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for ethical or political reasons or similar?
If so, what and why ...
but that was because i found their adverts insufferable rather than them being evil or anything
and only really serves to give me some sort of quiet self satisfaction (ew).
no way I could deny myself that much pleasure
...last one i had was in 2002, after i finished it i thought to myself 'thats fucking rank, im not ever eating that shite again!'
(this was pre oxfamgate).
It's not really part of a sensible and thought out moral position, it just makes me wince a bit when I think of it.
I do not wear clothes made in the middle east unless i know that they are made by people on a decent wage
Because of Animal testing.
Just my little protest.
The things that happen and go unreported over here is shocking. But I feel people are slowly becoming better about how & where they shop, which is positive.
but PC world because they were really shitty to me about returning something once and it made me hate them. I've never bought anything from them since and that was 10 years ago!
pretty much just comes under "not being insane/utterly stupid/a masochist", surely
The thing is that your highstreet tech buying choices are so limited now that if you need something more quickly than by post you probably have to go into one.
they had a game at the front of the store clearly priced at £30 in a big display, went to the till with one and they said it was £40. when i questioned it they said yeah it's a mistake, should be £40, so give us £40 please. i said no, so they said they would just withdraw the game from sale so i couldn't have it regardless. so i went to hmv and got it there instead. later, oxford street game closed down. COINCIDENCE????
because Prince Charles is a corrupt cunt.
Then yeah, shitloads.
cafe rouge, strada etc. They keep the tips given to waiters and use it to make up the difference in paying their staff minimum wage. Not sure if they still do this, but fuck'em. Really deceptive. Probably wouldn't eat there anyway, tbh.
That is deeply shitty.
but card tips are used to top up wages to minimum wage. Waiters were threatened with being fired if they asked for tips in cash.
I was a shit waiter, mind
Are there any major clothes manufacturers that have a good reputation for treating their workforce well? For instance, I could boycott Gap, but are Topman or Zara any better?
i'm boycotting everything I don't have in interest in, by default.
what went on?
because of Russia's human rights stuff, but that they also weren't going to watch it anyway as their not interested in the sport.
Yeah, I'm boycotting hitting my own hand with a hammer as we speak.
it's not like I did it with no self awareness! honestly.
because of their refusal to pay corporation tax.
For various reasons
you'll have to start boycotting the Guardian as well then!
and their use of zero hour contracts.
It's hard to boycott them - 'cause they're pretty good.
Also, we sell a load of CDs on there so would be a bit hypocritical for me.
And even then I'd probably forgive them
I'll only go there if the alternatives don't stock what I want.
the amount of amazon packages that come in here is amazing
Someone actually made it 'a thing'.
this still counts, because despite my feelings a behaviourist reading of my desires quite clearly shows I have an interest in reading enraging dreck on the internet
after one of the long term barstaff told me and my friend to go fuck ourselves. didnt have my birthday drinks there even though it was otherwise ideal. that's like £150 of trade i've denied them. think i've lifted the boycott now but just havent been for a while
it was a nice pint of stout, pleasantly carbonated. he then went back to the bar and ordered another half of the same stuff. got it back to the table and it tasted bad and completely flat, went to the bar to ask for his half to be replaced, assuming it was the end of the barrel or something.
barman said such things as
"you come to me with your lies about carbonated ale - it's an ale, it's not supposed to be carbonated"
"you wouldn't take a loaf of bread back to tesco if you didn't like it, so why are you doing that in my pub?"
so my friend told the guy to go fuck himself and came back to sit with us
ten minutes later the barman comes over and says to my friend
"you think i didnt hear you but i did! i heard you say go fuck yourself! please leave!"
we're all there for a friend's birthday and had seen the whole thing unfurl, had all tasted how bad the beer was etc, so argued our friend's case that calling your customer a liar and giving shit service is worse than someone saying "go fuck yourself" when they've been treated badly, guy sensed he was looking pretty ridiculous and he pointed at us all and well
"YOU - YOU ALL! GO FUCK YOURSELVES!" and flounced off, which was pretty funny. He was french, if this explains some of his vernacular
and any of the sponsors that were in place at the time of the Glazer takeover.
