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At this point, is there a single corporation out there that isn't doing something cartoonishly evil in the name of profit? At a time when humanity is reckoning with the greed of the corporations and the consequences their actions have had on the planet––such as accelerating climate change––we just know another article detailing more of their nefarious behavior is just what you need. (We apologize in advance for your high blood pressure.)

Believe it or not, quite a bit of this information might be there, but might not necessarily be known to the general public. Corporations do a pretty good job at PR, to be fair. But people told us all about the corporations that they can't stand after Redditor NeckbeardDiscord asked the online community,

"What's a scummy thing a company did/is doing that people should be talking about more?"

"Nestle. They're unsustainably pumping millions of gallons of water per day from the aquifers for basically nothing.

Meanwhile, the cities and towns nearby will run out of water in a few decades and will have to spend millions piping in water from other regions after Nestle moves on to somewhere else."

thunderbird1

Nestle pretty much wrote the book on evil. Their quest to bottle practically all the water on the planet is obscene.

"Some found out via Twitter..."

"In February 2021 Bell Media fired large numbers of staff, many of them without notice or warning. Some found out 15 minutes before their show was to go on the air, some radio shows were just changed mid broadcast. Some found out via Twitter they no longer had jobs.

This all happened a month after Bell took $122 million in Covid relief despite boosting dividend payments and having strong financial records."

Slayerkid13

"They are supposed to be advocates..."

"CRTC, Canada. They are supposed to be advocates to lower the cost of telecommunications in Canada. Instead, the CEO is going for drinks after work with the CEOs of the telecommunication companies. Effect? Pricing rising."

ddubnyk

Funny how that works, huh? Corruption much?

"It's like the first world version..."

"Companies involved with the gig economy. Amazon loves when you deliver packages for them in your own car. They don't have to pay for maintenance or anywhere near the cost for an employee.

Last I checked, Rev.com was paying ~30 cents per audio minute for audio transcriptions. If it takes you 4 minutes to transcribe one minute of audio (not too bad for a qwerty keyboard), then congrats, Rev will pay you $4.50 an hour. That doesn't include the time it takes you to find a job with decent audio. Those just starting out can expect to make $1-2 an hour.

With these gig jobs, you're not making jack s***, and you get no medical, dental, or vision coverage. It's like the first world version of a sweatshop."

ungluedostrich

Uber Eats Pass..."

"Uber Eats Pass is supposed to comp your delivery fees from participating restaurants, but they still charge you an exorbitant percentage of that delivery fee as a "delivery fee tax." I'm talking as high as 30%."

Kevo1110

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The fees for delivery services are too damn high.

It's not worth it. Just call the restaurant and place your order with them directly.

"It is common in many dentail practices..."

"Dental assistant here.

It is common in many dental practices for hygienists (the people who clean your teeth every ~6 months) to be paid per patient, not an hourly rate. What this inevitably leads to is hygienists treating patients for significantly less time than the recommended standard.

It should take roughly 45 minutes to an hour for proper teeth cleaning. The dental office I previously worked at proudly advertised a 20-minute cleaning for adults, something that might seem convenient for those not knowing that they're literally getting f**** over.

Keep an eye on how long your hygienist visit takes each time, and if they're whipping you in and out of there in 20 minutes, please consider finding a new dentist. Dentistry is one of the only medical fields where a "quick" visit is usually a poor visit."

CadetriDoesGames

Data privacy is the issue of the future. Mark my words.

"In 2018..."

"In 2018, Verizon throttled the data of firefighters during a forest fire and when they pleaded for faster speeds to communicate and save people, Verizon's response was "you should get upgrades."

sizzlyfootcake

Ah yes, I remember this!

You can read an infuriating article about this debacle HERE.

"YouTube removing..."

"YouTube removing dislikes on videos. If a video was objectively harmful, or just plain bad, how are we supposed to know if it is? (They are still supposedly testing this, but chances are they're going to release it to main versions soon.)"

SpinachInteresting82

​"These have a long-term effect..."

"Plenty of entry-level labour jobs have production incentives to offset their low wages, suppress worker rights, and keep the workforce divided.

These have the long-term effect of lowering wages, allow the company to flexibly increase quotas and terminate sick/exhausted staff, and diminish company morale. Even if you're a top-shelf earner, you're going to earn less in ten years than someone in a similar plant with no productivity bonuses, while working harder and in worse conditions on average."

Ionlyusethrowaways

"People often cite the case..."

"People often cite the case of the old woman suing McDonald's as an example of frivolous litigation. The truth is that Mcdonald's used the media to wage war against this woman and delegitimize her claims. Her case was legitimate, the coffee was so hot she had to receive skin grafts and suffered permanent damages."

SquilliamFancySon98

"Giving access to tools..."

"Apple

  • Claims to be a green company and has done so for years. However their phones create more waste thats harder to process than most any other material.
  • Apple refuses to sell parts to repair shops and actively is fighting against your rights to do with your device as you please.
  • Apple bullies developers on the platform with a monopoly on apps, stores, and other interactions with the phones. So they "tax" your $1 donation to that app developer for a coffee for 30 cents.
  • They actively try to make it harder for repair shops to source parts for devices by partnering and paying the customs department. Giving them access to tools and knowledge on where to find logos on boards that most people dont know where to look. Even people who have been doing this for years."

"They actively fight against..."

"John Deere

  • Refuses to sell parts to repair shops and actively is fighting against your rights to do with your tractor as you please.
  • locks features behind software updates that are included in contracts but they have to be applied by techs that cost a thousand or more dollars to come do the update.
  • They actively fight against your right and ability to repair your own tractor."

You're probably thinking twice about giving some of your money to these companies, huh? They're making it as inconvenient as possible for you to challenge them, too. That's what happens when they capture all the resources!

Have some suggestions of your own? Feel free to tell us in the comments below!

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