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2013-01-10 09:10:04 PM
"It appears that Deutsche Telekom is is now stuck..."

That really depends on what the definition of is is is.
 
2013-01-10 09:12:59 PM
40+ years ago, Hewlett-Packard and Texas Instruments were the future, being the first two companies to bring calculators to market. I respected that for decades. Until H-P shat upon buyers of the Palm Pré which was an excellent phone for 2009 with quirks that H-P refused to fix after buying Palm.
 
2013-01-10 09:30:23 PM
Facebook has had customer satisfaction issues for some time

WTF? It's FREE, you numbskulls. Don't like it, don't use it.
 
2013-01-10 09:32:02 PM
I think these ten would be better referred to as unloved.  Hated should be saved for companies like Monsanto, BP, AIG and others.
 
2013-01-10 09:36:11 PM
I looked EVERYHERE for s Herpes Gift Card. Goddammitsomuch,
 
2013-01-10 09:41:56 PM

sno man: I think these ten would be better referred to as unloved.  Hated should be saved for companies like Monsanto, BP, AIG and others.


This.

I heard someone the other day say that congress' approval rating was lower than herpes. All I could think of was that there are people who approve of herpes.
 
2013-01-10 09:44:52 PM

fusillade762: sno man: I think these ten would be better referred to as unloved.  Hated should be saved for companies like Monsanto, BP, AIG and others.

This.

I heard someone the other day say that congress' approval rating was lower than herpes. All I could think of was that there are people who approve of herpes.


Same percentage of people who approved of Dubya at the end of his administration, oddly enough
 
2013-01-10 10:01:03 PM

sno man: I think these ten would be better referred to as unloved.  Hated should be saved for companies like Monsanto, BP, AIG and others.


Came here to say something along these lines.  I think the patent troll or predatory companies need some hate directed at them.
 
2013-01-10 10:03:08 PM
I think TFA is inaccurate.  It's companies most hated by investors, not hated by consumers...because that list seems to be different.
 
2013-01-10 10:56:31 PM
I have no opinion of most of those companies.
 
2013-01-10 11:07:55 PM

sno man: I think these ten would be better referred to as unloved.  Hated should be saved for companies like Monsanto, BP, AIG and others.


I was going to ask "where is Monsanto?" But I see you've already got that covered.
 
2013-01-10 11:08:35 PM
Facebook? Really??? It is one of the most loved by consumers. Your list sucks
 
2013-01-10 11:10:15 PM
If Comcast isnt on the list then its a horrible list.
 
2013-01-10 11:11:37 PM
HP should be higher on the list. Also, it seems they forgot Yahoo.
 
2013-01-10 11:12:15 PM
Shouldn't Yahoo! be on that list? I don't know anyone who still uses them for anything.
 
2013-01-10 11:12:21 PM
Interesting. We're with T-Mobile and couldn't be much happier. We pay *significantly* less ($30 per month) than we would with any other network for unlimited data and more minutes than we actually need, customer service has been helpful every time we've needed to call in (maybe three times in a year), they've made it very easy for us to use our own unlocked phones (allowing tethering, no bloatware, and no contract...)

Seriously, what's not to like?
 
2013-01-10 11:13:01 PM
And incidentally, Netflix and Comcast aren't on the list. That alone is enough to prove it to be complete and utter bullshiat.
 
2013-01-10 11:14:01 PM

Kevin72: 40+ years ago, Hewlett-Packard and Texas Instruments were the future, being the first two companies to bring calculators to market. I respected that for decades. Until H-P shat upon buyers of the Palm Pré which was an excellent phone for 2009 with quirks that H-P refused to fix after buying Palm.


TI is pathetic. Selling the same old calculators for the same old price for decades. Nobody can honestly tell me that a TI-83 is worth the $90 MSRP in this age. This is not the early 1990s, you can buy cell phones with more computing power for less money.
 
2013-01-10 11:15:03 PM

Kevin72: 40+ years ago, Hewlett-Packard and Texas Instruments were the future, being the first two companies to bring calculators to market. I respected that for decades. Until H-P shat upon buyers of the Palm Pré which was an excellent phone for 2009 with quirks that H-P refused to fix after buying Palm.


