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Postby vtexposfan » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:14 am

So a competitor that's successful in another large market is courting my company's clients, and have sent letters to the two bars I work in attacking our product. How do you suggest I respond to this? Serious and satirical replies are both acceptable.
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Re: Poaching

Postby lugnutz » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:02 am

My way would require a horses head, and I know how much you love the horses.

On a serious note, not much you can do about competition in the American market but throw out a consistent, professional product people want over all others at an affordable rate. Also keep in mind that if that company is expanding it might mean they are hiring.
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Re: Poaching

Postby Section 40 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:22 am

If the bars that you work for are sharing correpsondence from your direct competitors with you they either feel comfortable with you (and your wor)k or they are hoping you run back to your superiors to report the news in hopes of pitting the two companies against each other in a sinister plot to receive a discount. Either way, Its not poaching, its business.
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Re: Poaching

Postby B Luc » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:25 am

What Section 40 said.

Also, I love the name of this thread.
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Re: Poaching

Postby mcm » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:12 am

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lugnutz wrote:Our talk was brief but she seems cool.
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Re: Poaching

Postby lugnutz » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:15 am

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Came up when I typed in poaching....semi-nsfw
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Re: Poaching

Postby mcm » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:18 am

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Re: Poaching

Postby vtexposfan » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:42 pm

lugnutz wrote: Also keep in mind that if that company is expanding it might mean they are hiring.


It reads on their site that they pay jocks $50 plus a $25 bar tab. And they have to blog about the event every night. That's far beneath the compensation I receive just to host two hours of trivia. I won't be working for them.
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Re: Poaching

Postby rearadmiral » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:55 pm

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Re: Poaching

Postby Mr. X » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:17 pm

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Re: Poaching

Postby rearadmiral » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:10 pm

Yeah.

That's why I went with the tigers.
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Re: Poaching

Postby MCA » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:19 pm

vtexposfan wrote:
lugnutz wrote: Also keep in mind that if that company is expanding it might mean they are hiring.


It reads on their site that they pay jocks $50 plus a $25 bar tab. And they have to blog about the event every night. That's far beneath the compensation I receive just to host two hours of trivia. I won't be working for them.


Well there's one way you could differentiate your product. Or get worried b/c they can probably do it cheaper.

Kind of a "what type of talent can they get for that money"
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Re: Poaching

Postby vtexposfan » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:31 pm

We're cheap enough, believe me. If they have the same scale that the franchise in Phoenix has, they're robbing their jocks blind.

I am worried about them finding good people, though...I feel like it's a big enough city with enough creative people who don't know what a trivia jock should make in this market where they may sink their claws into them, at which point we'll just offer them 50% raises and take them away.
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Re: Poaching

Postby MCA » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:34 pm

Ok.
I am done with this thread now.
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Re: Poaching

Postby vtexposfan » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:37 pm

Because of what I said or because of the hippo with the mangled face?
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