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2012-10-08 09:23:33 PM  
To anyone who has Comcast:
Do they have a monopoly in your area? Is there no other choice for you? I can't imagine a worse company.
 
2012-10-08 09:26:34 PM  

Saturn5: elysive: I'm guessing that in most home invasion situations, being home and not inviting potential intruders in would be sufficient to remove you as a "mark". Additionally, firmly asking the people to leave and locking the door would help convey the message that you wont take any crap. Do the intruders want to risk a defiant person being armed or fighting back after putting in the effort of forcible entry?

I guess if you don't think you give a confident and commanding enough presence, flash your piece if that makes you feel better!

Those are good suggestions for preventing a home invasion; however, if they ignore that and force entry into the home, what then? Will you confident and commanding presence be enough if it wasn't enough to begin with?

It's not like an armed person should open the door, invite them in and then shoot them. If they force their way in, though, I see no reason why they shouldn't leave feet first. As you pointed out, you've conveyed the message they are unwanted. If they continue beyond that, it's apparent your wishes aren't their concern. At what point do you become concerned for your safety?


I thought this discussion was about when to bring ones weapon. I have weapons and am not afraid to use them. I was only suggesting that it's not always necessary to flash your guns to unwanted visitors to avoid potential crime. I would like to think that I and others can be a good judge of creepy criminal versus annoying salesperson. If someone is a legitimate threat, you close and lock the door, get a weapon, get a phone to call the cops and wait for their next move. At my house we actually have cameras so you don't have to watch through the peep hole.

I don't see how else you would have a weapon anyway unless you keep it at arms reach at all times. That seems like an extra paranoid way to live.
 
2012-10-08 09:27:34 PM  

Dr. Quasius: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Mike_LowELL: Absolutely disgusting. I hope someone deals with these homeowners. Comcast is aggressive about giving you world-class internet at low prices. Boo hoo. Deal with it. Corporations have more right to be in your house than you do.

1/10.

He's joking, not trolling.


Normally I agree, but I assure you he was trolling.
 
2012-10-08 09:34:38 PM  

Yogimus: udhq


Yogimus: elysive: udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.

If you tell someone visiting your home to leave and not to come back, I think it is reasonable to bring out a gun (or some other weapon) as a precaution if they return to your house again. There's no need to answer the door...just call the police and wait. In the case of the article, it sounds like the homeowners told the guys to leave during the first visit and they refused to leave. You really think that it is unreasonable for the homeowner to start seeking protection at that very moment? I believe it is best to call the cops immediately, but everyone should have the capability to defend oneself (protecting your body and well being is more important than your property) in some way. For some people, protection means a guard dog. For others, it means owning a gun or some other kind of weapon...even pepper spray.

I don't see a point in flashing a weapon around to even the most aggressive seeming visitor in the event that it could escalate a situation, but I suppose some people think it would deter a criminal from trying to break in in the first place. YMMV.

Robbers (thieves/burglars/home invaders) are very VERY risk management oriented. They will seek soft targets. Presenting a firearm effectively removes you from their list.


It's more than that, though. I had an uncle who was a survivalist, he stockpiled weapons and canned food, gas masks, etc., you name it. He was preparing for society to break down, any way possible. And towards the end of his life, I could tell in the way he talked about it, that he was actually *looking forward* to the apocalypse and being able to use all his toys.

It's the same with a lot of these gun people who talk big. "Protection" seems to be a pretense, but in reality, they just seem to want an excuse to murder someone without consequences. And the way America society seems to treat that as normal always seems to me like some sort of collective sociopathy.
 
2012-10-08 09:34:43 PM  

orclover: [wtfcontent.com image 450x418]
One of the few benefits of living in Texas. Violent salespeople tend to Darwin themselves out of business here.


==========

Congratulations. You live in a red state that out-tards them all. Texas is the state where "brave patriots" pulled guns on electric utility workers who were attempting to install new digital "Obama spy" meters on there homes. These same tards then demanded that the same power company repair the electric service heads on their homes (for free) that were damaged by storms, even though the electric service head is the property of the home owner. Typical of red state morons, they are "freedom loving" shills for small governemt when the government requires them to pay taxes, but whine like whipped curs when they fall on their asses, and demand help from that very same government.
 
