Telstra: doing it to you

by Lee Hopkins on December 30, 2006 · 4 comments

in miscellaneous

My good and very tall mate Trevor Cook contemplates a Sydney Morning Herald article on the rapidly approaching major bun-fight/electoral issue that is ‘broadband access for all’.

As Trevor says,

Telstra under its imported leadership team (the worst of US business thinking from a decade ago?) seems to be totally focused on shareholders at the expense of customers not to mention any broader idea of corporate social responsibility.

Too bloody right, Trev! Second-rate US thinking, confrontational relationship with what should be its ally…

Where there lies no profit, or seemingly no profit = no service or very poor service.

It reminds me of bus and train services in western countries that suddenly get privatised under Thatcherite ideology and all of a sudden the remote parts of the country find their essential services being cut back to the point of idiocy and ‘why bother offering anything at all?’.

Telstra? Doing it to you…

p.s. note to aliens and other non-Australians: Telstra is our major telco, formally Government owned, sold off and none of the mum-and-dad shareholders have made much of their investment other than small dividends, for many years had a cross-media branding tag of “Telstra: doing it for you”


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  • http://www.live365.com/stations/claren44 Clarence Jones

    Glad to see that some of the Morons trained to run U.S. companies (into the ground) have been deported…sorry they went & screwed up your lovely country. Haven’t ANY of these idiots actually had responsibility for a store/service/division/some damn thing??? If you have no Sales, you have no Income, then you look for Work!
    I gotta listen to “The Best of The Olio 2006″ in order to regain my sanity…Happy New Year Lee & all at Better Comms Towers.
    Love & Peace, Clarence

  • http://www.live365.com/stations/claren44 Clarence Jones

    Glad to see that some of the Morons trained to run U.S. companies (into the ground) have been deported…sorry they went & screwed up your lovely country. Haven’t ANY of these idiots actually had responsibility for a store/service/division/some damn thing??? If you have no Sales, you have no Income, then you look for Work!
    I gotta listen to “The Best of The Olio 2006″ in order to regain my sanity…Happy New Year Lee & all at Better Comms Towers.
    Love & Peace, Clarence

  • http://leehopkins.net/ Lee Hopkins

    ha ha ha! I doubt if they’d last five minutes if they had to actually *manage* a retail store. But we appreciate the opportunity to be holiday camps and respite care centres for some of your more hopeless executives, Clarence! [huge grin]

    Love and peace to you too, my friend!

  • http://leehopkins.net Lee Hopkins

    ha ha ha! I doubt if they’d last five minutes if they had to actually *manage* a retail store. But we appreciate the opportunity to be holiday camps and respite care centres for some of your more hopeless executives, Clarence! [huge grin]

    Love and peace to you too, my friend!

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