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I am telling you my story of seeing a company which has high level cheapness at their core and trying to explain why I think this way
@ 02-18-2012
by Tugberk Ugurlu

Yesterday, I went to fast food restaurant to have lunch after a wonderful movie (in Aydin, Turkey). As you expected, I was starving and try to figure out how to have it my way there. At the end, I decided to have a burger menu.

Just after I ordered, I nicely asked one more tiny mayonnaise and ketchup and the response that I got was unreasonably shocking and stupid. In a programmer's brain, it was a HTTP 509 Bandwidth Limit Exceeded. The reason why this is stupid is not that they asked me extra money for that, because I have been going their restaurants pretty often and they responded nicely and tried to make my dreams come true if I request the same thing. Not to mention their stuff told me that this is the rule that they have been applying for nearly two years. That's lie and a big one.

In the middle of my day, this really hit me and I thought that this was the lowest level a company can go down. This shows how poor and cheap their service is and that they have no idea on how to train their stuff so that they behave the same way. I am not judging them for asking extra money for these little boxes of souce, this is their cheapness in my opinion unless a person abuses this. I mean it is reasonable to reject the request of the person if s/he asked for 100 boxes of mayonnaise and ketchup but for one more, this is the high level of cheapness my dear friend.

The funny part is that they told me I could have one special souce since I ordered Chicken Tenders along with the burgers. That sentence really made my day. I told them to keep it as my donation to their poor company so that the company can grow more and get rid of this cheapness.

I am writing this as a customer complaint and you, that restaurant, should take this into considiration.

Don't Shit All Over The Company You Just Left... Don’t forget this is just a random dude’s opinion on the internet.
@ 12-03-2011
by Tugberk Ugurlu


A few days ago, Phil Haack made an announcement which wasn’t a kind of announcement that we had heard from Mr. Haack. It wasn’t a new product release or new version of ASP.NET MVC or NuGet. It wasn’t the birthday of one of his children either. It was the announcement which tells us a very bad news. It was telling that he won’t be working on behalf of Microsoft after the 5th of December 2011.

The blog post was sad for me and at the same time it was shocking as well. But none of those are the reason why I write about it here. I have no idea what happened and drew him away from Microsoft but I can tell that the blog post he has written is exemplary.

Phil Haack respects the place he worked and he didn’t shit all over the company. This should be always the case even if you experienced the hell there.

If you work on a company for a particular period of time and realize that this company is a shitty place after that period of time, you have a serious problem in my opinion. This behavior is no different than seeing your ex-wife / ex-husband as a monster, enemy after a divorce.

Why am I writing this? I honestly don’t know. But when I saw the blog post of Joe Stanger about the Microsoft, I was really sad that a person like him can be a person like that. The announcement of his leave was a little harsh as well.  The title of the first blog post I referenced is 'What’s wrong with Microsoft?'. The company name is not important here. It could be Apple, Starbucks or The Jim’s Coffee House. The point here is that: this company was perfect when the employee was working there and it suddenly turned out a shitty place just after the employee left. Maybe it was a shitty place for a while when the employee worked there and he knew that but I, as a person in public, have no idea about that. If you don’t have guts to tell the same thing publicly when you work there, keep it to yourself for your entire life. No matter what happened, that place is the company you have worked for. At some point, maybe the place you have represented for.

So, don’t be a slave of your angers. Don’t go public without thinking by using the words you will possibly regret. Also, don’t forget this is just a random dude’s opinion on the internet.

Oww, I almost forgot. I know that you are not dying but we, at least I, will miss you anyway @Haacked!


Hi 🙋🏻‍♂️ I'm Tugberk Ugurlu.
Coder 👨🏻‍💻, Speaker 🗣, Author 📚, Microsoft MVP 🕸, Blogger 💻, Software Engineering at Deliveroo 🍕🍜🌯, F1 fan 🏎🚀, Loves travelling 🛫🛬
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