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  • Tina (GeneticPsychosMom) 10:41 on June 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Rogers is Narcissistic 

    Rogers Communications

    Rogers Communications

    Rogers TM is narcissistic. I know that it seems to be a bit of a stretch to consider a telecommunications agency a narcissist, but they behave the same way. Take courtship. First they flood you with attention. They make promises of low prices and great services. There are flyers, radio bits, television commercials and large signs near the highway and on the boards at the arena. They are going to meet all of your communication needs, and with very low-cost. They are shiny, flashy and charismatic and they will do everything possible to make you happy.

    This is equivalent to the “flooding” stage when you are dating a narcissist. The gifts, the calls, the text messages just to say hello. They want to spend more time with you and they can’t stop thinking about you.

    Once you sign on, and let’s not forget that for most of the “deals” you have to sign a contract, they ignore you. It becomes obvious that all of their promises to provide great services were just lies to lure you in, get you to commit, make you believe that you would have a great relationship.

    The internet is spotty and slow. It is impossible to watch Netflix because the connection cannot be maintained well enough. The cable channels pixelate and stall and sometimes there is just no internet connection for hours.

    You still see the promotions, the advertisements, the promises. You know that Rogers is trying to get new customers. They are courting other individuals. You are no longer that valuable, because they “have” you already. It is the new conquests that are now the focus of their attention and energy. Since you are already on a contract there is no sense spending any time or effort keeping you happy. Rogers invests a huge amount in trying to get new business, but almost no effort in servicing current customers.

    Calls to their service department are met with complicated automated attendants that take your through several levels of menus and require personal information. This requires you to be patient and tolerate an automated voice giving you attitude before your call gets put on hold. While you wait for a human voice to come to the other end of the line, you are entertained with commercials telling you how great the service is and all of the features you can sign up for.

    When the call is answered, you hear a greeting that is repeated so often that you cannot discern what the person is actually saying. “elloeyeaimeisoaney” What?? Oanney… Really, oh I get it, “Hello my name is Soaney”. This person is obviously from an offshore company. Their accent is so strong and their English is so intelligible, that you cannot understand what they are saying. Again, this is your fault for having unrealistic expectations.

    When you do explain that your WiFi router is not working, it is your fault. It is clear that you did not put the router into its own room. It needs its own power source, there cannot be anything else plugged into the outlet. For heaven’s sake, do NOT use a powerbar, how disrespectful. There cannot be any cord free telephones in the room, computers, microwaves or electricity using appliances. I must say, “Sorry for letting you down, but I never considered having a separate room for my modem. I guess it IS my fault that it didn’t work”.

    When you insist that you need things to improve, Rogers will say things like, “We can help you with your reception, but we’ll have to charge you extra. We can send a technician out to the house, to move your modem/router, but it will cost you.” “We make no guarantee that things will get better. You must take some responsibility for this, it is things like YOUR tile floors that are interfering with the functioning of our router, so it is your fault”.

    Any disagreement with a narcissist is always YOUR fault.

    When you do realize that not only is Rogers not meeting your needs, but also they are blaming you for all of the problems, you decide to break it off and go with another telecommunications provider. Then, the charm turns on. Then they try to make amends. You start hearing things like, “Well, we can send someone out to move your router to a more, appropriate spot and make sure our signal to your house is strong. No, that will no longer cost, $50 like we said earlier, we value your business”. Rogers offers discounts, incentives, a temporary upgrade and extra services at no cost. Where were these concessions while I was a customer?

    Finally, when you do cancel your service they turn against you. You are the enemy and they will use every bit of power they have against you. They continue to charge you for thirty days after you cancel the service, because they can. However, they stop providing the service before this month is up because they know there is nothing that you can do about it.

    When you start seeing everything as narcissistic, it may be time to step back…

    Excerpt via Rogers is Narcissistic | Wendy Powell.

    Psychopath TEST Politicians

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    • James 12:10 on June 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Maybe Rogers is an outlier in the U.S., but his is fairly typical behaviour of UK companies that provide a service, particularly anything which requires signing up to a fixed-term contract (broadband / TV providers, phone companies, banks etc…)

      There was even a series of commercials run by one building society (basically a bank without shareholders) highlighting the dodgy practises of some of their rivals.

      Here’s an example, complete with colourful regional accents:

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      • @GeneticPsycho (Tina) 15:12 on June 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Rogers is in Canada. It appears that all of the English-speaking countries are having the same problems with corrupt business and government.

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        • James 16:47 on June 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

          We have similar cultures. I guess Canada is halfway between that which is British and what is more American.

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  • Tina (GeneticPsychosMom) 10:17 on June 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    How Will the 99% Deal with 70 Million Psychopaths? 

    Did you know that roughly one person in a hundred is clinically a psychopath?  These individuals are either born with an emotional deficiency that keeps them from feeling bad about hurting others or they are traumatized early in life in a manner that causes them to become this way.  With more than 7 billion people on the planet that means there are as many as 70,000,000 psychopaths alive today.  These people are more likely to be risk takers, opportunists motivated by self-interest and greed, and inclined to dominate or subjugate those around them through manipulative means.

    Last year, the Occupy Movement drew a distinction between the top 1% and the remaining 99% — as distinguished by measures of wealth and income.  Of course, this breakdown is misleading since there are many top income earners who sympathize with the plights of others and are not part of the problem.  Now the real defining metric reveals itself:  1% of the global population is comprised of people who exhibit psychopathic tendencies.

