AOL Amputates Suckiest Limbs

Have rats, wasps and poison ivy overrun AOL’s secret garden?

AOL will fire 1300 employees and close its call center in Jacksonville, FL. Call centers in Ogden, Utah, and Tucson, AZ will also experience cuts. Reports the Chicago Tribune:

    “Spokesman Nicholas Graham attributed the layoffs to more savvy customers and better tools for them to help themselves. He said call volume has dropped by about 50 percent since 2004. “That’s a remarkable success in terms of customer care,” he said. “It requires us to balance our work force.””

They’re so successful that, according to a Gizmodo tipster, AOL will also stop stuffing the orifices of the world with free subscription cds and instead charge new customers immediately. Yes, sounds like they’re certainly flush.



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  1. Do people still use AOL? Well I guess PT Barnum was right…

  2. Paul D says:


    AOL has become the punchline to a very bad joke.

  3. bifyu says:

    I can’t comment on their services in general, but I will say this, for an ISP their size, AOL is highly effective at controlling outbound spam from their members. I also have no complaints about my AIM account.

  4. LTS! says:

    Wow.. talk about spin. Call volumes have dropped 50% since 2004. That’s probably directly proportional to the amount of subscribers they have lost. Savvy customers indeed… smart enough to switch.