So wait.... you thought HP was awesome until a phone release in 2009? They've made the shiattiest computers and printers on the market since... uh.. always... and they pioneered preloading tons of crapware onto every new PC sold, and continue to this day to use proprietary internal hardware.

I cant think of a single HP product I respect. Although I'm only 27.
 
2013-01-10 11:17:38 PM
Umm most of this is a list of companies that the shareholders are pissy with.. What company are the shareholders NOT pissy for something or another if the company ever thinks about putting themselves or their employees above the shareholder for anything.
 
2013-01-10 11:18:12 PM
This doesn't appear to be "hated by the general public" so much as "hated by shareholders. The feeling that most people have about JC Penny is apathy, not hate.
 
2013-01-10 11:18:17 PM
Yeah, you can't walk down the street these days without hearing five people railing against J. C. Penney's new retail model.
 
2013-01-10 11:19:00 PM

Alonjar: Kevin72: 40+ years ago, Hewlett-Packard and Texas Instruments were the future, being the first two companies to bring calculators to market. I respected that for decades. Until H-P shat upon buyers of the Palm Pré which was an excellent phone for 2009 with quirks that H-P refused to fix after buying Palm.

So wait.... you thought HP was awesome until a phone release in 2009? They've made the shiattiest computers and printers on the market since... uh.. always... and they pioneered preloading tons of crapware onto every new PC sold, and continue to this day to use proprietary internal hardware.

I cant think of a single HP product I respect. Although I'm only 27.


Hewlett Packard's higher-end printers were of reasonable quality until 2007, when the company evidently decided to eliminate their entire Quality Assurance department.
 
2013-01-10 11:20:25 PM

Kevin72: Until H-P shat upon buyers of the Palm Pré which was an excellent phone for 2009 with quirks that H-P refused to fix after buying Palm.


HP has the absolute worst customer service of any company I've ever dealt with. I had a boss insist on buying a few of their PC's because they were cheap, and when all of them started overheating within a few months of buying them tech support's answer was to run a diagnostic that would take about an hour to finish. The problem is the PC's were rebooting after 5-10 minutes due to heat issues, but HP wouldn't do anything to fix them without finishing running the diagnostic program first.

We ended up just throwing them all out and swore off HP after that.
 
2013-01-10 11:20:38 PM
I am surprised by the harping about Penny's. That is pretty much the only place I buy clothes. Always have, always will, unless they change radically or go out of business. I didnt see their recent changes as anything big and saw them as positive. I dont like gimmicky sales. Just give me a stable, fair price every day.
 
2013-01-10 11:21:03 PM
This Margin Walker wants a clear shot.
Untranslatable
 
2013-01-10 11:22:50 PM

gweilo8888: Interesting. We're with T-Mobile and couldn't be much happier. We pay *significantly* less ($30 per month) than we would with any other network for unlimited data and more minutes than we actually need, customer service has been helpful every time we've needed to call in (maybe three times in a year), they've made it very easy for us to use our own unlocked phones (allowing tethering, no bloatware, and no contract...)

Seriously, what's not to like?


Republic wireless, $19/month, unlimited. The catch is it's a WiFi first play that roams to Sprint then Verizon. If you're like most people you have WiFi at home and work which covers 90+% of usage, why pay for coverage you probably don't need? The one downside is only one phone and it's going to be on Android 2.3 for the forseeable future. If Virgin Mobile won't let my wife keep her grandfathered rate when she gets a new phone it's where we're headed next.
 
2013-01-10 11:23:35 PM
According to the ACSI, Facebook is one of the most strongly disliked American companies, beaten out only by three public utilities companies


I gots me a linkedin one fo' the jobby jobs, ain't got time or the patience fo' Facebook Drama
 
2013-01-10 11:23:35 PM

Mad_Radhu: Shouldn't Yahoo! be on that list? I don't know anyone who still uses them for anything.


I still use it for email. It's my throw-away account that I use whenever I have to put in an email for some random website.
 
2013-01-10 11:24:56 PM
This list is the fail.
T-Mobile customers were SCREAMING to not let AT&T merge with them.
Why do you think that is?
Also, most people do not hate JCPenney's... even the ones who didn't like their new policy on sales, don't HATE them.

How does COMCAST not make the list?
 
2013-01-10 11:26:40 PM

mgshamster: Mad_Radhu: Shouldn't Yahoo! be on that list? I don't know anyone who still uses them for anything.

