I just got word that several witnesses have spotted Comcast salespeople stealing UTOPIA yard signs in Brigham City. Undoubtedly Comcast will try and distance themselves from the actions of their employees. Some of their contractors have already gone so far as to disconnect their competitors’ service to drive sales, so I suppose this doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
You stay classy, Comcast.
While I’m sure these reports are accurate, I’m equally sure that Comcast would never (as a corporate entity) tell their employees to do this and would terminate any employees caught doing this.
They have much too much to lose and so little to gain by taking actions like this it just does not make any sense for them to support it.
That said…the behavior of the individuals taking down the signs is inexcusable!
Combined with other reports of similar activity, it raises serious concerns with how Comcast handles its contractors and employees. They may not endorse the behavior, but they apparently aren’t doing enough to discourage it either.
For what it’s worth, their Twitter team asked me to e-mail them details so they can “take it seriously”. Don’t know that much will come of it, but I did CC Consumerist to give it greater exposure. Public shaming FTW.
Thanks the gods that Concast takes something “very seriously”. It will be a cold day in hell when they don’t 😉