View Poll Results: What do you do when transitioning out of a contract?

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  • Sabotage the new company coming in every way you can

    4 12.50%
  • Perpetuate false rumors to make the new company look bad

    3 9.38%
  • Perform no locates the last two weeks of the contract

    4 12.50%
  • Call in false emergencies to put additional pressure on the new company

    2 6.25%
  • Work harder the last days to ensure a smooth transition

    25 78.13%
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    Exclamation How do you Handle a Transition?

    What do you do during a transition if your company is the one going out?

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    Last edited by OVUS1; July 14th, 2009 at 11:57 AM.
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    Default Re: How do you Handle a Transition?

    Do your job the right way and try to get on with the new company so your not collecting unemployment (or have to move somewhere else to do the job).

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    Default Re: How do you Handle a Transition?

    Sorry that answer wasn't in the poll.

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    Default Re: How do you Handle a Transition?

    Topic in Big Locating Company handbook:

    You are employed by Big Locating Company as a supervisor and you learn from corporate that Big Locating Company just lost the largest locate contract for your district (your anchor contract), despite all the crying, pleading and begging your Upper Management did to retain the contract. After learning this from the DM you instruct your field staff to do which of the following?

    A. Sabotage the new company coming in every way you can
    B. Perpetuate false rumors to make the new company look bad
    C. Perform no locates the last two weeks of the contract
    D. Call in false emergencies to put additional pressure on the new company
    E. All of the Above
    F. Work harder the last days to ensure a smooth transition

    If you answered "E. All of the Above", Congratulations, you are Upper Management material and we want to speak to you. This kind of thinking and response only comes after paying attention to all the chest beating and bragging we do here at Big Locating Company about how we are the biggest and best locating company on the planet.

    If you answered "F. Work Harder", you are a loser and have no business being in a supervisory position here at Big Locating Company. You are the kind of ethical low-life that usually works for the poor little Mom & Pop locating firms. You need to take a hike! You are probably the reason we lost the contract in the first place.

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    Default Re: How do you Handle a Transition?

    Come on who could ask for more???

    A paycheck and a vehicle-
    personal networking, and errands...

    Who has the luxury of wasting time on company concerns???

    -now what was the poll question again???

    I could have really expanded those goals in the Norfolk area ( hunting a a fed job)...

    OH DARN!!!


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    Default Re: How do you Handle a Transition?

    Quote Originally Posted by GWJ_CAS View Post
    Topic in Big Locating Company handbook:

    You are employed by Big Locating Company as a supervisor and you learn from corporate that Big Locating Company just lost the largest locate contract for your district (your anchor contract), despite all the crying, pleading and begging your Upper Management did to retain the contract. After learning this from the DM you instruct your field staff to do which of the following?

    A. Sabotage the new company coming in every way you can
    B. Perpetuate false rumors to make the new company look bad
    C. Perform no locates the last two weeks of the contract
    D. Call in false emergencies to put additional pressure on the new company
    E. All of the Above
    F. Work harder the last days to ensure a smooth transition

    If you answered "E. All of the Above", Congratulations, you are Upper Management material and we want to speak to you. This kind of thinking and response only comes after paying attention to all the chest beating and bragging we do here at Big Locating Company about how we are the biggest and best locating company on the planet.

    If you answered "F. Work Harder", you are a loser and have no business being in a supervisory position here at Big Locating Company. You are the kind of ethical low-life that usually works for the poor little Mom & Pop locating firms. You need to take a hike! You are probably the reason we lost the contract in the first place.
    If 'F' happened all the time, you would rarely see contracts change hands in the first place.
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    Default Re: How do you Handle a Transition?

    well.... since im seeing it daily, i can vote, they (suck more peter) chose A,B,C and D. Never thought it would get like this, some of this stuff is just childish

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    Default Re: How do you Handle a Transition?

    my answer is not up there either??? i wouldn't change anything i do for any such day....they are all the same to me!!! i would hold ill will i'm sure but i would not let my actions show it but i'm sure i would talk it!!!!
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    Default Re: How do you Handle a Transition?

