Funny, I just realized I really don't ever go to to Starbuck's OR BK, but I'm still interested to know what their deal is!
Where won't you shop/do business and why? - Page 11
Well, keep it up. They're going to need your support when Congress defunds 1/3 of their budget!
Hey, ladies. Please remember that this is a no debate forum. We don't want to debate why people do or don't support certain businesses. This should be a reference of what businesses people don't support and why. So keep the comments to that specifically, not discussing other folks choices, or to debate the reason for not supporting.
Motorola. My dh worked there while I was pregnant. They were not the best in how they treated their employees and such. But what really got to me was, they said I had to go through this maternity line to pick my OB and such. I told them who my OB was in the beginning. So, when I was having trouble with her, I called them back and told them the problems. They completely talked down to me and told me to just do what she said, that she is the professional and I was not so she knew what she was doing and I did not. That was my 3rd child. I called back a couple more times telling them this was a huge issue, I was really worried and needed to switch doctors. They just kept saying I had to stay with her. My baby ended up dying from that doctors mistake. A couple weeks after his death, which they had been informed of, they had the NERVE to send me a letter asking me what I thought of their 2nd opinion program!!! They told me I was not allowed a 2nd opinion!!! They told me I had to stay with her and had no choice!!! AND, they mailed that letter AFTER my son died!!!
I called them with a few choice words. I did not care that my husband worked there....my son was dead and I felt they were cruel to send me such a thing, 2 weeks after he died, AFTER they told me I could not go to a different doctor!
SO..I never buy motorola products and I won't use them.
I don't do Walmart, Starbucks, ExxonMobil, Monsanto (a dirty word in our house), and so many of the ones already listed by PPs.
I do this a lot in my area. We have some places like a copy center that puts religious quotes on their sign all the time, like "Jesus is the reason for the season". The one they have up right now is "Make prayer your first choice, not your last resort". If someone is driving a company truck, like a carpenter or handy-man, and they have bumper stickers with religious wording or a Bush/McCain/Palin sticker, I also won't use their services. It's the same reason I won't go to Curves or use other businesses that have religious overtones.
This reminds me of some negative political campaign ads we got in the mail several years ago. It was all about how the person was pro-legalization and had worked to lessen the consequences for having small amounts of mj. TOTALLY got my DP behind the other candidate 100%
Isn't this usually the way it works though? I thought I might be the only one who noticed this!
And the Planned Parenthood thing raises a new question for me... Is there a similar agency/organization that provides completely accessible birth control but doesn't push abortion? I'm sort of in limbo right now between pro-life and pro-choice (I'm both, actually), but the treatment of abortion as a casual medical procedure just rubs me the wrong way.
A lot of towns are putting in pregnancy clinics that can help women with adoptions or get state help. (They're usually Christian run)
I've also seen health clinics (and visited one in a VERY small town) that do well woman exams and offer birth control. Granted, the options are limited to certain brands...but I don't know what the options are at PPH either. I had ZERO trouble getting birth control through them. All I needed was to get an exam and BAM birth control of my choice. *shrugs*