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post #16 of 51
If you have it, flaunt it. What is the point of being rich when you cannot buy whatever you want just because of "public" opinion? People who are jealous of the rich are simply losers. I am officially a bum at this point in time but I do not get jealous of my rich friends.
post #17 of 51
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There was a recent show on one of those cable networks, where they gave somebody 50 grand to spend in Paris for clothes. And, on that station's web forum, everybody hated it and was increadibly jealous. We've got a wide range of different incomes on this site. Yet, nobody here has ever begrudged nobody's success. But, in the real world, how common is this jealousy? Has anybody ever encountered such hatred because we spend money on our clothes?
Are you talking about What Not To Wear on TLC? I was not jealous, but i was mad because she was picking retarded clothes.
post #18 of 51
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Originally Posted by christian,07 Dec. 2004, 03:27
There was a recent show on one of those cable networks, where they gave somebody 50 grand to spend in Paris for clothes. And, on that station's web forum, everybody hated it and was increadibly jealous. We've got a wide range of different incomes on this site. Yet, nobody here has ever begrudged nobody's success. But, in the real world, how common is this jealousy? Has anybody ever encountered such hatred because we spend money on our clothes?
That's false. Some people attacked me because I was buying clothes despite I have been unemployed for 2 years... In France when somebody is well dressed, seems to be rich, people are jalouse and tend to critisize him. Often they could buy the same stuffs but prefer spending on other stuffs like car, house or holidays. Many people do not dare spend on clothes beacuse of their education which says that they have to save up money in case of...
Ernst, I know what you are saying.  My parents, for example, always preach me this, eventhough I am making my own $$ etc.. Everyone have different expendatures.  For me it happens to be clothes and accessaries.  But most guys in my age whom I know spend money on cars.  I am sure, when I get married and have kids, I'll have to cut back ..
post #19 of 51
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(ernest @ 07 Dec. 2004, 1:47) That's false. Some people attacked me because I was buying clothes despite I have been unemployed for 2 years... In France when somebody is well dressed, seems to be rich, people are jalouse and tend to critisize him. Often they could buy the same stuffs but prefer spending on other stuffs like car, house or holidays.
If you have been unemployed for about two years, why haven't you done anything about it? I mean, that is a long long time to be unemployed. Think of all the clothing you could get when you have a job. You could maybe even afford a bespoke suit every once in a while...
No because by working I wouldn't earn very much more than my unemployed benefit. Half of the French are working for less than my benefit.
post #20 of 51
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(Roy @ 07 Dec. 2004, 3:17)
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Originally Posted by ernest,07 Dec. 2004, 1:47
That's false. Some people attacked me because I was buying clothes despite I have been unemployed for 2 years... In France when somebody is well dressed, seems to be rich, people are jalouse and tend to critisize him. Often they could buy the same stuffs but prefer spending on other stuffs like car, house or holidays.
If you have been unemployed for about two years, why haven't you done anything about it? I mean, that is a long long time to be unemployed. Think of all the clothing you could get when you have a job. You could maybe even afford a bespoke suit every once in a while...
No because by working I wouldn't earn very much more than my unemployed benefit. Half of the French are working for less than my benefit.
Ok, I see your point. It is pretty much the same for a lot of people in my country. In this case, get a education so you could get a higher paying job. Unless you're very lazy this shouldn't be to much of a problem in France... You don't want to be 50 and have no serious money to spend do you?
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post #22 of 51
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(ernest @ 07 Dec. 2004, 9:06)
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Originally Posted by Roy,07 Dec. 2004, 3:17
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Originally Posted by ernest,07 Dec. 2004, 1:47
That's false. Some people attacked me because I was buying clothes despite I have been unemployed for 2 years... In France when somebody is well dressed, seems to be rich, people are jalouse and tend to critisize him. Often they could buy the same stuffs but prefer spending on other stuffs like car, house or holidays.
If you have been unemployed for about two years, why haven't you done anything about it? I mean, that is a long long time to be unemployed. Think of all the clothing you could get when you have a job. You could maybe even afford a bespoke suit every once in a while...
No because by working I wouldn't earn very much more than my unemployed benefit. Half of the French are working for less than my benefit.
Ok, I see your point. It is pretty much the same for a lot of people in my country. In this case, get a education so you could get a higher paying job. Unless you're very lazy this shouldn't be to much of a problem in France... You don't want to be 50 and have no serious money to spend do you?
The problem is not not to have an education as I have studied for 5 years economics in University. The education which COULD give me a higher job after several years of studying is too difficult for me (Ingenier, lawyer...). And if I study i loose my benefit. The problem is that the business is slow, salaries are frozen. Anyway I do not want to spend my life as an employee. I will set up my business, sooner or later. I do not want to be 30 and do not have neither time nor money. For the moment I have both. My future is in MY company.
post #23 of 51
I am lazy if I work for a low salary. I can work 7/7 days if I have something to earn. When I was working in my last job, I spent 1 year and 1/2 without any holiday and I worked during most of bank holidays. I took only 5 days off because they couldn't be paid and they would have been lost otherwise. While people working with me had 7 weeks off, took 5 days. Am I lazy?
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Anyway I do not want to spend my life as an employee. I will set up my business, sooner or later. I do not want to be 30 and do not have neither time nor money. For the moment I  have both. My future is in MY company.
That sounds good, I wish you all the luck.
post #25 of 51
Thanks. Do you know the concept of "mystery client" in Holland?
post #26 of 51
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Thanks. Do you know the concept of "mystery client" in Holland?
Yes I do, actually in our own stores we have hired some of those people to observe our sales people and we were very happy with the results. But I have the feeling i'm pushing this offtopic. My apologies for that.
post #27 of 51
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(ernest @ 07 Dec. 2004, 9:25) Thanks. Do you know the concept of "mystery client" in Holland?
Yes I do, actually in our own stores we have hired some of those people to observe our sales people and we were very happy with the results. But I have the feeling i'm pushing this offtopic. My apologies for that.
You have a store? I would like to make a business in this activity. How much do you pay for this?
post #28 of 51
What is your business about Ernest?
post #29 of 51
This is a practice that is really common in the US, when I was at Best Buy, I interviewed people who did this on a district wide basis, and also people to shop our competitors as well. You can find out alot about zoning, merchandising, and customer service quite easily this way. I'm not sure that it would be easy to create a business in this functional area, but then again, with the relatively low level of customer service in most of Europe, maybe there would be demand for such a business, my only reservation is that I'm not sure the top management cares if they have a high level of customer service, and neither do the clientile, apparently.
post #30 of 51
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This is a practice that is really common in the US, when I was at Best Buy, I interviewed people who did this on a district wide basis, and also people to shop our competitors as well.  You can find out alot about zoning, merchandising, and customer service quite easily this way.  I'm not sure that it would be easy to create a business in this functional area, but then again, with the relatively low level of customer service in most of Europe, maybe there would be demand for such a business, my only reservation is that I'm not sure the top management cares if they have a high level of customer service, and neither do the clientile, apparently.
It depends on your business. In chain stores the level of consumer service is low, because we expect it to be (along with the prices). But if you go to one of the many independent retailers that own maybe 3 stores maximum we expect a higher level of service (again, along with the price). Especially when they sell a more up market product. In Europe it is probably best for Ernest to aim at independent retailers (of which there are still many) who are selling high quality products.
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