!! He even opened a a line and worked it!!!! -

A. Spruce
Re: What the???
Ernie_Fergler wrote:

Some great posts here.
I did some shopping yesterday at the local Lowes store. It is a great store, nice people working there, but vastly understaffed.
As I was getting checked out in the only register line open, one of those fifty day managers walked by. I politely mentioned Lowes is like Walmart, 40 registers in the store and two open at any one given time. {The day manager worked in my hometowns hardware store is is a good egg}. To his credit boy did things change !!! He even opened a a line and worked it!!!! -

It's nice when common sense kicks in, it would be nice if more establishments had them. Good stories, even if they're about the Borg, are always welcomed and appreciated.

djohns
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Most of the problems at any store is a result of poor local management .

A. Spruce
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djohns wrote:

Most of the problems at any store is a result of poor management .

Poor management cannot be "localized". I've worked for and dealt with companies ranging from mom and pop shops to the Borg. Sometimes it's a local facility problem, yes, but as the companies become Borg, the management problems tend to be far more upstream. And even within the Borg collective, you can find jewels that know how to run a shop and keep customers happy (generally at the store level ). But, resistance is futile, in time those gems often tarnish into coal. :D

djohns
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So be it , Spruce . I'll stand by my statement but I won't try to change your mind . Party on . :p

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