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RigbyNeon

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RigbyNeon last won the day on May 22 2013

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About RigbyNeon

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  • Name
    Ron Rigby
  • Company
    Rigby Neon Inc.
  • Job Title
    President
  • City & State
    Warren, Michigan
  • Gender
    Male

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  • Company Type
    Wholesale Shop

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  • Contact Number
    586.801.6366
  • Address
    Rigby Neon
    11450 Stephens Rd.
    Warren, Mi. 48089
  1. This kind of shit really posses me off, and not even because they're switching to LEFucks. If you want to switch your shit over to plastic lighting then go right ahead, but don't trash the product that's been working flawlessly on your sign for over 70 years.
  2. I would imagine companies that did a lot of retail neon might still be surviving, but the wholesale end is useless. A neon company can't survive on neon repairs...unless they're charging like $250.00 for a repair.
  3. I understand exactly what you're saying. The nicer you are the more taken advantage of you will get. Having employees at a neon shop is a little different because you stand and often talk to your employees all day long. I would never give too much personal information because you may say something that will anger someone. Most purchases you make would be best kept to yourself because if you bought something that your employees may not have enough money for they'll be pissed. It's a shame because they don't ever take into their calculating all the stress and things you have to do as an owner. They just figure, we all just make neon all day, why should he make any more than anyone else? Most of the people I had were pretty good but there are always a few that watch everything you do and try to examine how you live. And if they feel you are doing too well, they'll expect something. And if you don't give it, they'll probably slow their production way down, or take more bathroom breaks. I had one guy that would take 4 fifteen minute bathroom breaks at the exact same time everyday because he felt we should have taken more breaks. At the same time I was giving him an hour lunch everyday and paying him for half of the hour. I guess sometimes you just have to be a prick to some people.
  4. That probably won't happen....not when we create groups and organizations that have people inside and outside. Religion and politics are pretty good examples of this. It is Friday though!
  5. I love how you accuse me of sitting on my computer all day as I'm reading what must have taken you a half hour to write. Kenn, you have what many call a bit of an "I" problem. In your first (long boring) paragraph you will notice you use the word "I" ten times. You do this because you're in love with yourself. You are the perfect stereotype Union egomaniac that thinks because he belongs to a gang he has this experience and knowledge that come with paying and playing by the union rules. The truth Ken, with you and many of the Union companies in my area that I personally deal with ( yesterday I spent an hour explaining simple ship to a Union shop owner) is that you pay and play so you will get work that you would NEVER get otherwise because of your lack of ability. Many customers will assume, because they are clueless and have been brainwashed over the years that union workers are more skilled than non union. You need that edge, and you love the fact that you think there is some big gang behind you backing you up. Now you're "name dropping" your union buddies to add some sort of (what you think will be) fear into a non union worker. Like Signgirl said earlier....all you do is prove our point over and over with every post you make. Now you can call me a hater AGAIN and spend another half hour telling everyone how great you are and who you know!
  6. I was at a sign show once in Vegas and we had displays we needed to get power to. We had to hire a union electrician to run and extension cord. Between his cost and the cord rental I was charged $168.00.
  7. "The IBEW, connected with the politically powerful AFL-CIO" is all you need to read. I'll say it again, and I know I'm beating a dead horse here but it's all about the money. Unions, politicians, and government in general care much more about themselves and the amount of money they can generate than the actual well being of people. This is what happens when "groups" of people are created. Wether it be unions, political groups, religious groups, or any other. Once you create a group of people that has the ability to generate money, you also create the "with us, or against us" mentality. Regarding the hurricane victims on the east coast. If the IBEW gets ALL the work, then they make ALL the money. Which means the AFL-CIO gets more in donations from the IBEW so they will have more money do donate to the politicians that agree to do whatever it is their agenda may be. Meanwhile, people struggle without power waiting for the union electricians while experienced non union electricians sit by and watch people suffer without power. Pretty disgusting....
  8. The non vested money goes into a "slush fund" to be used for whatever the hell they want. My guess would be strippers on a nice long "business trip" in Vegas for the thieves at the top! That's the beauty of unions...they aren't regulated or overseen by anyone so they can strong arm both the employers and their own union members. Just ask Jimmy Hoffa how the unions operate....oh wait, I don't think he's available for comment.
  9. Regarding the UAW...I thought it spoke volumes when back in 08 the big three went to Washington looking for some help from our government but the UAW was totally solvent. They have no money problems at all. Many people that don't live in this part of the country may not be aware of this but the UAW had what they called a "job bank". This is a huge building that houses UAW workers that are laid off or out of work for whatever reason. Now these union workers go to the job bank every day and sit around waiting to see if they may be called back to work. The big three, as part of their contract with the UAW had to fund the job bank. Which meant every person in the job bank was to receive 95% of their pay. This was a big part of what was burying the auto companies. In 09 their contract was re negotiated to close down the job bank. So now an unemployed UAW worker has to collect unemployment like every other unemployed worker in Michigan....I really feel bad for them! Kenn's comment regarding the auto companies sending all their work overseas was simply one more ignorant line of shit that he pulled out of his ass. There are hundreds of tier 1,2, and 3 automotive suppliers doing very well in the Detroit area. But he was right about me being a little bitter about the neon industry pretty much vanishing. I've been asked by my customers to carry a line of LED's so they can still come purchase channel letter lighting supplies from me. So I do that to try to make up for some of the loss in neon revenue, but LED products have very little profit margin anymore. I think Starbucks is planning to start carrying them so you can grab some in the morning when you pick up your coffee.
  10. that has been my experience with unions. When I read the post, I wasn't sure if I even wanted to respond. I'm not sure how I earned the $8000? The way I look at it, I had to double my loss for dealing with them again I wonder where all that non vested money goes? Maybe a union person could answer that for me.... Well, what I meant was for all the bullshit you've been put through I hope at least get that 8k. That's a big ass fish! What is that thing?
  11. Gary, I can send you a picture, my phone has a great camera! Lol...
  12. Damn Nathan! I'd say you've certainly earned that 8k.
  13. Lol...I used to work my ass off, back when we had work to do...Not so much any more though.
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