Are All Yankee's Jerks or do the just...
Poudtoliveinsout h

Greenville, NC

#213 Dec 1, 2013
The Big Apple reclaims its heavyweight title in hostility, a dubious honor it last held in 2009—and a reputation it has had for much longer (“You talkin’ to me?”). Number 1 In the Rudest People in the U.S.A

Above quote from the travel channel.

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Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#214 Dec 2, 2013
Poudtoliveinsouth wrote:
<quoted text>Yes I bet you have since there is so many damn yankees down here.
Then you admit that we have a greater influence than you. What does that say about the weak southern culture?
Poudtoliveinsout h

Greenville, NC

#215 Dec 2, 2013
I Hate Syracuse wrote:
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Then you admit that we have a greater influence than you. What does that say about the weak southern culture?
Yankees influence is not one to be proud of. Why would any state be proud to be known for being rude?

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Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#216 Dec 2, 2013
Poudtoliveinsouth wrote:
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Yankees influence is not one to be proud of. Why would any state be proud to be known for being rude?
That's a great question and has a lot of validity. Why would anyone who claims to represent a region admit to being so weak that they are adversely affected and influenced by others? This has been my point all along. Your perception of 'Yankees' is that we are rude and jerks. But, it is rude and obnoxious to call someone a jerk. So, it is somewhat oxymoronic, wouldn't you say?
Poudtoliveinsout h

Greenville, NC

#217 Dec 2, 2013
http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/01/24/new-york-...

Southern people were raised with manners. Something yankees have no concept of. We were taught to call it what it is and in this case, it has been proven over and over that yankees are the rudest people in the usa. Something they seem to be proud of and continue to work very hard at. Southern people are not so weak they are effected by the ill manners of the yankees that move down south. We have learned that they are idiots and basically ignore them. Finally,the ones with half a brain will go away. The ones that stay are taught lessons in manners.
Jason

Greenville, NC

#218 Dec 2, 2013
The yankees I have met in my area all have to same problem.They think they know how to do everything better than anyone else. The problem is, if you allow them to do something THEIR way, 9 times out of 10, it doesn't work and causes more problems. They are arrogant and seem to think they are better than everyone else.I own a large company and have learned over the years to not hire a yankee unless we really need the help and no one else applied. The staff that has been in my employment for many years know exactly how our company runs and they do not want or need any yankee trying to tell them that the way they have ran this company for 50+ years is all wrong. Our staff is like family to me. My company has very good work history and very very few people leave before retiring with us. There is no room in our company for anyone who thinks they know everything. If you are a yankee and live in the south, why do you always claim it was so much better up north? If it is that great up north, why are you still living in the south? I doubt you will be missed if you returned back north where you would fit in much better.

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Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#219 Dec 3, 2013
Poudtoliveinsouth wrote:
http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/ 01/24/new-york-shoves-its-way- to-top-of-rudest-cities-list/
Southern people were raised with manners. Something yankees have no concept of. We were taught to call it what it is and in this case, it has been proven over and over that yankees are the rudest people in the usa. Something they seem to be proud of and continue to work very hard at. Southern people are not so weak they are effected by the ill manners of the yankees that move down south. We have learned that they are idiots and basically ignore them. Finally,the ones with half a brain will go away. The ones that stay are taught lessons in manners.
But, everything you say suggests that Southerners are a weaker culture and are influenced by others, bad or good. If your culture were so superior, it would be the influence rather than be influenced.

Don't get me wrong, I respect 'all' people. I just want you to see the gaps in your argument. It makes you appear weaker.

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Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#220 Dec 3, 2013
Jason wrote:
The yankees I have met in my area all have to same problem.They think they know how to do everything better than anyone else. The problem is, if you allow them to do something THEIR way, 9 times out of 10, it doesn't work and causes more problems. They are arrogant and seem to think they are better than everyone else.I own a large company and have learned over the years to not hire a yankee unless we really need the help and no one else applied. The staff that has been in my employment for many years know exactly how our company runs and they do not want or need any yankee trying to tell them that the way they have ran this company for 50+ years is all wrong. Our staff is like family to me. My company has very good work history and very very few people leave before retiring with us. There is no room in our company for anyone who thinks they know everything. If you are a yankee and live in the south, why do you always claim it was so much better up north? If it is that great up north, why are you still living in the south? I doubt you will be missed if you returned back north where you would fit in much better.
Personally, I respect your culture. It has its points that I do not like, but it is ok. However, in one voice you say you never hire Yankees, but then you say you have had to because no one else has applied. What kind of work do you do (if it will not expose your company or your person)? I’m sure there are plenty of low level Northern workers as well as Southern ones. So, I’m not sure what kind of business you could be in that a new person could tell you that you are doing it all wrong. After all, you have admitted that you gave them a try by hiring them, and you also thought their suggestion was plausible because you gave their suggestion a try. Otherwise, you would not that it failed. I do not believe I am better than everyone else. I know that I am more educated and as a result, I earn more than most. But, it is not how I define,‘better’.

