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(The Consumerist)   Will EA remain reigning champ with its botched release of SimCity? Will Bank of America finally be able to seize the trophy? Will people remember that Carnival literally crapped on its customers? It's your annual Worst Company in America contest   (consumerist.com) divider line 189
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2013-03-20 11:24:53 AM  
My picks by region:
Walmart
Comcast
EA/Verizon... I could see either "winning" that region, depends on if the angry gamers come out in force to put EA ahead
Paypal/Ticketmaster winner I think wins that region... I think Ticketmaster has slightly more people who hate them, so, will take them

Overall, I think Walmart will conquer all.
 
2013-03-20 11:28:15 AM  
Jesus there are a bunch of farking whiners about Sim City. I've played Sim City since a couple days after launch and no issues for me. Of course I am rather casual, but still...
 
2013-03-20 11:41:02 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-20 12:01:49 PM  
Meanwhile, the worst of the worst are nowhere near this list.
 
2013-03-20 12:17:40 PM  
A lot of companies dropped the ball hard this year. Some of 'em even dropped it, set it on fire, peed it out, and then kicked it into a storm drain.

It'll be interesting to see who winds up with the Golden Dook. All of these punks and more richly deserve it.
 
2013-03-20 12:34:37 PM  

ThatGuyGreg: Meanwhile, the worst of the worst are nowhere near this list.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-20 12:36:24 PM  

ThatGuyGreg: Meanwhile, the worst of the worst are nowhere near this list.


It's The Consumerist.  Even when they talk about things that suck, their own suck overrides everything else.
 
2013-03-20 12:47:28 PM  
Well they didn't literally crap on their customers. The customers on the upper decks crapped on the customers on the lower decks.
 
2013-03-20 12:51:15 PM  
No more consumerist links.
 
2013-03-20 12:51:49 PM  

Elzar: Jesus there are a bunch of farking whiners about Sim City. I've played Sim City since a couple days after launch and no issues for me. Of course I am rather casual, but still...


I love the SimCity series but held off on this latest one after the bad press. How does it measure up to the others in the series?
 
2013-03-20 12:51:54 PM  

Walker: Well they didn't literally crap on their customers. The customers on the upper decks crapped on the customers on the lower decks.


As it should be.
 
2013-03-20 12:52:34 PM  
Though not a company, I think the suck trophy should go to the United States Congress.
 
2013-03-20 12:53:19 PM  

Elzar: Jesus there are a bunch of farking whiners about Sim City. I've played Sim City since a couple days after launch and no issues for me. Of course I am rather casual, but still...


Judging from what I've read most of the systems that make people move about the city are completely broken. If that's true then surely you must have noticed something?

The only reason I haven't bought it is because it seems the simulation aspect is non-existant. I can live with DRM, as much as it irks me, but I can't live with a city building game that doesn't simulate aspects of standard, basic, city life. So I would be interested to know if anyone else has had no problems with it, and in fact thought it very well simulated.
 
2013-03-20 12:54:58 PM  
Best Buy probably can't beat Walmart but let's keep in mind that Best Buy spent the first half of this year crying to Congress that they can't compete with their outdated business model and won't Congress please pass some laws to help out.
 
2013-03-20 12:56:09 PM  
Directv beat dish? shiat, there goes my bracket ='(
 
2013-03-20 12:56:10 PM  
For the record my vote goes to: The U.S. Government.
 
2013-03-20 12:57:05 PM  
I read the headline with this in mind.....

tvseriesfinale.com
 
2013-03-20 12:57:35 PM  

rikkitikkitavi: Though not a company, I think the suck trophy should go to the United States Congress.


Shakes tiny fist!!
 
2013-03-20 12:57:39 PM  
I predict a battle to the death between Wal-Mart and BofA.
 
2013-03-20 12:59:05 PM  

rikkitikkitavi: Though not a company, I think the suck trophy should go to the United States Congress.


oh god this.
 
