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Greetings, Neil.

You're quite correct; listening tools have been around for a while... I've used Lithium, Radian6 and SM2... and major auto OEM, retailers and CPG have been using them (or agencies) for 5+ years. I could advise the LCBO quite well, come to think of it Cool

Where the job description shows a hollow side is the lack of emphasis on social listening and outreach for problem solving and customer service. As you read it, it's all about selling, about trying to ram product down people's throats, all the while trumpeting, like Rick Santorum, their "social responsibility" and societal goodness. Nothing like an Elmer Gantry style hypocrite. Anyhow, returning to my original point, those listening tools we both know should be used to service and to answer BEFORE looking to sell -- what say you, LCBO?
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Originally posted by Darcy:
I could advise the LCBO quite well, come to think of it Cool


I don't know, Darcy. The benefits package is great, but can you meet the other job requirements?

- Arriving late
- Leaving early
- Doing as little as possible
- Sucking up
- Buck Passing
- Covering your a$$
- Discreetly accepting supplier 'gifts'
- Hiring your friends and family members
- Playing politics
- Ignoring pervasive incompetence

It takes a special kind of person to work at the LCBO...
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Originally posted by VinToronto:
quote:
Originally posted by Darcy:
I could advise the LCBO quite well, come to think of it Cool


I don't know, Darcy. The benefits package is great, but can you meet the other job requirements?

- Arriving late
- Leaving early
- Doing as little as possible
- Sucking up
- Buck Passing
- Covering your a$$
- Discreetly accepting supplier 'gifts'
- Hiring your friends and family members
- Playing politics
- Ignoring pervasive incompetence

It takes a special kind of person to work at the LCBO...


Could not have said it better VT.....all of our product consultants here could not tell the difference between cabernet and cough syrup....
Never seen a job where you can make 80K+ and be so inept
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Originally posted by VinToronto:
quote:
Originally posted by Darcy:
I could advise the LCBO quite well, come to think of it Cool


I don't know, Darcy. The benefits package is great, but can you meet the other job requirements?

- Arriving late
- Leaving early
- Doing as little as possible
- Sucking up
- Buck Passing
- Covering your a$$
- Discreetly accepting supplier 'gifts'
- Hiring your friends and family members
- Playing politics
- Ignoring pervasive incompetence

It takes a special kind of person to work at the LCBO...


EDIT: This is a harsh indictment of the LCBO, and rings true for many employees there. However, it must be recognized there are a small minority of LCBO employees who are decent, hard-working folk who try to do the best they can while being squeezed between incompetent senior management and an intransigent union. This minority of employees also exists in the TTC, and also at <insert name of bloated bureaucracy here>. Sadly, under the current system, these people are not numerous or powerful enough to effect the kind of change required.
@otw posted:

I notice that she is one of a growing number of people who make a show of wearing a giant-size crucifix as they stand before you spouting giant lies. 

Kind of fits with the religious nutbars who support the  Liar-in-Chief.

The more people wear their religion on their sleeves the less I trust them. In SoCal we see a lot of fish symbols displayed on ads for plumbers and other repair services. I guess we're supposed to think--They're Christian so they won't rip me off.

@sunnylea57 posted:

Ain't gonna happen, mim. Extremely limited quantities, and you won't be able to buy it online. Only in store. And even then, you'll be very lucky to get any.

I hear ya. Thanks all for responding. I used to remember that people in remote or rural areas could get coveted products ordered as a special allocation but those days are over.

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@mimik posted:

I hear ya. Thanks all for responding. I used to remember that people in remote or rural areas could get coveted products ordered as a special allocation but those days are over.

It used to be that 20% of each Vintages release was reserved for smaller towns and rural areas as a matter of policy.  But I don't think there's anything resembling management nor anyone to administer policy at the LCBO nowadays.

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