Worst Company In America 2007: The Final Big Board

Here’s the big board results for the Worst Company In America 2007.

15 rounds.
32 companies.
101,067 votes.

One Worst Company to rule them all: RIAA!!!!!

Relive the dream with the blow by blow history. — BEN POPKEN

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  1. Cap'n Jack says:

    And all is well in the world.

  2. ajn007 says:

    I just wish the RIAA was a company so this moniker would have more clout.

  3. karmaghost says:

    While I’m unsure about the whole “company” classification, I would agree with the results; fewer companies/corporate organizations have displayed such a blatant disregard for their “customers.” I think, if the RIAA were a company in the true sense of the word, their practices of suing without any rational consideration would have destroyed them long ago.

  4. phypennwl says:

    I wish I had nominated US Airways. Based on a lot of the stories coming out of PHL, they could have given RIAA a run for its money.

  5. Bay State Darren says:

    Isn’t this post and thread a little redundant because of RIAA Wins Worst Company In America 2007?

  6. markymags says:

    You should do a re-release of all the articles released by the site about the RIAA as a tribute to the organization winning the Worst Company in America tournament.

  7. UnStatusTheQuo says:

    Will a certificate be sent to them?

  8. hugslife says:

    Isn’t this post and thread a little redundant because halliburton’s corporate HQ is moving to dubai?

  9. pestie says:

    @ajn007: Dude, what’s your beef with this? How is the RIAA, an American corporation, “not a company?” Its business may be representing other companies in an industry by lobbying, but how is that any substantially different from, say, a PR company or even a law firm?

    As for karmaghost‘s assertion that “if the RIAA were a company in the true sense of the word, their practices of suing without any rational consideration would have destroyed them long ago,” I don’t see why. Their customers are other big businesses, and they’re doing exactly what their customers pay them to do. They never take on anyone who’s capable of fighting them on a large scale, so while their business practices may be predatory and downright evil, there’s no good argument for them not being a company.

  10. Bourque77 says:

    @UnStatusTheQuo: Id probably pay to see that

  11. orig_club_soda says:

    This is a joke. 98% of the people who answered this poll cant even tell you what Halliburton does. They voted with their Bush-hate.

  12. ZonzoMaster says:

    @markymags: I agree, super article about the evil RIAA (i voted for Exxon but oh well).

  13. Consumer-Advocate says:

    This should be the Worst Company!

    Would never recommend their services to anyone. For more information about me visit http://WWW.michaelellenbogen.com

    6-26-06 Spoke to Claire. Informed her about issues – warranty stated “15yr. Warranty. Unconditional Parts & Labor Glass Lifetime NON – TRANSFERABLE” Told someone would contact me.
    6-27-06 Drew diagram explaining what needs to be done. (not asked to do this) Faxed paperwork along with original contract – Verified fax received. Spoke to Pat- handing it to Clair.
    8-08-06 Spoke to Nancy – Claire out today./ Pat called – she will check into this and get back to me
    9-08-06 Spoke to Nancy – Claire out today- will check into this-she does not see information for my name or address./Pat called – she would check into this, did not have the fax information I sent. Told her she was supposed to get back to me last time I called. Informed her I verified the information was received by her mother Claire on 6-28-06. Told she will call next week and Craig Secreta (one of the owners) will do the repairs. Asked me to resend the fax information. This was excuse for not following up with me.
    9-12-06 Resent fax./Confirmed receipt by Craig the owner.
    9-14-06 Spoke to Craig – he will fix the leaks and leave parts so I can do the rest of repairs on my own. I was OK with this because he said the warranty did not include those items.
    9-26-06 Spoke to Craig – will check schedule and let me know when they will be out.
    10-6-06 Asked for Craig – Pat said he would call me back.
    10-11 Asked for Craig again – Left message with Pat.
    10-12 Spoke with Bob Nasuti, said that he was the oldest owner of the company. Told him I was dissatisfied with his company. Assured me he will make it right and get back to me.
    10-20 Left message for Bob with Pat
    10-27 Spoke to Craig – will be out to fix leak on Wednesday.
    11-02 Left message with Pat for Craig – no one out to make repairs.
    11-03 Left message with Pat for Craig or Bob (owners of company)
    11-07 Spoke to Bob, speaking to Craig in the background. His excuse – “I just didn’t make it”. Bob said Johnny Trotter will contact me by end of day to set up another date.
    11-09 Called for Bob or Craig – Not in per Pat. – John Jr. will call me today.
    11-10 John Trotter called – will call next Monday after figures out his schedule.
    11-15 Spoke to Bob – will call John Trotter, have him call me today.
    11-17 Spoke to Craig – will call next week. Might come on Wednesday. Asked him to let me know before so I can make arrangements.
    11-24 Boxes of parts outside my house in the rain. Not notified they were coming. Roof still leaking.
    11-28 Left message with Pat.
    12-19 Spoke to Pat – Bob will get back to me./Called them-Just received my original fax that I sent with “I will do the repairs” circled. That was true for only a few items on the list -indicated on the paperwork very clearly. Also discussed list of items many times with all parties involved. Spoke with Bob Foreman. Left message for either owner to call me.
    1-04-07 Spoke to Craig – will have the guy call me.
    1-18 Did not hear from anyone – called again – all are in meeting and will call me back.
    2-02-07 Spoke to Craig Secreta (owner). I said, “don’t you have any control over the people in your company. I have been trying to resolve these issues since 06/26/06. The roof leaks and needs to be fixed for the third time since the original installation of my patio room.” He assured me that he would call me back within the hour to get this resolved.

    Still have not heard back from anyone. The sad part is, there is not much you can do, other than taking the company to court and waste more of your time.

    Company has many names under this and other addresses Owners or crooks- you decide- Robert C Nasuti & Craig Secreta

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  14. Kyra says:

    What upsets me most about the RIAA would have you believe is that they are doing this on the artist’s behalf. What they fail to disclose is the sharholders of the labels are their clients, not the artists. The RIAA is looking down a long, dark tunnel right now. They know their days of mad money-making are coming to an end and trying to innovate and change direction would be a costly and time consuming endeavor that the shareholders would not appreciate. So, rather than loose money, they are going after families (recently sending a subpeona to a 10 year-old girl to testify against her mother!) college students, and even soldiers. Their actions are greedy and shameful. If you are an artist on a major your record label may be a part of this organization and actually supporting it’s decisions. For more information about the RIAA check out and subscribe to: Recording Industry vs. The People

  15. dsb says:

    First, I agree with orig_club_soda. Most people don’t actually hate Halliburton as a company; they hate how Bush/Cheney awarded them huge government contracts without any true or fair competition.

    Second, what about the MPAA? Wikipedia says they’re a “non-profit trade association” — so I’m assuming that means they don’t qualify as a “company” for this contest. (It also says RIAA is a “trade group” — implying they’re for-profit, though I’d argue the MPAA is, ultimately, very much for profit: the direct profit of its members.) Whether they qualify or not, I’d say they’re at least 85% as evil an the RIAA.

  16. Trackback says:

    I always read about how Bank of America sucks this, and Bank of America sucks that, but never had experience the suck that is Bank of America first hand.

  17. bluejoewho says:

    what a joke. Monsanto should of been number one without a doubt. I mean, monsanto is so far above every other company that the very fact this site doesn’t even see it shows how much of a damn joke it is. Give me a break. This really pisses me off that someone, anyone, would think haliburton beets monsanto….this is a joke……do people not fu*kin read anymore??????