DirecTV Installers: Tell The Truth? Fined! Reveal That? Fired!
from the yeah,-that-looks-good dept
Earlier this week, we wrote about a bunch of DirecTV installers (who work for a contractor) who blew the whistle on the fact that their employer told them to lie to customers, saying that a phone line was required to be hooked up to the DirecTV box. If they didn't lie and get customers to hook up the phone line, the installers were fined $5 per box that wasn't hooked up that way. DirecTV wants the connections to make it easier for them to track usage and to push pay-per-view content on users. Of course, now that the story has been exposed, rather than apologize or explain their position... the contractor in question fired the complaining installers (found via Broadband Reports). It's not too surprising that a company that believes lying to customers is a good policy would also figure that whistleblower protection laws don't really apply either.