Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Circuit Shitty

Imagine yourself, now a former Circuit City employee, having to answer the following on a job application:
Reason for leaving previous job:
You, as that former Circuit City employee, would have to answer,
Made $2/hr too much
That's right. Circuit City, "the second-largest U.S. electronics retailer" in the US, has just fired 3400 of its highest paid hourly workers because they were the highest paid hourly workers.
Circuit City Stores Inc., the second-largest U.S. electronics retailer after Best Buy Co., fired 3,400 of its highest-paid hourly workers and will hire replacements willing to work for less.
These jobs have not been "eliminated," as is often claimed when massive job cuts turf out thousands of workers. The jobs are still there only now they will be filled by people who will be hired at a substantially lower pay rate. Circuit City management said that those fired could reapply for their old job at the lower rate. Quite a scam.

Undaunted by the loss of experienced workers, analysts admit that Circuit City will face "a challenge,"
These are all fresh faces coming in and certainly they're less experienced, so I'm guessing it's not going to be a one- or two-quarter challenge. There's going to be a learning curve.
Such parsimony is only the least of concerns. It is the reasoning behind this move that is truly galling. With said move, Circuit City and the Wall Street clowns who encourage such behaviour are demonstrating that they really don't believe in the notion of "working hard and getting ahead." They really are advocates of the "work hard, get ahead, get canned because you got ahead, go back to the beginning where you're cheaper." Rinse, repeat. Just one more American myth blown out the ass-end of corporate America.

Boycott these jokers and show them what the real bottom line is.


Blogger spiiderwebâ„¢ said...


They should get no more money from any of us.

4:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boycotting circuit city in my town (Greeley,Co.) is certainly what I would recommend. The real danger here is that many other companies will do this also. If you agree in fair treatment hit them where they are trying to "save money", in the pocket book. Boycott the bastards.

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Rick said...

Yes these companies have to be stopped. I am all for a boycott of this un-American, against labor, low life outfit.

Circuit City should be driven straight into bankruptcy!!

You know they are hoping for an illegal alien workforce that king george wants.

10:18 PM  
Anonymous hotpotatomash said...

work hard and get ahead? that's like saying study hard and go to the best schools and get the best education and get ahead. that is such 20th century or pre 9/11 thinking.

the bush administration wants to be fair to everyone. so merit is out the window. no matter how hard some try, they just won't be able to cut it. now everyone has the ability to kiss ass and take one for the team.

take the us attorney scandal. the new us atty in arkansas may not have gone to harvard law but he sure can dig up dirt on anyone. and ms. "take the 5th" is freshly minted out of pat robertson's crazy school of messiahs. nothing like a twenty something year old robertson desciple picking our us attorneys.

we are so fucked

6:32 AM  
Blogger theBhc said...

Agreed. And one way you can tell that a Dems-bad/GOP-good homeostatic narrative is cemented in the media is just have a look at Media Matters any day of the week. Hell, you don't even need to do that. Just look at the pages of major magazines and newspapers. Listen to these jackasses on teevee, talking about how contentious the Democrats are. Oh, the poor besotted public doesn't want Bush investigated, they tell through a fog of lies. Bullshit. Every poll has shown the American public overwhelmingly demands investigation of these pricks. But you've never know that from our media clowns.

It's all part of the same mentality, of course. From the corrupt, big business-friendly GOP to the way they are portrayed by the business friendly media, to the Wall Street applause for Circuit City worker fuck-over (stock went up on news of firings), it is all part of a dystopia that is running us into the ground.

11:43 AM  
Blogger The Misanthrope said...

Not to defend Circuit City, but their employees in a store near me were worth firing. Every time I have gone into the store, there is no help to be had. I purchased a CD player last spring and was asked if I wanted the warranty, yes, I replied, if I can get a guarantee you'll still be in business because the service is aweful. Of course, what they are doing now is different than just firing worthless employees.

3:50 PM  
Blogger theBhc said...

In fact, this seems destined to bring on more useless, inexperienced bozos.

10:58 AM  
Anonymous GarciaM25 said...

haha, GREAT article, too bad you have too many liberals replying to it thinking that this is another problem Bush caused - remember that damn Katrina disaster he set forth, now he's moved on to making big businesses watch the stock market and the bottom dollar instead of being in support of employees?

look, my best friend lost his job at the company after working there for SIX YEARS.... CC is the one to blame, the money-hungry execs who each just took home another Ferrari because of their cutbacks while 3400 people are looking for jobs - nothing BUSH did about it, nothing anyone did but big business.... the war in Iraq, Katrina, the job economy (which is the best in history, btw liberals), NONE of that had to do with this, as you don't see EVERY big business doing the same thing as this shithole company!

stop being poor losers from the last TWO elections (three if the witch Clinton or Hussain Osama--err, Obama make the running) and look at the facts, stop blaming Bush on every problem that comes afoot on US soil, christ almighty!!!

12:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By pass poor Circuit City Customer service and go straight to Corporate by telephoning 800 764 8814.

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That number will only get you to India. I work for this shithole company, trust me.

11:15 PM  
Blogger Belle Hertanez said...

I was thinking about applying for a job there... now I'm not :)

11:18 PM  

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