2013-03-20 12:59:06 PM  
my picks.
anyone sponsoring hate.
ie. Rush Limbaugh show
Chic fil A
 
2013-03-20 12:59:35 PM  

dletter: My picks by region:
Walmart
Comcast
EA/Verizon... I could see either "winning" that region, depends on if the angry gamers come out in force to put EA ahead
Paypal/Ticketmaster winner I think wins that region... I think Ticketmaster has slightly more people who hate them, so, will take them

Overall, I think Walmart will conquer all.


I never understood the hate for paypal. They aren't a bank, they don't have deposit insurance, but in general they've always tried to do the right thing. But when person X screws over person Y using paypal, paypal can't just throw money away and make it all better. All the accounts of paypal "locking funds" are temporary, and only last until paypal is sure that credit charges can't be reversed, leading paypal holding the bad.
 
2013-03-20 01:00:23 PM  
Whoever thought of this contest had a good idea. It needs refining but it's solid.
 
2013-03-20 01:00:35 PM  
As someone who gets a lot of services through FedEx and UPS I gotta say neither belongs on the board. They're both six sigma grade companies and rarely present problems.

Ontrac and Lasership tend to be the ones that worry me. But it's not my choice which one carries my product, it's always about time and money as calculated by the elves.
 
2013-03-20 01:01:11 PM  

Do the needful: Walker: Well they didn't literally crap on their customers. The customers on the upper decks crapped on the customers on the lower decks.

As it should be.


media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-20 01:01:17 PM  
I wonder why Amazon isn't on that list. I've read they treat their warehouse workers like dirt.
/i guess i don't know if it is technically a company.
 
2013-03-20 01:01:18 PM  

dletter: Paypal/Ticketmaster winner I think wins that region... I think Ticketmaster has slightly more people who hate them, so, will take them



I have to go with Ticketmaster. See, nobody likes PayPal, but everybody hates Ticketmaster.
 
2013-03-20 01:01:24 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Best Buy probably can't beat Walmart but let's keep in mind that Best Buy spent the first half of this year crying to Congress that they can't compete with their outdated business model and won't Congress please pass some laws to help out.


that's every corporate lobbyist's job isn't it?
 
2013-03-20 01:01:32 PM  

Walker: Well they didn't literally crap on their customers. The customers on the upper decks crapped on the customers on the lower decks.


Except in Italy, where it was the customers on the lower decks crapping upon the customers on the upper decks (while the captain pulled a Sir Robin)
 
2013-03-20 01:03:05 PM  

wildcardjack: As someone who gets a lot of services through FedEx and UPS I gotta say neither belongs on the board. They're both six sigma grade companies and rarely present problems.

Ontrac and Lasership tend to be the ones that worry me. But it's not my choice which one carries my product, it's always about time and money as calculated by the elves.


We now know Santa's Fark handle!

Didn't know you were outsourcing your deliveries, Santa, but I guess it's more efficient than the reindeer thing.

Also, I wanna bicycle.
 
2013-03-20 01:03:11 PM  
Having been personally affected by Bank of America and Comcast with bogus invoices, I'm hoping one of them "wins"
My only regret is that the "winners" will continue to be jerks and still make money.
 
2013-03-20 01:03:13 PM  

Voiceofreason01: rikkitikkitavi: Though not a company, I think the suck trophy should go to the United States Congress.

oh god this.


SCOTUS!
Kelo v. New London.
 
2013-03-20 01:04:32 PM  

Hobodeluxe: my picks.
anyone sponsoring hate.
ie. Rush Limbaugh show
Chic fil A


Chic-Fil-A never told me the gays were bad nor did they ever discriminate against anyone based on sexual preference.

But continue your boycott you've given them record profits.
 
2013-03-20 01:05:55 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Voiceofreason01: rikkitikkitavi: Though not a company, I think the suck trophy should go to the United States Congress.

oh god this.

SCOTUS!
Kelo v. New London.


also
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
 
2013-03-20 01:06:48 PM  

LeroyBourne: I wonder why Amazon isn't on that list. I've read they treat their warehouse workers like dirt.


