Bill MacKenty

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Call to Boycott Circuit City

Posted in Personal on 04 - April 2007 at 05:47 PM (17 years ago). 225 views.

The last time I dipped my toe in politics, I offended a nice reader. I generally shy away from political things, as I want to really focus on educational technology. But this story really offended me.

The American company Circuit City has decided to fire 3400 employees - the highest paid sales clerks and most experienced staff!.  They have kindly offered to hire these hard-working staff back, ten weeks from the date of firing, at far lower wages.

I wonder what would happen if they paid these workers more, and people started seeing there was better service at Circuit City? Maybe this would help their bottom line!!

So work hard, and get fired?

Here’s my list of participating discussions / efforts to move this effort forward….

Stu Bykofsky on the whole thing…
Topix.net thread
Google groups weighs in
Slashdot discussion on the matter

updated!

Cantankerous Consultant
Yelp.com thread