I don't think I was being clear. I was referring to the concepts of public relations and marketing. Maybe thats not touched upon until BUS102? I kid. :w00t:It's Business 101. You own a business, you're in the business of making money. Worrying about "addressing things" or "appealing to certain customers," works against that. Sometimes you have a business model or product that can take that hit and still be profitable (e.g. Chik Fil A), but for the most part, pissing off a certain segment of the population is just not a recipe for success. Period.
I was thinking the same thing. I don't know what they gain from this at all. Seems a tire company should just stay unbiased on these kind of topics.
Kind of a slap in the face to their workers too who see them throwing around a million like it's nothing, instead of giving raises or whatever.
thanks for further confirming my choice to say fuck you to them and take my business elsewhere.I am an ex DTC manager (was with them for 12 years). They are owned by a hardcore catholic billionare.
#1 its a tax write off
#2 dtc is afraid of employees smoking weed to the point of doing random drug screens every couple months at each store.
#3 DTC doesn't care about employees other then executive staff. Their MO is to get employees to drink the "dream" Kool-Aid and try to retain as much employees as possible. (I unfortunately fell for it for many years)
In the end who really cares if they are trying to fund anti legalization in the state their corporate office is located?
Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays because of the originator, Truett Cathy's religious belief.It is a bummer how companies of all sorts are continually grtting involved with political issues that have zilch to do with their business. Such as chik fila and the whole homophobic nonsense and not being open on sundays. Its ok, but really has nothing to do with the business. While ultimately, for the most part they will lose X amount of customers and gain x amount back, i dont get why any make such 'bold moves'.
Ideally, if anything they, as a tire shop, would make a great impact on endorsing a way to source rubber more ethically or without destroying the environment as much, yeah? But since most companies do not pay for their environmental impact, they offset by making bold statements elsewhere to take eyes off the shady background stuff.
Right - and thats fine, and i get it if he just thinks the business should be closed on Sundays; hell, businesses need a break anyway. But religion has nothing to do with chimkinChick-fil-A is closed on Sundays because of the originator, Truett Cathy's religious belief.