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Re: Look out Look out, theres a Humphrey about
« Reply #15 on: Nov 9 - 2008 »
has dave beswick definitely gone?

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Re: Look out Look out, theres a Humphrey about
« Reply #16 on: Nov 11 - 2008 »
just been told new rep 4 m/c is called mark butler

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Re: Look out Look out, theres a Humphrey about
« Reply #17 on: Nov 11 - 2008 »
ref ,, new area manager m/cr
that was only advertised last thurs 6-11-2008
do we think he had area manager lined up for daves job?????

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Re: Look out Look out, theres a Humphrey about
« Reply #18 on: Nov 11 - 2008 »
dunno all i know is my mates been tryingto get hold of rep dave n when i texted after reading about humph taking over got reply above

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Re: Look out Look out, theres a Humphrey about
« Reply #19 on: Nov 11 - 2008 »
are we talking reps or area managers here?
can the above please clarify
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Re: Look out Look out, theres a Humphrey about
« Reply #20 on: Nov 11 - 2008 »
probably means the same thing  ???

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Re: Look out Look out, theres a Humphrey about
« Reply #21 on: Dec 18 - 2008 »
Watch out managers in the north mr smith is on a mission to get rid of you all

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Re: Look out Look out, theres a Humphrey about
« Reply #22 on: Dec 18 - 2008 »
Please come back mick thompson please mmmmmmmmr smith is a f**king c*nt

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Re: Look out Look out, theres a Humphrey about
« Reply #23 on: Dec 18 - 2008 »
well humph is 65 next year we can but hope he will retire

i did say hope I won't hold my breath!
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Re: Look out Look out, theres a Humphrey about
« Reply #24 on: Dec 19 - 2008 »
Why do people think that the brewery is in trouble because of the actions of Humphrey Smith , the brewery has been around a lot longer than Humphrey has been here and i'm sure will be here long after he has gone, ( sorry if this is not of the opinion of everybody on here).

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Re: Look out Look out, theres a Humphrey about
« Reply #25 on: Dec 19 - 2008 »
Woolworths had been around for a long time! If Sams fail to keep up with customers wants and needs, the same fate may await them.

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Re: Look out Look out, theres a Humphrey about
« Reply #26 on: Dec 19 - 2008 »
Why do people think that the brewery is in trouble because of the actions of Humphrey Smith , the brewery has been around a lot longer than Humphrey has been here and i'm sure will be here long after he has gone, ( sorry if this is not of the opinion of everybody on here).

A very valid point. I would assume that the brewery in itself, is very profitable. Maybe some of the venues (pubs, etc..) are not, or not as profitable as they could be. I'm sure the overall asset value of 'the brewery' and estates are quite immense. But is a business successful, simply because of it's financial worth and profit?

The business as a whole, will also command a high operating overhead - and so if profit margins are relatively small per unit (low cost beer), then a decrease in turnover, could hit the business quite hard. As the 'Unlimited' company has a financial liability on it's owner directors (Humphrey and Oliver), then they may not bee too keen to see their personal asset worth deteriorate - especially as they will have already lost a lot recently with the overall estate decreasing value.

Some companies would consider themselves less than successful if, despite having a healthy trading profit, they were in some ways moving backwards - i.e. getting a sliding reputation, decreasing sales, etc.

I think everyone would agree with me when I say, that there's no getting away from the fact that the brewery produce some fantastic products, whilst maintaining a traditional grounding of a past-popular and very successful business. And even Humphrey of course, has paid a leading role in maintaining those high standards, making not only their produce, but also their venues and employees, generally very popular with the paying public.

However, when such a successful, and popular business starts to lose grip of it's own traditional, hard-worked for values, and 'top reputation' longevity - it just seems a crying shame - especially when the cause is from the same person who did something very different, not too long ago.

Yesterday, a few of us were debating all of this (over a beautiful pint of Sovereign), and concluded that one possibility would be that in the past, some one, or some people, have taken advantage over Humphrey (and/or Oliver's) past good nature and trust. This may have happened on more than one occasion, rendering the brothers paranoid, and over-reactive.

If this possibly proved to be true in anyway, then it's a shame that the actions of one or just a few, are making things miserable for so many more - including the brothers themselves.

Finally, as Hollybush states - if it can happen to Woolworths...!
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Re: Look out Look out, theres a Humphrey about
« Reply #27 on: Dec 19 - 2008 »
Woolworths had been around for a long time! If Sams fail to keep up with customers wants and needs, the same fate may await them.

Yes that is so very true, multi million dollar companies can fall virtually overnight if all the wrong circumstances occur...and anyway who really gives a f-ck what Humph thinks anymore, he IS wrong but isn't big enough to admit it..and hey after all he doesn't even need to.

As a lifetime lover of Sams beers (Admin, I too love Sovereign...without doubt the best "smooth" bitter I have ever tasted) I just hope that we can carry on enjoying the brewery's wonderful products for a long time yet, and Humph can go and fu-k himself bandy.

Anyone who hasn't been affected by the current regime either Manager or customer is extremely fortunate...but dont speak too soon, he'll be around to your local soon.

I do not think for one minute the man has no intelligence, I think he knows exactly what he is doing, I agree with Admin's previous posting regarding Humph's mental state, in the current financial climate he should be battoning down the hatches and riding it out, however he seems to fly in the face of anything thats obvious and continues to tear arse around the country upsetting and sacking experienced Managers and treating his customers like dog  s-it on his shoes.

To hell with the man and his sidekick monkey fob, what goes around eventually does come around, dont worry. 
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Re: Look out Look out, theres a Humphrey about
« Reply #28 on: Feb 9 - 2009 »
CAN ANY CURRENT MANAGERS UNDER ROCHDALE PLEASE CONFIRM WHO THE AREA MANAGERS ARE PLEASE ??????
IS HUMP WORKING ROCHDALE ?
HAS LINDA LEFT?
IS DAVE BESWICK STILL THERE OR IS IT TRUE HE DIDNT LAST 12 MONTHS?
IAN DAFF?

THANKS EX MANAGER

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Re: Look out Look out, theres a Humphrey about
« Reply #29 on: Feb 9 - 2009 »
If hump is over Rochdale way , how many managers have been sacked??????
I know of one who is very close........