Omaha Steve (1106 posts)March 1, 2017 at 7:01 pm
One of Omaha's largest employers just dropped pensions 4 new hires
Cox Cable has over 2,000 workers in Omaha.beemerphill, PennLawyer like this"P.S. please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernons grave in the bak yard.": Flowers for Algernon
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PennLawyer (2090 posts) (Reply to original post) March 1, 2017 at 8:04 pm
1. 1% privately owned company all the way, baby. Screw the workers!
JEEZ!, OS, are you stuck with them? I just looked them up very briefly and as bad as the cable industry is, and everyone has horror stories about their suppliers, this outfit sounds to be at the very bottom of the barrel when it comes to over-charging, under-serving & generally flipping off its captive customers. It’s in a Mega Grifter class for sure. Here’s a few tidbits from Wikipedia:
Cox Communications (also known as Cox Cable and formerly Cox Broadcasting Corporation, Dimension Cable Services and Times-Mirror Cable) is an American privately owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises providing digital cable television, telecommunications and Home Automation services in the United States. It is the third-largest cable television provider in the United States, serving more than 6.2 million customers, including 2.9 million digital cable subscribers, 3.5 million Internet subscribers, and almost 3.2 million digital telephone subscribers, making it the seventh-largest telephone carrier in the country. Cox is headquartered at 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd in Sandy Springs, Georgia, U.S., in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
In 2004, Cox Enterprises announced its intention to purchase those shares of Cox Communications which it did not already own. A $6.6 billion tender offer was completed in December of that year, and Cox Communications has been a wholly owned subsidiary ever since. This was the second time Cox Communications was taken private by Cox Enterprises.
As of 2013, Cox offers cable internet service to over 21.8 million people across 18 states, making it the 4th largest provider of cable internet service in the US (based on coverage area). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cox_Communications
And here are some typical comments from their furious customers:
From Los Angeles: 2/13/2017
Do you ever feel trapped like you don’t have a lot of choices. Cox communications banks on this type of desperation. They know when certain areas they’re all you have see you have to deal with their shitty appointment times their lack of caring and sometimes them not showing up at all. If it were up to me we would cancel TV altogether and just use something like Netflix and Hulu but my boyfriend is convinced people change. Yes, people change however company is rarely do. If you have a way to get your TV and Internet any other way I would suggest running in that direction never looking back.
From Scottsdale, AZ: 12/22/2016
I’ve been so busy the past few days. I just got a new bill from Cox Communication for $346.00 for TV, internet and phones. My jaw dropped. My bill was $156 just 2 months ago. I can’t believe they did this to me. I’ve been a good paying customer for 30 years. They told me that all my discount packages expired. I talked to them till I was blue… and no one could help or reverse the process. Well I can’t afford Cox anymore. Something is seriously wrong with this company.
So, I dropped everything to switch to Direct TV for less than 1/2 the price. But this was stressful during a very busy time of the year.
From Mesa, AZ: 2/13/2017
Glitches Galore on webmail. Worst customer service on the planet in their category, imho.
Someone needs to file a formal complain or “CLASS ACTION ” against them for not providing the service you pay for. Switch to GMAIL. Please fire Cox and switch. Tried talking to corporate, wasted hours of time on the phone. Filed complaint on BBB website and was stonewalled by upper dept. management. Unbelievable. Tried getting phone switched with them, 3 attempts with third party verifier and fail. Cox blaming third party and third party blaming Cox. Did I say unbelievable! Still no phone switch. PLEASE pull your business from them!!! Search them on internet, problems complaints and stonewalling to cover it up!
From Glendale, AZ: 2/22/2017 You know what is the funniest part about all these reviews is that no matter what you say or post COX DOESN’T GIVE A CRAP! They will continue to nickel and dime you to death because they know in Phoenix no one else offers all the services from one company. You don’t like their service, price, options, customer service, options, choices or anything else, forget it. It all boils down to the fact that they got you by the *&*^%. Oh by the way I’ve been with Cox for over 16 years and the only reason is because no one can offer me a all in one package so go ahead tell me to shut up then. They suck for service, customer service and billing disputes. The CSR’s all read from prompts then tell you when they can fix your problem that they have to transfer you to a “Tier 2” person. I spent 27 minutes with a CSR last night when he told me he would have to transfer me to a Tier 2 only to find out 10 mins later that per the Tier 2 what I wanted was DOWN. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK COX.