The weakest argument I have ever heard since I have been down here is; “move back”. It has no legs and accomplishes nothing. But, I find it interesting that Southerners are so threatened by Northerners. There are azzholes on both sides of the fence. Would you be intellectually honest enough to admit that?
Jason

Greenville, NC

#221 Dec 3, 2013
I own several accounting firms.
I have found that the rudest yankees comes from N.Y.and they are very proud of their ill manners.
As for the statement "move back" If you listened to them complaining about how my company is handled and trying to tell you they have a much better way when in fact, it is NOT, you would be saying the same statement. Their lack of manners would cost my companies business and there is NO ROOM in My companies for ill mannered staff.

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Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#222 Dec 3, 2013
Jason wrote:
I own several accounting firms.
I have found that the rudest yankees comes from N.Y.and they are very proud of their ill manners.
As for the statement "move back" If you listened to them complaining about how my company is handled and trying to tell you they have a much better way when in fact, it is NOT, you would be saying the same statement. Their lack of manners would cost my companies business and there is NO ROOM in My companies for ill mannered staff.
I’m not sure how someone can demonstrate that they are proud of being rude. Are you sure the people you are speaking of are aware of how they are perceived. When I bring poor behavior to their attention, most are accommodating. Maybe they are insincere, but, I do get a response.
Many people often reference their past experiences when at their now employer because that experience had an impact on them. Surely, you hire people because they have an experience that is fruitful for your clients, right? So, When I was at SS White, I mentioned some things I accomplished at J & J. And, While at Ross, I mentioned a few things I did at SS White. And, now that I am at B of A, I am often asked to reflect on what I accomplished at Ross. Surely, you must agree that ones experience will help direct ones future decisions. If your only comeback is,“then go back”, why would you hire someone with experience in the first place? If you are speaking of accounting principles and practices, yes, there is some room for legal interpretation. That is why you would have tax attorney’s on your staff.
So, you have not really made it clear where the poor manners are a factor here. What have I missed? For example, as I went in tto eh men’s locker room to shower, I noticed that someone shaved and failed to clean out the sink. That is an example of poor manner. I told the gentleman that what he did was not right. He explained that the paper towel dispenser was empty. I reminded him that there were other forms of paper (toilet) he can use. He apologized and cleaned the sink for the next man. Poor manners? Yes… Did he remediate? Yes… Where was he from? The state of Georgia, and he was a Clemson graduate. I do not blame his rudeness on his southern culture or education. Why do you?

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

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#223 Dec 3, 2013
I Hate Syracuse wrote:
<quoted text>But, everything you say suggests that Southerners are a weaker culture and are influenced by others, bad or good. If your culture were so superior, it would be the influence rather than be influenced.
Don't get me wrong, I respect 'all' people. I just want you to see the gaps in your argument. It makes you appear weaker.
One bad apple spoils the whole bunch! Do you interpret politeness as weakness?
Jason

Greenville, NC

#224 Dec 3, 2013
Poor Manners= Being rude, talking down to someone which yankees are well known for. I guess I was'nt clear enough for you. Being rude, lack of manners, the tone they speak in to customers which is uncalled for. Experience is low on the list for requirements.Training is part of the job. Behavior and how you treat others comes highly on the list of requirements.If you treat others rudely, you do not belong in our company.This type of behavior is just poor business practice. Yankees are well known for trying to "bully"others into their way of thinking because they all feel their way is the right way when in fact, most of the time, it is the wrong way. They have no place in my company due to this type of behavior.

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Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#225 Dec 4, 2013
Timmy_ wrote:
<quoted text>One bad apple spoils the whole bunch! Do you interpret politeness as weakness?
I don't mistake politeness for weakness. You are polite, Timmy_. But, this person's arguments are not adding up, and I am either helping him to be more deceptive, or understand where his arguments have little to no merit.

