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Old 05-13-2019, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Yeah.....thing is you don't actually have that right in most cases......
You most certainly do, as long as it's not for discriminatory reasons. If someone is rude, obnoxious, loitering, or just smelly and disgusting in a food-service business, you can refuse to do business with them and ask them to leave. (Then call police when they refuse.)

No business can be forced to serve someone they don't want, unless they are refusing on the basis of discrimination. Pretty wide gulf, there.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:53 PM
 
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I've worked in businesses where the customer comes first, as that's the way it should be with businesses. The customer is always right is important to running a business. That being the case, we should tell that to the government.
Any business that believes the customer is ALWAYS right will be a future business that will be out of business.


You make them believe and think the customer is always right, but you still have you rules and regulations to follow to run your business and sometimes it means the customer is wrong.


Our government is corrupt anyways, so these politicians wouldnt truly care about the peoples needs anyways vs their own. Whatever it take to be reelected is what they will pretend to care about.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:58 PM
 
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Hmm. Wonder what the OP thinks of signs reading WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE.
If you refuse service you obviously don't make money from whoever it is you refuse service to.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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If you refuse service you obviously don't make money from whoever it is you refuse service to.
You got thrown out of a McDonald's today, didn't you?
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:08 AM
 
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You got thrown out of a McDonald's today, didn't you?
Nope, and you're missing the point.
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:16 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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If you refuse service you obviously don't make money from whoever it is you refuse service to.
Sometimes refusing service keeps a business from losing money. Or have you never come across one of THOSE customers, the demanding, unreasonable, want more for their money than their business is worth, or problematic divas, customers who drive other customers away, customers who steal, destroy or otherwise cost more than they purchase?
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:41 AM
 
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Sometimes refusing service keeps a business from losing money. Or have you never come across one of THOSE customers, the demanding, unreasonable, want more for their money than their business is worth, or problematic divas, customers who drive other customers away, customers who steal, destroy or otherwise cost more than they purchase?
Of course refusing service can keep a business from losing money overall in some situations, but the fact remains that whoever it is you refuse service to, you're not going to be making any money from that particular person.
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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Of course refusing service can keep a business from losing money overall in some situations, but the fact remains that whoever it is you refuse service to, you're not going to be making any money from that particular person.
Of course, but you may well be not losing any money by not taking that customer.
What’s better, zero profit or a loss?
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:59 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Of course refusing service can keep a business from losing money overall in some situations, but the fact remains that whoever it is you refuse service to, you're not going to be making any money from that particular person.
Obviously, but... losing money is better than not making money? I don't really get your point. My point is that the customer is not always right and that in fact some customers are so wrong that a business is better off without their trade.
Are you trying to say that some loss is worth it to make an overall profit, that a business should have an obligation to take the bad customers along with the good?
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:04 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Any business that believes the customer is ALWAYS right will be a future business that will be out of business.
that is a flaw in the original post. the customer is clearly not always right.

i dont see a problem with evaluating our relationship with the government as a customer/business one. why do we need government if they arent providing us with a good value for the money we give them?

of course, everyone's evaluation is going to be different depending on many many factors (including the fact that some people are paying nothing and some people are paying a lot). so its kind of an evaluation for fun rather than anything meaningful. its not like the government is going to let you change providers without it going on a mass killing spree first.
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