I still use it for email. It's my throw-away account that I use whenever I have to put in an email for some random website.


I use d­r­ew­[nospam-﹫-backwards]kraf*com for that.
 
2013-01-10 11:27:10 PM

Ima4nic8or: I am surprised by the harping about Penny's. That is pretty much the only place I buy clothes. Always have, always will, unless they change radically or go out of business. I didnt see their recent changes as anything big and saw them as positive. I dont like gimmicky sales. Just give me a stable, fair price every day.


The inclusion of Penneys surprised me, too. Then again, I generally order clothes from them online -- I like their jeans -- rather than shop in their brick-and-morter stores. (I hate shopping for clothes.) The prices are decent, and I've never had an issue with the online service. Definitely my favorite department store.
 
2013-01-10 11:27:27 PM

gweilo8888: Interesting. We're with T-Mobile and couldn't be much happier. We pay *significantly* less ($30 per month) than we would with any other network for unlimited data and more minutes than we actually need, customer service has been helpful every time we've needed to call in (maybe three times in a year), they've made it very easy for us to use our own unlocked phones (allowing tethering, no bloatware, and no contract...)

Seriously, what's not to like?


I hate T-Mobile because they screwed me over when I lived in Germany. They always overcharge Americans over there, and since they have a monopoly there, there's no other option. So they're not getting my business here in the US. Fark em.
 
2013-01-10 11:28:32 PM

gweilo8888: Interesting. We're with T-Mobile and couldn't be much happier. We pay *significantly* less ($30 per month) than we would with any other network for unlimited data and more minutes than we actually need, customer service has been helpful every time we've needed to call in (maybe three times in a year), they've made it very easy for us to use our own unlocked phones (allowing tethering, no bloatware, and no contract...)

Seriously, what's not to like?


Lately T-Mobile door to door salespeople have been showing up at my restaurant two to three times a week and soliciting to the staff. I make it a point to make them very uncomfortable so it's not been the same person twice. I don't know if it's T-Mobile directly or if that's a 3rd party thing, all I know is that where once I had no feelings toward T-Mobile, now there are negative feelings.
 
2013-01-10 11:28:55 PM
Well I work for JCP and I thought the pricing change was great. Customers get all confused with coupons and sales ads. No one ever reads the fine print. Last year on Black Friday for example, we had doorbusters until 1pm. When people were shopping in the afternoon they complained that the ad said boots were $19.99, not the $49.99 that rung up. In the evening we had coupons good for ten bucks off fifty dollars or more. We had people trying to use them in the morning and getting ticked off that they couldn't.

I had a customer once who said she likes Kohl's better now because she can get Kohl's Bucks. Pretty much the same thing as our former coupons. I asked her if she could use it whenever she wanted and she said, no, only on Saturday from 10-1. So I showed her a shirt that we both sell. $39.99 at Kohl's, $25 at Penney's every day. So even with a ten dollar off coupon, she was still paying more.
Johnson simplified the pricing system we used. Yes it was a radical change and we've gone back to putting on the "suggested retail price" so the customers can see how much they can save. Other than that I really don't see what the big deal is about the way we do our pricing.
 
2013-01-10 11:29:18 PM
All US cable service providers should be on that list.

Don't really get the hate for Netflix upthread. Sure, they don't have every show/movie/channel, but not at all a bad investment for $10/month. Buying the occasional show off of Amazon for $2 is supplement enough. So occasionally I'll go on a Breaking Bad/Workaholics/Archer bender and drop $10 in a night. Overall, still better than the $150 (IIRC, been awhile) Comcast was charging me for the pleasure of their "bundled" service, with TV coverage consisting of three channels I'd regularly watch. Two of those channels now come free on my rabbit ears.

$20 internet, $10 Netflix, and one-time charges of $160 for my Rokus (x2), $50 for my rabbit ears (x2), and the occasional purchase from Amazon. Rough monthly charges, even when I go nuts on Amazon: $50-$70.

/Not being paid by Netflix/Roku, but probably should be, as I've convinced about 20 people to make the switch.
 
2013-01-10 11:29:34 PM

Ima4nic8or: I am surprised by the harping about Penny's. That is pretty much the only place I buy clothes. Always have, always will, unless they change radically or go out of business. I didnt see their recent changes as anything big and saw them as positive. I dont like gimmicky sales. Just give me a stable, fair price every day.


