Comcast has an awful reputation. It seems like every time you read about the cable giant, it's another story of terrible customer service, shady business practices or outright incompetence. Comcast was last year's winner of the not-so-prestigious "Worst Company in America" award.
But just how all-powerful is Comcast? Could it really reach out and get you fired from your job just because you complained about the bad service? If one man's story is to be believed, the answer is yes!
I'll set the scene. For 11 months, Conal O'Rourke was overcharged every month on his cable bill. That's not all. He was promised several discounts he didn't receive. He was sent a bunch of equipment he never wanted or asked for, then billed for it. Comcast accidentally misspelled his last name, and so he never received several of his cable bills and thus was charged late fees. It goes on.
O'Rourke called many times to get the charges fixed, only to be promised repeatedly that they would be taken care of, all to no avail. Finally, his account was sent into collections, even though it wasn't past due yet. This is all awful, but it gets much worse - and much weirder.