how good is he wrote:Rev, I do not understand your (or others) aggression considering no one forces to you to shop there (or work there). They are a successful and parochial SA based company/family that re-invests their profits back here. Nationally there are approx 4000 petrol stations Vs 130 OTRs. OTR in SA is the only state in Australia where an independent is bigger than the multi-nationals - in any market! This is similar to say attacking SA based Foodland VS Coles/Woolies - which control up to 80% of the petrol, grocery, alcohol, hardware markets. My point on OTRs turnover was just to highlight they are the biggest SA company & I doubt if Santos, Coopers etc built a 7 storey HQs anyone would blink let alone say "they were flopping there dick out". In fact this HQs building could be considered very modest for their size. As for the location, as mentioned they already own the site, the owners/directors live nearby & similar sized developments are happening around them. Why are you not also attacking the the Nova & Bath apartments?
Finally Rev considering people have free choice to shop and work where they want, can you explain how this company can continue to be so successful unless more and more people are continuing to CHOOSE to shop (and work) there?
I think it's hilarious how some South Australians get all "South Australian" over OTR and the crooks(literally) who run it. I mean christ you people got all wet over donuts.
Do you want to know how much the Shahins care about you and this state? Henley Beach Road..when the new Mogas opened, he dropped prices to 99cents for a few hours. Seeing that, the recently rebranded OTR(former Mobile) 5 seconds down the road, dropped their prices.
Why did he drop prices as well? Why didn't he drop prices first?
The few remaining small stores have been destroyed by these cunts.
These people will open up multiple shop fronts within meters of each other, simply to hurt your business.
They are ripping off their employees.
Coca Cola donated truck loads of their products to the fire fighting efforts for the exhausted fire fighting volunteers last summer.
What did OTR donate? Sweet fuck all. Such great South Australians they are right..?
But hey if you want to pull your pants down and bend over for OTR, because you feel some sort of "patriotism" to these fake South Australians, then go ahead.
Maybe one day when I'm allowed to tell you who they really are, you'll see things differently. And you'll understand why they operate the way they do, and you'll understand the OTR branding a bit better.
And you're right, we have free choice. That's why I use my free choice not to spend my money at these cunts stores.
I also don't go to the Mogas stores because that guy is a cunt as well, pretending to be a small independent retailer, while cruising around Adelaide in a Lamborghini and Ferrari. He's even taken over that independent servo on OG road across from the Shell. It's now an X-Convenience servo like most of his other stores.
I'd rather use the big Woolies and Coles backed Caltex and Shells or Liberty's. I might have to drive out of my immediate area and surrounding suburbs and go a few suburbs over to get fuel, but I'd rather do that then go to the monopoly of OTR fronts.
More and more people are choosing to shop there? More like more and more people have no choice because there's multiple places where there's multiple OTR's within walking distance of each other on the same stretch of road, or every servo in an area has been turned into an OTR.
It's called a monopoly for a reason.
This is one reason why we need to deregulate shop trading hours and allow everyone to be open 24/7 and whenever they want.
Because if people can go to their local Coles, Foodland, Woolies, IGA, Aldi, to get some basic groceries, you wont see so many OTR's opening up in every location. Because people will have CHOICE. And that choice will be to go and buy those items they need from a supermarket where it's CHEAPER then the OTR front.
People will replace convenience with cost. Especially in these shit economic conditions in this state.
On top of that, it will create more jobs as shops will be open longer or more often. There's far more supermarkets then OTR fronts.
Why do people work there? Where else are they going to work? There's not a lot going on elsewhere is there.
Unless you know of a magical place with bountiful jobs in South Australia???
But, can you explain why there's thousands of employees and former employees who are unhappy and pissed off with their treatment and the scam with contracts that the Shahins run? Take a look what their partners in 7/11 are doing interstate and have gotten busted doing.
Peregrine is a protected species in SA by our politicians. Why? Why did a shady dodgy individual have the Police ministers personal phone number?