Orix Motivation Posters---Reaction
The ORIX motivational posters was a classless gesture on the part of Leasing
Director of Sales and Marketing
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(You are entitled to your opinion. Sometimes humor is to close to fact and
the receiver doesn’t appreciate it. By the way, who ever said we had “class?”
We’re “street fighters” and proud of it. editor )
What a riot....!!!
I have been laughing all morning.....
Next time maybe they will talk to you!!!!!
Please get me signed up for a paid subscription....
(name with held on request, a present Orix employee)
I am confused by the critical comment of Eric Gross about your publishing
the "Orix Motivational Posters." Parody has been a mainstay of American
journalism since our pre-revolutionary days. Certainly Orix's refusing to
respond to your queries makes them fair game.
Given their capacity to mistreat terminated management employees, your jibe was particularly fitting.
Thanks for the laugh -- and the message.
Keysone Equipment Leasing, Inc.
Winner of the 2002 Jimmy Award for Cub Reporting
(Many of your readers are probably unaware that there even was any reporting
about cubs in 2002. After all, they weren't Pennant contenders until this
I have to admit that I laughed out loud at the power point, without really
thinking about Orix until Mr. Gross made the comment.
I can certainly understand a lack of a sense of humor in situations where
the "joke" is at someone's expense, but really the power point would have
been funny WITHOUT associating it to Orix and current events there.
My impression is that Mr. Gross was addressing the fact that Leasing News
took a shot at Orix by publishing the PPT and "dedicating it" to Orix.
Class would have been: Leasing News not taking the shot.
Class would have been: Orix returning your calls.
Two wrongs don't ever make a right, but two things are true, three that I
1) The Power Point was funny.(and I needed the laugh)
2) Orix did not return your calls.
3) Mr. Gross is upset that Leasing News published the PPT
This is a news publication, that has entertained it's readers for some time.
It is regrettable that news and humor can offend but it is the nature of
You can't please everyone.
Fred St Laurent
1303 Hightower Trail, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30350
office: 770.668.0000 x14
"Performance Recruiting Delivers Exceptional Talent"
I just wanted you to know that you are on the right track...
You should do some digging into why Jay was cut loose this way... he didn't get the usual treatment...
The only people that I know, who know what is really going on are managers.
You won't have much luck there because of the threats being made.
This leads me to believe that there is a real story here... more than just the changes in leadership...
Name With Held
(an “insider” and therefore can’t reveal his name.)
I saw the Monitor story and can sum it up in ONE WORD:
This was written by a recruiting firm, NOT a newsworthy source. The Monitor is just a “bully pulpit” for their clients. I do not consider them a News Source. They repeat information published elsewhere OR they will
make announcements for their clients, spin doctors if you will, for hire.
(I prefer the Wall Street Journal or better yet www.dowjonesnews.com for real financial news&. and of course Leasing News for leasing information&)
Let's talk about the article. When discussing Jay Holmes departure; if as Mr. Corr stated:
These objectives were achieved, and both the organization and our customers will now benefit from a redesigned structure. We thank Jay for his contribution to ORIX, for the culture he built here, and for the many fine people he brought into the organization."
'Why didn’t they ask the tough question? Why was Jay let go in the first place? Am I to believe that Jay left BECAUSE he did a good job and he achieved his objectives? AND THE WAY he was let go! Why was it not done as others have been transitioned out? This was abrupt, cold, calculated and in the night&. NOT what we normally see & ORIX does not let managers go in this way, as a normal practice.
They are not talking about WHY Jay is gone. No comment.
No Kit, this was NOT a news story in the Monitor and they certainly didn’t scoop you
This was just marketing. They did NOT ask the tough questions, so there were NO answers& ORIX will not call you back, because YOU ask the tough questions.