Do you boycott businesses ?

VMware / Eng SweetDick
Oct 21, 2018 36 Comments

A lot of business indulge in unethical activities. Do you boycott buying their products ? Or working for that company ?

For example I never fly United Airlines.

I personally have categorized business in following categories:
1. Red: I never deal with them.
2. Grey: Only if no other option is available.
3. Yellow: Can use if other options are difficult to find.
4. Green: usually the businesses I never had any problem with. Most would fall
In this category.

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TOP 36 Comments
  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

    Compass Eng

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    Google
    FUPayMemore
    Yes. I actively boycot godaddy and facebook. I also heavily encourage friends and strangers to never work for them.
    Oct 21, 2018 4
    • Microsoft / Eng duir
      What's wrong with GoDaddy ?
      Oct 21, 2018
    • Compass / Eng
      FUPayMe

      Compass Eng

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      Google
      FUPayMemore
      If you search for a domain name and do not buy it within a couple of minutes they will purchase it and then attempt to resell it to you as a “premium domain”. This elevates the price from under $20 to a couple thousand instantly. There are other reasons but this is the most egregious.
      Oct 21, 2018
    • Compass / Eng
      FUPayMe

      Compass Eng

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      Google
      FUPayMemore
      Because the search is on their site. Look it up this is a common issue
      Oct 21, 2018
    • Sprint lxCy58
      I use Godaddy all the time and that never happened to me. Hmm... strange.
      Oct 21, 2018
  • BuzzFeed / Eng
    0xdead

    BuzzFeed Eng

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    BuzzFeed
    BIO
    leet hax u fr00bs
    0xdeadmore
    Only wealthy people do this. I only recently started doing this because I have options. Realistically, business boycotts aren’t effective unless a very large group of people all agree to boycott at once. Otherwise, this is a moot act of defiance as an individual, with little or no returns—especially if you’re poor. In fact, it might actually end up being harmful to you because you don’t or barely have consumption options as it stands.
    Oct 21, 2018 2
    • Oath biow46g
      Yes boycotts are only effective if it's done by large swaths of customers but I disagree it's only for wealthy people. Obviously it's more difficult for poor people, but looking at history people have had to make sacrifices to change history. That's fine to have the opinion that we should be able to make change without sacrifice (I'd love that) but it doesn't seem realistic. Even protesting for example takes time, time you are not working which again hurts poor people the most.
      Oct 21, 2018
    • BuzzFeed / Eng
      0xdead

      BuzzFeed Eng

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      BuzzFeed
      BIO
      leet hax u fr00bs
      0xdeadmore
      Agreed 100%.
      Oct 21, 2018
  • Oracle Xmx32G
    It's Bank of America for me. Not touching anything that's brings me in direct contact with evil BofA
    Oct 21, 2018 6
  • New DuQvV7x
    It’s your (hard-earned) money.

    Spend it as you wish.
    Oct 21, 2018 0
  • Uber truckyeah
    Get a life
    Oct 21, 2018 0
  • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
    Life is too short to run from every bad corporation. With that said, the free market will decide.
    Oct 21, 2018 4
    • Oracle Xmx32G
      The free market can't decide until there is information asymmetry. By the time everyone has information it's too late
      Oct 21, 2018
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
      That not what asymmetry means.
      Oct 21, 2018
    • Oracle Xmx32G
      My apologies, what does it mean?
      Oct 21, 2018
    • Oracle Xmx32G
      Imbalance of information is information asymmetry at a point in time (when it really matters) Anyway, that's what the economists say
      Oct 23, 2018
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    • Airbnb avqx65
      This seems ridiculously hard... aren’t like 99% of goods made in China
      Oct 21, 2018
  • Uber
    Oct 21, 2018 0
  • Facebook hyper
    Lol no. I only do this if it makes sense for me not for any values. If someone has a bad service or product I don't use them.
    Oct 21, 2018 0
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    • Microsoft gfba68
      hobby lobby, I'd guess?
      Oct 21, 2018
    • Procore / Eng Nomeansno
      Believing that marriage is supposed to be between a man and a woman doesn’t make you anti-gay. For example, you can atheist and not be anti-religion as long as you treat believers with respect etc.
      Oct 21, 2018
    • Procore / Eng Nomeansno
      Propaganda is a strong word. Most business aren’t in the business of crating or distributing propaganda against anything except making money.
      Oct 21, 2018
    • Microsoft gfba68
      Hobby Lobby is in that business, though
      Oct 21, 2018
    • Procore / Eng Nomeansno
      Please provide proof
      Oct 21, 2018
  • Apple Ymczta
    I avoid Evil Google
    Oct 21, 2018 1
    • VMware / Eng SweetDick
      OP
      And Apple is not evil ?
      Oct 21, 2018
  • Google / Eng #TODO
    Southwest green
    Amazon grey
    Oct 21, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng whatsgood
    I definitely make decisions on where to spend my money based on my own set of values and what I know about companies.

    I also never fly United if there is any other option I’ll take the other option.
    Oct 21, 2018 0
  • Indeed / Other
    TC1Billi

    Indeed Other

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    Lyft
    TC1Billimore
    Nestle - yellow; The Wonderful Company (Pom wonderful, etc) - Red
    Oct 21, 2018 0

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