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Dish: "The meanest company in America"?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by bobukcat, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Jan 5, 2013 #41 of 100
    Inkosaurus

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    Same here.
    Im a former employee so most would think my opinion of Dish would be negative but fact of the matter is they paid well, offered a ton of P4P bonuses on every single pay check, extra money for upselling packages.

    Getting paid 16$ an hour(accounting for p4p) not including over time(which was also multiplied by P4P separately which is awesome), in south texas when everyone else was either being paid 9$ an hour or was making comparable wages by working in a prison was quite nice.
    Seriously, as a college student walking away with a 1000$ pay check, when all your friends are struggling to make 500$ at other jobs in that same period is quite nice.

    Really the only thing that was weird was not qualifying for sick days until you have worked for Dish for 2 years. But even then they offer you a crap ton of PTO (paid time off), a lot of LEPC and a lot of UPTO that you really dont need the sick days.

    Really the only bad thing about working there, are your retarded co-workers who seem to think there still in high school :lol:
     
  2. Jan 6, 2013 #42 of 100
    olds403

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    I am curious as to what factual information this statement is based on. My experience with Dish has always been positive and pleasant, I can honestly say that I have received customer service equal to Dish from very few companies.

    I had a friend who moved to an apartment AFTER signing a 2 year contract. There was no line of sight at the new apartment so service was unavailable. They originally wanted over $400 to let her out of the contract. After speaking to several service representatives, one representative suggested downgrading her service to the minimum level, which was $9.95/mo for the rest of the contract. which ended up costing less than $200. I thought that was a nice compromise on the part of Dish, since my friend was at fault for not verifying service availability at the new location before moving.
     
  3. Jan 6, 2013 #43 of 100
    SayWhat?

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    But Walmart is filthy through to the core, from the store level management up through the highest levels of the boardroom. One of those companies that's too dirty to get caught and prosecuted. Stories all over the world about corruption and mistreatment of workers.

    They will never get a dime from me.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2013 #44 of 100
    Christopher Gould

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    I don't know how Walmart isn't on top of this list. My current gripe is and I realize January and February are the slow season they have cut our hours back. Highest we get is 38 a week but for most of the last 6 months we've got 36 now we're down we're down 34. Thats full time people part time is even worse. Coming from a company that makes what 27 billion in profit can't afford to pay us the same in the slow times even the amount of work doesn't change.
     
  5. Jan 6, 2013 #45 of 100
    Hoosier205

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    Factual information? Look no further than their lawsuits. Crooks, thieves, and liars.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2013 #46 of 100
    Laxguy

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    They made only a paltry $15,000,000,000. It's customary to deduct taxes and interest....

    If you're doing the same work in 34 hours that you used to get paid for 38 hours..... it's good to cut down padding.
     
  7. Jan 6, 2013 #47 of 100
    damondlt

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    :lol: Its funny when its not me.
     
  8. Jan 6, 2013 #48 of 100
    scooper

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    Good for who ? Certainly not the workers, unless you're raising their hourly rate to compensate....
     
  9. Jan 6, 2013 #49 of 100
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    Welcome to the world of capitalism!!!!!

    America should of woken up 30 years ago......now everyone pays!!

    We also subsidize many Walmart workers because the pay is less than a living wage..

    There called the working poor....

    Food stamps, and Medicaid are just a few things workers qualify for, sad but true.
     
  10. Jan 6, 2013 #50 of 100
    DodgerKing

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    Croney capitalism is not capitalism. Plus name a single better system. Even in our current system our working poor live in luxury compared to how most worldwide live.
     
  11. Jan 6, 2013 #51 of 100
    SayWhat?

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    " They're "
     
  12. Jan 6, 2013 #52 of 100
    Christopher Gould

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    We are basically not doing the same work. Customer service goes to the crapper long waits at check out and no one to cover other service areas. And everything else gets done half ass.
     
  13. Jan 6, 2013 #53 of 100
    AZ.

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    hope you feel better?.....
     
  14. Jan 6, 2013 #54 of 100
    AZ.

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    A union work force!(white collar also).... Thats why the middle class is gone! hello...LOL
     
  15. Jan 6, 2013 #55 of 100
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    Usually, you take your life into your hands these days if you dare bring up unions. I can't say I have been the biggest supporter of unions (as they often bring their own baggage into the equation), but, there is a reason why we have (or in some cases, had) so many benefits that folks have taken for granted or have historically forgotten where they came from, such as 5-day work weeks, sick time, vacation time, paid holidays, overtime pay, holiday pay, health insurance, etc., etc. Like them or hate them, the fact remains that if it wasn't for the union movement, a lot of that stuff simply would never have come into existence in this country. Unfortunately, it seems like a number of these benefits are being eroded, reduced, or outright taken away by a number of companies and employers these days.
     
  16. Jan 6, 2013 #56 of 100
    DodgerKing

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    I have no idea what you are talking about. Your reply has nothing to do with what I said.
     
  17. Jan 6, 2013 #57 of 100
    SayWhat?

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    Unions are also a big reason why so many companies buy their merchandise in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka instead of Memphis and Dayton.

    Tying back into topic, does Dish use ANY off-shore call centers? I'm assuming the hardware is made off-shore like most electronics are.
     
  18. Jan 6, 2013 #58 of 100
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    The union thing is admittedly off-topic, but there seems to be a number of off-topic posts in this thread. Beyond that, I have the feeling that the companies you reference would be going to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China and elsewhere for raw materials, merchandise, manufacturing, labor ... you name it, not because of American unions or union workers (which are at there lowest ebb in decades), but because of bottom-line, bean-counting, cut-it-to-the-bone, multinational corporate thinking.

    That's a good question. I don't definitively know the answer, but I have to say that everyone I have called at Dish over the years (and even recently) strike me as being right here in the good old USA (and it's pretty evident when call centers are off-shore). ;)
     
  19. Jan 6, 2013 #59 of 100
    HinterXGames

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    :eek2::eek2::eek2: I didn't know DISH would still charge an ECF if there is NLOS. That seems odd. I could see it still being charged if their new landlord didn't permit Satellite, but not if it couldn't be installed due to NLOS.
     
  20. Jan 6, 2013 #60 of 100
    Laxguy

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    Comparative advantage. Companies go out of business if they ignore that principle long enough. Started with NYC moving manufacturing to NJ, then to The Carolinas, Kentucky, Ohio, etc, then Mexico and Asia. An oversimplification but illustrative.

    And some unions are the reason some industries can't make it in the U.S.
     

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