2012-10-08 09:38:14 PM  

udhq: Yogimus: udhq


It's more than that, though. I had an uncle who was a survivalist, he stockpiled weapons and canned food, gas masks, etc., you name it. He was preparing for society to break down, any way possible. And towards the end of his life, I could tell in the way he talked about it, that he was actually *looking forward* to the apocalypse and being able to use all his toys.

It's the same with a lot of these gun peopl ...


It is dangerous to clump people in with the extremes of the group. It is also foolish to ignore the extremes. I feel safer with a gun in the house, but I COMPLETELY support your right to not have one. All I ask in return is your support for my rights.
 
2012-10-08 09:39:35 PM  
Bad aspect of the gun thing is that in 90% of "incorporated cities" you can go to jail for just dumping a round into your own lawn. Kinda negates the threat of shooting someone when they know they aren't threatening you. Of course, there's always the chance of someone just going apeshizzle.
 
2012-10-08 09:42:31 PM  
I got lucky a few years back and got a five camera security system off of woot during a BOC day. Installed it and put a small LCD near the door and hooked up the vid out to my family room tv as well. That and a small intercom system lets me check who is at my door and tell them to Fark off without opening the door, or even going near it.

No guns stashed anywhere but my gun safe. Any firearm left out has a trigger lock put on it, and all ammo is kept in the safe. I worry more about my friends kids playing with any firearm left out than I do about intruders.

For annoying sales people who catch me going into or out of my home, I smile and politely tell them I just bought that package/thing from another sales person who stopped by earlier/yesterday ..sorry.
 
2012-10-08 09:46:56 PM  

dahmers love zombie: Yeah, I'll see your "right to be here" and raise you two Shepherds and a .357.

Is it just me, or has the economy bred a seriously aggressive bunch of saleshumans? I'm getting cold-called at home and on my cell, yelled at on the sidewalk, bothered while actually IN the store, etc. Oh, and Sam's Club, here's a newsflash: when you fill up all of the open space in your store with little stalls staffed by what sound like carnival barkers, and they're all hawking DirectTV or some sketchy vitamin drink, it really makes me want to never come in your store again.


I hate hate hate pushy salespeople. The worst are those kiosks in the mall, actually one of the main reasons I avoid shopping malls these days. Two weeks ago, the boyfriend and I were doing some shopping and this one kiosk lady asked me three times to see whatever crap she was selling. I hadn't even stopped or made eye contact.
 
2012-10-08 09:46:58 PM  

Ika7734: just_another_asshole/jaa: ChicagoKev: just_another_asshole/jaa: ... friends three blocks away can get Comcast and I,m stuck with that other crappy company with to many levels of service..

If you are looking to get channels not cheaply available where you live, there is a workaround.
Just ask your friends to add-on one of the mini Comcast boxes (tuner, does not allow PPV) and to host a Slingbox for you. Should cost all of five bucks a month, or just buy them a six pack every so often.

Mini Comcast boxes? Sorry but I don't see how that would work, stretch cable for three blocks?

looking at Slingbox it appears to work on WiFi, I tried to get Comcast to deliver service over WiFi but the rep I was talking to said they were not able to do so, but he appeared to be considering the idea so maybe some day.

Maybe I'm taking the bait...
Slingbox is a device you put in your house. It transcodes the tv signal into a webpage type deal. You have to setup your internet router to allow inbound traffic to the sling box, then you can watch your tv shows like watching stuff on youtube, but the resolution should be better.


No bait, I have heard of Slingbox but had no idea how it works, so thankz for the info! So I would need to contact Century Link and have some southeast Asian try and do something correctly! Then get that person to switch me to someone in the states that I can understand before the biatch hangs up on me! I'd rather go without!
 
2012-10-08 09:47:18 PM  

joonyer: Bad aspect of the gun thing is that in 90% of "incorporated cities" you can go to jail for just dumping a round into your own lawn. Kinda negates the threat of shooting someone when they know they aren't threatening you. Of course, there's always the chance of someone just going apeshizzle.


Out in the woods where I live, we use the "Shotgun & Shovel Security System" for our peace of mind.

If they can't find your body, you're just a missing person that nobody gives a shiat about.

/we have comcast here, but for some reason, we never see those types of salespeople.
 
2012-10-08 09:48:57 PM  

Bschott007: I got lucky a few years back and got a five camera security system off of woot during a BOC day. Installed it and put a small LCD near the door and hooked up the vid out to my family room tv as well. That and a small intercom system lets me check who is at my door and tell them to Fark off without opening the door, or even going near it.

