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Offline matthais-mouse

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #855 on: April 02, 2014, 04:30:02 PM »
Protip: that's not "friendly"; it's jarring and creepy, and makes you seem like some kind of alien robot half-assedly trying to blend in with the humans.


Hahahahahahaha, I may have laughed too hard at that. I had that once and when I asked he said he read my mind, than said no i saw it on your order form. He was a bit creepy that manager.

As for their customer service they are too pushy for me so I just answer in riddles or something completely different until they wander off....
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Offline Cubs

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #856 on: April 02, 2014, 05:10:36 PM »
The problem GW stores (and manny others) is that they hire bad salepeople who have no clue as to how to interact with other people.

Well, they pay absolute peanuts. You're hired because you're a GW fan, not because you know what you're doing. If you do, it's a bonus. I don't think it's any surprise that the introduction of the minimum wage coincided with some brutal cutting of staff in stores.
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Offline nic-e

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #857 on: April 02, 2014, 08:48:05 PM »
Well, they pay absolute peanuts. You're hired because you're a GW fan, not because you know what you're doing. If you do, it's a bonus. I don't think it's any surprise that the introduction of the minimum wage coincided with some brutal cutting of staff in stores.

qft.
I earn more as minor admin staff in the nhs than some gw managers.
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Offline Cubs

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #858 on: April 02, 2014, 09:21:32 PM »
Yeah, I enquired out of interest one time when they had a 'Manager Wanted' sign in the window of GW Cardiff. At the time I was a shop manager myself and was shocked to find I was on nearly 50% more than the salary they were offering ... some of my shop assistants were on more than the GW manager wage.

Offline nic-e

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #859 on: April 02, 2014, 09:54:01 PM »
Yeah, I enquired out of interest one time when they had a 'Manager Wanted' sign in the window of GW Cardiff. At the time I was a shop manager myself and was shocked to find I was on nearly 50% more than the salary they were offering ... some of my shop assistants were on more than the GW manager wage.

it's a shame, because i've never had a bad experience with gw staff and i feel like alot of them really do go above and beyond their job to help make you feel welcome (including tea biscuits and birthday cake ).

Offline Archie

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #860 on: April 03, 2014, 11:10:53 PM »
I've spent 14 years in the recruitment world first as a headhunter and more recently as a trainer. I am pretty well hardened to sales pitches and sale people (given I write them and train people to use them) but even I hesitate to go into GW stores because of the insistent questions and forced conversations.

I much prefer to buy from people on LAF!

GW really have the balance wrong although I am impressed that they are so consistently able to turn out trained staff who stick to the rules of engagement. Its just a shame their rules are really irritating!

Offline Predatorpt

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #861 on: April 10, 2014, 03:06:25 AM »
The best way to explain the 40k fluff, in a minute and a half:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MeVxKZBOfM

Offline nic-e

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #862 on: April 10, 2014, 03:12:53 AM »
btw, the website overhaul has begun with teasers of a new plastic mini.remake of a 1991 space marine captain. (apparently called an le4 captain, meaning he lives in the same post zone as me lol )

I'm thinking links forgeworld and black library (or direct sales) and SOME sort of customer input?even if it's just comments on the whats new today section.also going to take a guess at there being a place for articles and such on the new site.

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #863 on: April 10, 2014, 07:56:43 AM »
Lots of grumbling on twitter about it...

I'm not really that bothered  ::) :D

cheers

James

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #864 on: April 10, 2014, 08:36:36 AM »
Lots of grumbling on twitter about it...

I'm not really that bothered  ::) :D

Twitter...?

Is that made in plastic or Finecast?


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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #865 on: April 10, 2014, 08:39:51 AM »
Twitter...?

Is that made in plastic or Finecast?



 lol Silly boy

Offline Too Bo Coo

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #866 on: April 10, 2014, 08:42:56 AM »
Twitter...?

Is that made in plastic or Finecast?



LOL!  I had the same question Mate. :D
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #867 on: April 10, 2014, 09:39:02 AM »
LOL!  I had the same question Mate. :D

 lol

I also wonder if those in power at GW have considered send a C+D letter to Twitter telling them to stop using their IP.....


Offline Too Bo Coo

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #868 on: April 10, 2014, 10:10:29 AM »
lol

I also wonder if those in power at GW have considered send a C+D letter to Twitter telling them to stop using their IP.....



It would not surprise me....

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #869 on: April 10, 2014, 10:25:34 AM »
Well done GW, well done. All accounts have been deleted  o_o

What a strange thing to do...

cheers

James

 

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