In DirecTV Hell - Need Advice

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    Reminded me another important part when I first heard of it - Yeah, it was really HOT in Houston!
     
  5. SledgeHammer

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    Uh... you do know that THOUSANDS of people ARE arrested EVERY DAY FOR DUI, right? Your brilliance is on a whole other level lol.. :rolleyes:

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 1.5 million people were arrested in a given year for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. That means that one out of every 121 licensed drivers were arrested for drunk driving.

    1,500,000 / 365 = 4,109 / day.

    And to help you out even further, the NHTSA is only referring to people in the US.
     
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    I was the Operations Director at the local nuke plant here in Iowa and every couple of years, the NRC does a full background check on you plus a psych eval to ensure you are trustworthy to maintain access to the plant. One of the questions they ask you is if you have ever been arrested, detained, charged, or convicted of anything besides a minor traffic offense. I had a kid that worked for me who came home from work, was tired from a long day, and got into a verbal argument with his wife. One of his children, who had never seen him raise his voice, called 911. The cop came and cuffed him and arrested him even though his wife said it was an argument and there was nothing physical at all. All the charges were dropped, and the City of Cedar Rapids sent him a letter apologizing for the arrest and told him the charges were dropped. So, along comes the background check and my employee answered the question as to if he had ever been arrested "no" since his mind, it was a mistake and charges dropped. He was fired from a very good paying job, and was investigated for providing the NRC with knowingly false information. I felt awful for the kid and even the NRC investigator thought it was BS.
    I used to tell everyone that worked for me after that incident to report everything, even parking tickets. Let them decide if it is not a big deal.
     
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    Yes and I am sure not for ONE DRINK! Talk to Police Officers I like I do. Friends, clients that are PO and they laughed at this. More than one state too.
     
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    How many did you have before typing that post? :)
     
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    Now that's funny!
     
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    JUST ONE!!! I SWEAR!!!
     
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    LOL, damn phone.
     
  12. JimmyB

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    Good questions. The reason I didn’t call and report this was that the tech was 10/10 angry when he left my house. I mean he was fuming. The last thing I need is for the guy to get reprimanded or fired then show up at my house the next day. He obviously knew where I lived. You may not like that answer, but I put the safety of my wife and kids higher than my TV watching experience.

    And to clarify, he didn’t steal. He asked me for a beer. He opened it, took a drink, got in his truck with the bottle, and thankfully left. At that point I was just happy he was out of my house.
     
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  13. JimmyB

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    I am the injured party because I pay some ridiculous monthly fee that gets me an every 2 year equipment upgrade. The tech failed to deliver that (in a very colorful way), yet they now want to charge me full price for said equipment upgrade.

    I’m not asking for any extra compensation, only for the service I pay for.
     
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    Lastly, thanks for the advice. Loyalty department was the answer. They couldn’t do a free upgrade as part of my equipment plan because their system said that I got that upgrade in my infamous failed attempt. To get around it, the loyalty department scheduled my upgrade for a fee, and credited me the amount on my bill. No cost to me.

    The tech came today and was in and out in 45 minutes. And he asked for a bottle of water (not beer) on the way out.
     
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  15. makaiguy

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    So glad to hear of your happy ending.

    And so sorry for the tangential ego clash that diverted your thread. I'm surprised you actually came back ...
     
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    I'm neither meek or faint of heart. If a tech ever came to my home behaving in the manner you describe I would "immediately" order him to leave. And believe me he would not come back! Upon his departure his conduct would have been reported. A man protects his wife, children and property!
     
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    And he feels like he was doing that by not giving the tech a reason to come back to the house even more angry than he was when he left.
     
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    There's about 20 states where you could be held liable for that (if he got into an accident). On the drivers side, if he got stopped for ANYTHING and broke the seal on the bottle, he would have been arrested. That's illegal in all 50 states. But yeah, if he's a nut job.... I'm with ya on that.
     
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