Business pessimism "unwarranted": Goyder

Wesfarmers chief executive Richard Goyder says the tone of the national conversation has become too pessimistic, challenging business leaders to embrace the opportunities created by Australia’s strong economic conditions and proximity to Asia.


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How can you not be pessimistic when his Coles supermarkets only employ 5 checkout staff for 10 checkout counters? If you happen to be the lucky or "unlucky" 5 staff, you have to slave yourselves to serve the long lines of impatient/busy shoppers? Will Mr Goyder be pessimistic if he is not one of the lucky or unlucky 5 ?

If you don't shop with optimism, their fat bonuses will not be "warranted". Of course they don't want your pessimism to be "warranted".

Dear Pessimistic 5. I know your feelings, as a long time ago I was in that situation. Do not blame the company in the first instance, although that is a logical reaction. Have a look in the mirror at yourself and ask if you would be really suitable for that position. If you are, what caused the company to take it away from you. What have the 'lucky' ones got that you may have, but did not demonstrated enough. Alternatively, now is the time to make your potential work for you. In this company or another and become OPTIMISTIC!!

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