Means I can't have San Pellegrino Limonata anymore, or Kit Kat Chunkys.
Nestle are one of those companies that really disprove the "all major companies are as bad as each other" line; they're just so cartoonishly evil.
also most of their products are bobbins
Have fun trying to boycott them.
yeah theo's right, you should abandon your principles the moment it becomes an inconvenience
Not a deliberate avoidance as such, there just aren't any around here really.
And when I've been in town and needed a bit of stuff, there's a choice of Waitrose, Morrisons and Sainsburys, all of which rate higher than Tossco.
It's an awful company on a number of levels.
i should but i don't
because it's disgusting food
in the past 6 years I have only ever had one Maccy Ds from there, and even that was just a double cheeseburger. No ideological reason behind it, I have had them outside work, I just felt that if it became a regular thing they would be nicking my wages off me.
No one cares, obviously.
that glaxo smith Kline was a dreadful company from an early age so I've always tried to avoid that.
Sky (and anything News International)
New Bus for London
Stagecoach (because of Brian Souter)
All meat, obviously.
Sure there's more.
Didn't know about Tragus, so they're added to the list.
saying they shouldn't worry about driving in bus lanes/mowing down cyclists because the company will just cover the cost. Or something along those lines.
I got hit by an Add Lee moped courier last week and had to go to hospital. Too late to claim anything now I guess.
factor in ethical considerations when making consumer choices:
As is this book: https://www.edenproject.com/shop/A-Good-Life-Guide-To-Ethical-Living.aspx
But I am partial to reading the sun, mirror, daily mail and buzzfeed in KFC while eating a maccy D's and a nice starbucks lattay
after taking their picture
After using someone else's picture without credit or permission.
It's like a virtual Sochi out there
Any more than that and you're just corrupt scum
does DiS employ a *lot* fewer than 8 people? asking for a friend
and ptobably a whipping boy, marckee maybe
that is one unethical fucking product to buy. I'd imagine a lot of/most/maybe even all illegal drugs have some violence, abuse and exploitation somewhere if you trace them back where they came from.
I remember _vikram going all crazy at me when I suggested that his habit made him responsible for the death and exploitation of others.
Cause it only causes pain because its illegal.
If you introduce a criminal element to something then you attract criminals. Criminals are likely to engage in nasty bisnis
Gap exploits children in sweatshops; GlaxoSmithKline tests on animals; Nestle strangle African babies in their sleep: all because that's the way global capitalism is set up.
."oh I it's not my problem that all that happens - that's just the system not the individual operators".
well a lot of people do actually but its hardly a rock solid position is it
he was probably coked-up at the time.
I hate the adverts and they taste like shit.
Curzon Cinemas as they refuse to pay their staff the living wage. Their cinemas are fucking expensive, anyway.
Loads of places don't use the living wage.
who'd tried to form a union despite Curzon refusing to recognise it.
main ones in mayfair and soho. all others are tiny - renoir was ok but that's being converted to double the screens
I NEED BIG SCREN
"complaining about curzon refusing to recognise BECTU? isn't that what people did in january 2014?"
But the demand for a living wage hasn't. Trying to form a union was the first step.
I thought they did. That's the only reason I kept trying to work there
As in, they are a company I would (and have) given money too, but now actively avoid.
Want to boycott meat but can't bring myself to do it. Bit pathetic really.
Used to boycott a bar in town because of the complete dickhead woman that ran it - amongst her other numerous faults, she would either let the bar staff serve or not serve you on a given week depending on if she liked how you were dressed. Luckily she's fucked off now as her family sold up (surprisingly due to a massive drop-off in trade) so I'm back going again.