List of companies acting like assholes during COVID-19 crisis

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  1. MikeH92467

    MikeH92467 RadioNinja

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  2. Nova

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    boy is THIS gonna be a long thread (if it is anything close to exhaustive)

    How about Amazon? Owned by the richest dude ever, doing their most business ever...adds a button where YOU, the customer, can make a donation to cover the sick leave of contract workers.

    Fuck ALL the way off.
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    Gamestop (a video game retailer) had been refusing to close its stores, dubiously calling itself essential, giving its managers methods to refuse orders from law enforcement, etc. (Source)

    The company had been doing so bad even before the crisis, they believe if they close, it would be forever.

    It has since decided to close all stores, many permanently.
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  4. Tererun

    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    So do grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations keeping open and endangering their workers to provide us with essential services count as good or bad?
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  5. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    What part of "essential" do you not understand? The stores near me all close hours early so that their staff can sanitize the facilities. The cashiers are wearing gloves, and wet wipes are available at the front door.

    How do you get your food, medicines, and gas - magic? :garamet:
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  6. Tererun

    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    So that is a vote that it is good they are killing their minimum wage employees so people can get toilet paper.
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    Good riddance, haven't liked them since they bought out our local Funcoland and they fuck people over big time on trades. They deserve to die. :shrug:
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    Shirogayne 1/06 Was An Inside Job Formerly Important

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    You're being completely obtuse. Garamet did not say it was good that these workers are not being cared for by their employees, only that people do need food to survive.
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    They're basically to gaming what Blockbuster was to home videos eleven years ago: a dinosaur on the verge of extinction. Steam is in and they're out.
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    They also rip you off when you trade in games. Every once in a while I trade in games if I need a little cash and it kills me a little inside every time.
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  11. Amaris

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    This. Fuck Gamestop for that bullshit.
    For that matter, fuck every retail store that is still open that isn't paying its employees at least $15 an hour.
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  12. Tererun

    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    But that does not answer the question. It is like asking whether or not the company owning the fukashima reactor was being heroic by having people go to their deaths to stop the reaction, or whether or not it was evil for endangering everyone in the first place.

    I actually know the people at my local grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations. Should I thank the corporations for keeping their employees in harms way. Someone has to do those sorts of things, but I don't think it is necessarily the corporation itself being heroic.

    That is not being Obtuse, that is being a realist.
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    Your fukashima analogy is odd as Safeway and Kroger did not cause the Coronavirus.
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    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    I get businesses are staying open because they want to make money, but minimum wage employees are in a hard place without savings. If I was in a financial position that I was living paycheck to paycheck I would find my employer closing up to be a disaster, especially when you consider the flood of unemployed people who will be competing for jobs as things re-open.

    Given that reality I might be happy my employer kept open and kept me on the job. I used to deal with layoffs as a contractor up in NY. IBM would lay off it's contracting staff to make their books look good and then hire them back a month later because they knew they were not going to have a job yet. That was considered good and some of the people even planned their vacations around the layoff periods. This layoff is not something people planned for and when we are talking months of minimal employment until we start to get around to rehiring we are using up the time a person can spend on unemployment. On top of that when we are rehiring it will be at lower levels as the economy ramps back up.

    You have to remember, the guy at the counter at gamestop is just doing their job. They are toast when things start opening back up because they won't be able to go to gamestop and say hire me back, and the other retailers will be hiring their old people back slow because those people are already trained.

    So was gamestop actually heroic for staying open a little longer and giving their employees a few more days of employment to prepare for losing everything as they are going out of business, or are they scumbags for their policies?

    It is all a matter of your location.
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    Actually, their system is putting people in danger. Sickness acts like Physics. The fukashima people did not create fission, as that is a natural occurence. They simply allowed it to get out of control like a pandemic.
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    I think it's safe to say at this point that Tererun is no longer interested in real debate, but only trolling. And as such, should be ignored completely.
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    Wetherspoons have been acting like cunts over here, in a number of different ways - ignoring advice to close, not paying staff and not paying suppliers. They should face problems in retaining their licenses afterwards.
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  18. Tererun

    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    I can do both at the same time as I am not limited by your definitions. So yet againg assy would be wrong.

    I think you will be the new "The boy" as our current @Federal Farmer seems more mature than you.
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  19. tafkats

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    Who said the grocery store companies were being heroic? Nobody in this thread, as far as I can see.
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  20. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    And you didn't answer mine. Where does the "realist" go for groceries these days? :bailey:
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  21. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Paging @Tererun:
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  22. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    I always assumed that Tererun lives off a nutrient paste that comes out of the butt of a sentient caterpillar the size of a weiner-dog she found in a crater in the middle of the woods.
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  23. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    ^Or foraging in the woods for acorns and stealing oranges off the neighbors' trees.
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  24. Tererun

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    They are called publix and are still in business as of today. Not to mention well stocked, and they have people spraying down every cart after it is used. However, that does expose their employees to the virus and may get them infected. Still they are employed and making money unlike other businesses in town.

    Any other simple questions I can answer for you? Like perhaps where you can get a soothing pad for your giant butthurt?
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  25. Tererun

    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    I wish.
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  26. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Which, as I mentioned upthread, is exactly what the stores in my area are doing, but earlier you labeled them assholes. So which is it? As long as you get your groceries they're the Good Guys? :dayton:
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  27. Tererun

    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    Is it your fucking turn now? I thought you were ignoring me? Maybe it was someone else.

    I have this thing called nuanced thought. You should try it sometime, it is great. For the simpletons, I said it was not as simple as being good or bad. Does that help you to understand a greater mind, or do I have to pretend I am talking to dayton?
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    Throw Yale University on the Pile.
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  30. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Maybe you should pay closer attention. Maybe make up a Nixonian Enemies List.

    Is this what you consider "nuanced thought":

    ... or are you just Tuttling the language to suit yourself? :garamet: