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QITNL

climber
Feb 7, 2013 - 03:05am PT
Hold on there, cowboy. I haven't done any real journalism since high school, a gambling syndicate, thrown games.

First you have to listen, establish credibility, trust. We are on the same team. I try to stay honest.
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Feb 7, 2013 - 03:42am PT
As an REI vendor since 1994 or so, I do know that the old purchasing agents have been replaced by IBM-Sterling, which does the whole buy/sell thing electronically. However, there have been many, many problems with the software and its operation. For example, about two weeks ago the automated invoicing system broke down for a few days. Now, whether or not REI farmed out their purchasing department in order to be able to fire their purchasing agents is unknown to me at this time. Another good question is whether or not the Sterling system was set up to leverage the small vendors out of the REI family? Sometimes if you're paranoid enough, you begin to detect evil intentions where there is merely technical dysfunction. All I know is that since 1994 there's never been any problems for me doing business with REI, not until this new software ordering and invoicing system was implemented a little over a year ago. These changes certainly do indicate the emergence of a less folksy, more corporate REI.
QITNL

climber
Feb 7, 2013 - 04:09am PT
Good info, thanks.
David Knopp

Trad climber
CA
Mar 8, 2013 - 09:44pm PT
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/08/us/politics/sally-jewell-rei-chief-executive-appears-before-senate-panel.html?_r=0

the latest skinny-she sounds pretty pro-resource extraction to me!
bvb

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flagstaff arizona
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:59pm PT
Meet the new boss/Same as the old boss
ncrockclimber

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The Desert Oven
Mar 8, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
You want change? Vote Green, or another third party that represents your view. Both of the major political parties are owned by special interests.
10b4me

Boulder climber
Lost
Mar 9, 2013 - 12:47am PT
As I stated earlier, all of the people who think she is great, will be greatly disappointed
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