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Lazy. I think that's it. Maybe the boss man is short-sighted and expects everyone to hurry through more jobs to maximize profit...
I think that in general, people don't take care to do the right thing when its not likely to be noticed. It bugs me too!
I bought a 2004 9-5 Aero wagon from a Honda/Acura dealership years ago. When I asked if they would pay to repaint the front bumper, they looked at me like I was crazy. When I told them that they had used large coarse-threat sheet metal screws to fasten the front plate to the car, their first response was, "We don't touch the plates." It was a front logo-plate with their name on it. They punctured the bumper skin.
Of course, they said, "Do you want the car or not?"
I bought it anyway. Their internet sales manager had dropped the asking price below what I had planned to pay, since he didn't know that I was coming to look at it. That bit of incompetence saved me over $1,000! (That's an exclamation point, not the factorial sign.)
'06 9-5 Combi, AT, Polar/Black
'03 9-5 Aero Wagon, AT, Steel/Charcoal
'00 9-3 Viggen, 5D, Silver/Black
'93 9000 Aero, 5MT, Cirrus/Black (Owned this one twice)
'04 9-5 Aero Wagon, AT, Nocturne/Granite
'86 900 SPG, 5MT, Edwardian/Buffalo Grey
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