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Old 05-14-2019, 01:44 PM
 
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The government is not a business.
Yes it is.
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:45 PM
 
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I would hate to have the op as a customer.
What is your business?
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:15 PM
 
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Im a paying customer to the government since I pay taxes therefore Im always right if I disagree with the government about something.

Now that's funny right there.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Yes it is.
Look up tautology in any good dictionary.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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What is your business?
I used to own a photography studio. I now am a real estate investor.
With the studio I turned away a few customers that thought they were right.
With rentals a lot of renters always think they are right when in fact they are wrong.
People like you who always think the customer is right are ones I don't want. I want rational reasonable people who understand what they are buying.
An example is someone who signs a one year lease then decides they made a mistake and wants out and feels they have that right to end the lease whenever they feel like it, despite signing a legal document that clearly spells out the terms.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:22 PM
 
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Yeah, so don't p*** me off or I'll never go back to your business again. Ha ha ha!!!!
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:23 PM
 
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I spent all my life in business and sales with products and services and I find it to be Not True. Majority of the time, the customer is wrong and wrong often. They misunderstand or did not understand the meaning of the advertisement, the contracts, the functions of a product/service, the benefits of a product/service, etc. But since they misunderstood it, they believe they should get a pass and get things their way under the condition they interpenetrated it to be true. Some things, you can let a customer slide and let them have it their way. Other things, it is impossible because it is bind by a legal contract.


As for Gov't? They have the power, the money, the law,and the military to do whatever they like. It's never a win. In their eyes, their customer is never right either.

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Old 05-15-2019, 06:50 AM
 
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I spent all my life in business and sales with products and services and I find it to be Not True. Majority of the time, the customer is wrong and wrong often. They misunderstand or did not understand the meaning of the advertisement, the contracts, the functions of a product/service, the benefits of a product/service, etc. But since they misunderstood it, they believe they should get a pass and get things their way under the condition they interpenetrated it to be true. Some things, you can let a customer slide and let them have it their way. Other things, it is impossible because it is bind by a legal contract.


As for Gov't? They have the power, the money, the law,and the military to do whatever they like. It's never a win. In their eyes, their customer is never right either.
Exactly, if you go by the mindset that the customer is always right, you are going to go broke. Customers will attempt to rip you off for every dime they can. Not all of them of course, but enough. I've worked in retail and have seen it all. I've seen them go as far as complaining about an employee in hopes of getting 10 percent off a purchase although the employee was polite and helpful. People have no shame or scruples. If you want to lose all hope for humanity, work in retail for a while.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:50 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Im a paying customer to the government since I pay taxes therefore Im always right if I disagree with the government about something.
this is kind of a crazy statement. the government has a lot of "customers" and a lot of them complain a lot. they all cant be right. what is your complaint to the government?

i think it pays to view government as a business but its clearly not a standard "for profit" or "non profit" corporation. its a business in a separate category with different features and different measures of success. there are millions of different opinions about what "success" even means when it comes to government.

its probably best to focus on your individual smaller issues with government than to talk so broadly of it being a "business" and the discussion that can come from that large issue.
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:35 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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The point is this, if you take money from somebody you give them what they pay for.

What they pay for, yes. To be good at business, you do it politely. But that doesn't mean that the customer is always right, and it doesn't mean that you have any obligation to give them anything they don't pay for. It also doesn't mean that a business has to put up with any and all bad behavior of a potential customer.
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