Two words. Age discrimination. Did you notice the hosts who have “left” (or leaving soon) HSN and QVC since the merger are ‘seasoned ” (of a certain age.) They are replaced with younger, cheaper hosts. I understand seasoned Hosts are more expensive. However, these hosts have a loyal following. We feel as if we “know” them, and are more inclined to watch a show…and buy products. If I am channel surfing and come across an HSN show with one of my favorite hosts, I’ll watch for the familiarity factor. I’ll change the channel if I don’t know the host. I am in an industry, where the seasoned employees are often replaced with younger, cheaper, less experienced people. There’s something to be said for experience and knowledge. They know the business. They have a work ethic. They do not act like they are entitled to work and receive the same benefits as their seasoned counterparts. It’s being penny-wise and pound-foolish. These seasoned Hosts you’ve fired or forced out MADE YOUR NETWORKS SUCCESSFUL, and now you discard them like yesterday’s trash. QVC and HSN executives -you disgust me, and many others. Would you want your parents treated like this? One day, you will also be replaced by a younger, cheaper model. You reap what you sow.
Are you for real? How would you know that the younger hosts have no “work ethic” or are “entitled.?” It sounds like the one who is engaging in age discrimination is you! You are discriminating against the younger hosts. Don’t forget, these “seasoned” hosts started when they were young, too.
Unless you have some inside scoop, there is no proof that the seasoned hosts were “forced out” or “fired.” Your argument is ridiculous and sounds like bitter grapes.
There are hosts I like and hosts I don’t like, regardless of their ages. I, for one, will not discriminate against the younger, newer hosts JUST because they are younger and/or newer by refusing to watch.
I feel sorry for you. Btw, I am the age of these seasoned hosts.
Posted in Talk Among Yourselves
08.16.19 5:02 PM