No guns stashed anywhere but my gun safe. Any firearm left out has a trigger lock put on it, and all ammo is kept in the safe. I worry more about my friends kids playing with any firearm left out than I do about intruders.

For annoying sales people who catch me going into or out of my home, I smile and politely tell them I just bought that package/thing from another sales person who stopped by earlier/yesterday ..sorry.


Same here. Doorbell rings, look at the video/talk on the intercom, problem solved.
 
2012-10-08 09:52:21 PM  
Sorry, just to clarify;
Same here without the guns.
Sorry.
 
2012-10-08 09:52:29 PM  

Begoggle: To anyone who has Comcast:
Do they have a monopoly in your area? Is there no other choice for you? I can't imagine a worse company.


I've tried both WOW and AT&T and they both sucked compared to Comcast. In fact, I switched voice over to Comcast because AT&T is the Britta of companies. Comcast has done fine for me, reasonable prices, decent contractors who get the job done, good speeds. It probably varies a lot from place to place.
 
2012-10-08 09:54:38 PM  
As a Comcast CAE I am getting a kick out of this.

/Not really.
//I can go on about how good this company is when it comes to their employees, but that will not matter because their image to the customer is so tainted so it will fall on deaf ears.
 
2012-10-08 09:55:43 PM  

texdent: FIOS for the win.


Fark you buddy. I'm stuck in Uverse vs Comcast land
 
2012-10-08 09:56:51 PM  
Oh and i forgot wait till the ADT farkers come to your house
 
2012-10-08 09:57:33 PM  

shizbgby_v2: As a Comcast CAE I am getting a kick out of this.

/Not really.
//I can go on about how good this company is when it comes to their employees, but that will not matter because their image to the customer is so tainted so it will fall on deaf ears.


As a CAE in training, so am I.
 
2012-10-08 10:00:52 PM  
Here's a little something you might not know about Comcast door to door salesmen: they smoke rocks
 
2012-10-08 10:05:21 PM  

StealthStalker: shizbgby_v2: As a Comcast CAE I am getting a kick out of this.

/Not really.
//I can go on about how good this company is when it comes to their employees, but that will not matter because their image to the customer is so tainted so it will fall on deaf ears.

As a CAE in training, so am I.


The first 9 weeks are brutal. Dig in, and brace for it. When you get to the floor all will change. Trust me with I say this--ALL WILL CHANGE.
 
2012-10-08 10:06:12 PM  
My boyfriend is the guy in the video, so I'm getting a kick out of this thread.

/seriously, I'm really glad this is getting more attention
//f*ck you Comcast
 
2012-10-08 10:26:00 PM  
about three years ago i was watching some tv (well, maybe i was taking a nap...) with the front door open (luckily the screen door was locked, when two(!) cable dudes walked up and banged on my door demanding to talk about the cable service i wasn't paying for. mofos would leave me alone till i was forced to go outside and show them where the physical cable had been cut years ago by one of their cronies....
 
2012-10-08 10:27:40 PM  

beakerxf: So I'm constantly getting their salesmen at my door trying to get me to sign up for bundling.


Puppy?
 
2012-10-08 10:28:03 PM  
www.trailertheater.com
 
2012-10-08 10:28:05 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: My boyfriend is the guy in the video, so I'm getting a kick out of this thread.

/seriously, I'm really glad this is getting more attention
//f*ck you Comcast


Awesome, I love lesbians!

/your boyfriend needs to man up
//close the door, call the cops if they continue to harrass you
///don't go whine to the media about somebody knocking on your door
 
2012-10-08 10:28:32 PM  
Hey Comcast, we don't need you. Cut the cable.

imageshack.us

imageshack.us

Exede can do VOIP, so there's your phone.

Competition at it's best. Bite me cable.

/Not to say that some cable in some places give a good deal better than others.
 
2012-10-08 10:34:21 PM  

udhq: Has anybody yet considered that maybe the reason so many people around the world hate Americans is because we're a ghoulish people who respond to the mild inconvenience of pushy sales people with gruesome murder fantasies?

I'm sorry, but I'm just not going to treat this thread like it's normal.


It's not an inconvenience. It's a very real fear that this strange person who I have not invited into my secure building and who refuses to state his business wants to cause serious harm to me. Am I not allowed to feel safe in my own home?
 
