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burgresident 17 posts  |  Last Activity: Jun 26, 2014 2:39 PM Member since: Oct 26, 2012
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    BBSI Moses Lake, WA. Branch

    by diewarheit Jun 26, 2014 12:59 PM
    burgresident burgresident Jun 26, 2014 2:39 PM Flag

    touch subject here...sorry for the inappropriate imagery. You did make an interesting comment "Harassment claims are common"... Yes, yes they are. Many are found to be nothing more than hurt feeling BUT two in the same office is usually a very bad sign. Then again, I'm speaking from waaaay over here and have zero facts beyond what you have provided.

    BTW, a claim of harassment is not proof. Dismissing a manager based on a claim is truly shaky grounds for dismissal. Once the Manager admits, bets are kind of off. But I would be curious as to the nature of the harassment. We had a gal file over here based on a breakup and hurt feelings. Yeah, the both admit to the fling but she claimed he wouldn't let it end. Is that enough to dismiss? Investigation showed nothing, not even email contact from the acknowledged breakup date. But his life was a living hell for a month or so..

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    Carnival Searching Bags for Booze now

    by mdickirson Jun 10, 2014 2:45 PM
    burgresident burgresident Jun 10, 2014 4:28 PM Flag

    One of the odder sights I saw when I boarded a few months ago was the number of folks bringing cases of water with them. Quoting from the Carnival FAQ's

    Guests are prohibited from bringing alcoholic beverages on board. However, at the beginning of the cruise during embarkation day, guests (21 years of age and older) may bring on board one 750 ml bottle of wine or champagne, per person, only in their carry-on luggage. A $15 corkage fee per 750 ml bottle will be charged should you wish to consume this wine in the main dining room or steakhouse. (A corkage fee is a charge exacted at a restaurant for every bottle of liquor served that was not bought on the premises)

    On embarkation day, each guest may bring a small quantity of non-alcoholic beverages on board and only in their carry-on luggage. A small quantity is considered a maximum of 12 bottles and/or cans, 20 ounces each or less.

    Pretty straight forward...almost a "Thou shalt not"

  • burgresident burgresident Jun 6, 2014 9:16 AM Flag

    yeah, I was going to comment as well but I didn't want to feed the wolf, so to speak.

    But since you did it first...congrats on lucking into one!

  • burgresident by burgresident Jun 5, 2014 3:51 PM Flag

    Any Clue as to why this thing has jumped more than 10%? Aside from the obvious irrational exuberance that is? I'll even spot you some words like "Potential" and "Ground-Breaking". Seriously, I can find nothing in the spots I go check and the volume isn't enough to drive it THAT much...well, at least I don't think so.

    So please clue me in all you smart people out there. BTW, I only own this because it fell in my lap via the HBIO spin-off.

  • burgresident burgresident May 30, 2014 11:24 AM Flag

    Ouch...and in one post, ewe prolly seint the speling polise intwo full seezure mowed.

  • burgresident burgresident May 30, 2014 11:21 AM Flag

    Oh, that was Old GM...The brand new GM would never do such a thing...

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    Question For All You Senior Citizens On Here

    by fragilebill May 16, 2014 2:43 PM
    burgresident burgresident May 17, 2014 11:29 AM Flag


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    And Still the Only Poster Here

    by burgresident Apr 29, 2014 11:43 AM
    burgresident burgresident May 13, 2014 9:24 AM Flag

    Personally, I'm holding for at least another 6-9 months. I want to allow this company a chance to stand and show that it is, in fact, a competent medical supplier of niche products. I'm expecting to see an actual profit across the Summer months. Will that translate into share prices? Who truly knows. There are some folks who seem to think that this is a buyout candidate now that HART has departed. I'm not so convinced of that. I'm seeing the little engine that could...

    My guess (or technical evaluation...whatever) is that we could see HBIO sitting around 6 by year's end. Basically, a 30+% run across the 7 months remaining. Nice, but don't bet the farm on that. Seriously, think about how much you are paying for this "advice"...

  • burgresident by burgresident May 8, 2014 1:52 PM Flag

    Not a shock to most folks that follow this though it's pretty clear that more than one or two folks were quite surprised!. My gift shares will stay put for some time.

