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(CBC)   Never sit on your cell phone when discussing the replacement of your company CEO just in case you butt-dial the guy you are trying to get rid of   (cbc.ca) divider line
    More: Obvious, Stock, Toronto, Rogers Communications, members of the company, Edward S. Rogers, Sr., Board of directors, Edward Samuel Rogers, former chair Edward Rogers  
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1066 clicks; posted to Business » on 24 Oct 2021 at 7:50 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-10-24 8:59:43 AM  
For you Americans trying to follow along at home, imagine there was a lot of rotten nepotism at the top of Comcast and for some reason you're supposed to act surprised.
 
2021-10-24 9:08:45 AM  

BumpInTheNight: For you Americans trying to follow along at home, imagine there was a lot of rotten nepotism at the top of Comcast and for some reason you're supposed to act surprised.


I'm a Verizon customer. Comcast ain't got shiat on Verizon. Trust me they are worse.
 
2021-10-24 9:20:56 AM  
I just started watching the first season of Succession. It's basically the same except the patriarch is already dead.
 
2021-10-24 9:24:30 AM  
Going to be an awkward Christmas this year in the Rogers household.  Clearly somone forgot to ask "Mother, may I?"
 
2021-10-24 10:09:24 AM  
The press must love this. Everybody hates Rogers, and everyone will enjoy watching them punch themselves in the face.
 
2021-10-24 10:21:53 AM  
Someone's been Rogered arseways

Quite the Rogering indeed.
 
2021-10-24 10:25:47 AM  

BumpInTheNight: For you Americans trying to follow along at home, imagine there was a lot of rotten nepotism at the top of Comcast and for some reason you're supposed to act surprised.


That would be a deeply shocking turn of events.
 
2021-10-24 10:30:25 AM  

BumpInTheNight: For you Americans trying to follow along at home, imagine there was a lot of rotten nepotism at the top of Comcast and for some reason you're supposed to act surprised.


That's kind of the case.

Brian Roberts controls 1/3 of the stock and the articles of incorporation name him Chairman and CEO for life.
 
TWX
2021-10-24 10:40:50 AM  
This sort of thing is proof that the rich are just as stupid as the rest of us by and large, and we should not give them special breaks because of their ability to have enrichened themselves.
 
2021-10-24 10:53:02 AM  

TWX: This sort of thing is proof that the rich are just as stupid as the rest of us by and large, and we should not give them special breaks because of their ability to have enrichened themselves.


Two thirds of the wealthy inherited it
 
2021-10-24 11:16:28 AM  
Ted Rogers junior is one of the dumbest people I have ever met.  Frat bro with a huge head who knows nothing about the industry.  Nothing. I was an analyst and frequently met with mgmt and he was by far the least intelligent man I had ever come across.
 
2021-10-24 1:15:51 PM  
Executive of telecom company buttdials the guy they're trying to get rid of.

This is the level of competence of those running Canada's telecom sector.

They don't make money because they know about technology and customer service. They make money because they know how to work the regulatory system in their favor to keep competition out. It's why Canada has some of the most expensive telecom systems in the developed world.
 
2021-10-24 1:24:32 PM  

GoodHomer: Executive of telecom company buttdials the guy they're trying to get rid of.

This is the level of competence of those running Canada's telecom sector.


Live by the Sword, die by the Sword
 
2021-10-24 3:25:19 PM  
All this while the company tries to finalize a massive $26 billion deal to take over Shaw Communications.

Please God no... If this happens, please get Telus to install fiber to my building so I have a decent alternative.
 
2021-10-24 3:28:56 PM  

GoodHomer: Executive of telecom company buttdials the guy they're trying to get rid of.

This is the level of competence of those running Canada's telecom sector.

They don't make money because they know about technology and customer service. They make money because they know how to work the regulatory system in their favor to keep competition out. It's why Canada has some of the most expensive telecom systems in the developed world.


It isn't even that. These people don't make money, they play with the power and money their dad made while the machine left to them prints money.
 
2021-10-24 8:14:34 PM  

GoodHomer: Executive of telecom company buttdials the guy they're trying to get rid of.

This is the level of competence of those running Canada's telecom sector.

They don't make money because they know about technology and customer service. They make money because they know how to work the regulatory system in their favor to keep competition out. It's why Canada has some of the most expensive telecom systems in the developed world.


But we're told that telecommunications HAS to be some of the most expensive on Earth because Canada is a huge country with a small population and it takes billions to provide coverage.
Literally, what all the various carriers will tell you.
 
2021-10-24 10:47:24 PM  

TotallyRealNotFake: GoodHomer: Executive of telecom company buttdials the guy they're trying to get rid of.

This is the level of competence of those running Canada's telecom sector.

They don't make money because they know about technology and customer service. They make money because they know how to work the regulatory system in their favor to keep competition out. It's why Canada has some of the most expensive telecom systems in the developed world.

But we're told that telecommunications HAS to be some of the most expensive on Earth because Canada is a huge country with a small population and it takes billions to provide coverage.
Literally, what all the various carriers will tell you.


Having seen the cost on some of the builds, I'm always amazed when they trot out that line.  Like yes, building transnational lines is damned expensive.  But building short runs should be far less expensive, except that everyone gotta make a ludicrous cut, and idiot executives never listen to anyone who try to tell them to run higher capacity cables than they currently need, because "well, we don't need those fibres now"
 
2021-10-25 6:56:53 AM  

Deathbymeteor: TotallyRealNotFake: GoodHomer: Executive of telecom company buttdials the guy they're trying to get rid of.

This is the level of competence of those running Canada's telecom sector.

They don't make money because they know about technology and customer service. They make money because they know how to work the regulatory system in their favor to keep competition out. It's why Canada has some of the most expensive telecom systems in the developed world.

But we're told that telecommunications HAS to be some of the most expensive on Earth because Canada is a huge country with a small population and it takes billions to provide coverage.
Literally, what all the various carriers will tell you.

Having seen the cost on some of the builds, I'm always amazed when they trot out that line.  Like yes, building transnational lines is damned expensive.  But building short runs should be far less expensive, except that everyone gotta make a ludicrous cut, and idiot executives never listen to anyone who try to tell them to run higher capacity cables than they currently need, because "well, we don't need those fibres now"


And let's not forget about all that money the Canadian government literally gave Bell and Rogers to build out their network to reach more Canadians.  But that maneuver did give us something that the Americans are lacking - pseudo competition.

I haven't been signed up for either of the two big evils for I think 15 years or so now thanks to all the smaller resellers they're forced to support.  Rogers wants 113$/month for 75Mbit, Teksavvy offers the same for 52$/month.  Gigabit is $168/month with Rogers but only $98/month with Teksavvy.

Screw Rogers and double screw Bell.
 
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