2012-10-08 10:35:56 PM  

nytmare: Why is anyone believing their claim that they work for Comcast. If someone wants in your house, they can just as easily claim to be from any local utility company.


Because their clipboard had Comcast's logo on it and they already had my boyfriend's information. They asked for him by name.
 
2012-10-08 10:36:32 PM  
: udhq:

Maybe it's because of perspectives like this that your peers consider you a pussy>
 
2012-10-08 10:37:28 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: It's not an inconvenience. It's a very real fear that this strange person who I have not invited into my secure building and who refuses to state his business wants to cause serious harm to me. Am I not allowed to feel safe in my own home?


And how did the Comcast sales people who told you that they were contractors for Comcast refuse to state their business?

At what point did death and dismemberment become an alternative to closing the farking door?

/most sane people get a mild feeling of satisfaction from closing a door in the face of a salesman making an unsolicited visit
//not a boner from the thought of shooting them
 
2012-10-08 10:38:28 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Had a weird phone call a few minutes ago, some woman (sounded like she was Indian, dot not feather), and she tried to sell me something, I have no idea what it was as i couldn't understand her pagan dialect. Anywho...she droned on so I started making fapping sounds and moaning, wondering how long she would ignore me and continue her script. She lasted about 3 minutes or until i started moaning "oohhh ya...thats it...take it ...TAKE IT....!!! Then she hung up on me. Sighs. No love.


That is hilarious! I'm gonna have to try it sometime but I'm a chick, so if it's a guy calling he'll probably like it. :-/

Well, at worst, I'll make some poor telemarketer's day better.
 
2012-10-08 10:38:53 PM  

Mr. Lepage: CthulhuCalling: ex-nuke: Mr. Lepage: I just can't imagine what it must be like to have to keep a shotgun by the front door.

I keep either my Springfield XDm or my 1911 either on me or within arm's reach at all times. The pistols are for fighting my way to my Mossberg that I probably should have put in a more accessible place.

Where do you live, Afghanistan?


Fabulous Las Vegas. Just finished cleaning the Mossberg. Put a couple hundred shells through it since last cleaning.

I wish my wife was that dirty.
 
2012-10-08 10:39:24 PM  
i182.photobucket.com

The last time a solicitor came knocking on my door, I answered with this still sweetheart riding on my shoulder. The big, burly salesman (and possible part-time Hell's Angel), nearly killed himself fleeing back down the front steps. Didn't even have time to tell me what company he worked for. There was a logo on his shirt, but I never saw it clearly.
 
2012-10-08 10:39:27 PM  

Begoggle: To anyone who has Comcast:
Do they have a monopoly in your area? Is there no other choice for you? I can't imagine a worse company.


We have a choice between Comcast and Qwest.
 
2012-10-08 10:39:41 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: nytmare: Why is anyone believing their claim that they work for Comcast. If someone wants in your house, they can just as easily claim to be from any local utility company.

Because their clipboard had Comcast's logo on it and they already had my boyfriend's information. They asked for him by name.


And as everybody knows, it is impossible to find the name of somebody at a given address by looking at their mail or simply Googling. And if the clipboard has a logo on it, gee willikers, it just has to be true. Nobody can fake that!

/a better hint that it's real is the fact Comcast didn't immediately say "Well we're not paying anybody to go door-to-door in that neighborhood"
 
2012-10-08 10:40:34 PM  

shizbgby_v2: As a Comcast CAE I am getting a kick out of this.

/Not really.
//I can go on about how good this company is when it comes to their employees, but that will not matter because their image to the customer is so tainted so it will fall on deaf ears.


I'm glad they treat their employees well but I still do honestly believe that they deserve to be burned to the ground.
 
2012-10-08 10:42:20 PM  
First of all, FARK COMCAST!

But what really disturbs me is how many people in this thread would throw their dog into harms way instead of picking up $300 worth of hardware and defending THEMSELVES. Besides its a lot more permanent solution. A wounded shiat stain could still sue to have the dog destroyed, a dead one can not.

Yes, I just said that killing a salesman is preferable to risking injury to a dog.

/whose a good boy?!
//whose a good boy?!
///yes you are!
 
2012-10-08 10:43:34 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: shizbgby_v2: As a Comcast CAE I am getting a kick out of this.

/Not really.
//I can go on about how good this company is when it comes to their employees, but that will not matter because their image to the customer is so tainted so it will fall on deaf ears.

I'm glad they treat their employees well but I still do honestly believe that they deserve to be burned to the ground.


