"If I just wanted random opinions from people that can't read, I'd just go to the local Adult Educ. Night program and interview them personally."
Why not go down to your local Adult Education night program and enroll in a Dale Carnegie course?
They will teach you how not to be a famous ignoranus.
You also failed to say what happened while you were dealing with Brushy Mountain, was there a reason for this?
sfamous be careful or you wont be able to purchase bee supplies from anyone. They are probably black listing you now.
(change the "we'r" to You Are)
I wonder if some foul language was used. Maybe that's the source of sfamous' problem.
Squeak Creek Apiaries
5 hives and 8 nucs................... Trying to think inside the box...
Okay. I just wondered what someone would have to do to get banned as a customer. Seems like some sort of abuse would have to have been involved. And most likely verbal abuse, unless communications occured in written form.
We had Brushy Mountain Bee Supplys from PA at our Fall Mtng in Syracuse a month ago. I spent some time w/ their Sales Staff. Right nice and professional people. I would have no problem ordering from them.
Squeak Creek Apiaries
I have been to both Brushy Mtn Locations and had great dealings with absolutely everyone in the stores. I know the Manager you're talking about, I've dealt with him several times and every time I'm treated like the only cutomer he has. I ordered our 5 frame nuc boxes from him 2 years ago and he made sure he had them in stock just in case I needed them in 2012. The "kid" as you called him, was a little bit of the deer in the headlights and I could see he was new. When we was going over our order at the warehouse door two weeks ago, as an adult, I took a quick moment to go over everything with him in detail and with a smile. I hope it made his day! It made our dealing good, hopefully improved his skills and will make the next customer interaction a bit better. That's pretty much how 99.9% of the Beeks I know would have handled it and for the same reason. This on the 1st leg of a 700 mile trip we are always in hurry to complete. I've been in the store when it is busy, had to wait 20 minutes - Of course for me, even in a rush, a few minutes to look around their well stocked store just gives me some ideas to for future improvements. Steve Forrest made a point to meet me when I came to the NC store and I have had numerous interchanges with Shane - Both when he was at Better Bee and now at Brushy Mtn. Recently I had a man purchase pollen at one of our NYC locations. He sent me a blistering e-mail about how rude my market manager was to him, how he did not feel he could buy products from her and that I needed to do something. This loyal manager has been with us 4 years, dealt with several thousand customers and never a complaint. I sent him instructions on how to use the pollen and wished him the best of luck in the future wherever he shopped. I judged him on her past but also on how he presented the complaint to me. It was clear he was not interested in helping my business or improving his experinence but in causing difficluty to her.
When I have a bad experiance the 1st place I go is the bathroom, I have full lenth mirror there and find it is very revealing! Most of my dealings are good not just because someone else is doing a great job but also like me, everyone has a bad day now and then. I've learned when I see this, someone without a smile....... I give them one of mine and usually things go well.