    I always ended up at the company that took the contract, so "Work harder" always made it easier for me the first few days.
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    Default Re: How do you Handle a Transition?

    Interesting - so far 19 votes = 7 @ A,B,C,& D, & 12 E's That's 36% for A through D. Does that scare anybody else out there besides me?
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    Default Re: How do you Handle a Transition?

    Quote Originally Posted by USIC1 View Post
    Come on who could ask for more???

    A paycheck and a vehicle-
    personal networking, and errands...

    Who has the luxury of wasting time on company concerns???

    -now what was the poll question again???

    I could have really expanded those goals in the Norfolk area ( hunting a a fed job)...

    OH DARN!!!

    Again with the inuendo of working for us......don't keep fooling yourself or the good folks here on the Vine by trying to connect our company with your name.

    Me thinks you think too highly of yourself.

    I'll donate $100 to charity for the first person that can 100% identify who USIC1 is. That's right, a bounty upon your head USIC1.........come out of your dark little hole and let the world know who you are if you dare..... but like so many other little sneaky, nasty vermin I think you like your dark little hole and don't have the guts to put your name behind your comments.

    Prove me wrong USIC1 - I dare you.......
    Last edited by OVUS1; July 15th, 2009 at 02:09 PM. Reason: Keep coming up with meaner comments.....
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    Default Re: How do you Handle a Transition?

    Quote Originally Posted by yahoo View Post
    my answer is not up there either??? i wouldn't change anything i do for any such day....they are all the same to me!!! i would hold ill will i'm sure but i would not let my actions show it but i'm sure i would talk it!!!!
    Who would you blame for your company losing the contract? The new company coming in?? The old company going out?? The utility Operator?? God himself?? Aren't "actions" and "talk" the same thing??
    Last edited by OVUS1; July 15th, 2009 at 02:00 PM.
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    Default Re: How do you Handle a Transition?

    Quote Originally Posted by OVUS1 View Post
    Who would you blame for your company losing the contract? The new company coming in?? The old company going out?? The utility Operator?? God himself?? Aren't "actions" and "talk" the same thing??
    Let's see... I guess I would blame the management of the company losing the contract FIRST and foremost.

    Then I would try to get on the side with the new company, if they didn't accept me due to some fabricated notion that they heard second hand, then they would be SECOND (Joking)

    As for the utility operator, they obviously weren't getting the respect and QUALITY that they were looking for, so they were forced into going elsewhere, so they wouldn't factor in to the equation.

    God isn't in the picture dealing with locating.. sorry.

    And as far as actions being the same as words, a lot of people can talk the talk but they trip a lot when it comes down to walking the walk.

    All I can say is don't let a "few" worms spoil all the apples....

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    Default Re: How do you Handle a Transition?

    Quote Originally Posted by OVUS1 View Post
    Again with the inuendo of working for us......don't keep fooling yourself or the good folks here on the Vine by trying to connect our company with your name.

    Me thinks you think too highly of yourself.

    I'll donate $100 to charity for the first person that can 100% identify who USIC1 is. That's right, a bounty upon your head USIC1.........come out of your dark little hole and let the world know who you are if you dare..... but like so many other little sneaky, nasty vermin I think you like your dark little hole and don't have the guts to put your name behind your comments.

    Prove me wrong USIC1 - I dare you.......
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    Default Re: How do you Handle a Transition?

    Quote Originally Posted by OVUS1 View Post
    Who would you blame for your company losing the contract? The new company coming in?? The old company going out?? The utility Operator?? God himself?? Aren't "actions" and "talk" the same thing??
    i would partially blame my company for not staying on top of this delicate situation and blame the new company for lowballing the contract to answer the first question. i would also blame somewhat the client if and only if the previous contract was decently kept up not perfect though. i would not blame God but He is in the end .....in control of the whole situation....and all order follows His will.....actions and talk are not the same!!!! talking is just talk and action is actually doing some good or bad maybe i was not clear enough sorry about that......action will do!!!!! just talk will not do!!!! i hope i have made myself more clear Ovus if not please ask me other questions to make thoughts clear....thanks!!!!
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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