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2012-01-14 10:10:44 AM  
You lied, subby. Walmart was nowhere to be seen.
 
2012-01-14 10:27:33 AM  

WarehouseMouse: You lied, subby. Walmart was nowhere to be seen.


Also conspicuous by it's absence is Verizon.
 
2012-01-14 10:41:01 AM  

a_bilge_monkey: WarehouseMouse: You lied, subby. Walmart was nowhere to be seen.

Also conspicuous by it's absence is Verizon.


And Comcast.
 
2012-01-14 10:49:25 AM  
Glad Sears made the list. Man, they suck.
 
2012-01-14 11:10:08 AM  
Apple? GE?

/checks - nope.
 
2012-01-14 11:28:36 AM  

walkerhound: Apple? GE?

/checks - nope.


This is a list of the most hated companies.

Apple is not even close to one of them.
 
2012-01-14 11:32:40 AM  
List fails with Koch Industries, whose big boss funds the Tea Party, which will happily tear down the government to avoid regulating pollution.
 
2012-01-14 11:49:57 AM  

This About That: List fails with Koch Industries, whose big boss funds the Tea Party, which will happily tear down the government to avoid regulating pollution.


Not everyone is as "enlightened" as you are in politics. Not too many people know who the hell they are.
 
2012-01-14 12:18:51 PM  

cman: This is a list of the most hated companies.

Apple is not even close to one of them.


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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-01-14 12:44:14 PM  
We considered total return to shareholders in comparison to the broader market and other companies in the same sector during the last year.

Return to shareholders shouldn't affect a hate rating.
 
2012-01-14 12:49:02 PM  

GAT_00: a_bilge_monkey: WarehouseMouse: You lied, subby. Walmart was nowhere to be seen.

Also conspicuous by it's absence is Verizon.

And Comcast.

 
2012-01-14 12:53:51 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: GAT_00: a_bilge_monkey: WarehouseMouse: You lied, subby. Walmart was nowhere to be seen.

Also conspicuous by it's absence is Verizon.

And Comcast.


And Haliburton
 
2012-01-14 12:53:51 PM  

cman: walkerhound: Apple? GE?

/checks - nope.

This is a list of the most hated companies.

Apple is not even close to one of them.


I'm typing this on an Apple computer and it makes me feel like a douchebag for using an Apple computer. What a ripoff this thing was.
 
2012-01-14 12:59:21 PM  

FloydA: Bathia_Mapes: GAT_00: a_bilge_monkey: WarehouseMouse: You lied, subby. Walmart was nowhere to be seen.

Also conspicuous by it's absence is Verizon.

And Comcast.

And Haliburton

 
2012-01-14 01:03:42 PM  
Compared to other leading social media sites, however, Facebook has the lowest customer satisfaction score from the American Customer Satisfaction Index

And yet people look at me like I have a dick growing out of my forehead when I tell them I don't have a Facebook account. So they can't be that hated.

Where the fark is Haliburton? I guess having a no bid contract to rebuild a country their former CEO destroyed isn't as bad as raising rates on movie rentals. Or are people's memory that short?
 
2012-01-14 01:04:10 PM  

FloydA: Bathia_Mapes: GAT_00: a_bilge_monkey: WarehouseMouse: You lied, subby. Walmart was nowhere to be seen.

Also conspicuous by it's absence is Verizon.

And Comcast.

And Haliburton


And Bank of America.
 
2012-01-14 01:04:46 PM  
yawn
misleading headline is misleading

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2012-01-14 01:25:22 PM  
xanadian: FloydA: Bathia_Mapes: GAT_00: a_bilge_monkey: WarehouseMouse: You lied, subby. Walmart was nowhere to be seen.

Also conspicuous by it's absence is Verizon.

And Comcast.

And Haliburton

And Bank of America.


And DISH Network.
 
2012-01-14 01:28:28 PM  
And United/Continental Airlines.
 
2012-01-14 01:33:35 PM  

xanadian: FloydA: Bathia_Mapes: GAT_00: a_bilge_monkey: WarehouseMouse: You lied, subby. Walmart was nowhere to be seen.

Also conspicuous by it's absence is Verizon.

And Comcast.

And Haliburton

And Bank of America.


It's on the list.
 
