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'We as an industry are weak'

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Dear Anon, may I call you that for short? What you say is fair enough; contractors have been sucked in with promises or maybe false hopes ( I don't know which) and then things have not worked out as they planned. It has happened time and time again as you rightly say. But, and this is perhaps where we disagree (or not agree at least) is that what happens with the supermarkets and their contractors is not necessarily representative of the whole RAC industry. I personally believe that to be true that it is. In the industrial sector for example, how many J&E Hall, or Star Refrigeration's have we seen go bust in the same time frame? My main gripe with Lord Lucan's comments is that they generalise and make the broad sweeping statement that the RAC industry is weak. In pockets that may be true, but across the whole industry I think that is incorrect, and what is more, saying that it is true doesn't help us. I do work for a contractor, and previously worked for one that did supermarket work. I assure you that I am on the same side and don't like at all what happened to WR, but I don't lay the blame for that solely in the hands of the supermarkets either. Poor management facing any customer in any segment of the industry will lead to the same result.

Posted date

9 January, 2014

Posted time

12:31 pm

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