30 March 2007

One thing I know for sure

I'm boycotting Circuit City for life and I encourage you to do the same.

The old unspoken contract used to be that, if employees worked hard, learned their job better, and kept coming back, their employer would treat them right.

Now apparently Circuit City feels free to act like an abusive spouse: I'll insult you and treat you like crap and expect you to keep coming back for more.

15 comments:

Andrea said...

So I guess it's a good thing Mike's job interview with Circuit City, designed to get him away from the traveling of his current job, went okay but the never called back?

Reason for everything, I say.

Maggie said...

I love how the two CEO's quoted in the article cite employee wages as drag on the company when their own wages far surpass anything anyone at the store level would ever DREAM to make. Huh.

VenturaMom said...

A swift kick to the groin of their CEO is needed.

claire said...

wow. how totally infuriating.

and yet? i feel like my company would totally do that to me, too. you know, if there were ever a chance that was "making too much". yeah, right.

Eden said...

We boycotted them for life in 1999. We were shopping for a new TV and my husband was writing models, prices & features on a piece of paper. An employee came over and told him to stop doing it, that comparison shopping, even within the store (!) wasn't "allowed." It was the most ridiculous thing I'd ever heard.

Jessica said...

I've boycotted them for years based on the way they (here, anyway) treat women like morons - if they bother to wait on you at all. But hey, one more reason is OK by me!

And, yeah, that's gross, how much the execs make compared to the people actually keeping the place afloat. And what's my mom's favorite saying? "Pay peanuts, get monkeys."

one smarmy mama said...

oy!

if it helps at all....

http://thyme2ghough.blogspot.com/2007/03/and-winner-is.html

meno said...

Assholes. Consider them boycotted by me. Wonder how that will help them profit?

Christina said...

Pretty soon I won't have anywhere to shop for electronics. I'm adding Circuit City to the boycott list for treating their employees like crap. Best Buy is already on my list, for treating their customers like crap and not honoring their own warranties.

Alex Elliot said...

I'll be boycotting them too!

MsLittlePea said...

How horrible for them. My husband's company is going to cut jobs too. We'll be on pins and needles until we know if his one of them...this is so unfair. I haven't shopped at Circuit City for years for the same reason as Jessica-I could never walk in without being treated like a complete idiot. Now I have and even better reason to not shop there.

Heather B. said...

So, Best Buy it is then.

Izzy said...

I've already boycotted Circuit City because the one by my house completely sucks. This is just another reason to avoid it. Assholes.

super des said...

Ew.
I had a job like that, but instead of straight up firing the senior staff members, they were treated like utter poop until they quit.
Assbutts.

julia said...

Wow, what fucking tools they are at CC.

I hope Target never makes the boycott list or I won't have anywhere left to shop.

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