Yeah, no they don't. Happened to be talking to a service tech today; my wife used to work for Comcast years back. Tech told her the division she worked in were told their call center was being moved to a different town (with not a day's notice), that the company would help them move if they wanted to go to the new call center, then security escorted the lot of them out of the building. Let me repeat, not a single day's notice. Yes, it's second-hand info, but it's second-hand info from a current Comcast employee talking to a former Comcast employee.
 
2012-10-08 10:43:54 PM  

just_another_asshole/jaa: Ika7734: just_another_asshole/jaa: ChicagoKev: just_another_asshole/jaa: ... friends three blocks away can get Comcast and I,m stuck with that other crappy company with to many levels of service..

If you are looking to get channels not cheaply available where you live, there is a workaround.
Just ask your friends to add-on one of the mini Comcast boxes (tuner, does not allow PPV) and to host a Slingbox for you. Should cost all of five bucks a month, or just buy them a six pack every so often.

Mini Comcast boxes? Sorry but I don't see how that would work, stretch cable for three blocks?

looking at Slingbox it appears to work on WiFi, I tried to get Comcast to deliver service over WiFi but the rep I was talking to said they were not able to do so, but he appeared to be considering the idea so maybe some day.

Maybe I'm taking the bait...
Slingbox is a device you put in your house. It transcodes the tv signal into a webpage type deal. You have to setup your internet router to allow inbound traffic to the sling box, then you can watch your tv shows like watching stuff on youtube, but the resolution should be better.

No bait, I have heard of Slingbox but had no idea how it works, so thankz for the info! So I would need to contact Century Link and have some southeast Asian try and do something correctly! Then get that person to switch me to someone in the states that I can understand before the biatch hangs up on me! I'd rather go without!


Actually no. It would be a setting on the wireless router, or workstation firewall rules. You shouldn't need to call them. In fact, the sling box would sit at the house of the folks who have comcast. I may have muddled that a bit. You would be able to leech off of their pain.
 
2012-10-08 10:46:02 PM  

DaCaptain19: True Story: Comcast guy comes to my front door (which has a "No Solicitors" sign, BTW). I'm busy but the doorbell rarely rings so I go to the door. The guy wants to come in and talk about Comcast. I point to the sign and he says, "Well can I ask you two questions?" I say "No" and he starts asking away.

That's when I pulled my shirt back to expose the Glock 9mm holstered. He kinda waves and says "sorry to disturb" you and gets the hell out.

"No Solicitors" means if I don't already have business with you? Get the F*CK out.


You could say "no thanks" and close the door. Same end result but I guess you feel less special.

Christ, I'm fine with guns as self defense if you're f--king smart about it. Flashing your piece because you can is stupid.

By the way, your No Solicit sign or town ordinance means jack shiat for political, religious, or non profit canvassers. First Amendment.

I ask if they want a snack or drink. If no, well, bye! If your life sucks so much that you're selling stupid nonsense I won't make it worse. And you won't make mine worse, because I can close my motherf--king door.
 
2012-10-08 10:48:55 PM  

gweilo8888: /most sane people get a mild feeling of satisfaction from closing a door in the face of a salesman making an unsolicited visit
//not a boner from the thought of shooting them


Why can' it be both, I think it should be both.
in fact, I can pick anyone I choose. And I choose both those options... and Ben Richards.
 
2012-10-08 10:49:17 PM  

Begoggle: To anyone who has Comcast:
Do they have a monopoly in your area? Is there no other choice for you? I can't imagine a worse company.


The only other options in my area are CenturyLink (they suck balls) & DISH Network. Centurylink has DirecTV.

Either way satellite isn't a viable option at my apartment complex. I've had both DirecTV & Dish come out & do an appraisal & both have said I there's no adequate line-of-sight.
 
2012-10-08 10:52:08 PM  

gweilo8888: /your boyfriend needs to man up
//close the door, call the cops if they continue to harrass you
///don't go whine to the media about somebody knocking on your door


Which will be more efffective in stopping Comcast from sending out aggressive salespeople: calling the cops on an incident involving the salesperson, or calling the media to shine the light on Comcast's business practices?
 
2012-10-08 10:52:10 PM  
 
2012-10-08 10:52:44 PM  

thisisarepeat: Yes, I just said that killing a salesman is preferable to risking injury to a dog confirmed I'm a farking moron.