PennLawyer (2090 posts) (Reply to original post) March 1, 2017 at 8:23 pm
2. The owner is "only" worth $16 Billion! 53rd richest person in the world!
Anne Beau Cox Chambers (born December 1, 1919) is an American media proprietor, who has a stake of interest in Cox Enterprises, a privately held media empire that includes newspapers, television, radio, cable television, and other businesses.
She is the daughter of James M. Cox, a newspaper publisher and 1920 Democratic Presidential nominee, and his second wife, Margaretta Parker Blair. She owns and controls her father’s business interests, through Cox Enterprises. For 33 years she co-owned the family company with her sister, Barbara Cox Anthony, who died on May 28, 2007. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Her net worth was estimated by Forbes at $16.1 billion in September 2014, based principally on her equity interest in Cox Enterprises. She is the wealthiest person in Georgia, the 28th-richest person in the United States and 53rd-richest person in the world.
See, Anne just has to screw over millions of customers and who knows how many employees so she can la-di-dah swan around Atlanta and Manhattan society making generous donations to “the arts”.
“Chambers is also a supporter of a wide range of cultural and educational charities, particularly relating to the arts and international affairs and has received many honorary doctorates and awards recognizing her efforts and philanthropy. She serves on the boards of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Atlanta Historical Society, and the Woodruff Arts Center, as well as on the boards of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Pasteur Foundation, and the Whitney Museum in New York. She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003.
FanBoy (7985 posts) (Reply to original post) March 1, 2017 at 10:11 pm
3. A rather old company and still owned by Cox family.
Cox Enterprises was founded in Dayton, Ohio, in 1898 by former schoolteacher and news reporter James M. Cox, whose ambition was to own a newspaper. At the age of 28, he borrowed $26,000 from friends and family and purchased the Dayton Evening News (now the Dayton Daily News).
James Cox’s success with the newspaper led him into public service. He subsequently became Ohio’s first three-term governor and the 1920 Democratic nominee for president of the United States. After losing the election to Warren Harding, Gov. Cox focused his attention on growing his media business
James Middleton Cox (March 31, 1870 – July 15, 1957) was the 46th and 48th Governor of Ohio, U.S. Representative from Ohio and Democratic candidate for President of the United States in the election of 1920. He founded the chain of newspapers that continues today as Cox Enterprises, a media conglomerate.
Anne Beau Cox Chambers (born December 1, 1919) is an American media proprietor…She is the daughter of James M. Cox… She owns and controls her father’s business interests, through Cox Enterprises. For 33 years she co-owned the family company with her sister, Barbara Cox Anthony, who died on May 28, 2007….Her net worth was estimated by Forbes at $16.1 billion in September 2014…based principally on her equity interest in Cox Enterprises. She is the wealthiest person in Georgia, the 28th-richest person in the United States and 53rd-richest person in the world…
Notice how long rich people live?
Notice that poor people are dying younger?
I tell you, they’re vampires.
But Anne is a (98 year old) woman, so I guess that’s their idea of progress.
Except (white) women are dying younger these days — if they’re not billionaires:
From 2013 to 2014, white women’s life expectancy decreased from 81.2 years to 81.1 years, according to the NCHS. This means that a group of white baby girls born in 2014 can expect to live to about 81.1 years old, provided that the death rates observed in 2014 don’t change over their lifetimes. Don’t be fooled by the seemingly small decrease of one-tenth of a year in life expectancy, said study author Elizabeth Arias, a demographer at NCHS. It’s rare to see any change in either direction beyond one- or two-tenths of a year. And if the negative trend continues over time, those lost months could stack up fast…
The primary beneficiaries of the women’s movement have been upper middle and upper class women.
For those on the bottom, very little has changed.