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ChadT41

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Being shady is nothing more than being a very rich and very successful businessman. Anyone wanna talk about walmart?
 

mike123abc

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If Dish could leverage their spectrum holdings into a true broadband competitor with reasonable speeds and data caps it could be very useful.
 

bigjohnok

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Funny how some people think Charley is the sole proprietor of shady.
Didnt say he was the sole proprietor but look at all his settlements with every state attorney general in the nation, also never mind getting slammed by various state and federal labor boards and departments over worker right violations.
 

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Yep, only Charlie. NOT.

http://www.coloradoattorneygeneral....ral_announces_1325_million_settlement_directv
http://www.atg.wa.gov/pressrelease.aspx?id=26982
"An agreement between 50 State Attorneys General and the District of Columbia with DIRECTV requires the satellite TV provider alter its business practices, offer restitution to eligible consumers, and remit $13.25 million to the states and DC."
http://news.heartland.org/newspaper...-general-accept-13-million-directv-settlement

That's just a sampling.
 
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bigjohnok

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Yep, only Charlie. NOT.

http://www.coloradoattorneygeneral....ral_announces_1325_million_settlement_directv
http://www.atg.wa.gov/pressrelease.aspx?id=26982
"An agreement between 50 State Attorneys General and the District of Columbia with DIRECTV requires the satellite TV provider alter its business practices, offer restitution to eligible consumers, and remit $13.25 million to the states and DC."
http://news.heartland.org/newspaper...-general-accept-13-million-directv-settlement

That's just a sampling.
http://www.atg.wa.gov/pressrelease.aspx?id=23424#.VA3pcBYxDOs
 

Tampa8

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I'm not getting your point? Your post was singling out Charlie and your "50 States" comment. I showed Direct TV dealing with exactly the same thing, and other supposed violations. I could have posted more, thought that was enough to make the point.
 

bigjohnok

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I'm not getting your point? Your post was singling out Charlie and your "50 States" comment. I showed Direct TV dealing with exactly the same thing, and other supposed violations. I could have posted more, thought that was enough to make the point.
I thought you where trying to defend Charlie and Dish by redirecting to Directtv.

On another note I find it odd that some people will defend Charlie and Dish to no end.
 

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Treating employees like poop happens at most every large corporation these days. It's certainly not exclusive to the satellite industry.

And this thread wasn't even about that in the first place.
 

lparsons21

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I find it even odder when people try to show the 'moral' problems with a business. Businesses by and large are not moral in any real sense of the word. Making money is what it is all about.

Dish and Charlie are no worse or better than the majority of successful companies out there.


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[QUOTE="bigjohnok, post: 3522864, member: 192605" ... On another note I find it odd that some people will defend Charlie and Dish to no end.[/QUOTE]

If I were you I'd be a little more like that considering your paycheck comes indirectly from Charlie and it probably wouldn't be very hard for them to find out who you are. :happydance
 

bigjohnok

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I find it even odder when people try to show the 'moral' problems with a business. Businesses by and large are not moral in any real sense of the word. Making money is what it is all about.

Dish and Charlie are no worse or better than the majority of successful companies out there.


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[QUOTE="bigjohnok, post: 3522864, member: 192605" ... On another note I find it odd that some people will defend Charlie and Dish to no end.

If I were you I'd be a little more like that considering your paycheck comes indirectly from Charlie and it probably wouldn't be very hard for them to find out who you are. :happydance[/QUOTE]

dish got slammed by a federal labor judge about their social media rules. employees can freely speak their mind.
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/ca...pany-despite-it-having-a-social-media-policy/

Have you got a rock-solid social media policy that you're proud of? What if I told you that that policy might be an unlawful infringement on your employees' rights?

Yep, the very thing we were telling you a few months ago you needed in order to defend against fired employee lawsuits might now be committing an unfair labor practice in and of itself.

Last week, a National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge ruled against Dish Network in a case brought about by a member of the Communication Workers of America union.

The underlying charges were filed by the Communication Workers of America was that Dish Network violated Section 8(a)(1), (3), and (4) of the National Labor Relations Act by maintaining various policies in its Employee Handbook, which violated employees' rights.

In particular, the ruling found that the company's Social Mediapolicy was unlawful on two grounds. First, it banned employees from making "disparaging or defamatory comments about DISH Network." The Board held that analogous electronic limitations on negative commentary violated the Act.

Second, the policy banned employees from engaging in negative electronic discussion during "Company time." The Board has found that equivalent rules,

...which ban union activities during "Company time" are presumptively invalid because they failto clearly convey that solicitation can still occur during breaks and other non-working hours at the enterprise.

At the heart of this case was whether the company would have reacted the same way toward an ununionized employee who was speaking negatively about the employer on company time. Dish was unable to prove that they would have.
 

JSheridan

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All that legal stuff sounds good but you don't know Dish. They've got their ways and they don't forget. Just a word to the wise.
 

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Treating employees like poop happens at most every large corporation these days. It's certainly not exclusive to the satellite industry.

And this thread wasn't even about that in the first place.

That goes right along with high unemployment. Big corporations, and small ones too, have a surplus of available labor. That drives down wages and those that are lucky to just be employed generally take more crap from their employers. I've been dealing with these conditions since Obama tool the reins. The companies I work for know they can get away with treating their employees like crap because 10 more folks are waiting for that job.
 

bigjohnok

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All that legal stuff sounds good but you don't know Dish. They've got their ways and they don't forget. Just a word to the wise.
And your point is what I am not beholden to any companies job to live. My home vehicles etc is all paid off I draw a va disability check that is enough to pay my bills. I have job to buy consumer goods that is all.
 

JSheridan

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And your point is what I am not beholden to any companies job to live. My home vehicles etc is all paid off I draw a va disability check that is enough to pay my bills. I have job to buy consumer goods that is all.

Then you are not Dish material. If you work for Dish it's more of a way of life than a job. But you probably already know that and are just resisting. Resistance is futile. :)
 
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