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Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#226 Dec 4, 2013
Jason wrote:
Poor Manners= Being rude, talking down to someone which yankees are well known for. I guess I was'nt clear enough for you. Being rude, lack of manners, the tone they speak in to customers which is uncalled for. Experience is low on the list for requirements.Training is part of the job. Behavior and how you treat others comes highly on the list of requirements.If you treat others rudely, you do not belong in our company.This type of behavior is just poor business practice. Yankees are well known for trying to "bully"others into their way of thinking because they all feel their way is the right way when in fact, most of the time, it is the wrong way. They have no place in my company due to this type of behavior.
You have just admitted to being prejudiced. Isn't that rude in itself? I use each encounter with individuals as a seperate experience. I meet plenty of dumb-azz southerners, but I treat each encounter without allowing the influence of one to cloud my perception of the next. The same is true about my friends from NY, there are plenty of idiots there too.
Jason

Greenville, NC

#227 Dec 4, 2013
I Hate Syracuse wrote:
<quoted text>You have just admitted to being prejudiced. Isn't that rude in itself? I use each encounter with individuals as a seperate experience. I meet plenty of dumb-azz southerners, but I treat each encounter without allowing the influence of one to cloud my perception of the next. The same is true about my friends from NY, there are plenty of idiots there too.
Call me prejudiced if you want but being that I own several accounting firms, I will be very very picky of who I hire. And I do not hire any rude yankees. And I agree, NY is full of idiots and I wish they would all remain there.
If you were a business man, owning several companies that mainly deal with the public, you would also hire well mannered employees instead of hiring someone who is rude and overbearing. Those types of people do more harm than good. As long as I am the owner, I can decide who I will hire and who I will pass by. Yankees, esp. ones who moved from ny are off the list before they get a interview. I am much to busy wasting my time listening to the try to tell me how they think my companies should be handled.
casey

Greenville, NC

#228 Dec 4, 2013
Most yankees are like christmas lights. They hang together, half of them dont work and and the other half isnt very bright. I dont blame you one bit for not hiring a yankee. I have worked with them, rather worked at a place they they were employed at. Most of them work harder at NOT working than actually working. Hate to have to work with a yankee. They NEVER pull their load.

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Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#229 Dec 5, 2013
Jason wrote:
<quoted text>
Call me prejudiced if you want but being that I own several accounting firms, I will be very very picky of who I hire. And I do not hire any rude yankees. And I agree, NY is full of idiots and I wish they would all remain there.
If you were a business man, owning several companies that mainly deal with the public, you would also hire well mannered employees instead of hiring someone who is rude and overbearing. Those types of people do more harm than good. As long as I am the owner, I can decide who I will hire and who I will pass by. Yankees, esp. ones who moved from ny are off the list before they get a interview. I am much to busy wasting my time listening to the try to tell me how they think my companies should be handled.
You totally missed my point entirely which is no surprise. I have been relatively kind, and will continue to be. Good luck with your company (becasue you and an American), but you are lost my friend. The very thing you claim to be at issue with you are perpetuating. But, it is probably to close to you to understand.
Jason

Greenville, NC

#230 Dec 5, 2013
I Hate Syracuse wrote:
<quoted text>You totally missed my point entirely which is no surprise. I have been relatively kind, and will continue to be. Good luck with your company (becasue you and an American), but you are lost my friend. The very thing you claim to be at issue with you are perpetuating. But, it is probably to close to you to understand.
I believe you are the one who is missing the point.. I have worked hard to establish my companies and have learned from experience that yankees do not belong in my employment due to their lack of manners.If I had not removed them from my company, they would have likely ran off all my clients due to their rude behavior. I received so many complains about the ones who were hired for my company. All the complains were the same.

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Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#232 Dec 6, 2013
Leo Crumbcake wrote:
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Why you you own more than one "accounting firm". Why not just one big firm with several locations? Are you competing against yourself? Or maybe you are lying
I was not going to go there, but that is what I believed. Especially since his spelling and grammar was so poor. But, I try no tto make personal attacks against others.
Christmas spirit

North Vernon, IN

#233 Dec 6, 2013
What accounting firms do you own?, I would like to apply being your prejudice then it is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Just saying.
Jason wrote:
<quoted text>
Call me prejudiced if you want but being that I own several accounting firms, I will be very very picky of who I hire. And I do not hire any rude yankees. And I agree, NY is full of idiots and I wish they would all remain there.
If you were a business man, owning several companies that mainly deal with the public, you would also hire well mannered employees instead of hiring someone who is rude and overbearing. Those types of people do more harm than good. As long as I am the owner, I can decide who I will hire and who I will pass by. Yankees, esp. ones who moved from ny are off the list before they get a interview. I am much to busy wasting my time listening to the try to tell me how they think my companies should be handled.

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