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I understand what you are saying rocky - I work in corporate American and I know that every place I've been (which is quite a few as I spent a lot of time as a contractor) had loyalty to ONE thing only no matter what double talk and BS is in their "mission statement" - the bottom line.
So I'm fully aware of that. I would expect nothing else. In fact the companies that preach the most about "loyalty" are the worst ones to stab their people in the back after they get done preaching to them. I once worked for a company that bought another company and of course let most of them go, but gave a luncheon for the event and had those people come and as they are in the room about to lose their jobs and they know it, the jackass d-bag of a CEO we have stands up and tells these people "The company owes you loyalty, and you owe the company loyalty". I kid you not. If I were being let go, I swear I would have stood up and said so if the company owes me loyalty why am I being let go? Where can I cash your "loyalty" to me? I wish they would just quit with the hypocritical preaching and just acknowledge this isn't the 50s and neither side owes the other any loyalty and just needs to look out for themselves because no one else will. When I got laid off after 9/11 no one came rushing to my aid but my own family - that wasn't my fault but no one cares and no one else is going to help you, you're on your own jack.
Anyway that aside, I know what you are saying, and I know it's true. However, Amex did show they want my business. I know they could dump me, and likewise I could also dump them. But they did show they want the business which is more than some other lenders did, and while they want my business I'm happy to give it to them as they fit my style and my needs well. That's what I'm saying, and to me that's more important than the rewards - those are just a bonus, literally. I gave Discover plenty of spend but they never warmed to me. Amex though seems to like it. And there are a number of things I like about Amex, such as the no hard pull CLIs, backdating, and so on. The rewards are admittedly just on their own not as good as I can get elsewhere, but the perks on the Platinum are perfect for my travel needs and make it no more expensive than the PRG I had would be per year.