2012-01-14 01:37:00 PM  
Golden Rule insurance.
And Harbinger
And Cerberus
 
2012-01-14 01:37:32 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: It's on the list.


Oh, so it is. #7. I guess I didn't see it, that's how much I hate it.
 
2012-01-14 01:43:35 PM  
Apple?

Nope. They polled actual consumers, not brainwashed losers squatting in their mom's basements parroting anti-Apple propaganda.
 
2012-01-14 01:47:19 PM  
Monsanto? (new window)
 
2012-01-14 01:50:47 PM  

xanadian: Bathia_Mapes: It's on the list.

Oh, so it is. #7. I guess I didn't see it, that's how much I hate it.


Blind with hate? Perfectly understandable.
 
2012-01-14 01:52:33 PM  

Mugato: Where the fark is Haliburton? I guess having a no bid contract to rebuild a country their former CEO destroyed isn't as bad as raising rates on movie rentals. Or are people's memory that short?


i think this data is based off a consumer satisfaction survey of some sort. Halliburton doesn't really sell things to consumers.
 
2012-01-14 01:53:18 PM  
Does anyone actually hate Sears? I thought the national consensus was a resounding "meh" when it comes to them.

Blackwater is missing.
 
2012-01-14 02:03:55 PM  

gopher321: Glad Sears made the list. Man, they suck.


Sears is almost certainly doomed and BofA looks likely, so it should make a lot of people (other than their thousands of employees and shareholders) happy when they croak.
 
2012-01-14 02:06:41 PM  
I don't see Cablevision or Time Warner Cable on here at all
 
2012-01-14 02:10:20 PM  
Netflix still amazes me. Destroying that much goodwill that quickly takes true talent.
 
2012-01-14 02:13:29 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: Netflix still amazes me. Destroying that much goodwill that quickly takes true talent.


I know. And I'm not pissed off at them myself as I've no real complaint.

/Comcast is another story.
 
2012-01-14 02:16:15 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: xanadian: FloydA: Bathia_Mapes: GAT_00: a_bilge_monkey: WarehouseMouse: You lied, subby. Walmart was nowhere to be seen.

Also conspicuous by it's absence is Verizon.

And Comcast.

And Haliburton

And Bank of America.

And DISH Network.


And Flowbee!
 
2012-01-14 02:16:28 PM  
Walmart, Ford, Lowe's, and Macy*s not on list.

Also Monsanto and ADM.

No Oil companies either.

List invalid.
 
2012-01-14 02:18:09 PM  

FloydA: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: xanadian: FloydA: Bathia_Mapes: GAT_00: a_bilge_monkey: WarehouseMouse: You lied, subby. Walmart was nowhere to be seen.

Also conspicuous by it's absence is Verizon.

And Comcast.

And Haliburton

And Bank of America.

And DISH Network.

And Flowbee!


Ugh... responsible for the hairstyles of the midwest and Bill Gates.
 
2012-01-14 02:18:28 PM  
The problem is that you need at least 20 slots for the 10 most hated companies list.
 
2012-01-14 02:19:43 PM  

This About That: List fails with Koch Industries, whose big boss funds the Tea Party, which will happily tear down the government to avoid regulating pollution.


Do you ever have direct dealings with Koch Industries? Most likely you have no idea what they even make or produce. So how is it going to show up on a list of hated companies based on consumer experience?

/the Koch brothers also give massive amounts of money to the ACLU and Cancer research
 
2012-01-14 02:22:00 PM  
Did anyone mention Comcast?

Also I hate Aflac because of their commercials - normally I just ignore commercials, but Aflac has me diving across the room for the mute button.
 
2012-01-14 02:22:38 PM  

ZAZ: We considered total return to shareholders in comparison to the broader market and other companies in the same sector during the last year.

Return to shareholders shouldn't affect a hate rating.


Where have you been? That's the ONLY thing that matters anymore.
 
2012-01-14 02:22:48 PM  

crotchgrabber: Does anyone actually hate Sears? I thought the national consensus was a resounding "meh" when it comes to them.

Blackwater is missing.


Up until a few months ago I stilled own a Kenmore vacuum cleaner. Went to a sears to pick up replacement bags, found them, and then wandered the store for 30 minutes trying to find someone - anyone - who I could hand money too to pay for them.