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    Finished a Cruise on the Victory

    by burgresident Apr 29, 2014 12:02 PM
    burgresident burgresident May 5, 2014 2:20 PM Flag

    And so the smoker responds with typical bluster and pushback. Pretty clear you didn't get the gist of my post. It was far more than just a casino issue. And yes, I did "just stay out of the casino". And in the process, the cruise line was deprived of my few extra dollars in the bar tab and probably whatever I would have dropped into the machines or at the tables. Both my Bride and I do enjoy an evening in the local casino back here in Ohio. Super thing is that they are Non-Smoking here! Too bad we couldn't do it at sea.

    Still, not particularly significant as one couple, I think the worse we have ever done was to drop about $100 on drinks and gambling a few years ago at the Columbus Casino when it opened. But if there is one couple voicing this concern, you can be pretty sure there are multiple couples...

  • burgresident by burgresident Apr 30, 2014 1:41 PM Flag

    Just checking. I dumped mine a bit ago, still holding FTD. Curious as to the future for this company. Any comments?

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    Finished a Cruise on the Victory

    by burgresident Apr 29, 2014 12:02 PM
    burgresident burgresident Apr 30, 2014 1:38 PM Flag

    your not the first to tell me that. Thanks!

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    Is BBSI pullback over?

    by motgi01 Mar 14, 2014 5:50 AM
    burgresident burgresident Apr 30, 2014 1:36 PM Flag

    hard to argue with the Revenue bump! That's a definite plus. But, and I had to add a but...they did miss on profit. Still, the present price of $50.38 as I type, might be a decent entry point for a 10-20% ($5-$10) profit by the end of the year.

    I'm letting this day play out a little more.

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    Finished a Cruise on the Victory

    by burgresident Apr 29, 2014 12:02 PM
    burgresident burgresident Apr 29, 2014 3:41 PM Flag

    trust me, we tried that. Yes, you could avoid the majority of the Casino but the "Club Arctic" was Smoking as well as the "Black and Red Seas" bar. Both of those establishments were well occupied towards the start of the night time shows and it left my Bride and I with a choice. Go the the show and smell like cigarettes until we showered, or just go elsewhere and enjoy each other's company. We chose to be peaceful and unstressed.

    Like I previously said, I'm doubting my next cruise will be a Carnival. It bugged us that much.

  • My Bride and I had a wonderful time and burned through our shareholder's OBC by the second day. Oh well. We did the standard stuff: Nassau, Half-Moon Cay, and Grand Turk. Basically, it was a "Do Nothing" cruise for us. We had super dinner companions as well. Only one small little ol' complaint.

    SMOKING! OMG, we couldn't even walk into the Casino in the evening hours for all the clouds and I know they have some pretty serious air handlers back there! Dang people, don't you know that stuff will kill you?

    Basically, the design of the ship precluded my Bride and I from enjoying the Comedy Club and the little disco they had back there since accessing either of those areas required one to cross through the Casino. Nope, not gonna do it.

    It bothered me enough that our next Cruise might not be with Carnival. Or we will need to find a bigger boat. Maybe that will fix the access issues.

    Bottom line, I will go out of my way to avoid that stinky smell. And no, I'm not a reformed smoker, just always hated the smell and what it did to my parents. Any comments? Aside from name-calling that is...

  • burgresident by burgresident Apr 29, 2014 11:43 AM Flag

    Guess everybody else dumped after the split. I'm still thinking that HBIO can run a profit now that the HART money pit is cast off and HBIO is a suitable buyout for a Medical Supplier.

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    Is BBSI pullback over?

    by motgi01 Mar 14, 2014 5:50 AM
    burgresident burgresident Apr 29, 2014 11:37 AM Flag

    Curious position this stock finds itself in. Sitting right around $54 as I type. Yeah, I recall the brief flirt with $100 but I also recall buying in a couple of years ago around $11 bucks. Remember, this stock BOOMED for a year plus. Unfortunately for me, I only road it well into the 30's...oh well, it was "JUST" as three bagger for me. Personally, I "think" the correct location for BBSI is in the 50-60 range for the rest of 2014. Show me an expanding business and we'll discuss the 70's. Crank that divvie up to where it's noticable again and we can talk about limited downside. Basically, grow up as a company.

    Honestly, this stock is still far too thinly traded to allow it to become too large a slice of your portfolio. Successful business model? Yeah, looks like they got that. Outstanding Investment for your IRA? Maybe not so much.

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