9 September 2014

Bogan's Rant - With Michael McShane - September 2014

Bogan's Rant - With Michael McShane - September 2014 Bogan's Rant - With Michael McShane - September 2014 Bogan's Rant - With Michael McShane - September 2014 Bogan's Rant - With Michael McShane - September 2014

Efficient is the new black (And by 'Efficient', I mean cheap).

So you line up 3 mates and ask them kindly (in an ideal world) to go out and grab you something to eat. 

For the purpose of this exercise let's call them John, Bazza and Shazza.

John is gone for 15 minutes, grabs you a burger, a salad and water because he knows you need a decent feed to get you through the after. He also anticipated that you needed an afternoon pick me up so he brought you some snacks. All up it cost you $22 dollars. 

Bazza was gone for an hour and brought back a cold sausage roll. Cost $5. Forgot to get a drink.

Shazza was out for 15 minutes. She grabbed a salad sandwich a  bourbon & coke and an extra bottle of water. Cost was $12.

Now let me ask you this question. Everyone produced food! But, who out of these three was more efficient in feeding a hungry man? Cause it sure wasn`t Bazza in my mind.

The last few months people seem to have lost track of what the word "efficient" means. Perhaps they found a radical new dictionary where the only criteria for efficiency is cost. 

The price of everything from milk to movie stars seems to be a matter of bargaining. No one wants to pay what the product or service is worth. They want to pay the Woolies catalogue, bottom dollar price and they want you to be grateful that they`re willing to pay it!

Why has this got me turning green and ripping out of my flannels? It`s because I can see the service industries of the world dying.

In the recruitment world I`ve seen some dedicated and insightful individuals go bust because someone else will offer less for less on the guise of being more efficient.

I`ve seen local grocers and hardware stores go broke trying to compete with a market they were never really in.

This is my message and I`ll spread it everywhere, every day of the week. You absolutely, unequivocally, get what you pay for. Don`t be ripped off. Sure, ask for the best possible rates. But don`t pay for a happy meal and then demand a steak dinner. Life doesn`t work that way and don't expect it to!

Bogan's Pet Hate - 10 Second voice to text messages. If I had less than 10 seconds worth of information I would have sent you a text in the first place you clown.

Special mention to some Bogan friends. It's great to see some inspirational Bogan's out there in the community. Your commitment to letting your flannel flag fly makes me a happy man. Does anyone know who the newly featured bogan is? A Mining Engineer is your clue.