commented on Protesters Disrupting Alaska Airlines Shareholder Meeting Right Now
i work for a plant company and was supposed to water the plants inside this building today but was blocked due to the protests. i thought the cops were just overreacting to some mild street chanting but it makes more sense that there was this shareholder meeting happening...
commented on WA AG Bob Ferguson Orders T-Mobile to End Deceptive "No Contract" Advertising
I was in T-Mobile yesterday to get my phone fixed and talked and ended up changing my plan to one of the new ones. The thing that I like about the new system, and something Goldy didn't really say, is that the plans and phones have been decoupled. Yeah you don't get a new phone at a discount price, but you don't have to buy a new phone!
My old 2-year contract would've been up in July and my idea was that I would get a new phone with a new contract. Now that I was able to secure a new contract on its own I can buy a new phone whenever I feel like it. I can change my plan whenever I feel like it!
I feel like the discounted phones served as a lure to lock you into bullshit contracts. Kinda like getting a Mach III razor in the mail because the blades are where the money's at.
commented on Local Coffee Chain Starts Charging Customers a 1.5 Percent "Sick Leave Surcharge"
I used to work across the street from a Cherry Street Coffee and I got to know the employees who worked there because I liked the coffee and food there. We'd bitch to each other about how crazy our respective bosses were, and I heard plenty about Ali. He puts up a bullshit front about peace and love with his pretentious posters but, like many business owners, treats his employees like shit and takes them for granted (hence, no sick leave). In addition, he would occasionally come into our store and condescend to us. One time he came in to yell at one of our customers for legally parking in front of his store. This move doesn't surprise me at all.