/got rid of it based on that awful experience
 
2012-01-14 02:23:43 PM  
No Wells Fargo or Bank of America?

That's bullshiat.

An alien race will visit earth on a peace mission, and go to Wells Fargo to open an expense account. A year later the rest of their fleet will turn up an atomize the planet and reduce the inhabitants into digestible proteins.
 
2012-01-14 02:33:39 PM  
I don't see Congress anywhere on that list.
 
2012-01-14 02:34:52 PM  
List is FUBAR without Time Farking Warner Cable
 
2012-01-14 02:35:11 PM  
WHAR FEDERAL RESERVE BANK?

WHAR???



Oh, Goldman Sachs is accepting the award for Fed?

/Never mind
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-01-14 02:38:08 PM  
Reading this thread reminds me of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. We have a list of companies that mostly affect people's everyday lives. When Bank of America is evil that affects the bottom levels of the hierarchy. You could lose your house. When Facebook adds a feature that messes up your social life. Worrying about the politics of rich people, the fate of Iraq, or $10 per capita government waste is a luxury, or not even a luxury but more of abstract pondering on the meaning of life.
 
2012-01-14 02:38:15 PM  
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But remember, they're doing God's work. They even said so.
 
2012-01-14 02:41:35 PM  

Happy Hours:
Also I hate Aflac because of their commercials - normally I just ignore commercials, but Aflac has me diving across the room for the mute button.


Would also add J.G. Wentworth, and the f*cking Geico ad with the goddamned pig screaming "WHEEE" while sliding down a line.

/Make it stop
 
2012-01-14 02:46:11 PM  
We examined each company based on several criteria. We considered total return to shareholders in comparison to the broader market and other companies in the same sector during the last year. We reviewed financial analyst opinions on those companies that are public. We analyzed data from a broad array of sources, including Consumer Reports, JD Power, the MSN/Zogby Poll, ForeSee and the University of Michigan American Customer Satisfaction Index. We also considered negative press based on 24/7 Wall St.'s analysis of media coverage and the Flame Index, which uses a proprietary algorithm to review more than 12,000 websites and ranks companies based on the frequency of negative words. Finally, we considered the views of taxpayers, Congress and the White House - where applicable.

That's why this list fails. 'Okay, first we looked at money. Then we looked at what Wall Street thinks of them. Then we looked at industry sources. Then we asked the media. And then, after we did all that, if we had any time left over, we went ahead and asked Congress and perhaps the general public-- not in every instance, but we thought about asking the general public at some point.'
 
2012-01-14 02:47:36 PM  
My Top Ten:

10. Groupon
9. MySpace
8. Delta Airlines
7. United Airlines
6. AT&T
5. American Airlines
4. Comcast
3. News Corp
2. Bank of America
1. Goldman Sachs

Bonus Round:
11. Yahoo
 
2012-01-14 02:52:23 PM  

bravian: crotchgrabber: Does anyone actually hate Sears? I thought the national consensus was a resounding "meh" when it comes to them.

Blackwater is missing.

Up until a few months ago I stilled own a Kenmore vacuum cleaner. Went to a sears to pick up replacement bags, found them, and then wandered the store for 30 minutes trying to find someone - anyone - who I could hand money too to pay for them.

/got rid of it based on that awful experience


I'm not a fan of Sears and I'd certainly never finance anything with them but I do have to say their service centers have all the little widgets I've ever needed to fix any of my appliances. And it's pretty nice to pick up a $12 thermal fuse the day I need it than pay some repair guy 80 to do it Thursday if he shows up. Another time, the counter guy saved me spending anything by suggesting I doublecheck the connectors on my dishwasher after it quit (turns out the yellow twist fasteners connecting the power cord and unit had simply vibrated loose after 15 years).

Being unable to find a cashier on one day seems a poor reason to dump functional equipment. Perhaps you should speak louder.
 
2012-01-14 02:54:35 PM  

r1niceboy: No Wells Fargo or Bank of America?

That's bullshiat.

An alien race will visit earth on a peace mission, and go to Wells Fargo to open an expense account. A year later the rest of their fleet will turn up an atomize the planet and reduce the inhabitants into digestible proteins.


Bank of America is on the list in the #7 spot.
 
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