A Warning To The Ignorant

A Warning To The Ignorant

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Kick Off Announcement - The Corporate Premise Security Equality Project


Please note - the movement that was to be called the "Bullet Proof Glass Equity Project"  has been more accurately renamed into the "Corporate Premise Security Equality Project".
Upon a second visit to the offending location I reached up under the cut out through which equipment is exchanged and noted that it was too thin to be bullet proof.  An AK47 from a Street Pirate would easily shatter the glass.

Clearly the glass barrier is there to defend against irate customers who seek to "cuss out" the customer service reps as they act out against the corporation who cut off their paid television service.   Since the cable boxes are directly addressable (per my difficulty in getting my unit provisioned and thus the multiple trips) they can CUT YOU OFF instantly when you don't pay your bill.

Anyone wanting to punch, throw the equipment at or spit upon the customer service agent has to go through the plexiglass and the talking vent in order to do so.


Per my research this is not about RACE but it is about CLASS.

There were Black, White and Hispanic people at both locations, both times I went to both locations.
It is true, however that Fayette County Georgia has a wealthier income profile than does its neighboring Clayton County to the north.  Fayette is rapidly diversifying as the famed "Black Flight Progressives" move into town, mostly to consume the quality schools and to obtain stability in home values.

The demographic maps brought to us by the New York Times bears this out.

Race Maps Of Metro Atlanta

Yellow Circle = Clayton County
Green Square = Fayette County



Income Maps Of Metro Atlanta - % Of People Below $30,000 Income

I could not content myself into believing that "' Those People' have plexiglass and they just need to deal with it". As is plainly the case - both locations are convenient to where I live and thus I am "disrespected" with the sight of security devices just like these other people when I happen to drive EAST instead of WEST.

The corporations that do business in an array of areas should be made to have one consistent security policy so that people like ME who happen to drive to a variety of their locations don't notice the discriminatory inconsistencies and call them out.

I wonder if the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission should force these corporations to keep a log of violent actions by customers on a per location basis as a means of JUSTIFYING this "Class Profiling" that is clearly present?

We need to do the same with:
  • Gas Stations
  • Banks 
  • Check Cashing Locations 
  • Schools (Metal Detectors) 

4 comments:

Natassia said...

This is silly. You want corporations to waste money on unnecessary security or lose money through theft and destruction of property so that your sensibilities are not offended?

Please. Businesses do not put in security to be discriminatory. They base security on intelligent cost and risk assessment.

Natassia said...

Ah, I see. Satire.

Sadly, I know people who think this way. :(

Constructive Feedback said...

Natassia:

There should be no cost placed upon EQUALITY!!!!

The use of security glass sends a message to "The Least Of These". We need to focus upon their feelings AND remove the entitlement from the wealthy.

Put glass up everywhere.
Or take it down everywhere.

I believe that the presence or absence of regulatory devices triggers the violent reactions in those who have their cable service turned off.

This is what I believe. Nothing you can do to change my mind. :-/

Anonymous said...

Some neighborhoods are less secure than others. Why should a business spend more on security than is necessary? To avoid hurting the feelings of people who live in less secure neighborhoods? That may be in good intent, but its wasteful.