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V-Twin
crash wrote:
It saddens me to say that this is not just a Perth thing. 

http://indianridersforum.com.au/threads/imrg-let-us-help.270/
Wow!  A post from January 2016... I had to re-read my own posts.  How naive we were back then Crash.  We thought Polaris wanted to make a difference and improve IMRG, the rides and the member experience.  Who would have thought 2 years and 4 months later, not a single thing would have been done.

And I hear Hannah (Marketing Person for Polaris Australia who was tasked to resurrect IMRG) resigned.  I think that's more than a dozen staff resigning after only 5 to 7 months with Polaris... what does that say? 😬
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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CHF10

V-Twin wrote:
I think that's more than a dozen staff resigning after only 5 to 7 months with Polaris... what does that say? 😬

That they found better jobs.

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BigTone
CHF10 wrote:

That they found better jobs.


It could be that, but seems more likely it may be a poor workplace atmosphere.
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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V-Twin
CHF10 wrote:
That they found better jobs.
Many resigned without a job to go to.  Capable people felt better to be unemployed then to stay at Polaris.
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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CHF10

V-Twin wrote:
Capable people felt better to be unemployed then to stay at Polaris.

Such is the sad state of social security in this country that unemployment is an option. I was raised such that if you're wise, you never leave employment without employment to go to except for the obvious cliches such as lotto win etc.

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V-Twin
CHF10 wrote:
if you're wise, you never leave employment without employment to go to...
I am sure all of us, including former employees of Polaris, felt the same as you.  So, if people with similar ethos chose to move on before finding a new home...
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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CHF10
The million dollar question...
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stevenlb21
crash wrote:
It saddens me to say that this is not just a Perth thing. 

http://indianridersforum.com.au/threads/imrg-let-us-help.270/

as you can see from the link above, this little chestnut has been around for a while.....
Posted by IMRG Forum Support on 12 January 2016

Hi @crash@V-Twin,

Thank you for taking the time to reach out.

Firstly great to see you are so passionate about getting the IMRG more active. We share your desire to have a lot more happening with the IMRG and have been taking a deliberately patient approach to growing the group in AU/NZ.

Launching the forum was a critical piece to getting IMRG more going locally, connecting owners/fans and facilitating the social side of the group as we grow. As such this forum is the platform that you can use to do/action the things you would like to see happen with IMRG; this includes organising rides, meetings, gatherings, events, etc.

We will also be organising "official" IMRG events throughout the year which we are in the midst of planning, but these will be spread throughout the country so we need owner driven events/rides in your local state/area to complement these.

So what we would love to see is members like yourself, volunteering to be social event/ride organisers in your respective home states. We and your local dealers will support you where possible. Therefore if you are interested in taking this kind of active role then shoot an email through to support@imrg.com.au with details of your ideas for a regular meeting/rides so we can assist and then help promote them to other members. It could be as simple as a bi-monthly catch up at a cafe or bar or Sunday ride. In these early stages we are keeping this side of the IMRG flexible so as to encourage members to get involved without too much rigour.

With respect to your other query regarding the benefits due to IMRG members, as you have seen there are a number available already and we intend to grow these as opportunities avail themselves. Apparel and merchandise is very important to both of us and we are working on a range that is exclusively available to members at a level of quality that you and we expect. As mentioned in a previous thread the Newsletter is imminent, it is part of a global publication, we don't have full control of timing and content.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for being part of the founding IMRG members.

Indian Riders Support
 
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Seems like 2 years on its same old same old, nothing has changed and I suspect nothing will change either.

We should just cut own losses with IMRG and start a group of our own, we have the numbers in members on this forum with new members join every day.

I for one would take an active roll in organising stuff and Im sure many others would like to be involved as well.

Just thought I'd through it out there so it can be kicked around and see if we can shape this into something that WE WANT and not accept something dished up  to us like slop
Cheers......Steve
Penrith, NSW

2015 Indian Chieftain (Indian Motorcycle Red)
"TECUMSEH"
IMRG Membership No.  AU101486

Meanwhile back at the Ranch, Tonto disguised as a door gets his knob shot off !!!.

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CHF10

stevenlb21 wrote:
Just thought I'd through it out there so it can be kicked around and see if we can shape this into something that WE WANT and not accept something dished up  to us like slop

Isn't that exactly what this forum and riding group is for?

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V-Twin
CHF10 wrote:
Isn't that exactly what this forum and riding group is for?
Spot on CHF10.  At least in Melbourne, we have regular rides and get togethers and even organise interstate rides.

stevenlb21 wrote:
I for one would take an active roll in organising stuff and Im sure many others would like to be involved as well.
Have a look at this thread Steven.  We do need people who are willing to get their areas up and running.

http://www.indianmotorcycleforum.com.au/post/we-need-local-coordinators-in-all-major-cities-and-regional-centres-9487304
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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crash
CHF10 wrote:

Isn't that exactly what this forum and riding group is for?



I agree, we have a pretty good arrangement here at the moment whereby a group of people congregate together with common interests. 
We have rides, we have notification mechanisms (all of which cost money and are being subsidised by the owner of the site at the moment.
To make this take off, we need three things.
1. sponsors
2. vendors to start participating on two fronts (subscription and discounts)
3. people

We are going ok but we could go so much better.
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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