Brissles, I absolutely think the same as you. All the courtesy has gone too.I think it speaks volumes for those who do the hiring. I wont call them youngsters, but clearly are of the same immature mindset.
Sadly today we don't seem to have any 'maturity' in the hierarchy of most big organisations, - the NHS dont have anyone overall in charge to make professional decisions, Parliament were all acting like big kids in the playground for 3 years, the BBC are in meltdown, if there are 'talking heads' on the news channels being challenged about performance, all you see are looks of rabbits caught in the headlights.
Maturity on the shop floor has disappeared, go into a shop and the assistants in the majority are disinterested apart from promoting store cards, on and on it goes.
So QVC are the same. Couldn't give a monkeys about the behaviour of presenters as long as those sales are clocking up on the computer in front of them.