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posted March 16, 2010 in Complaints & Scams | Dallas - Fort Worth print Yellow Pages | DaLLAS area news | Disgruntled Former Employee Rants | Local Print Yellow Page Company Information | Rhetorical Questions | YellowCrooks.com Information
“Çhange in Control” is like saying, when I bail off the sinking ship, I get paid in full. He knows he will be gone. I am willing to bet the farm. This plan didn’t happen overnite folks. Have you seen the SEC filing, all of his cronies get paid while bond holders, retirees, shareholders, and employees get crap.
- 11 year olds get suite parties by Executives on the company dime.
Scott Klein is on the Board of Directors as Chairman and not surprisingly he chairs the SuperMedia Human Resource Committee which determines bonuses and pay, so regardless of how or why he deserved it, he paid himself a bonus folks.
It is a fact that even with these “innovative ideas”, SuperMedia is ranked worse in class by all measurements. Very fitting of a CEO who deserves a self rewarding bonus of 2 million. He is also the highest paid CEO in his class from what I understand.
posted December 22, 2009 in Advertising & Marketing | Complaints & Scams | Politics & Government | YellowCrooks.com Information
Time for real change in Washington and in corporate offices everywhere!
Crony Politicians needing to be paid off for votes. Crony Executives looking to use power and influence to get a leg up.
Aren’t you folks getting tired of all this? Wall Street and Capital Hill need to realize that Main Street Americans are tired of the bullshit!
The commonalities between Yellow Pages – A Prescription for the Future and the solutions to our Health care problem are very intriguing.
Senators on Capital Hill will do whatever it takes to shove health care “reform” (real health care reform fixes the insurance system and price of health care, such as fee for service costs etc, as well as builds health care awareness focus) which to me is another pay off. Instead of the banks, it is the insurance companies and doctors associations.
Meanwhile, Yellow Pages publishers want to shove phone books on you whether you want them or not. Then they hold the local government accountable for paying to remove the waste. I think they need to get your permission to send you a book. No OPT OUT… now that you are not regulated to send us one (the phone companies have said they don’t feel getting a book is now necessary) distribution needs to become an OPT IN based system.
The first yellow pages to announce that they are going green and creating a subscription based model will earn the respect of business owners everywhere and show that they want real change.
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posted December 20, 2009 in About Me | Advertising & Marketing | Complaints & Scams | Politics & Government | Rhetorical Questions | Uncategorized | YellowCrooks.com Information
Some gal on Mashable (a very informative internet geeky website that I enjoy) posted this video about a guy who was supposedly fired by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for not being enthusiastic about “Bing.”
According to Jennifer:
(Warning: strong language)
I can just imagine my old CEO doing the same.
I remember one morning meeting it was a “treat” to have Scott Klein come to our local offices to discuss “the direction of the company” after being delisted from the market. This was about the same time he was making excuses for the company’s performance and issues with bad debt (he also failed to tell investors that he was reducing credit restrictions on new accounts. There is a Lawsuit for That.) First off he is very picky with beverages. Want to get under his skin? Drink a COKE. LOL. He takes off his glasses for pictures. That is funny. He refused to eat what the rest of us were having for breakfast. He made a big stink about it. He sounded like a spoiled brat. (I was chatting with the person he had his EAA call to fix the problem. lol.) Next, instead of discussing the company’s path, he proceeded to lecture us on his “10 keys to success” or some form of lip service (How about giving your media consultants time to practice what you preach with clients?) He is very cocksure. Now he has his own talk show, wonder what that will do to his huge ego? You should have been to the national sales meeting earlier this year……
Remember the Patrick Stephens Motorcycle stunts?
I can totally see Scott Klein going around the office yelling at folks about SuperMedia, SuperView, SuperGuarantee, SuperSearch, SuperReps, SuperPowers, and SuperMcDonald’s. It is just SUPER! Ya Know?
After over 9 years in corporate America……..
I think I prefer to be a consultant outside of “the office” (while saving the environment by not supporting saturation distribution and phone book waste, automobile pollution from not spending over 2 hours in traffic each day, all while continuing to work over 60hrs a week with greater productivity and getting to spend more time with my family to boot!)
All this talk about how much “the office” sucks…
Reminds me of “Where’s is Your Flair?” from Office Space. About 13 seconds in.
And I can’t share that without the classic (around 55 seconds in): Red Stapler
The office. World’s most unproductive means of doing business. No longer spend 2.5 hours per day driving to the office every morning. I work more hours on my business in one day than you can ever accomplish having to drive to the office.
I have totally lost all appreciation for the retardedness that is Corporate America.
It is all a joke. Those trips and awards make you feel important. Sales is important, but it is only 10% of the process. 90% of it is after the sale is made…..
If you can do your own search engine marketing online, why not buy your yellow page book ads online? Might save a lot of gas if those sales reps don’t have to come out and bug you. Save gas from the commutes to the office. Save trees by not sending phone books to people who don’t want them. Naaah, that is just too responsible.
I know Klein is a huge Obama supporter. I am not. Too much cronyism for my taste. I just don’t like the crony corporate environment. My beliefs lean towards a different group.
Why would Google pay up to 500 million for YELP, when Idearc is on the chopping block after bankruptcy? I know why. YELP is community and consumer based. Idearc’s Superpages is a product pitch. Think about this folks. Why would Google pay up to 500 million for YELP.com when Idearc sells to Paulson and Co. for only around 200-250 million? YELP is like Google. Idearc is like ? (the answer is….. Scott Klein.) Not very creative or innovative if you ask me.
I am not saying the company is horrible. I am must saying that I don’t trust what HE was trying to feed me. Now I have the ability to respond.
Let’s look at the recent failures:
The internet is the bathroom wall of America. Folks can voice opinions and share ideas. I wonder if Scott Klein, the Idearc CEO, will ever realize that an open, honest, transparent, and creative environment is what people will invest in. Not corporate fraud, lies, gimmicks, lip-service, and cronyism! The Idearc’s CEO needs to be Scott Laver…. not Scott Klein! But Klein doesn’t want to keep the industry talents around apparently.
Does “Corporate America” suck due to the people, the attitude, the culture, or the politics? Is it just Idearc? I can’t imagine the atmosphere at Yelp or Google being as bad as Idearc. Is it just a “high performance telemarketing sales culture” that is so bad? I just can’t imagine that being good for clients? Where is the accountability after the sale? When does the real “strategizing” take place? How hard do you really think it is to sell something people need and that makes them money? How often do people get bad advice from yellow page reps? Why do some people have success and others don’t? In my opinion it comes down to what kind of people you work with and get your advice from. If I owned a local business, the moment some “FOOL” came in my office throwing out ridiculous promises, industry percentages/statistics, and prices for advertising, then asks me to sign a contract without having time to have my lawyer read the fine print……………
Let’s just say if this sounds like the way you want to market your business…… YOU DESERVE IDEARC’S SCOTT KLEIN & THE YELLOWPAGES.
That’s my .02
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