Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 21

Thread: You are Fired

  1. #1
    Speechless
    Points: 405,948, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 79.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    60,509
    Points
    405,948
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 789
    Given: 519

    You are Fired

    Heat sell out season tickets, fire sales staff - CBSSports.com

    Have a good time. We do not need you.


    In a statement, the team confirmed the terminations Friday afternoon, saying that with an "exhausted'' inventory of season-tickets "we no longer require a season ticket sales team to sell tickets.'' Stephen Weber, vice president of sales, delivered the news to about 30 ticket sales people Friday morning, according to the story from the Miami Herald. Currently, the team's waiting list has more than 6,000 names on it. It's pretty evident that at this point, the Heat can sell tickets without even trying.
    "They let us go because there was really nothing left to do anymore,'' a fired staffer told the Herald.


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 876,484, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 90.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    CycloneErik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Jamerica
    Posts
    57,162
    Points
    876,484
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,593
    Given: 2,101

    Re: You are Fired

    Classy move by the Heat.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
    Make this one for the ages!




    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 649,145, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 27.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    24,853
    Points
    649,145
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,373
    Given: 265

    Re: You are Fired

    So Lebron is not only a great player, but he also saves you money!



  4. #4
    Pro
    Points: 51,023, Level: 69
    Level completed: 91%, Points required for next Level: 127
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    pyrocyz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    2,833
    Points
    51,023
    Level
    69
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 0

    Re: You are Fired

    Wow, so Lebron leaves cleveland a mess and now is starting to ruin the economy and job market in Miami...



  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 26,885, Level: 50
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 665
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    2,174
    Points
    26,885
    Level
    50
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 66
    Given: 97

    Re: You are Fired

    Unbelievable !
    I wonder whether the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants don't have sales team too ?



  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 100,362, Level: 98
    Level completed: 66%, Points required for next Level: 688
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Stumpy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    2,508
    Points
    100,362
    Level
    98
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 97
    Given: 5

    Re: You are Fired

    It's not an unclassy move, it's the reality of the situation. If you employ people whose job is to sell season tickets, and you have a wait list a third the size of your capacity, you simply do not need those positions. I'm sure the team looked into shifting employees into different roles (ticket relations and customer service, etc.), but there are only so many people needed to meet those needs.


    TRUE AND VALIANT

  7. #7
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 11,938, Level: 32
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 12
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Jnecker4cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Ankeny, IA
    Posts
    293
    Points
    11,938
    Level
    32
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: You are Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by pyrocyz View Post
    Wow, so Lebron leaves cleveland a mess and now is starting to ruin the economy and job market in Miami...
    Alot of those, and maybe all of them are comissioned based jobs anyway, if there is nothing to sell there is no, or little money to make. That kind of job in a sports team is low paying or plain commision.


    Many Years Of Cyclone Logos


  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 110,179, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    RING4CY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ankeny, IA
    Posts
    6,723
    Points
    110,179
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 134
    Given: 150

    Re: You are Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    It's not an unclassy move, it's the reality of the situation. If you employ people whose job is to sell season tickets, and you have a wait list a third the size of your capacity, you simply do not need those positions. I'm sure the team looked into shifting employees into different roles (ticket relations and customer service, etc.), but there are only so many people needed to meet those needs.
    Yeah, when it says their position was terminated, I doubt they moved these employees into different roles.




  9. #9
    All-Star
    Points: 31,554, Level: 54
    Level completed: 64%, Points required for next Level: 396
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    06Panther's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    1,745
    Points
    31,554
    Level
    54
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: You are Fired

    The lesson is, never do your job to the best of your abilities.



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 83,605, Level: 89
    Level completed: 92%, Points required for next Level: 145
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    cstrunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Longview, TX
    Posts
    8,171
    Points
    83,605
    Level
    89
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 47
    Given: 2

    Re: You are Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by 06Panther View Post
    The lesson is, never do your job to the best of your abilities.
    +1




  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 96,983, Level: 96
    Level completed: 97%, Points required for next Level: 67
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    acgclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    7,035
    Points
    96,983
    Level
    96
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 440
    Given: 83

    Re: You are Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Classy move by the Heat.
    Why the hell would you keep 30 sales people on, if there is nothing for them to sell?

    Clearly most here have never run a business. They spent money on a team that doesn't need salesmen in order to sell tickets, so why should they keep them on?



  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 80,984, Level: 88
    Level completed: 47%, Points required for next Level: 966
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Erik4Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    7,272
    Points
    80,984
    Level
    88
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 266
    Given: 183

    Re: You are Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by 06Panther View Post
    The lesson is, never do your job to the best of your abilities.
    WIN! Also another good lesson: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYMnAUGFuG0]YouTube - If you're good at something, never do it for free![/ame]


    ISU license plates, just $50 at: http://www.iamvd.com/ovs/plates/index.htm
    "I am so proud to be your football coach!" - Paul Rhoads

    HOI-BALL!!!

  13. #13
    Pro
    Points: 100,362, Level: 98
    Level completed: 66%, Points required for next Level: 688
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Stumpy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    2,508
    Points
    100,362
    Level
    98
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 97
    Given: 5

    Re: You are Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    It's not an unclassy move, it's the reality of the situation. If you employ people whose job is to sell season tickets, and you have a wait list a third the size of your capacity, you simply do not need those positions. I'm sure the team looked into shifting employees into different roles (ticket relations and customer service, etc.), but there are only so many people needed to meet those needs.
    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    Yeah, when it says their position was terminated, I doubt they moved these employees into different roles.
    Yes, the operative words in my statement being "looked into."

    If you have a rockstar employee, you're going to see where else you can fit them within the organization. With that said, and as I pointed out above, there were likely few if any such positions available. When your demand for tickets blows skyhigh, the demand for those with sales skills disappears.


    TRUE AND VALIANT

  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 110,179, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    RING4CY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ankeny, IA
    Posts
    6,723
    Points
    110,179
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 134
    Given: 150

    Re: You are Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    Yes, the operative words in my statement being "looked into."

    If you have a rockstar employee, you're going to see where else you can fit them within the organization. With that said, and as I pointed out above, there were likely few if any such positions available. When your demand for tickets blows skyhigh, the demand for those with sales skills disappears.
    It's still classless.

    "Hey, our ticket demands increase so many fold and you processed all of the sales, and we made a lot of money off it. Now, you're fired."




  15. #15
    Speechless
    Points: 440,053, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    23,987
    Points
    440,053
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 249
    Given: 30

    Re: You are Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    It's still classless.

    "Hey, our ticket demands increase so many fold and you processed all of the sales, and we made a lot of money off it. Now, you're fired."
    Why is it classless? Its how businesses work. If people aren't working, they're costing you money. You're putting money into them (wages) and getting no output (production).



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FS1
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. West Virginia
  • November 29, 2014
  • 11:00 AM