Men everywhere agree.
Unfortunately, men aren't the ones who spend money shopping at department stores.
It's the women with disposable income who are always looking for sales to blow their money on.
 
2013-01-10 11:30:09 PM
www.classyhands.com
 
2013-01-10 11:33:25 PM

Mad_Radhu: Shouldn't Yahoo! be on that list? I don't know anyone who still uses them for anything.


My mom has a Yahoo email and that's her home page. She's 83.
 
2013-01-10 11:33:29 PM
I may dislike some of these companies but I hate none of them.

Four words: Bank. Of. A. merica.
 
2013-01-10 11:34:32 PM
J.C. Penny, this is what happens when you cater to the homosexuals. Good Americans with morals will flee from your sin and they did so in droves. Banish from your stores these monsters and the God fearing middle class may return to support you once again.
 
2013-01-10 11:35:30 PM

p the boiler: Facebook? Really??? It is one of the most loved by consumers. Your list sucks


For sure. They can gripe and moan all they want, but a product's success is determined by how many people use it... and a FARK of a lot of people use Facebook, even if they do spend 10% of their time on there whining about it.
 
2013-01-10 11:36:08 PM

The Only Sane Man In Florida: Kevin72: 40+ years ago, Hewlett-Packard and Texas Instruments were the future, being the first two companies to bring calculators to market. I respected that for decades. Until H-P shat upon buyers of the Palm Pré which was an excellent phone for 2009 with quirks that H-P refused to fix after buying Palm.

TI is pathetic. Selling the same old calculators for the same old price for decades. Nobody can honestly tell me that a TI-83 is worth the $90 MSRP in this age. This is not the early 1990s, you can buy cell phones with more computing power for less money.


All I said was I respected that. That TI stagnated at some point in the 40+year interim does not surprise me.
 
2013-01-10 11:36:52 PM

sno man: I think these ten would be better referred to as unloved.  Hated should be saved for companies like Monsanto, BP, AIG and others.


Fair point, but there is a good argument that herpes has more going for it than Facebook.
 
2013-01-10 11:38:27 PM

Richard_The_Clown: Well I work for JCP and I thought the pricing change was great. Customers get all confused with coupons and sales ads. No one ever reads the fine print. Last year on Black Friday for example, we had doorbusters until 1pm. When people were shopping in the afternoon they complained that the ad said boots were $19.99, not the $49.99 that rung up. In the evening we had coupons good for ten bucks off fifty dollars or more. We had people trying to use them in the morning and getting ticked off that they couldn't.

I had a customer once who said she likes Kohl's better now because she can get Kohl's Bucks. Pretty much the same thing as our former coupons. I asked her if she could use it whenever she wanted and she said, no, only on Saturday from 10-1. So I showed her a shirt that we both sell. $39.99 at Kohl's, $25 at Penney's every day. So even with a ten dollar off coupon, she was still paying more.
Johnson simplified the pricing system we used. Yes it was a radical change and we've gone back to putting on the "suggested retail price" so the customers can see how much they can save. Other than that I really don't see what the big deal is about the way we do our pricing.


I am a professional clown (hence the name).

images.wikia.com
 
2013-01-10 11:38:50 PM

Begoggle: How does COMCAST not make the list?


rebranding - you7're supposed to refer to them as Xfinity now.
 
2013-01-10 11:39:05 PM

sseye: sno man: I think these ten would be better referred to as unloved.  Hated should be saved for companies like Monsanto, BP, AIG and others.

Fair point, but there is a good argument that herpes has more going for it than Facebook.


Herpes is less infectious.
 
2013-01-10 11:39:21 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: I looked EVERYHERE for s Herpes Gift Card. Goddammitsomuch,


And it's the gift that keeps giving, too.  Sad, really.
 
2013-01-10 11:39:34 PM

Silly Jesus: J.C. Penny, this is what happens when you cater to the homosexuals. Good Americans with morals will flee from your sin and they did so in droves. Banish from your stores these monsters and the God fearing middle class may return to support you once again.


Lololol you's trolling.
 
2013-01-10 11:40:56 PM

JohnAnnArbor: [www.classyhands.com image 232x244]


She is so hot.
 
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