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I am beyond burned out.

My patience is gone.

It's time for something new.

Today's news is just another grain of sand on a huge mound of dissatisfaction with so many things.

I need a radical shift in everything.

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There's alot more to it than my choice of vehicle, I've had it with the status quo in so many things.

I have some thinking to do.

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Camino, I understand your emotions and you have right to be feeling that way. As a company GM has failed you and has failed many an enthusiast over these 4 years.

GM has great plans, but it is implementation which is going haywire. I think it is time not only for enthusiasts like you to show GM that you are serious when it comes to not having cars you have desired but also you can very well snub them for what you have not got. Somehow people in Renaissance center keep constantly forgetting that it is not about them it is about customers. The key to success is to feed the customers while creating your own identity. GM is not only creating its own identity by following imports in their game, but also loosing their own valuable customers.

Like Warren Buffet says cater your main customers first, the rest will come. GM seems to forget that strategy. By disowning their loyal customers they are shooting a goose which lays golden eggs. I have always mentioned that it pains me that GM does not offer manual transmissions in mid-sizers, or high output V8 in their single cab 1500 trucks, or navigation in their vehicles. These numbers may be small, but if you start counting them they add up big time. I think by looking too optimistically to the bigger picture, GM is forgetting the smaller components of the bigger picture which greatly help to make that picture a reality.

I have doubts about GM more than ever. They need some renaissance in the Renaissance center. Freedom from bean counters, pencil pushers, negative nannies, seat huggers and boot lickers is essential in that building.

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Great post, SC.

But as much as I agree with you, this thread is about so much more than all of that.

For instance, I intend to resign from the staff of C&G.

For another, I'm all but sure that I'll be folding up my business for the last time pretty soon.

I've just reached the end of my tolerance for tilting at windmills.

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See; in a way you are more like GM than you think: sounds like 'everything is on the table'.

Good luck in working thru your reevaluation. Even if no big change comes about, this is always a good occasional practice.

One bit of advice: if it starts looking like a move to Jersey is a possibility; start over !!

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See; in a way you are more like GM than you think: sounds like 'everything is on the table'.

Good luck in working thru your reevaluation. Even if no big change comes about, this is always a good occasional practice.

One bit of advice: if it starts looking like a move to Jersey is a possibility; start over !!

Thanks.

And no, Jersey is not an option. :AH-HA_wink:

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Great post, SC.

But as much as I agree with you, this thread is about so much more than all of that.

For instance, I intend to resign from the staff of C&G.

For another, I'm all but sure that I'll be folding up my business for the last time pretty soon.

I've just reached the end of my tolerance for tilting at windmills.

Camino, you have given some good advices to me over the past. I would like to give you my thoughts on this one. Your emotions are currently high, and like I said you have right to be pissed off at GM, but reconsider your ideas about C&G, your mod power has kept some sanity in here. Also give your self a trip and time off from everything. Just take your mother truck, or father wagon and go somewhere where nobody knows you. Rekindle your life and come back rejuvenated.

It is reacting which is killing America, and I think time has come for Americans to be proactive again, and your tilting windmills quote is a better example.

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I agree, if possible please don't resign from the C&G staff. Your participation and help with the site has helped keep it together.

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I agree, if possible please don't resign from the C&G staff. Your participation and help with the site has helped keep it together.

+1

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There's alot more to it than my choice of vehicle, I've had it with the status quo in so many things.

I have some thinking to do.

You sound like me right now...with everything going on, I'm not sure what I want to do..

I can understand what you are going through my friend.... :yes:

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Or take the Silverado for a quick ride down to Delaware and test out that truck + chains + gate experiment you've had in the back of your mind for a while now :AH-HA_wink:

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There's alot more to it than my choice of vehicle, I've had it with the status quo in so many things.

I have some thinking to do.

The key to the ONLY answer that this country

will have to the millions of unanswered

questions & unaddressed disasters all comes

down to a need to "SHUTDOWN & REBOOT" the

country.... look at the bottom of my sig. :wink:

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Thanks guys.

Like I said, I have some thinking to do.

I wouldn't abandon C&G, but I think it is time for some new blood on the staff.

Frankly, I'm pretty useless as an admin in the technical sense and the frustrations of not being able to fix things when they go wrong (or get old) has been wearing on me for a long time.

I can't give C&G what it needs when it needs it, and I feel lousy about that.

As 68 said, I need to re-boot.

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myself, i know what you mean about rebooting. work, job, financial, relatives, personal relationships, feeling tired and overwhelmed in so many things. i can only imagine that the ST news was like a big sucker punch in the gut.

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Well I hope he's not behind the counter at Camino's favourite Wawa next time he goes in for coffee. That could very well be the final straw.
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Camino, I understand your emotions and you have right to be feeling that way. As a company GM has failed you and has failed many an enthusiast over these 4 years.

GM has great plans, but it is implementation which is going haywire. I think it is time not only for enthusiasts like you to show GM that you are serious when it comes to not having cars you have desired but also you can very well snub them for what you have not got. Somehow people in Renaissance center keep constantly forgetting that it is not about them it is about customers. The key to success is to feed the customers while creating your own identity. GM is not only creating its own identity by following imports in their game, but also loosing their own valuable customers.

Like Warren Buffet says cater your main customers first, the rest will come. GM seems to forget that strategy. By disowning their loyal customers they are shooting a goose which lays golden eggs. I have always mentioned that it pains me that GM does not offer manual transmissions in mid-sizers, or high output V8 in their single cab 1500 trucks, or navigation in their vehicles. These numbers may be small, but if you start counting them they add up big time. I think by looking too optimistically to the bigger picture, GM is forgetting the smaller components of the bigger picture which greatly help to make that picture a reality.

I have doubts about GM more than ever. They need some renaissance in the Renaissance center. Freedom from bean counters, pencil pushers, negative nannies, seat huggers and boot lickers is essential in that building.

This is one of your best posts to date on this site IMHO. NICE!

Chris

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I'm working on a reboot for myself for 2009...Phoenix isn't the place to be. Though I will stay in software contracting..it's one of the few bright spots in the job market.

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