    The global economy we have today is built on a deep history of top-down hierarchies that promote domination and control.  There have been plenty of feudal lords, warrior chieftains, and violent dictators throughout the last 6000 years of burgeoning civilization.  The modern era saw the ascension of “corporate personhood” as an amoral entity enshrined into law by an 1886 ruling of the US Supreme Court.  This provided a new mechanism for mobilizing capital by the moneyed elites to deploy their wealth into the realm of public policy and civil society — creating the dysfunctional economic system we must now contend with as we struggle to address global challenges.

    We find ourselves in a situation where economic philosophies that celebrate selfishness can be implemented through a web of legal and financial tools that elevate and reward those individuals with psychological tendencies toward self-interest — the same people who also have a predisposition to game social contexts to their advantage regardless of impacts on others.  Thus the psychopathic corporation was forged as a Frankenstein monster that enabled the constant flow of psychopathic blood, continuously replenished by the 1% of the population born into psychopathy in each new generation, to rise into positions of power as stock traders, corporate executives, and corruptible politicians.

    What can we do collectively to contain and manage this small minority of people who are driven by selfish motives with no concern for others?  How must we include them in our plans so that global civilization can transition to a configuration of peaceful cooperation and environmental balance?  This is the defining question for global financial stability and environmental sustainability.  It runs right to the core of our inability to garner collective action on such systemic challenges as climate change, global poverty, and corporate corruption.  It is the central issue of political power that has so far eluded our environmental and social justice movements.

    We can start to sketch out the solution by drawing on cross-disciplinary research about human nature and our evolutionary past.  The key questions are:

    What are the evolutionary advantages for having psychopaths in the gene pool?

    How did our ancestors keep their anti-social tendencies in check?

    What is the positive role for psychopaths that needs to be preserved in the new economic system?

    READ MORE:

    COGNITIVEPOLICYWORKS.COM | How Will the 99% Deal with 70 Million Psychopaths? by JOE BREWER July 2012

    Psychopath TEST Politicians

     
    • luverley 15:28 on June 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Great question it is one I’m willing to answer once I’ve learnt enough about them. I think the world needs educating hugely about the types of people there are out there and how they work.

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    • Amaterasu Solar 19:39 on June 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Here’s My solution: Remove the systems that promote psychopaths to power (accounting for Our energy input (money) and top-down controlmind. Stop consenting to these systems.

      Expect behavior chosen within Ethics. Without the systems that promote psychopaths there will be little motivation to defraud or to take or damage the belongings of anOther – except on an interpersonal level, which I doubt We can solve for, but it is such a small aspect of the problem, clearly We will be much better off. Deliberately hurting or killing Others without Their fully informed consent has no motive beyond the personal either – and there is no avenue to control beyond personal interaction/presentation. No buying toadies.

      Lock the dangerous Ones up and shun the distasteful Ones. I suspect most psychopaths can choose to live within Ethics, and if not, Those who care will solve for the problem.

      This is not as impossible as it sounds. Imagine if We started using a central site to report and solve problems and ignored the Few who are left trying to make that set of systems run?

      The more who know We CAN, the more likely it will be to manifest.

      The Abundance Paradigm – What’s In It for Me?
      http://tapyoureit.boards.net/thread/40/abundance-paradigm-me

      “Revolution in ideas, not blood.”

      ♥♥♥

      “Did You give an oath and find it’s bait and switch? Well, there is no oath then, is there?”
      “ALL money systems promote the most psychopathic to the top of the money/power heap – THEY will do ANYTHING to get there.”
      “The ONLY tool They use is money, and I say We can put that down and pick up far better tools.”
      “The love of money is the root of all evil; remove the soil in which the root grows…”
      “If the universe is made of mostly “dark” energy…can We use it to run Our cars?”
      “If You want peace, take the PROFIT out of war.”

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    • nowve666 21:07 on May 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      “Last year, the Occupy Movement drew a distinction between the top 1% and the remaining 99% — as distinguished by measures of wealth and income. Of course, this breakdown is misleading since there are many top income earners who sympathize with the plights of others and are not part of the problem.”

      You really think their sympathy removes them from being part of the problem? That’s very naive. The problem is systemic. People play their parts in the system regardless of their sympathies. For example, Obama seemed very interested in helping the 99% when he was running for office but, once he was sitting in the Oval Office, he assumed the role of administrator of the US Empire. Even Trump changed once he assumed office. His politics went from neoconservative to neoliberal. The system controls people more than one would imagine.

      “Now the real defining metric reveals itself: 1% of the global population is comprised of people who exhibit psychopathic tendencies.”

      What about psychopaths who are socialists? Like James and myself. Changing the system from capitalism to socialism would do more to help the 99% (of which we are part) than blaming psychopaths for all the problems in this sick, sad world.

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      • Amaterasu Solar 21:24 on May 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        When One grasps that Obama and Trump are playing the roles written into the script, O being very good at pretending to care, Trump very good at pretending to be “outside the system,” but They ALL get Their script from the psychopaths in control. The Ones who own all the corporations around the globe that We call “governments,” and ALL of the “leaders” are playing Their parts. Behind the scenes They are good buds, yukking it up that We beLIEve the play is “reality,” slapping One anOther on the back while raping and murdering Our children in Their sick pedo rituals.

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