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'We as an industry are weak'


Dear Lord Lucan, I thought that you had disappeared long ago. It would have been better if you had remained hidden or at least silent instead of writing nonsense that you hope will be popular with a certain moaning segment of this industry. You should write for one of the rag mags that is the popular UK press not a serious magazine like RAC. You think the RAC industry is weak? No it is not. It faces the same competitive world as any other industry, and what is more it does it well. We in the RAC industry really like to beat ourselves up and generalise when something goes wrong. Hell, we beat ourselves up when nothing goes wrong and we are not even at fault. You have been in the industry for 48 years and here you are bashing it. You should be ashamed of yourself. The industry that has put food on your table and clothed you and your family is weak is it? If you feel that way, the only person that needs to ‘grow a pair’ is you, because you should have got out of the industry that you so despise long ago. Have you boycotted all the supermarkets from your weekly shop in protest? I don’t suppose you have done that either. As for the rest of us, we will roll our sleeves up and get on with things and stop moaning. Have the owners and managers of the companies that have failed recently made mistakes? Yes, of course they have. They have probably made a pile of cash for themselves along the way but mistakes, yes. Does that mean that everyone else is doing the same? No. There is no doubt that we are trading in difficult times. Yes, the industry is different to that which you knew 48 years ago. Which one isn’t? There are many companies trading successfully in this industry. There are many individuals doing well and succeeding. Margins may be tighter but that is a sign of the times, not a weak industry. There are lessons to be learned from the demise of WR for all concerned, but if we take this as a sign of a weak industry we are mistaken. Look around and celebrate all the successes that are out there in the RAC industry. Come on RAC Magazine. You can do better than this, or can we expect a page three girl soon?

Posted date

22 December, 2013

Posted time

10:05 pm