U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Economics
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 02-23-2011, 02:53 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
4,023 posts, read 6,739,361 times
Reputation: 1446

Advertisements

Tellers, customer-service representatives and new account salespeople aren't chained to their stations. Tellers frequently hop out to help a customer open an account or reconcile a statement. New account and customer-service representatives dash behind windows when the teller line lengthens.
The free-flowing system allowed Anderen to eliminate six full-time positions when loan volumes plummeted in the recession, staffing each branch with just four front-line employees. Loans and deposits rebounded some in 2010, but Anderen has no plans to return to its old ways even if business surges.


Higher productivity cuts jobs now, pays off in long term - USATODAY.com
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-23-2011, 11:39 PM
 
5,730 posts, read 9,164,913 times
Reputation: 7981
Annnd I take my money elsewhere when I have to wait for someone ot open an account before I can cash or deposit my check!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-23-2011, 11:52 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
15,096 posts, read 12,067,697 times
Reputation: 14239
Welcome to the new normal in America and the Western world. Cheap **** is all manufactured in China. Services are all outsourced to India. What's left will be done by robots. If you're not lucky enough to be one of the billionaire capitalists, you can go hang yourself.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-24-2011, 12:57 AM
 
5,632 posts, read 9,931,464 times
Reputation: 4989
Quote:
Originally Posted by ambient View Post
Welcome to the new normal in America and the Western world. Cheap **** is all manufactured in China. Services are all outsourced to India. What's left will be done by robots. If you're not lucky enough to be one of the billionaire capitalists, you can go hang yourself.
How can you manufacture cheap anything in the US? If it had to be made in the US, it wouldn't be made.

Call me crazy, but I am quite happy my employment prospects aren't only in manufacturing jobs. I feel sorry for people in India and the Philippines who go to college for 4 years and get a shiny degree and whose great luck is they can now get a career job answering calls from the US asking why their cheap products don't work.

Is that really what you want for the US economy?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-24-2011, 01:34 AM
 
5,730 posts, read 9,164,913 times
Reputation: 7981
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willy702 View Post
How can you manufacture cheap anything in the US? If it had to be made in the US, it wouldn't be made.

Call me crazy, but I am quite happy my employment prospects aren't only in manufacturing jobs. I feel sorry for people in India and the Philippines who go to college for 4 years and get a shiny degree and whose great luck is they can now get a career job answering calls from the US asking why their cheap products don't work.

Is that really what you want for the US economy?
In my 'former life' I came into contact with the owner of a well known holster maker.

He told me (We were on friendly terms) that (I'm making up numbers, but they are close)

He could have a holster made here:
$17.50

And sell it for $22

OR have it made overseas, and WITH shipping, it would cost him $3.50

GO US 'Rah, Rah, Rah....' but a profit span of $14....

Easy decision!

-Now, they still make em in the US, but the US Gov't contracts require US made...
Don't make many of them though.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Economics
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:46 AM.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top