FTFY, ITG shiathead.
 
2012-10-08 10:53:21 PM  
Door to door people can really be sketchy, and I bet these guys were just scammers or checking out places to rob later.

CSS time:
My parents usually don't get solicitors at their house but one day some guy, probably late 20s-maybe 30, came around selling some kind of cleaning product. Dad answered the door and told the guy "no, we're not interested" as he started his spiel... Dad had a strange feeling about the guy so a minute later he went outside and walked down the driveway, and the bastard had keyed their car! It made me so angry, and a little worried for them. They live in a nice quiet neighborhood but shiat happens everywhere.

I'm glad where I live, there's a "no solicitors" sign at the gate to the subdivision In the nearly three years I've lived here, I've only had one person come to my door selling something, and that was a kid who probably didn't know any better.
 
2012-10-08 10:55:50 PM  

gweilo8888: The My Little Pony Killer: shizbgby_v2: As a Comcast CAE I am getting a kick out of this.

/Not really.
//I can go on about how good this company is when it comes to their employees, but that will not matter because their image to the customer is so tainted so it will fall on deaf ears.

I'm glad they treat their employees well but I still do honestly believe that they deserve to be burned to the ground.

Yeah, no they don't. Happened to be talking to a service tech today; my wife used to work for Comcast years back. Tech told her the division she worked in were told their call center was being moved to a different town (with not a day's notice), that the company would help them move if they wanted to go to the new call center, then security escorted the lot of them out of the building. Let me repeat, not a single day's notice. Yes, it's second-hand info, but it's second-hand info from a current Comcast employee talking to a former Comcast employee.


Wow.

My last job we knew our department was going to Canada months before. The jobs were not offered to us to move (that would have been extremely awesome).

I highly doubt that happening to my call center, since we are the top in the division...but you never know.
 
2012-10-08 10:57:26 PM  

valkore: thisisarepeat: Yes, I just said that killing a salesman is preferable to risking injury to a dog confirmed I'm a farking moron.

FTFY, ITG shiathead.


Well, from the sound of things you seem to be the guy who wont protect himself, or would rather watch a dog die over shooting a thief.
/not all life is precious
 
2012-10-08 11:02:47 PM  

udhq: It's more than that, though. I had an uncle who was a survivalist, he stockpiled weapons and canned food, gas masks, etc., you name it. He was preparing for society to break down, any way possible. And towards the end of his life, I could tell in the way he talked about it, that he was actually *looking forward* to the apocalypse and being able to use all his toys.

It's the same with a lot of these gun people who talk big. "Protection" seems to be a pretense, but in reality, they just seem to want an excuse to murder someone without consequences. And the way America society seems to treat that as normal always seems to me like some sort of collective sociopathy.


Nailed it on the head. I can see these cowards getting a chubby when they hear a knock at the door because it might mean they finally get to test out their .357 on a live target, not get criminal charges booked against them (civil charges like wrongful death are conveniently forgotten about), and have a story to tell their buddies at the bar that will never get old.

And I don't think American society in general condones this behavior. There is a huge difference between owning a gun for protection, and then stretching the notion of protection to include defending yourself from the local Comcast sales guy trying to sell you a crappy cable package.
 
2012-10-08 11:04:22 PM  

shizbgby_v2: gweilo8888: The My Little Pony Killer: shizbgby_v2: As a Comcast CAE I am getting a kick out of this.

/Not really.
//I can go on about how good this company is when it comes to their employees, but that will not matter because their image to the customer is so tainted so it will fall on deaf ears.

I'm glad they treat their employees well but I still do honestly believe that they deserve to be burned to the ground.

Yeah, no they don't. Happened to be talking to a service tech today; my wife used to work for Comcast years back. Tech told her the division she worked in were told their call center was being moved to a different town (with not a day's notice), that the company would help them move if they wanted to go to the new call center, then security escorted the lot of them out of the building. Let me repeat, not a single day's notice. Yes, it's second-hand info, but it's second-hand info from a current Comcast employee talking to a former Comcast employee.

Wow.

My last job we knew our department was going to Canada months before. The jobs were not offered to us to move (that would have been extremely awesome).

I highly doubt that happening to my call center, since we are the top in the division...but you never know.


Seriously, I'm glad they treat their employees well. I'd personally need pretty good amenities myself if I'm going to be involved with a company as evil as they are. They totally deserve to be burned to the ground.
 
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