What are the most UNETHICAL companies?

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What are the most UNETHICAL companies?

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What are the most UNETHICAL companies that you have dealt with?

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Shouldn't you just ask which companies you should short sell?
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Pro Computer Center on Santa Monica Blvd in LA. They totally ripped me off, never go there:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/pro-computer-ce ... -angeles-2
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Some of those I've worked for, unfortunately...

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For me, it was Guardian Retirement Services and Peachtree Planning.
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Why do you ask a such a provocative and potentially dangerous question? Seems odd for a second post...
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[quote="natureexplorer"][political comment removed by Mod]quote]

Sure.... :roll:
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RTR2006 wrote:Some of those I've worked for, unfortunately...

RTR
What some company's do is unbelievable,it's probably criminal.I'm like you with the unethical things my employers have done
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The major insurance and financial companies are both ethical (teaching initiates regulations and legal requirements as well as ethical behavior) and totally unethical (pushing sales of inappropriate products, encouraging ruthless selling practices). A real dichotomy of behavior. I will not name these companies but they advertise on TV during football games and golf tournaments.

The real estate and banking industry are likewise.

The car business is ruthless. Your local car dealer (insert name).

Weapons manufacturers.

All these companies are generally very profitable and I highly recommend you working for them. :wink:
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Midpack wrote:Why do you ask a such a provocative and potentially dangerous question? Seems odd for a second post...
Not so odd when the first post was "Which Companies/Industries do you think are in decline?"
Keep those questions coming :)
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Midpack wrote:Why do you ask a such a provocative and potentially dangerous question? Seems odd for a second post...
Considering the first question was along the lines of 'which companies/industries are in decline?' it seems somewhat obvious to me that it's someone looking for ideas on companies that may face a falling stock price in the future.

Or perhaps I'm just cynical.
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protect america alarm monitoring /security system company in austin,TX.

http://www.bbb.org/central-texas/busine ... n-tx-44024

757 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years .

look like the name should be changed to cheating america .
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tyrion wrote:
Midpack wrote:Why do you ask a such a provocative and potentially dangerous question? Seems odd for a second post...
Considering the first question was along the lines of 'which companies/industries are in decline?' it seems somewhat obvious to me that it's someone looking for ideas on companies that may face a falling stock price in the future.

Or perhaps I'm just cynical.
True. When I think of ways to find profitable shorts in the market, bogleheads.org always comes to mind :)
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HardKnocker wrote: Weapons manufacturers.
Hmm...
Some of those companies probably saved my life. I bet the same is true for some others on the board.
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