I agree about the difficulties of complaining face to face, especially when with family. When I am on holiday I'm more likely to move on than get into a potentially disagreable confrontation, unless I think I have been truly ripped off!
Bernard Flouquet is in charge of Public Services and his office is in what is commonly known as the "custard castle" 01481 717000. I doubt if he would be available but enougth calls and he might decide to ask the Harbour Sub Committee what is going on. Even then I should imagine nothing will happen as they have lost the experience and the new staff are going to learn the hard way. At the visiting yachties cost!!
They would do well to take all the staff for a day out, take them to an Apple (computers for the luddites) Store and see what customer service is all about, they portray a great picture of people who want to talk about a product and are genuinely pleased to see you.
Peeps are becoming more discerning about what they get for their money, perhaps this is just a case of an isolated island that needs to catch up, lets hope so its a great place.
I agree with Robin about not requiring hassle & confrontation when on hols; and there are still plenty of boats like mine without laptops, and I'm not going to get one just to send e-mails tellng people the bleeding obvious about how to do their job properly !
As for the 'meeting with an info pack & sort out payment later', that's exactly how St Peter Port used to be...
Good point about a water taxi to & from outer harbour; seem to remember there used to be this facility too - I agree either it should be included in the ( extortionate for what one gets ) berthing fee or that fee should be cheaper.
The story about this thread is now on the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/search/news/?q=guernsey
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"A caller to BBC Guernsey, Royston, said other places had young members of staff working on marinas, and that Guernsey's staff must have undergone training.
He said the comments made on the Yachting Monthly forum were "so petty and nitpicking."
But a text from a BBC Guernsey listener, Sandie, said the criticisms were "constructive" and should be heeded."
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