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  • hotrod4400 hotrod4400 Jun 5, 1998 5:37 PM Flag

    Negative attitudes

    I can't believe how negative many of you are. I
    appears this message board is full of competitors, former
    employees that couldn't make it at Bard and future former
    employees that have negative attitudes. Bard is on the way
    back and is taking steps to cut cost and improve
    profits. I know you don't like to hear that if your a
    competitor or current employee on the way out, but it is the
    truth. Look at how many times earning Boston Scientific
    is trading at. Would you rather put your money
    there? I wouldn't!

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    • Look at how many times earning Boston Scientific
      is trading at. Would you rather put your money
      there? I wouldn't!<

      Then you're an idiot. BSX
      has much better long term prospects than "What can I
      fuck up Now?" Bard.

      former employees that
      couldn't make it at Bard and future former employees that
      have negative attitudes<

      Yeah I was an
      employee at Bard for two years. I was also the #7 rep in
      the country one year and the #1 rep the following
      year and I can tell you that Longfield was/is a
      corporate limp dick who should have been whacked years ago
      along with his drunken sidekick, Benson Smith. All
      these guys wanted to do is use the corp. jet to fly
      around the country and play the best golf courses (true
      story). Oh yeah, they took their families too. Great use
      of co. money. Hey, remember Pilotwire? paid $38MM
      for a technology that cardiologists said IT WOULD NOT
      WORK!!!. Paul LaViolette bought it anyway (and then left
      the company, of course). We sold about 500 units at
      the cost of $120 ea. You do the math, Einstein. The
      stockholders should revolt against this perpetual dog of a
      comapny. they deserve better. So don't give me your
      whining (your a sucky investor if you bought Bard, I've
      made a sweeet little profit on expensive ol' BSX).
      I've lived it, made it in a totally dysfunctional
      company and dumped 'em because I'm smart. Do some
      homework, numbnuts. Otherwise quit yer shilling for this
      excrement company. Out...

      • 1 Reply to homechops
      • Although he is offensive, Choppy does raise some
        valid points. Don't lose sight of them due to his
        stench.

        Firstly, although USCI was 10 years ago, some of the
        effects are still being felt every day. Ignoring the
        people who left, the company is still saddled with all
        of the incredibly suffocating procedures, policies,
        and attitudes that were instilled at corporate to
        prevent a re-occurrence. All device companies are
        bureaucratic, Bard is the benchmark.

        Secondly, I hear a
        lot of enthusiasm on the board. It is obvious that
        the company has mounted a counter-offensive. That is
        a good thing. However, as those of who dabble in
        software know only to well, "vapor ware" isn't worth much.
        BARD has been making a lot of promises to change the
        way it does business for quite a few years. They have
        yet to deliver.

        Thirdly, until you change the
        culture "at the top" the results will be the same.
        "Garbage in, Garbage Out" (sorry for the software
        analogies, but it is what I do). Thus, until there is some
        CONCRETE, TANGIBLE change at the top we would all do well
        to wait and see.

        Now, in anticipation of the
        flood of "Get off the board you whining bastard"
        responses, why do I care? I have friends who work for the
        company and I agree that it could be a very good company.
        I am "waiting and seeing" in the hopes that I will
        knwo when the time to jump back in is. Unfortunately,
        I am not convinced that that time has come
        yet.

        ND

    • You are right on hotrod4400. I stated the same
      thing on Yahoo a month ago. I was told to grow up.
      Attitude is what will turn Bard around. These people who
      are bad mouthing are not the ones we want anyway.
      They are part of the problem, we are part of the
      solution!!!

 
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