They're pretty awesome from the customers' point of view.

/all right, Jack
 
2013-03-20 01:07:30 PM  
Meh. Oligopolies everywhere... the whole thing stinks.
 
2013-03-20 01:07:33 PM  
Considering the damage to the US for last 30 years, I nominate Walmart to hold the title indefinitely.
 
2013-03-20 01:07:44 PM  
Having recently progressed to owning my own house and having to deal directly with cable companies for the first time, I nominate Time Warner as the leading assholes.
 
2013-03-20 01:07:53 PM  

You Must Construct Additional Pylons.: Chic-Fil-A never told me the gays were bad nor did they ever discriminate against anyone based on sexual preference.

But continue your boycott you've given them record profits.


ORLY
http://www.southernstudies.org/2012/08/chick-fil-as-history-of-workp la ce-discrimination.html
 
2013-03-20 01:08:30 PM  

You Must Construct Additional Pylons.: Hobodeluxe: my picks.
anyone sponsoring hate.
ie. Rush Limbaugh show
Chic fil A

Chic-Fil-A never told me the gays were bad nor did they ever discriminate against anyone based on sexual preference.

But continue your boycott you've given them record profits.


no they just contribute to the cause to keep them classified as second class citizens.
and yes there is profit in hate sad to say. but they're not getting my money.
 
2013-03-20 01:08:36 PM  

Walker: Well they didn't literally crap on their customers. The customers on the upper decks crapped on the customers on the lower decks.


The word literally, what does it mean?!
 
2013-03-20 01:08:52 PM  
I saw Sallie Mae was mentioned in the article.  I owe them quite a bit in student loans from my wife's education.  Does anyone know if there is a means of getting a reduced payoff if cash is offered in a lump sum (similar to the process one can go through with medical bills)?
 
2013-03-20 01:08:53 PM  
The worst cable operator will be the one with the most customers.  The worst retail operation will be the one with the largest revenues.  These are where consumers who consider themselves powerless to resist goods and services come to vent about it.
 
2013-03-20 01:08:58 PM  

You Must Construct Additional Pylons.: Chic-Fil-A never told me the gays were bad nor did they ever discriminate against anyone based on sexual preference.


Sure about that, are you?
 
2013-03-20 01:08:59 PM  
My short list


Halliburton
Monsanto
Cytec Industries
Smithfield Foods
BASF
 
2013-03-20 01:09:18 PM  
Walmart is a great company, I go in, get the shiat I need cheaply, and then go home and use it.
 
2013-03-20 01:09:52 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Considering the damage to the US for last 30 years, I nominate Walmart to hold the title indefinitely.


Walmart is just a symptom of bad trade policies.
 
2013-03-20 01:10:55 PM  

macadamnut: LeroyBourne: I wonder why Amazon isn't on that list. I've read they treat their warehouse workers like dirt.

They're pretty awesome from the customers' point of view.

/all right, Jack


media.tumblr.com
Only because it's already been used in thread.
/indeed
 
2013-03-20 01:11:04 PM  

You Must Construct Additional Pylons.: Hobodeluxe: my picks.
anyone sponsoring hate.
ie. Rush Limbaugh show
Chic fil A

Chic-Fil-A never told me the gays were bad nor did they ever discriminate against anyone based on sexual preference.

But continue your boycott you've given them record profits.


Area man mounts valiant defense of fast food restaurant.
 
2013-03-20 01:11:08 PM  

wildcardjack: As someone who gets a lot of services through FedEx and UPS I gotta say neither belongs on the board. They're both six sigma grade companies and rarely present problems.

Ontrac and Lasership tend to be the ones that worry me. But it's not my choice which one carries my product, it's always about time and money as calculated by the elves.


Farking Ontrac. They tell Amazon they've delivered a package then their driver drops it off at 5 a.m the next morning.

If you lived in my neighborhood, you'd understand about thinking your package is outside, just waiting to be stolen.
 
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