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Jun 13th 2010 9:10AM Dave,
Personally I think they should be sued. A few years back I got deathly sick within minutes of eating a subway sandwich. Spent two day with similar symptoms to what the described here. Even after IVs and a diagnosis of food poisoning they didn't even apologize let alone offer to pay for any of my medical bills. So in my opinion they deserve whatever legal trouble they get.
Apr 23rd 2010 6:25AM I agree with Cat. Amtrak is missing a golden opportunity. Particularly on middle distance travel. Sadly their service is even worse than the airlines. But the seating is far more confortable.
Apr 23rd 2010 6:19AM The dominate attitude that prevails with most airlines these days is customer loyalty isn't a concern because the ticket price is the deciding factor. Most folks when they do a ticket search are looking for the lowest price. But who are they fooling? If you're traveling for any length of time you're second bag alone negates any great savings.
On most airlines if you fly economy you are crammed so tight someone reclining could knock the water off your fold down tray and there isn't even enough room to put you head between your legs for a crash landing! I flew to LA from Chicago in a seat that recline in an econonmy section that was so tight I could barely walk once I arrived. Two days later I suffered a calf tear that left me on crutches!
So for the folks who want their cheap seats go for it! I will spend my money on airlines that offer some basic ammenities.
Feb 5th 2010 10:16PM Heather... Although I admire your loyalty...this isn't about whether McDonald's is a good employer or even a decent company. It's really about the fairness of a corporation being allowed to trademark every blessed thing with a 1500 year old sir name prefix.
This girl is not competing with the hamburger chain. McDonald's doesn't run a McFest. It's about lawyers and their vigorous trademark defense policy. Frankly I think ANYTHING less than their dropping this will result in McDonald's looking very bad. And that could ultimately hurt you job!
Oct 6th 2009 7:45AM Good business decision.... My aunts'fanny! First of all the guy never once mentioned Barneys New York in his twits. As for endangering the safe haven for these celebs, perhaps they ought to pay their bills.
It was perfectly reasonable that the waiter was upset. If Barneys New York was unhappy with his twits they should have simply asked him to stop.
Shame on Ms. Adams for walking out without making a payment arrangement and shame on Barneys New York for punishing this waiter.
May 4th 2009 1:35AM Fascist?! Fascism is a radical and authoritarian nationalist political ideology... A fascist can be a description of an authoritarian, intolerant or oppressive leader. I'm not sure how wearing expensive shoes rates that description Clay? I personally don't care what she was wearing. I commend her for volunteering her time and I wish we could get beyond the shallow and look at the substance of what she's doing.
Apr 16th 2009 1:56AM Well I have mixed feelings on this. Having recently flown in United's economy seats I doubt even a normal person can avoid being horribly uncomfortable. I'm only 5'10 but fairly broad. I had leg cramps so severe I could barely walk. On my way home we had weather issues that forced me to fly standby on a different flight. This time I wound up in economy plus and those extra five inches made all the difference. So I should fly economy plus right? Great if you can get a seat on one of their overbooked flights. I think these airlines and United in particular ought to work on improving their reliability and service first...
Apr 9th 2009 12:45PM Obama has said time and again that he would be a president for everyone. Believers and non believers alike. Just as religious leaders have a right to express their points of view so do those who disagree. Organized religions can be a force for great good in this world but history has shown they can also be a great source of intolerance. Let both sides be heard and let's all work together.
Apr 5th 2009 3:42PM Obama needed to make a statement. If the meeting really went down that way then we can only hope the bank CEOs get the point. Otherwise i hope they like pitchforks!
Apr 5th 2009 12:01PM I'm sorry...I disagree. First of all taking a dollar was a noble thing to do but to take a dollar with the expectation of $742,006.40 down the road takes the nobility out of the equation. This is just more of the same.
What should have been done was a fair salary renegotiation - no hidden payments. If they had paid this man say, $200,000 they could afford ten more employees at $50000 a piece. Or saved $542000 in bailout money. This frustrated exec should ask himself what kind of compensation he would have received had there been no bailout.