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Directv needs to fire their engineering staff

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Rob77, Jul 11, 2009.

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  1. hasan

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    Additional Age discrimination is prohibited in many states (including this one, and it starts at 18.) The point remains the same, employers have a lot more purview than the poster indicated. Veterans are not a protected class in the traditional sense, but may be covered under the exception I noted as "public policy", as in voting.
     
  2. Ken S

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    No, I had HTS a Tracker V. I'm talking about changing channels that required a dish move. :)
     
  3. Tom Servo

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    Interesting letter to the editor in today's SkyREPORT. Here's a snippet:

    Hardware failures. Now I wonder who'd be responsible for the hardware? :p

    BTW this is from John McKee, who in 1992 was part of the senior management team that founded DirecTV.
     
  4. BreezeCJ

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    My only continuing complaint is the slow channel changing. It's been a problem for years with these HD-DVRs, to the point where I just accept it.

    Lately, I've been having an issue with my e-Sata drive cable falling out of the connection on the back of the receiver. It's not like the rack of electronics move around all day. I don't understand why it keeps falling out.
     
  5. Ken S

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    Stuart,

    Actually, you're all mostly wrong.
    Almost every employee in the United States is an "At Will" employee. While there are now some protections mostly for discrimination and limitations the basic rule is...

    Any hiring is presumed to be "at will"; that is, the employer is free to discharge individuals "for good cause, or bad cause, or no cause at all," and the employee is equally free to quit, strike, or otherwise cease work.
     
  6. Ken S

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    The hardware is the responsibility of the manufacturer...no?
     
  7. Doug Brott

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    Ken .. Your statements seem to be a superset of what Stuart stated .. I'm not quite sure what you've said makes Stuart's comments wrong .. :shrug:
     
  8. inkahauts

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    Wasn't he actually fired? Or am I thinking of someone else....
     
  9. inkahauts

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    You obviously don't live in California, because AT will means Jack S*** here.. You can't do anything even slightly off kilter as an employee here when it comes to things like that without getting into trouble, of course, it also takes a massive act of god to fire anyone.. At will does not exist in California, even though its on the books. Not with all the employee rights and opportunities for unemployment with companies picking up the expenses if they can't prove there was a good reason to fire them... It a major workaround that needs to be fixed big time.
     
  10. bwaldron

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    Partly. But they are contractors who are building to DirecTV's specifications...and I'm not convinced that the HR2x series (especially the models after the HR20-700) aren't a bit underpowered for the software features that are being implemented. Cost-cutting taken a bit too far. I'd pay a premium for better hardware, personally -- but I know that DirecTV is up against consumer expectations of "free" installs and nearly-free up-front hardware costs.
     
  11. Rich

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    So, you don't have the Protection Plan? They would do that for you. That dish alignment is so critical and the installers have those digital meters to do it with.

    Are your connections crimped or compression? That seemed to make a big difference when I had my system redone and all the connectors were changed to compression.

    Just properly tightening connectors makes a huge difference. Not finger tight, wrench tight, gently.

    Rich
     
  12. Rich

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    I have a 21-700 that has been used on all kinds of tests and had "bad" equipment attached to it and it does things like that all the time. Today it was a double recording of a documentary one day apart. That shouldn't happen.

    Rich
     
  13. Rich

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    Gremlins! Think you might need a new cable? Hope it's that simple.

    Rich
     
  14. Ken S

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    Doug,

    Because people, and I unfairly singled out Stuart, were implying there were more protections afforded employees than there are. That's wrong. People really need to understand the basics of at-will employment. The protections are few and far between...although the process of investigation of violations can make an employer very careful.
     
  15. Ken S

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    California is more liberal than many states on the matter, but for the type of matter we're discussing here they are also very protective of a company's trade secrets and there have been many decisions coming down on the side of companies that were seeking to enforce their rights and protect their property.

    This has gotten way off topic (although it did mention firing people)...we can discuss it elsewhere if you like.
     
  16. dreadlk

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    As I said, and I stand by it, if you come to this forum and sign up under an anonymous NAME and never declare that you work for Directv you will not have a problems because no one is looking for you! Especially if the only thing you ever do is post how great the service is and that you never have any problems. If you start to do something other than that, then you may have problems.

    I am pretty sure employees from Dishnetwork are also on this forum doing the exact same thing.



     
  17. dreadlk

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    Nope!!
    You dont need a signal in the 90's to make this thing work, a signal of even 55 is fine on almost any satellite. My 119 is blocked by a neighbors tree but I negotiated some trimming and I now have an OK signal in the 60's on 119.

    In any case that has nothing to do with half way recorded shows and Briiiips, since I dont watch any stations on 119.


     
  18. Tallgntlmn

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    Naturally, the cable company might charge $30 for installation and nothing more. Oh wait, they have that fee for a remote control and each box. But still it's not $200 up front which is all us end users see.
    No protection plan yet. But I do need to call D* to cancel or negotiate NFLST. Is there a waiting period before using the PP? Before I get accused of trying to get something for less in regard to NFLST, let me say the follwing: $380 for NFL games is too expensive for just me. I can go to a bar for less. Though the deals being mentioned elsewhere would make NFLST attractive again.

    My connections are all compression. The connections at the dish are what the installer put on and the rest are snap-n-seals. The connections at the dish are wrench tight but the ones at the BBC's and receiver are finger tight.
     
  19. bwaldron

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    30 days, I believe.
     
  20. Ken S

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    Actually, they may have a problem...

    http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=109862
     
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